Tuesday, February 7, 2017

SCHOLARSHIP DINNER February 7, 2017

UCLA's Faculty Women's Club Annual Scholarship Dinner welcomes twelve extraordinary young scholars: two graduate students and ten undergraduates. It was a time to meet and greet old and new colleagues and friends, and to congratulate our awardees.

From left standing:
Michael Lin Chen, Yuna Kim, Haven Alicia Nisly, Yang yang, Fadi Aboud Syriani, Mercede Amber Ramjerdi, Brenda Rubio, Lily Hui, and Francesca Albrezzi
Front row: Joslyn Elena Garcia, Hannah Marie Hylen, and Chloe Pan

The students had a chance to network, interact with members of the Faculty Women's Club, and to tell their stories, aspirations, and to briefly describe their projects and career paths.

Our guest speaker Dr. Verna Porter was herself a recipient of the FWC Scholarship award as an undergraduate student at UCLA in the 80s. She is UCLA Health Sciences clinical professor of neurology and director of clinical programs at the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA.

Dr. Verna Porter presenting at the FWC Scholarship Dinner February 7, 2017
Porter discussed advances in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and current approaches to treating neurogenerative diseases of the brain.

Three generations: Scholarship winner Verna Porter in 1987 with
her grandmother, FWC member, and her mother Prof. Donna Vredevoe, UCLA School of Nursing

Awardees for the first met with their peers, reconnected with scholarship committee members, and got introduced to other UCLA faculty and their spouses.

Merry Cerrito, Scholarship Committee and Barbara Lippe Board member and Scholarship Committee, with two recipients: Joslyn Elena Garcia and Haven Alicia Nisly
Zorana Ercegovac, Co-chair of the FWC Centennial Committee and Past President
Prof. Emeritus Ho who with his wife Shirley Ho (not in the photo) sponsored
the Shou-Nan Hsing Chang Scholarship, established in loving memory by her daughter Shirley Ho's Family
Prof. emerita Joy Frank chats with a recipient Michael Lin Chen
Recipient Joslyn, mechanical engineering third year student with
Jarka Wilcox, Scholarship Committee member
FWC keynote speaker for 2017 Scholarship Dinner Dr. Verna Porter (right) with
FWC President Carol Betti

Friday, June 3, 2016

In the SPOTLIGHT: 2015-2016

Our 2016 Annual Spring Luncheon was celebratory in so many different ways. We started off with a program by Distinguished Professor Philip W. Rundel's presentation titled "Our California Flora in a Global Context." Next we honored our own Joanne Knopoff, this year's recipient of the Outstanding FWC Member Award. Jo's contributions to FWC go back to the 1960s when she joined the organization, she was President (1973-1974), and has been contributing to FWC in many substantial ways since the 60s.

Joanne Knopoff with her daughter
Past Presidents Panel Co-Chair Zorana Ercegovac introduced "Jo" and briefly spoke of Jo's accomplishments as President, Vice President for Programs, Vice President for Sections, representative to the Faculty Center Board of Governors, and in many other leadership positions.
Zorana introducing "Jo" as our 2016 recipient of the
Outstanding FWC Member
Finally, we enjoyed The 2016 Sylvia Winstein UCLA Emeriti Arts and Crafts Exhibit. Twenty six artists and their works were featuring photography, drawings, watercolors, painting, quilting, jewelry, and mixed media.
Barbara Lippe displays her photographs at the 2016 Exhibit. My favorite  photograph
was TREE OF KNOWLEDGE which would be perfect for our BOOK CLUB

Shirley Ho is our outstanding MUSIC SECTION contributor
Social interactions at Spring Luncheons and Artists' Exhibits offers an opportunity to network with FWC members across different sections, to be inspired by, plan for the following season, and chat about interesting programs, campus events, and FWC Centennial Planning in 2017-2018.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

UCLA FWC Sections: Books and Sounds

           Welcome to the First Meeting of our Book Section, 2015-2016

We (the "bookies" as Debby Kennel call us) enjoyed our first meeting in 2015/2016. Our hostess Barbara Crandall (4th from left in the photo below) offered her residence for our first gathering, October 13th 2015.
Marjorie, Amelita, Ann, Barbara Rapoport, Barbara Crandall (the hostess), Zorana, Joy, Jarka
photo credit: Zorana



We discussed Patrick Modiano's work "Suspended Sentences" published  by Yale University Press in 2014. Zorana discussed the book which consists of three separately published novellas (Afterimage, Suspended Sentences, and Flowers of
Ruin
).
Not included in the above group photo are Debby Kennel, Ira, Margaret, Phyllis, Bette, and Rochelle.

We also enjoyed our October Salon de Musique which was held at Debby Kennel's house. Here are a few photos from that gathering.

Debby Kennel, the presenter and the hostess for the October  Salon,
seated from left: Zorana (chair), Arlene, Rochelle, Shirley, Helen
standing: Simone, Jo (our guest), Ida, Mireya, Madonna
not included in the group photo: Roma

                         
                                  Welcome to the world of POETRY !

Book Section of the UCLA's Faculty Women's Club started off the New Year (2015!) with poetry readings. The group, consisting of eleven members (see the photo below) gathered at the home of Barbara Crandall, socialized, and read self-selected poems.

Betti, Rochelle, Marjorie, Zorana (seated), Joy, Amelita, Barbara (our hostess)
Sheridon, Margaret, Barbara (outgoing chair for many years), and
Debby Kennel (new Chair of Book Section, behind Barbara)

Discussing Donna Tartt's book, The Goldfinch, was lively and fun. We enjoyed our friendship and great appetizers with refreshments. Charlie Rose interviewed Tartt; she talks about The Goldfinch (2013) as well as about her style of writing.

"The Goldfinch" made in 1654 by Carel Fabritius

The FWC Book Section members (4/8/14)
Standing (from left): Marjorie, Rochelle, Jarka (our hostess), Phyllis, Lissy, Katherine
Sitting (from left): Zorana, Ida, Barbara (co-chair), Noel (co-chair and reviewer), Margaret

Book review and discussion 




Noel reviews The Goldfinch and leads
book discussion.

Really? You're not in a book club was published in NY Times (March 27, 2014) by James Atlas.

Jarka graciously offered her "music room" as a soiree place for our newly
formed MUSIC SECTION (more information forthcoming from Zorana) check the music blog periodically

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Faculty Women's Club is 95 years old !

Our next President Rochelle Caballero (2014-2015) with Mary Lou Ward
ROSES for UCLA FWC Presidents
UCLA Faculty Women's Club celebrates our 95th anniversary at the Spring Luncheon!
Our speaker Sherry Lansing spoke about her many interests and accomplishments as an educator, CEO, UC Regent, humanitarian, healthcare advocate, and philanthropist. As a filmmaker, she was involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, including Academy Award winners Forrest Gump (1994) and Titanic (1997). Details are in the article published in Daily Bruin.

Sherry Lansing (middle) with Jo Knoppoff (L) and Zorana Ercegovac (R)


Carol (FWC Hospitality Chair) and Prof. Frank Betti with Guest

Spring Luncheon 2014
Sherry Lansing with Jo and Susan Shemin


Zorana with Shirley: click on MUSIC SECTION to see our newly founded Section !

Marilyn Slater is the recipient of the 2014 FWC Award

Patricia Nagy
Sonny Harris

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Celebration of Anne Bodenheimer's 100th birthday

Grand Centennial Celebration for the grand Lady: Anne Bodenheimer turns 100 !

Anne Bodenheimer (1914- ) treated her colleagues and friends at the UCLAs Faculty Center
for her very special Birthday



Zorana interviewed Anne in October 2012 as a part of the Oral History Program


UCLA music school students performed Handel's sections from one of his Oratorio: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Il Moderato



Alexys, Danielle, Terrence, Gregory, Terri with Paul Floyd

Zorana with UCLA students performing Handel's Oratorio
Please visit our newly formed MUSIC SECTION for details on programs, events, and scheduling. More is coming, so check the music section blog periodically. All FWC members are welcome including spouses and partners. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The UCLA FWC Scholarship Program and Dinner, February 2014

The UCLA Faculty Women's Club is proud to award scholarships to eight outstanding UCLA students--scholarships made possible by generous donations from our members and many friends.

THE UCLA FWC Scholarship recipients: Manjot, Danielle, Ona, Carly, Kimberly, Joshue, and Shadi
with Bette Billet, President 2013-2014, and Scholarship Chair Joy Frank


Our featured speaker Dr. Linda Liau with Claudia Mitchell-Kernan and
one of the FWC Scholarship recipients Manjot Bagri


India Carney is pursuing a BA in music-voice performance and plans a singing and acting career

Carly and Ona chat and sip with the FWC past Scholarship Chair Dianne Homsher
The Ercegovac and the Ho families at the Scholarship event

The UCLA FWC members celebrate the 2014 Scholarship recipients

Franco and Carol Betti (FWC hospitality chair) 

Zorana Ercegovac, FWC President 2012-2013 with Milos

Marjorie Friedlander (left) during the reception

Dr. Linda Liau getting ready for her presentation on Neurosurgery at UCLA


Anne Bodenheimer has special reasons to be happy: she is celebrating her 100th birthday next month!

Special time to chat with old friends and colleagues

Rochelle Caballero at the helm (AGAIN)