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Napolitano Hosts Google Hangout with UC Faculty on Oct. 14

October 7, 2014
UC Merced faculty members are invited to join President Janet Napolitano and their faculty colleagues from across the UC system at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, for a one-hour online conversation on various topics.
Expected topics during the Google Hangout include preserving UC’s quality and standing as the world’s top public research university, investing in UC innovation through the new UC Ventures fund, online education, maintaining access and affordability, and faculty compensation and benefits.
This is Napolitano’s fourth Hangout with members of various UC groups, and is being held to further her goal of fostering an ongoing dialogue with the UC community. Previous hangouts were held with UC students, staff members and alumni.
The panelists for this hangout are:
Rudy Ortiz, professor of biological sciences, UC Merced
Mary Gilly, Academic Senate chair and business professor at UC Irvine (moderator)
Kimberly Lau, professor of literature, UC Santa Cruz
Lori Lubin, professor of physics, UC Davis
Ilhem Messaoudi, professor of biomedical sciences, UC Riverside
Kris Pister, professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, UC Berkeley
Napolitano will take live questions from the online audience during the event for those who sign up to watch. Sign in with your Google account.
Faculty members who do not have gmail addresses can still watch the Google Hangout live, but will not be able to post questions.