Thursday, January 2, 2014
Upcoming Events in January
The UC Regents will be meeting Jan. 21-23. However, the agenda items are not yet posted and probably won't be posted until a week or so before the meeting.
As we have noted in earlier posts, Chancellor Block will be under pressure to say something about the Israel boycott undertaken by a group called the American Studies Assn. Other UC chancellors and the UC prez have come out against the boycott as have heads of other universities. See http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2013/12/clock-is-ticking-towards-uclas.html. The latest news on all of that - as of today - is at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/01/02/presidents-denounce-academic-boycott-israel-some-campuses-faculty-and-presidents. One can imagine the issue coming up at the Regents since the student-regent-elect has pushed for Israel divestment (not the same thing as an academic boycott).
That's the outlook but you never know what can happen: