A message from UC President Napolitano

Figured this was worth posting:


Figured this was worth posting:

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Office of the President – Strategic Communications <communications@ucop.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Subject: A message from UC President Napolitano
To: “UC Davis Faculty, Staff and Students”

September 30, 2013


Dear Friends:

It is a privilege and an honor to write to you today, my first day as the twentieth President of the University of California. I am both excited and humbled by the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to working with you.

I bring many things with me to California, beginning with an unshakeable belief in the transformative power of education. I also bring a deep appreciation for the greatness of this university, and for what that has meant, and will mean, for the past, present, and future of the state, the nation, and the world.

It is my intent, beginning today, to serve as the strongest advocate possible for the University of California, ready to stand up at every opportunity on its behalf, in any venue that will have me. Together, let us strive not only to maintain UC’s position as the world’s premier public university, but also to push the University forward to ever new heights. The University of California, and California itself, expect and deserve nothing less from all of us.

Very truly yours,

Janet Napolitano

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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