January 13, 2011
Dear UC Faculty Member:
I have been asked to distribute the information below and encourage your participation in a multi-campus event intended to launch a collaboration between UC faculty and students and colleagues at the State University of Haiti (UEH). The attached Open Letter from its organizers is an invitation to the UEH-UC Symposium hosted by the UCLA International Institute, UCLA Chancellor's Office, UC Berkeley Chancellor's Office, and the UC Haiti Initiative. The symposium will take place on Tuesday, February 1 for Northern campuses and on Wednesday, February 2 for Southern campuses.
Detailed information and registration instructions are available online at http://uchaiti.org/index.php?/symposium. The organizers ask that you respond by Monday, January 17, 2011. Please direct questions to the planning committee's representatives: email@example.com (Northern campuses) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Southern campuses). With best wishes,
Daniel L. Simmons, Chair
****************** The UEH-UC Symposium
January 31, 2011 - February 3, 2011
Hosted by UCHI, UCLA International Institute, UC Berkeley Chancellor's Office, UCLA Chancellor's Office
UC Faculty, please RSVP by Monday January 17, 2011
Open Letter to UC Community
As the twelfth of January 2011 approaches, the people of Haiti and their supporters around the world will commemorate the hundreds of thousands of lives lost in one of the worst natural disasters in human history. The commemoration of this anniversary will also celebrate the nation's recovery and hopes for the future.
We seek your leadership, contribution, and participation in an effort to establish a UC System-wide collaboration with the Universite d'Etat d'Haiti (UEH - State University of Haiti). The UEH is the oldest and largest institution of higher learning in the Republic, charged with a goal we in UC hold to the highest value: providing educational excellence and access to generations of leaders in society. With 90% of its infrastructure destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquake, there is considerable work to be done by our UEH colleagues, and immense opportunity for the University of California to play a supportive role in improving Haiti's higher education system.
1. Identify needs of UEH and UC for long-term capacity building. UEH
and UC faculty leadership will be identified for grant-funded projects
to develop new academic programs or participate in UEH's efforts to
revise existing programs.
Overview of Agenda
- For Berkeley, Davis, Merced, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz campuses,
the symposium will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at the Berkeley,
Davis, and San Francisco campuses.
Detailed location and agenda information are all available in the "Schedule/Agenda", "Register", and "Travel & Logistics" links. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to email representatives of the Planning Committee:
Tu Tran (Northern California Day)
Ami Ben-Artzi, MD
Douglas S Gross, MD, PhD