Courtesy of the LA Times
Courtesy of the LA Times

The UC Board of Regents meeting is convening from Nov.12-14 at the UC San Francisco Mission Bay. Here are a few highlights to look forward to this week:

  • UC Student Association President Kareem Aref plans to speak on behalf of system-wide campaigns such as Fossil-free UC, Jobs! and IGNITE.

  • UCOP will address ways to provide competitive financial support for doctoral students, both internationally and domestically, as seen through two UC reports. UCR currently offers nonresident supplemental tuition for all incoming U.S. residents outside California for the first three quarters and all incoming international students for the first four quarters.

  • The UC Committee on Grounds and Buildings will ask the regents to extend the pilot phase of Capital Improvement projects by two years — from March 31, 2014 to March 31, 2016. Current UC Riverside projects that would be included in the extension are environmental health and safety expansion, health sciences teaching center, east campus infrastructure improvements phase two and the Student Recreation Center Expansion.

  • The release of a 2012-13 annual report revealed nearly 300,000 private donors gave nearly $1.64 billion to the UC. The contributions are dedicated to research, endowed faculty chairs, departmental support, capital projects and student support.