2013-14 “What Matters to Me and Why” Discussion and Lunch!

Please join us for the first 2013-14 “What Matters to Me and Why” discussion and lunch!
Who:  Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
When:  Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.
Where:  Humanities Gateway, Room 1030
Reservations:  Required at www.chancellor.uci.edu/whatmatters
Space is limited, so please reserve early


Dear Students and Colleagues,

Last year we initiated the “What Matters to Me and Why” series of informal discussions with respected members of our faculty, and it was exceedingly successful! Capacity audiences of students, faculty and staff reported glowing reviews. We would like to thank those who attended and invite those who could not attend to view videos of the past talks here.

We are pleased to announce that we will continue the series during 2013-14. Our first talk, Wednesday, Oct. 9, features Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean, Distinguished Professor of Law and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at the UC Irvine School of Law, with a joint appointment in political science. His areas of expertise are constitutional law, federal practice, civil rights and civil liberties, and appellate litigation. He frequently argues cases before the nation’s highest courts, and serves as a commentator on legal issues for national and local media.

“What Matters to Me and Why” encourages reflection about values, beliefs and motivations in the lives of those who shape our university. The series explores personal journeys – choices made, difficulties encountered, commitments formed and joys revealed – with the hope that these stories will help us to understand diverse pathways in life, work and leadership. Such understandings are crucial for fortifying tolerance, strengthening bonds, and supporting the virtues that make UC Irvine a great institution.

We encourage you to join us Oct. 9 to hear Dean Chemerinsky’s individual journey and unique perspectives. Please visit www.chancellor.uci.edu/whatmatters to register for the event.

We will hold a talk in the series each month throughout the academic year, except for December and June. Please check the website or posters on campus for the schedule of future speakers.

With warm regards,

Judith Stepan-Norris
Vice Chair, Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture & Inclusion
Professor, Sociology

Doug Haynes
Chair, Diversity, Inclusion & Programming Workgroup
Associate Vice Provost for Equity & Diversity
Associate Professor, History

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