University of California, San Diego
September 18, 2007
ACADEMIC SENATE MEMBERS
Many of you are aware of the Faculty Luncheon series orchestrated over the years by the late Muir Provost Patrick Ledden. I am pleased to announce that through the efforts of a faculty committee and support provided by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and the Faculty Club, the series was reinstated in 2004 and named for its initiator. The luncheon series is designed to provide informed presentations by UCSD faculty members on topics of general interest within a cordial environment. A complimentary lunch is served from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Club, followed by the talk and a discussion period. The program adjourns about 1:15 pm. Many faculty members who have attended in past years remark that these lunches provide one of the best opportunities available on campus to meet colleagues from other disciplines, as well as to hear discussions on topics of current interest. In particular, I would like to encourage new members of the faculty to attend as a way to become part of our community.
The first three lunches in the series for academic year 2007-2008 will take place as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Prof. Lea Rudee: Southern California and the Colorado River Water Supply
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Prof. David Phillips: Patient-induced Medication Errors
Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Prof. Russ Doolittle: "From Fish to Philosopher: The Evolutionary History of Blood Clotting.
Please note that attendance is limited to the first 80 people to respond. Even if you cannot attend any of these luncheons, please let us know if you are interested in receiving future notices.
Be aware that this letter may be the only notification you receive for the first luncheon on October 24. If you would like to attend, please make your reservations as soon as possible by email to email@example.com. Again, if you cannot attend on October 24, but would like to receive notices of subsequent lunches, please let Ms. Hansen know that as well. We hope to see you there.