What Matters to Me and Why Speaker Series

VALUES - BELIEFS - MOTIVATIONS

Personal Journeys: Choices made, difficulties encountered, commitments grasped and joys revealed.

To learn more about the program, view Professor Jonathan Feng's introduction below.

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In an abundance of caution and to ensure social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the What Matters to Me and Why series will be in person and via zoom streaming.

Faculty and Staff Series

Offered since 2012, this informal lunchtime series is designed to build and strengthen bonds between people who teach, learn and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces the UCI values.

Where: Humanities Gateway, Room 1030 & Streaming through Zoom

When: 1st Wednesday (except as noted), Noon-1 p.m. 

2022-23 Schedule

Below are the dates for the 2022-23 series. Registration opens approximately three weeks in advance of each talk.

Dates and speakers subject to change.

2022

2023

  • Jan. 12 – Connie Cheng (Hybrid - In-Person at Humanities Gateway 1030 and Zoom)
  • Feb. 1 – Franklin Dollar (Hybrid - In-Person at Humanities Gateway 1030 and Zoom)
  • March 1 – Iryna Zenyuk (Hybrid - In-Person at Humanities Gateway 1030 and Zoom)
  • April 5 – Frank Meyskens (Hybrid - In-Person at Humanities Gateway 1030 and Zoom)
  • May 3 – Glenda Flores (Hybrid - In-Person at Humanities Gateway 1030 and Zoom)

Alumni Series

This series explores the dynamics of learning relationships and how the encouragement and support of mentors has profoundly impacted the student experiences, career paths and life journeys of some of UCI’s many distinguished alumni.

Where:  Newkirk Alumni Center - Via ZOOM

When: 6 p.m.

2022-23

  • October 13 - Carlos Feliciano '06, Special Agent for the Office of Inspector General

UCI Health Series

Where:  UCI Medical Center, Building 54, 5th Floor, Podlich Family Conference Center - Zoom Webinar Fall 2021

When: Noon - 1 p.m. 

2022 - 2023

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