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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 & Streaming through Zoom

When: 3rd Wednesdays (except as noted), Noon-1 p.m. 

2021-22 Schedule

Below are the dates for the 2021-22 series. Registration opens approximately three weeks in advance of each talk.

Dates and speakers subject to change.



  • Jan. 19 – Neda Moayedi (Via Zoom)
  • Feb. 16 – Roxy Cohen Silver
  • March 16 – Andrew Penner
  • April 20 – Hector Tobar
  • May 18 – Susan Huang

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 - Via ZOOM

When: 6 p.m.


UCI Health Series

Where:  UCI Medical Center, Building 54, 5th Floor, Podlich Family Conference Center - Zoom Webinar Fall 2021

When: Noon - 1 p.m.