Oi! Tudo bem! /Hola! Como estas? / Hello! How are you?
It’s also prime CSUPERB symposium
time. Please take a moment to register, if you haven’t already:
This week I met with Shane Crotty, Marshall Cool and Huyen Cao to prepare for the opening session. They are excited to join our CSUPERB community as part of the first plenary, see below:
Thursday, Jan. 7, 10:00 - 11:15 am
Welcome & Plenary Session: Vaccines updates and one company’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shane Crotty, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Marshall Cool, Gilead
Huyen Cao, Gilead
The other plenary is Sunday, Jan 10, 2:00 - 3:15 pm
Awards & Plenary Session: Diversity and Inclusion in Sciences
Melissa Gonzales, Genentech
Yvonne Harris, CSU Sacramento
Given the emergence and interest in antiracism, diversity and inclusion conversations in the scientific community as a whole, and more specifically in our CSUPERB community, I know our other plenary will close out a fantastic symposium.
And from our contributors this month:
A CSU biology professor was among the 55 state electors in Sacramento! Katherine (Katie) Wilkinson from San Jose State was nominated by congresswoman, Zoe Lofgren (District 19). Katie was a featured speaker a few years back at our summer FCG meeting on the topic of science advocacy, so I think many of the CSUPERB faculty will know/remember her.
Paula Fischhaber, on behalf of Kathie McReynolds and Bianca R. Mothé
The Chancellor’s Office circulated a revised draft of the CSU Sustainable Procurement Policy in early October, 2020 after receiving significant feedback on its July, 2020 draft.
The CSUPERB leadership was disappointed that the proposed revisions did little to address CSUPERB’s core concerns and recently sent a follow up response to the CSUPERB President’s Commission.
Our understanding is that the Chancellor’s office is continuing to consider feedback, and the drafting process may continue into Spring 2021. We are currently working with the CSUPERB Presidents’ Commission to ensure clear information. We will keep you updated.
CSUPERB encourages faculty to stay abreast of this issue and continue engaging your Provosts and AVPs or Research in the coming months.
This year has been quite an interesting one. As we continue to head into the holiday season, I am hoping you spend some time with those who bring you happiness and peace, in a safe way.
I also think this pandemic has rattled us to the core, changing the way we work and live. I ask that you please spend some time taking care of yourself.
Please take care this holiday season- disconnect and enjoy.
Hopefully 2021 will be amazing! We will be ready to see you at the Symposium! 🧪 🔬 💉 😷
Obrigado por tudo,
Bianca R. Mothé
Interim Executive Director