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What Matters to Me and Why

What Matters to Me and Why


Personal Journeys: Choices made, difficulties encountered, commitments grasped and joys revealed.

To learn more about the program, please view Professor Jonathan Feng's introduction here.

Faculty and Staff Series

Offered since 2012, this informal lunchtime series is designed to build and strengthen bonds between people who teach, learn and work together daily, and to foster understanding of how each of us embraces the UCI values.

Where: Humanities Gateway, Room 1030

When: 2nd Wednesdays (except as noted), Noon-1 p.m. (check-in and lunch start at 11:40 a.m.)

Seating is limited. A simple lunch is served.

2019-20 Schedule

Below are the dates for the 2019-20 series. Registration opens approximately three weeks in advance of each talk.

Dates and speakers subject to change.



Alumni Series

This series explores the dynamics of learning relationships and how the encouragement and support of mentors has profoundly impacted the student experiences, career paths and life journeys of some of UCI’s many distinguished alumni.

Where:  Newkirk Alumni Center

When: 6 p.m.


UCI Health Series

Where:  UCI Medical Center, Building 54, 5th Floor, Podlich Family Conference Center 

When: 11:40 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Lunch will be served)