Emeriti Events Calendar


  • Thursday, September 21, 2023, an ERRC program
    LA Parking, Donald Shoup, Distinguished Research Professor, Urban Planning, UCLA
    10:00 am - 11:30 am via Zoom

UCLA Conversations with…, an After-Lunch Program series*
Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 3 pm, UCLA Faculty Club
*sponsored by the UCLA Emeriti Association and the UCLA Retirees Association (UCLARA)
Stuart Wolpert, Host and EA Program Committee Chair

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    Alan Castel, psychology professor and author of Better with Age: The Psychology of Successful Aging, discussed lessons he has learned from his research and from the personal accounts of older Americans, including John Wooden, UCLA professor Jared Diamond, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, Vin Scully and Bob Newhart.
    Post-conversation Recording

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023
    David Schaberg, professor of Asian languages and cultures, a former dean of the UCLA College Division of Humanities from 2011 to 2022, will discuss the role of the humanities in the training of students and the making of societies.
    Post-conversation recording

  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 CANCELLED
    Christel Aragon, director of UCLA Alumni Travel, and Dolores Dyer, director of travel for the UCLA Retirees Association, will answer questions about the UCLA Alumni Travel and UC Retirees Travel programs.

  • Thursday, January 11, 2024
    Inna Faliks, professor and head of the piano department at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, will perform on the Faculty Club’s Steinway B piano and read from her new memoir, Weight in the Fingertips: A Musical Odyssey from Soviet Ukraine to the World Stage.
    Post conversation recording
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
    Christel Aragon, director of UCLA Alumni Travel, and Dolores Dyer, director of travel for the UCLA Retirees Association, will answer questions about the UCLA Alumni Travel and UC Retirees Travel programs.
    Post conversation recording

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (note Wednesday date)​​​​​​
    Sara Melzer, professor emeritus of French and Francophone studies, will speak about mindfulness and how it can improve people’s relationships, health and lives.
    Post conversation recording

  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 Register
    Ming Guo, UCLA’s Laurie and Steven C. Gordon Professor of Neurosciences and is a professor of neurology, molecular and medical pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and director of the NIH-funded Aging Center at UCLA, will discuss aging and the brain.

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 Register
    Jacob Foster, a professor of sociology, computational social scientist and co-director of the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute and external professor of the Santa Fe Institute, and Daniel Snelson, an assistant professor of English and design and a writer, editor and archivist will discuss the implications of artificial intelligence, including how it may impact creativity, art, culture, education, jobs and more.

Quarterly Dinners

  • UCLA Emeriti Spring Dinner, UCLA Faculty Club
    Wednesday, May 15, 4:45 pm – 8 pm
    UCLA Conversation with Amy Rowat, UCLA’s Marcie H. Rothman Professor of Food Studies
    Register and pay online by by 12 noon, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 ; no on site dinner registration
  • UCLA Emeriti Winter Dinner, UCLA Faculty Club
    Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 4:45 pm – 8:30 pm
    UCLA Conversation as Lynn Vavreck, UCLA’s Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics and Public Policy, discusses presidential elections including the 2024 election plus political campaigns and public opinion
  • UCLA Emeriti Fall Dinner, UCLA Faculty Club
    Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 4:45 pm - 8:30 pm
    UCLA Conversation on "The Art of Teaching"with Neil Garg, Distinguished Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

Save the Date(s):

  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 Register​​​​​​
    ERRC Community Shred Event
    10:00 AM (in-person)
    Behind Murphy Hall – Lot A
  • Friday, April 19, 2024Register (RSVP)
    136th Faculty Research Lecture
    Schoenberg Hall
    3 pm - 5:30 pm
    Lecturer: Dan Geschwind, Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor, Neurology Psychiatry and Human Genetics, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Precision Health
    "The DNA of Discovery: How Genetics Has Transformed our Understanding of Complex Brain Disorders"
    Professor Geschwind will discuss progress in understanding the causes of complex brain disorders, focusing on autism and related neuropsychiatric conditions.

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Register
    UCLA Emeriti/Retiree Arts & Crafts Exhibit
    Faculty Club, Morrison Room
    11 am – 4 pm
    The Sylvia Winstein UCLA Emeriti/Retiree Arts & Crafts Exhibit, first joint exhibit sponsored by the two organizations, features 20+ emeriti and retiree artists. Their works include a wide range of media from photography, drawing and painting to sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, weaving and calligraphy.
    Featured artists are Jill Waterman, a watercolor artist from the Emeriti Association and Michelle Shin, a landscape painter representing the Retiree Association.

    For 2023-2024, Emeriti Association programming will be offered in-person and/or Zoom. Watch for any updates closer to the event date. To ensure that you receive invitations and the opportunity to sign up for in-person events and Zoom sessions, provide the ERRC (Emeriti/Retirees Relations Center) with your current email address. Write emeriti@errc.ucla.edu or call the ERRC at 310-825-7456 and leave a message.

    Sign-up online for the ERRC Update. Watch your inbox for both stand-alone messages from the Emeriti Association and program announcements included in the ERRC Update distributed on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

    Last Updated: April 3, 2024