Women of UCI – Speaker Series

This lunchtime seminar series focuses on the challenges and triumphs faced by some of UCI’s most successful women.

Upcoming Event

Catherine Fisk
Chancellor’s Professor of Law
Co-Director of UCI Center in Law, Society & Culture



Tuesday, June 13, 2017
11: 30 AM  – 1:00 PM
Paul Merage school of Business Executive Commons (lunch included)

UCI faculty and staff are invited to join us for this popular speaker series focused on the challenges and triumphs faced by some of UC Irvine’s most successful women as they inspire us in our own life’s path.

Chancellor’s Professor of Law Catherine Fisk teaches and writes on the law of the workplace, legal history, civil rights and the legal profession. Her research focuses on workers at both the high end and the low end of the wage spectrum. She has written on union organizing among low-wage and immigrant workers as well as on labor issues in the entertainment industry, employee mobility in technology sectors, employer-employee disputes over attribution and ownership of intellectual property, the rights of employees and unions to engage in political activity, and labor law reform.

She has written for WIRED, Washington Post, Associated Press and many other publications. Prior to joining the founding faculty of UC Irvine School of Law, Fisk was a chaired professor at Duke Law School, and was on the faculty of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She practiced law at a boutique Washington, D.C. firm and at the U.S. Department of Justice. She received her J.D. at UC Berkeley, and an A.B., summa cum laude, from Princeton University.

We are pleased that she will discuss her career and share some of her personal insights for both academic and professional staff. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Advance Tickets Only:
A&PW Members $8
Non-members $10

Please RSVP by June 6

Past Speakers 2016 – 2017

Roxane Cohen Silver, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior
Department of Medicine
Program in Public Health
Associate Director of the ADVANCE Program for Faculty and Graduate Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Past Speakers 2015 -2016

Diane Fields Geocaris
Chief Campus Counsel and Associate General Counsel

Past Speakers 2014 – 2015

Jeanne Manese, Ph.D.
Director of the UCI Counseling Center

Andrea Tenner, Ph.D.
Director of UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND)

Past Speakers 2013 – 2014

Deborah Lowe Vandell
Founding Dean, UCI School of Education

Brenda Drake
Wife of Chancellor Michael V. Drake

Sharon V. Salinger, Ph.D.
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education

Ramona Agrela
Associate Chancellor & Chief of Staff

Ria Marie Carlson
Associate Vice Chancellor, Strategic Communications & Marketing