The 2009 Fall Convocation
Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Sep 24, 2009
The UC Davis Fall Convocation drew more than a thousand faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends to the Mondavi Center. The goal of the annual event is to launch the new academic year with inspiration and celebration. This year's event also served as an official campus welcome to Chancellor Linda Katehi.
The Chancellor spoke about the hopes and aspirations for UC Davis and the pursuit of new sources of revenue. Robert Powell of the Academic Senate and Clare Hasler from the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science made remarks, as well. Clare talked about the amazing food and wine research going on at RMI, such as on the protective powers of dark chocolate and red wine. (It's comforting to know that I have been protecting my health for years.)
I was honored to be the emcee for the event. Here are a few pictures from the convocation and reception: