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The Women’s Resource Center, The Well, and other campus departments present a talk with the co-founders of #BlackLivesMatter.

Join Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors as they talk about the international social movement that combats violence, systemic racism, and racial inequality.

In 2016, Garza and Cullors were awarded the Black Girls Rock Community Change Agent Award, and were recognized among the world’s 50 greatest leaders by Fortune and POLITICO magazines.

Join them at the HUB 302 on Wednesday, Feb. 1,  7- 8:30 p.m.

This is a free event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. View the full event information.

Apply to Become A Staff Advisor to UC Regents

Staff and faculty members with an interest in public policy, advocacy, and the future direction of the university are encouraged to apply to become the next staff advisor to the UC Regents. The application period is open through March 10.

One new staff adviser is selected each year for a two-year term. The staff advisors serve as non-voting advisors to designated Regents’ committees; they attend and participate directly in committee and board meetings throughout their term of service, and visit many of the campuses to solicit input from staff. You must have had at least five years of working experience at a UC.

For the full application information, visit the UC Regents website here.

If you have questions about the staff advisor position or the application process, you can contact Juliann Martinez, at the UC Office of the President’s Employee Relations department, at 510-287-3331 or via email: Juliann.Martinez@ucop.edu.

Advancing Intercultural Studies Seminars

The Center for Ideas and Society invites faculty members and graduate students to participate in one of four quarter long Advancing Intercultural Studies (AIS) seminars. These public lectures and film series of the Mellon AIS project are designed to engage university faculty members, students, and the Southern California community in thoughtful consideration of issues such as racial divisions, immigration, religious tolerance and diversity, race and gender harassment across college campuses, and economic and class disparities.

From 2017 to 2018, the AIS project will host a series of four quarter-long seminars to explore key themes and topics.

Members will meet weekly and conduct research. These seminar events will be complemented by two summer film series and a final conference featuring and extending the work of seminar participants.

The deadline to apply is March 27. To apply or learn more, visit The Center of Ideas and Society.

Building Dedication of the Center for Advanced Neuroimaging

Did you miss the grand opening of the new Center for Advanced Neuroimaging? The center held an official ceremony on Monday, Jan. 30. It is located near the psychology building on campus. It houses the “3 Tesla Siemens Prisma” functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) machine, a high-end, research-grade system, the first of its kind in the Inland Empire.

These images capture the grand opening on Monday, Jan. 30.:

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