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UC President Mark Yudof Coming to OC

I am sure quite a few people have been waiting for this visit and now it is official. Mark Yudof, the President of the University of California, will address the Orange County Jewish Community for the first time during a special appearance on Thursday November 4, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.

President Yudof will discuss civil discourse on today’s university campuses as well as current issues facing public education.  Now, I asked a few questions about the event and want to clarify question you may have.  There is a suggested donation of $18 per person for the event.  I asked why and it is clear.  The event will use the proceeds from the special lecture to help offset future events.  Also, Mr. Yudof is NOT being paid for this appearance.
“We are excited to have President Yudof visit Orange County and address our community,” Jewish Federation & Family Services President and CEO Shalom Elcott said in a press release.  “We extended an invitation a few months ago and we are grateful he has been able to accommodate our request this month.  We expect this be a well-attended event.”
The special evening is a program of the Rose Project Distinguished Guest Lecture Series and made possible by a grant from the Margolis Family Foundation.
Advance registration in advance is required to attend this event.
Please visit www.jewishorangecounty.org for additional details or call (949) 435-3484.
Past speakers of this Lecture Series have included Alan Dershowitz and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.
Here is background information on The Rose Project:

The Rose Project was developed by Jewish Federation & Family Services,  Orange County, to address the challenging issues at UC Irvine and on other university campuses in Orange County. The purpose of The Rose Project is to ensure that students on Orange County university campuses and community leaders are informed about issues of Jewish life and Israel, that they are deeply educated on the facts and the myths, and that they are fully engaged in positive advocacy for Israel.  For more information, Click Here


October 20, 2010 - Posted by | Community Events | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I once attended a speech by a sitting president (George HW Bush) and didn’t have to pay a dime. And the Fed is asking 18 bucks to hear Yudof speak? Gimme a break.

    And if you think the “problem” at UCI has been taken care of, I alert you to this coming Thursday night when the MSU-er-Alkalima/Muslim Students at UCI- and Students for Justice in Palestine will host Ben White as their speaker. Who is Ben White? Check out Google.

    Also, if Yudof does not stay until the last question is asked it will say volumes about the credibility of this event. There will be a UCI teacher there who has a question.

    Gary Fouse
    Adj teacher
    UCI Ext

    Comment by gary fouse | October 24, 2010 | Reply

  2. […] I previously wrote about this event and you can read out it by clicking here. […]

    Pingback by Deadline Set for Mark Yudof Event: Tonight! « OC Jewish Experience | November 3, 2010 | Reply

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