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What Matters to Me and Why Series Event

Please join us for the first 2018-19 “What Matters to Me and Why” discussion and lunch!
Who: L. Song Richardson, Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law, UCI Law
When: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at 11:40 a.m.
Where: Humanities Gateway, Room 1030
Reservations: Required at www.chancellor.uci.edu/whatmatters
A light lunch will be served. Space is limited, so please reserve early.

Dear students and colleagues,

Now entering its seventh year, “What Matters to Me and Why,” the annual series of informal discussions with respected members of our campus community, has enjoyed remarkable success.

We would like to personally thank all who have attended our previous talks and invite those who could not attend to view recordings of past events here.

We are delighted to announce that L. Song Richardson will kick-off the first “What Matters to Me and Why” event of the 2018-19 academic year on Wednesday, Oct. 10. L. Song Richardson is Dean and Chancellor’s Professor of Law of UCI Law with joint appointments in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Asian American Studies. She is the second dean of UCI Law and the only woman of color to lead a top-21 law school in the nation.

“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 UCI a great institution.

Please mark your calendar for future “What Matters to Me and Why” speakers:

Oct. 31, 2018: Anne Lemnitzer, associate professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jan. 9, 2019: Donald Dabdub, professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Feb. 13, 2019: Judy Wu, professor and chair, Asian American Studies
March 13, 2019: Andrea Gutierrez, basic needs coordinator, Student Life and Leadership
April 10, 2019: Eladio Acuna, police sergeant, UCI Police
May 8, 2019: Daniel “Dan” Stokols, professor emeritus, Urban Planning & Public Policy
Registration opens approximately three weeks prior to each event.

We encourage you to join us Oct. 10 to hear Dean Richardson’s unique perspectives. Please visit www.chancellor.uci.edu/whatmatters to register for the event.

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