UC Irvine EMERITI ASSOCIATION REPORT

Spring 2013

The UCI EA continues with approximately the same number of overall emeriti (346)  and another increase (+20) in dues paying memberships.  All our Emeriti are included in our invitations and updates regardless of paid membership.

Monthly Lunch at the UClub:   We have reserved a no-host table for Emeriti at the University Club for lunch on the first Thursday of each month, following the Executive Committee meeting. 

 

Update on Senior Living Community at UCI:   Subsequent to an interest survey (two years ago) and multiple discussions and informal meetings, we now have established a formal campus committee on a potential Senior Community at UC Irvine.  This committee has representation from the UCI Emeriti and Retirees Associations, as well as from the UCI Administration.

 

Regular Meetings:  

The UCI EA Executive Committee holds meetings on the first Thursday, at 10:30 a.m.,   of each month. 

 

Annual Meeting:

June 4, 2013 - The UCI EA Annual Membership/Business Meeting and Awards Presentations, 10a.m., University Club in the Samuel McCulloch Library Room. 

Our keynote speaker will be Marjorie Caserio, the second faculty member to be hired in chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, in 1964 and one of the first scientists to employ nuclear magnetic resonance and ion cyclotron resonance. She became a full professor at UC Irvine in 1972 and chair of the chemistry department in 1987, going on to become vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of California, San Diego, in 1990.

 

Awards announced at this event include: 1) Edward Dickson Professorship Award(s),  2) The Excellence in Faculty Mentorship Award(s),  and, 3) The Outstanding Emerita/us Award(s).

 

Pilot Project:

The Emeriti Association Executive Committee will participate in  a pilot project, in collaboration with appropriate campus entities, to carry out exit interviews by Emeriti with Senate members who are leaving/have recently left UCI.  We envision a brief (no longer than 15 minute) interview by phone or in person to assess why the individual left UCI and what we can do better.  The information obtained will be useful to enhance faculty retention; improve the academic climate at UCI and inform the administration.

 

Other Programs:

Coordinate by the Center for Emeriti & Retirees and in cooperation with the UCI Retirees Association, the following have been/are programs offered to our constituents:

 

Healthy to 100 & Beyond Lecture Series

-Feb. 26 AND May 13th -  Identity Theft,  Fraud and Abuse Update.

-March 4th AND May 6th - Senior Living:  How to Navigate “Leisure World” to In-Home Care Options.   

-March 15th – Eating for Your Health & Disease Prevention.

 

See Other Side.

 

Other Programs continued.

 

-March 19th - Alzheimer's Research Update 2013.

-March 26th– Fund Changes in your UC Investments:  What you need to know.!

-March 25th - Making Healthcare Work for You: Being informed and empowered consumers.   

-April 24th   Movement Disorders: From Essential Tremor to Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease.

 

 

-April 10, 2013 –“ Evidence…” Paul Vanouse “Bio-Art” Exhibit Tour, Beall Center for Arts and Technology.  Investigating the visual qualities, veracity and sociopolitical implications of DNA. 

 

-April 30, 2013 - Annual Chancellor's Reception Honoring All Emeriti & Retirees, AND,

  The 6th Annual UC Irvine Retirees & Emeriti Art Exhibit.

 

-June 3, 2013   Annual Anne Paden Memorial UCI Retirees & Friends Golf Tournament, 11 a.m., Costa Mesa Country Club. 

 

 

President:  Cal McLaughlin

Vice President:  Robert Folkenflik

emeriti@uci.edu