At #UCDavis 4//9: Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor of the Los Angeles Community College District

Got this by email and am posting here:

Dear UC Davis Faculty, Staff, Students, and Community Members,

This is a reminder that our next Forum, featuring Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, will take place one week from today on Monday, April 9th in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center. The lecture will run from 3-4:30 PM with a reception and light refreshments to follow.

In this Forum, Chancellor Rodriguez will proceed from the observation that America’s community colleges— which are the most egalitarian institutions of public higher education, serving more than 12 million students each year—play a leading role in supporting social mobility as well as our nation’s strength, economic health and prosperity, and democracy. He will address how community colleges currently face an array of formidable challenges, including demands to increase access and equity; raise completion and graduation rates; and improve postgraduate outcomes. Indeed, they must meet these challenges in a climate of decreasing public confidence in higher education, staggering enrollments, and segregated educational attainment. Dr. Rodriguez will describe how community colleges provide the best return on investment in higher education.

This event is free and open to the public. If you wish to attend, please RSVP using the link below:

Francisco Rodriguez Flyer.pdf

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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