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June Newsletter

Important Faculty Club Members Meeting
4-5 pm, Thursday, June 22
We are at an important turning point for the Faculty Center.
Come hear about some new developments and updates.
The Board of Governors wants your input!
Remember: We are a member-run organization, the only one on campus; and we need everyone’s participation.
We also need every member’s support – through using the Center for your events and meals, encouraging your departments/units to join as departmental members and hold their events at the Faculty Center, and contributing financially to one of our tax-deductible funds (click here to donate:
Most importantly, I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
Patricia Greenfield
President, UCLA Faculty Center Board of Governors
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology
Emeriti Association Donation Matching
As many of you are aware, the Emeriti Association has taken the mantle of two of the three founding groups of the UCLA Faculty Center. As you also know, the Faculty Center is in need of repair and cannot generate enough funds from operations to finance the needed capital improvements and redecoration of the interior.
The EA board recently continued our tradition as a strong Faculty Center supporter by authorizing a one– for-one matching  fund. All emeriti donations to the center between  March 1 and June 30, 2017, will be matched. The matching fund is capped at $12,000.
Those who qualify for Emeriti Association membership, whether or not they are current members, are eligible to participate. This includes surviving spouses, librarians, those who have had emeritus status conferred, and honorary members (those who have reached the age of 85).
The matching fund was motivated by an appreciation of the role the Faculty Center plays in hosting many Emeriti Association activities as well as in individual lives of emeriti.
The Faculty Center has two UCLA Foundation tax-deductible funds:
*The UCLA Faculty Center Fund provides important operational support to the faculty center; it is used to discharge financial obligations to the university for essential services provided by the Faculty Center
*The Faculty Center Modernization Fund makes possible repairs and renovations both minor and major in kitchens, rooms, patios and gardens.
Donations to either fund can be made by going to this link:
Or from the Faculty Center website (, find the Donate link at the top of the page and follow instructions.
[On the UCLA Foundation page], there is a comments section where you can note that your donation is eligible for the Emeriti Association match [there is also a check box to indicate your emeriti status].
If you prefer to donate by check, please take or send your check, made payable to the UCLA Foundation, to the Faculty Center, 480 Charles E Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095. In the memo section, please write Faculty Center Fund or Faculty Center Modernization Fund.
 Bruce Miller
Faculty Center Representative
Steve Cederbaum
President (Emeriti Association)
Thank you to our Generous Donors
We would like to thank the following donors whose contributions have
been recorded since our May Newsletter (May 9 - May 25, 2017). Please
join them at any level you can. We need the financial participation of
every member!
Faculty Women's Club of UCLA
Bruce Miller & Jennifer Moran
Marjorie Friedlander
Joanne Knopoff
Claudia Mitchell-Kernan
UCLA Emeriti Association
Helen Nefkens
Gregory Miller
Up to $249
Jeff Brown
S. Cassidy
Jane Permaul
Aly H. & Virginia F. Shabaik

Board of Governors Elections

Members of the Faculty Center Association
Dear Colleagues: 
We are filling the following offices:  President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer.  We are also voting to fill two member-at-large seats on the board.  We hope you will read carefully the biographical statements submitted by the candidates and will participate in the very critical election.  The Faculty Center is facing unparalleled challenges and opportunities, making your involvement in the selection of association leadership more essential than ever.
 Based on responses to the Call for Nominations issued in March, the Nominations and Election Committee’s slate is as follows:
Kathleen McHugh Professor & Chair; Film, Television & Digital Media
R. Michael Rich, Research Astronomer, Physics & Astronomy
Jane Szutu Permaul, Ass’t Vice Chancellor Emerita, Student Affairs/Board Vice Chair, University Credit Union
(2 vacancies).  You may vote for 2 candidates, including write-ins.
Elizabeth Brooks Director Emerita, Humanities & Social Sciences, UCLA Extension
Claudia Mitchell-Kernan Vice Chancellor Emerita, Graduate Division/Professor, Anthropology
Jim Stigler Professor, Psychology
The voting process is a mail-in procedure.  Your official ballot will be mailed to you shortly. Please let us know if you do not receive your official ballot in the mail by Monday, June 14, 2017. Your ballot must be postmarked or returned to the Faculty Center drop-box no later than Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Belinda Tucker


Board of Governors Bios

To keep our members informed, we are sending out an informational email that will contain both sample ballots and biographical statements from the candidates. Keep your eyes open for an email that will be coming out soon!

All New Conference Facilities

Dear Members,
I am very pleased to share this update on the Faculty Center's new, improved conference facilities and support services:
1. We have new AV throughout the Faculty Center; this includes new sound systems and new projection equipment.
2. We have remodeled the South Wing. Both large rooms in the South Wing now have blackout curtains for ideal visual projection conditions. The décor has been modified to harmonize with the Faculty Center's midcentury modern architecture.
3. If you host a conference elsewhere on campus, attendees can still have lunch at the Faculty Center; and you need not rent a private room. This can occur in one of two ways depending on your budget:
     a. Conference organizers can purchase lunch tickets in advance and distribute them to all attendees. Attendees may go through the buffet line and eat in the Main Dining Room or on any of the outdoor patios.
     b. If your conference does not have a budget for lunch, CONFERENCE ATTENDEES CAN SHOW THEIR BADGE AND PURCHASE THEIR OWN LUNCH. They simply stop by the front desk to pay via credit card, then go through the buffet line and eat in the Main Dining Room or on the beautiful Rose Garden patio.
We hope that you will avail yourself of these new possibilities at the Faculty Center when planning a small or medium-sized conference!
Best wishes,
Patricia Greenfield
President, Faculty Center Board of Governors
Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology


Planning Your Next Event with the Faculty Center

Considering planning your next conference with us?
Call Amal Silva at 310-825-6922
or Email us at
Stop by the front desk any weekday between 7AM and 7PM to speak to one of our helpful staff members!


Faculty Center Summer Hours

The Faculty Center will have reduced hours from July through September. 
MTWF 11am—5pm
Thursdays 11am—8pm
Tuesday Night Dinners
Coral Grill Patio
Breakfast in the Playa Lounge (don’t worry, we’ll still have coffee and pastries throughout the day!)



Graduation Dinners

From 5:30 to 9:00, join us at the UCLA Faculty Center for a gourmet buffet style dinner to celebrate a friend or family member's graduation!
Join us before or after the ceremony; we are offering beautiful meals all graduation weekend, so no matter when your grad will be walking, we've got you covered. We are opening our facilities to the families and friends of graduates, inviting the UCLA Community to join us for these special events.
Students and Guests: $49
Children (12 & under): $21
Children (5 & under): Free
Please make all reservations by Wednesday, June 14th.
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
If you are a non-member, a recent grad, or a graduate's family member, ask us about ticket purchases! We are offering  special online ticket sales for guests who may not be members, but would like to join us here at the Faculty Center! Tickets may be purchased online, either by heading to the Faculty Center website at, and following directions in the Graduation Dinners link at the top of the page, or directly through our Eventbrite page below:

Taco Tuesdays in Playa Lounge

The Faculty Center is excited to announce our new weekly menu special! Every Tuesday evening, from 4PM—5PM in the Playa Lounge, we are serving street style tacos and margaritas for happy hour pricing!
Tacos $2 each
Pulled Chicken
Grilled Fish
Margaritas $6

Thursday Night Barbecues

Last summer, we introduced what we hope will be an annual tradition here at the Faculty Center. We will be serving delicious barbecued meals on our beautiful Rose Garden Patio from 5pm—8pm. The chefs will be manning the grill - cooking up salmon, veggies, burgers, tri tip and more! Pricing will vary according to which main course you choose. We also offer ice cold beers, summer cocktails in the playa lounge, and everything you need to have a relaxing summer afternoon! There will be a DIY ice cream and dessert buffet, as well. Thursday Barbecues will being with an Independence Day barbecue on Thursday, July 6th!

Playreading Event

Meeting Thursday, June 8th
The Playreaders’ season is coming to a close. There will be no more performances this school year. However, they will be holding a meeting to decide on next year’s  events, and welcome anyone who is interested to join the table!  Please contact the Playreaders chair, Rochelle Caballero,, to add your name to the Playreaders mailing list.  Be sure to let her know if you’d like to be a reader for a future performance.

Mother's Day Brunch Review

Did you make it out to Mother’s Day Brunch? It was a beautiful event, with delicious new  buffet options. The crowd favorites included the all new DIY Bellini bar and the Belgian waffles with the works! The piano player was also extremely popular, interacting with guests and entertaining everyone.
“The best buffet I’d ever had was in New Zealand, until I came here. This is now the best buffet I’ve ever had!”
“Our family loved the Belgian waffles! We hadn’t seen them at [the Faculty Center’s] buffets before, and they were just great!”


What You’ll Need
  • kosher salt
  • 16-18 oz. cheese ravioli
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 oz. baby spinach
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
The Faculty Center is no stranger to a delicious ravioli. We serve them in a variety of flavors with delicious sauces several days out of the week (this writer’s personal favorite is the butternut squash with beurre noisette and crispy sage).  This recipe combines some of the Faculty Center’s favorite flavors with one of our favorite dishes! Perfect for a warm summer afternoon.
1. Bring 12" sauté pan of water to a boil and generously season with salt. Prepare a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Remove ravioli using a slotted spoon and place in a single layer on the sheet pan, then discard water.
2. Place the pan over medium heat. Add oil, butter, and garlic; sauté until butter begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Add red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper; stir with a rubber spatula. Add half the ravioli and stir gently until well coated; immediately add balance of ravioli and repeat. Flip the ravioli gently as needed to prevent them from sticking. Cook ravioli until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Toss in spinach gently, then garnish with parsley and Parmesan. Serve immediately.
Jazz Combo Concert
Monday, June 5
7—9pm, Schoenberg Hall
Big Band Jazz Concert
Tuesday, June 6
7—9 pm, Schoenberg Hall
Spring Festival of World Music and Jazz 2017
UCLA Symphony
June 7, 8 pm
Schoenberg Hall
UCLA Philharmonia
June 8, 8pm
Schoenberg Hall
Carrie: The Musical
June 2—10, 2017
Macgowan Hall - 
Little Theater
Art Department Senior Exhibitions
June 8—7, 2017
Broad Art Center  - 
New Wight Gallery
Constitution Happy Hour
May 12—June 30
UCLA Hammer Museum - Courtyard
African-Print Fashion Now!
March 16—
July 30
Fowler Museum 
Posted: 6/8/2017 1:38:36 PM by Sautto, Luciano | with 0 comments

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