September 26, 2011


SUBJECT:    Pat Ledden Memorial Faculty Luncheon Series

Dear Colleagues,

Many of you are aware of the Faculty Luncheon series initiated in years past by the late Muir Provost Patrick Ledden and continued in his memory. These luncheons provide an opportunity for us to meet each other across disciplines and departmental boundaries in a convivial environment, to share ideas and learn from our faculty colleagues about scholarly activities outside our own circumscribed areas of expertise. Many faculty members 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.

Thanks to the Chancellor's support, there is no charge. Attendance is limited, however, by budget and room size; hence, only faculty members (active and emeritus) may attend. We would like especially to encourage new members of the faculty to join us. 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. Each luncheon is advertised separately by email and you must reply to attend each luncheon. The first three lunches in the series for academic year 2011-2012 will take place as follows:

Tuesday, October 18, Prof James Fowler: "The Crystal Ball in the Social Network"

Friday, November 4, Geoff Voelker: "Exploring the Technical and Economic Factors Underlying Internet Scams"

Thursday, December 1, Prof. James Nieh: "Perils of Pollination: Warning Cries Inside the Hive"

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. You must do so if you wish to remain on the Ledden Luncheon mailing list.

Be aware that this letter may be the only notification you receive for the first luncheon on October 18. If you would like to attend, please make your reservations as soon as possible by email to We hope to see you there.

Best regards,

Larry Schneiderman, Chair
Ledden Luncheon Faculty Committee