Q & A: Chancellor Fran Ulmer answers questions on leadership

2009-04-15 by

What’s the essence of leadership? Do women bring something different to the decision table? Disappointment – how do you handle it?

Chancellor Ulmer earlier this month received the Athena Award given to a local man or woman for career effort, giving back to the community and nurturing women in their business and professional endeavors. Given her leadership role at UAA and the rapidly changing world that university students enter, this occasion prompted questions for the Chancellor on how she views this fundamental civic muscle. With her for the interview is Kathleen McCoy of University Relations.

Extra bonus: Fran offers her Top 10 Tips for Success—quick and pithy guidance that makes a lot of sense. She even added an 11th.

This podcast was recorded on April 15, 2009.

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Office of the Chancellor
UAA mission and initiatives as reflected by the Chancellor's Office

'From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men'

2009-04-15 by

Dr. Tyrone Hayes, an integrative biologist from UC Berkeley, delivered this lecture as the keynote speaker for the 2009 Undergraduate Research and Discovery Symposium.

In his keynote, Dr. Hayes shared his research focus on the effects of endocrine-disrupting pesticides on amphibian growth, development, reproduction and immune function, and how these studies predict effects in other wildlife and humans.

A tip to listeners, stay tuned during the last two minutes of the lecture, Prof. Hayes “spins a rhyme” as he puts it, with a bit of integrative biology performance poetry.

This podcast was recorded on April 14, 2009.

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University Honors College
UAA's Honors College home page
An informational and advocacy Web site maintained by Dr. Tyrone Hayes
UC Berkeley Office of Educational Development
Dr. Tyrone Hayes' philosophy of teaching statement
UAA's Office of Undergraduate Research
Research opportunities for undergraduate students