University of California, San Diego
November 19 , 2007
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (including UCSD Medical Center)
UC San Diego will honor World AIDS Day on Friday, November 30, 2007 as a special day to focus attention on the impact that HIV/AIDS has had in the San Diego community, the nation and the world.
Founded by the United Nations, World AIDS Day traditionally is recognized on December 1. To have the most impact for the UC San Diego community, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed on Friday, November 30, in the Price Center Ballroom from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On display will be three sections of the Quilt that have emerged from San Diego organizations and individuals as San Diegans have responded to the AIDS crisis, both in the early years of the epidemic and through present day. UCSD will sponsor a number of other events in recognition of World AIDS Day, including a film screening and panel discussion of, "It's Your Life, Live It Safe," produced by the San Diego American Indian Health Center, rapid HIV testing on Library Walk, and red ribbon distribution throughout campus.
For those employees who will participate in World AIDS Day activities, I am approving one hour of administrative leave with pay. Supervisors may allow one hour of release time for staff to participate as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
The World AIDS Day events are co-sponsored by UCSD's LGBT Resource Center, the Diversity Committee of the UCSD Librarians Association, UCSD's LGBT Staff and Faculty Association, Psychological and Counseling Services, the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), Student Health Center/Student Health Advocates, Associated Students (AS), the Anti Viral Research Center, UCSD's Youth HIV Program, UCSD's Owen Clinic, the Women's Center and the Cross-Cultural Center.
Information regarding all of the World AIDS Day activities at UC San Diego may be found at http://lgbt.ucsd.edu/WorldAIDSDay.