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Announcing the Institute for Precision Health at UCLA

Feb 06, 2017

The institute will support multidisciplinary research into genetic and genomic medicine.

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Message from Chancellor Block and EVC Waugh on immigration executive order

Jan 30, 2017

Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh affirm UCLA’s opposition to restricting travel from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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This Thanksgiving, Strengthen the Ties of Compassion

Nov 28, 2016

Following the election, Chancellor Block reiterates UCLA’s commitment to the safety and well-being of the entire campus community.

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UCLA: 2015-16 in Review

Jun 10, 2016

Chancellor Block thanks the Bruin family for a memorable year.

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How UCLA Came Together after a Day of Tragedy

Jun 10, 2016

In a message to the campus community, Chancellor Block thanks the police and shares plans to review emergency response on campus.

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Mourning the Loss of Professor William Klug

Jun 10, 2016

The Chancellor joins the campus in starting to grieve the loss of a deeply respected and caring professor.

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Message From Chancellor Block About Today’s Tragedy

Jun 01, 2016

Chancellor Block joins the campus community in mourning and provides information about available grief counseling for students, faculty and staff.

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Sale of Royalty Interest Will Benefit UCLA Research, Student Scholarships

Mar 04, 2016

Chancellor Block shares with the campus community how UCLA’s entrepreneurial research environment provides great benefits to society and the university.

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New UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

Feb 23, 2016

In a message to the campus community, Chancellor Block notes that the updated policy includes an important provision on reporting.

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Moving Forward as a Community

Nov 13, 2015

Chancellor Block updates the campus community on new and continuing steps UCLA is taking to ensure an inclusive climate for all Bruins.

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Geffen Academy at UCLA Launches with $100 Million Gift

Nov 12, 2015

A message of thanks from Chancellor Block to David Geffen for his generous gift establishing an innovative college preparatory school.

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UCLA to Honor its Veterans on November 10

Nov 05, 2015

Chancellor Block invites everyone at UCLA to a special ceremony at Wilson Plaza that recognizes those who have served.

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Introducing the Depression Grand Challenge

Oct 28, 2015

Chancellor Block announces the bold steps UCLA will take to try to eliminate depression by the end of the century.

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Choices and Their Impact on Our Community

Oct 09, 2015

In message to campus, Chancellor Block urges everyone to fully consider how their actions will be interpreted by others in UCLA’s diverse community.

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Building the Future Together

Sep 28, 2015

As the new year gets underway, Chancellor Block encourages all students to strive to build a genuine community that welcomes different perspectives.

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Welcome to the 2015-16 Academic Year

Sep 21, 2015

Chancellor Block welcomes the campus community to the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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UCLA: 2014–15 in Review

Jun 12, 2015

In a message to the campus community, Chancellor Block highlights UCLA’s achievements of the 2014-15 academic year.

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UCLA Receives $100 Million Gift from Marion Anderson

May 18, 2015

Chancellor Block thanks Marion Anderson for her gift, which is the largest single donation in the history of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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Respectful Debate and the Standards of a Great University

May 12, 2015

Chancellor Block reminds all Bruins of their responsibility to always engage in thoughtful, intelligent and reasoned debates.

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Our Shared Responsibility for Preventing Sexual Violence

Apr 30, 2015

Chancellor Block shares new resources available to everyone in the campus community that help prevent and combat sexual violence and sexual assault.

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Holding Ourselves to a Higher Standard

Feb 24, 2015

Chancellor Block writes that as Bruins we need to strive to create an environment that affords everyone the opportunity to debate free of intimidation or harm.

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Leadership Changes in Health Sciences and the David Geffen School of Medicine

Feb 23, 2015

Chancellor Block shares his thoughts on Dr. John Mazziotta assuming leadership of UCLA’s health enterprise and thanks Dr. David Feinberg for more than two decades of service.

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Pause to honor our veterans on November 10

Nov 07, 2014

Chancellor Block invites all Bruins to honor the sacrifice and service of military veterans during a special ceremony on Wilson Plaza.

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A Message on the Importance of Research

Nov 04, 2014

Chancellor Block reaffirms UCLA’s support for scientists conducting lifesaving research.

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Creating a Civil Virtual Society

Oct 10, 2014

In a column for UCLA Magazine, Chancellor Block writes that Bruins should strive to model a standard for civil debate that incorporates critical thinking and respect, as well as restraint and compassion — whether in person or online.

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Important Message on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct

Oct 03, 2014

Chancellor Block updates the campus community about the recommendations made by UC President Janet Napolitano's task force to prevent sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

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Welcome to the 2014-15 academic year

Oct 02, 2014

Chancellor Block welcomes the campus community to the start of the 2014-15 academic year.

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The Importance of Civil Discourse

May 19, 2014

Chancellor Block reminds the UCLA community that political speech that stigmatizes others is in opposition to our interest in an academic environment that fosters healthy discourse and productive, robust debates.

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Chancellor Block in Brazil

Mar 31, 2014

Chancellor Block was interviewed for Brazilian TV during his visit to South America.

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Results of the UC Campus Climate Study

Mar 19, 2014

Chancellor Block addresses results of UC-wide Campus Climate Study.

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The Impact of Proposition 209 and Our Duty to Our Students

Feb 24, 2014

Chancellor Block calls on UCLA faculty to re-examine the creation of an undergraduate general education diversity requirement — and on the campus community to foster productive conversations about racial diversity and equity.

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Announcing the UCLA Grand Challenges Initiative

Nov 14, 2013

Chancellor Block calls upon the campus community to participate in a series of projects aimed at solving major societal challenges.

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Typhoon in the Philippines

Nov 13, 2013

Chancellor Block encourages the campus community to support relief efforts in the Philippines and highlights resources for students, staff and faculty whose families have been affected.

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Honoring Our Veterans

Nov 04, 2013

Chancellor Block announces a series of events to honor veterans in the UCLA community.

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Chancellor Block urges lawmakers to support research and higher ed

Jul 31, 2013

In an open letter on Politico, a coalition of university presidents and chancellors urge lawmakers to recommit to investing in research and education.

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Welcome to 2013–14 at UCLA

Sep 24, 2013

Chancellor Block welcomes students, staff and faculty to the start of the 2013–14 academic year.

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Coverage of Chancellor Block's visit to Taiwan

Jul 09, 2013

Chancellor Gene Block's July 2013 itinerary included a meeting with the president of the Republic of China, a visit with UCLA's Taiwanese alumni and the signing of an agreement to promote Taiwanese arts and culture.

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Supreme Court ruling on race in admissions leaves reason to be hopeful

Jun 24, 2013

In an op-ed for the Huffington Post, Chancellor Block asserts that the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas acknowledges the compelling need for diversity at colleges and universities.

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UCLA 2012-13: The Year in Review

Jun 14, 2013

In a message to the campus community, Chancellor Block highlights UCLA's signature achievements of the 2012-13 academic year.

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Election Results and Our Campus Financial Picture

Nov 07, 2012

The passage of California's Proposition 30 lends a measure of sorely lacking stability to state funding.

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UCLA's Year in Review, 2011-12

Jun 26, 2012

As we prepare to close the book on 2011-12, we are well positioned to continue UCLA's upward trajectory toward our centennial in 2019 and beyond. Recounting all of our campus' important achievements of the past 12 months would be a near-impossible task, but these were some of the most noteworthy.

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In the Washington Post: College is more than a ‘return on investment’

Mar 15, 2013

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Chancellor Gene Block argues that framing higher education in the context of its “return on investment” is wrongheaded — and a byproduct of states’ growing disinvestment in colleges and universities.

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Announcing UCLA’s Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Oct 30, 2012

UCLA will become a tobacco-free campus effective April 22, 2013.

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In Time magazine: Keep Public Universities Public

Oct 18, 2012

Chancellor Gene Block was one of eight experts asked by Time magazine to share ideas for improving higher education in the magazine's Oct. 29 issue.

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