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Chancellor Gene Block chats with UCOP staff

On Wednesday, October 2, Chancellor Gene Block of UCLA delighted UCOP staff with his participation in the popular Chancellor Chat series.

A first-gen college graduate, Chancellor Block was appointed chancellor in August of 2007, and has defined academic excellence, civic engagement, diversity and financial security as top priorities for his administration.

Chancellor Block provided a thorough overview of UCLA’s history, from its founding in 1919 through present-day accomplishments and challenges.

A highlight was learning about the campus’s “Grand Challenges” — ambitious, interdisciplinary initiatives that connect faculty, students and the greater community across every field to solve some of society’s toughest problems. The two most recent are tackling sustainability and depression.

Chancellor Block also took a number of engaging questions from the audience, covering UCLA’s connections to agriculture and land grants, educational equity and local government partnerships.

Watch the video recap

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Our next Chancellor Chat will feature UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May on November 6.

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