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Designing Your Financial Road Map

It's a new year, and after the holiday season, it's time to replenish those piggy banks! UCLA Staff Assembly and our partners at Fidelity Investments would like to support your financial goals for 2017 and beyond. The January Learn-at-Lunch will provide a guide to developing a long-term financial plan, tips on balancing saving for retirement with other savings goals (including college savings) and strategies for protecting your family with insurance and estate planning.

Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Wilshire Center - 10th Floor - Training Room 1080
Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
RSVP: Here

We recommend taking the Bruin Bus Wilshire Center Express if you are traveling from campus. Space is limited to 50 seats. In the event that you are unable to attend, please contact Megan Eigenbrod at meigenbrod@chr.ucla.edu.

For more information, please contact Staff Assembly at staffassembly@ucla.edu.

Get 25% off Courses at UCLA Extension

If you’re a UCLA employee working at least 50% of the time, you can receive 25% off at UCLA Extension. Build your professional skillset with courses in managerial finance, social media, and marketing, or pursue your passions with courses in screenwriting, art history, and photography. It’s your future. Take it further at UCLA Extension. Courses are available online, in Westwood, downtown LA, and coming soon to Woodland Hills.

Visit UCLA Extension for full course listings or to learn more about our renowned Certificate Programs.
Questions? Contact Helen Williams at (310) 825-7729 or hwilliam@uclaextension.edu.

Explore the Exciting World of Cutting-Edge Archaeology

Go on an archaeological adventure in this new lecture series, presented by UCLA Extension and the world-renowned Cotsen Institute of Archeology at UCLA. During this ten-week series, distinguished archaeologists will share their research and thrilling stories from the cutting edge of archaeology.

The series presents lectures from top archaeologists, including Egyptologists Kara Cooney and Willeke Wendrich; and Han Barnard, who uses state-of-the-art chemical methods to identify ancient food, and more.

Cutting-Edge Archaeology
When: Saturdays, Jan. 14 to March 18
Where: UCLA Extension Gayley Center
Fee: $198

Enroll now! Questions? Call (310) 825-7093

Mental Health First Aid Winter Training

What is Mental Health First Aid?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognized interactive training that provides a comprehensive introduction to risk factors and warning signs to a spectrum of mental health problems and crises.

Since its US launch in 2008 more than 100,000 people have been trained in all 50 states.

What does MHFA teach participants?
MHFA teaches participants how to recognize the signs of mental health problems; how to offer and provide initial help and how to guide a person toward appropriate treatments and other supportive help.

For more information, download the MHFA Flier.

Applications for Fall 2017 due January 9th

Geffen Academy at UCLA’s first students will be admitted for the 2017-18 academic year, in grades 6, 7 and 9 and up to half our students will be kids of UCLA Staff and Faculty. Geffen Academy is an inclusive, university-affiliated school for 6th to 12th grade students who want to develop their intellectual curiosity, leadership capabilities and connection to something larger than themselves. Our dynamic partnership with UCLA offers our students and faculty a connection to extraordinary resources and opportunities to integrate rigorous academics with real-world challenges. As part of the public mission of UCLA, Geffen Academy leverages leading research and teaching methodologies to create a forward-looking, boundary-breaking approach to education that prepares students for successful lives in the 21st century.

Thanks to David Geffen’s generous founding gift, Geffen Academy at UCLA is building an endowment that supports a robust tuition assistance program, with 45% of Geffen Academy families receiving tuition assistance. For more information, please contact admissions@geffenacademy.ucla.edu.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

The Staff Assembly Board would like to wish the staff at UCLA a restful Winter Break, a Happy Holiday, and a Happy New Year! We'll see everyone in 2017!