The wildly successful debut of the Annual Eugene Cota-Robles Acknowledgement Mixer was held on March 7, 2013 on Murphy Halls Shostak/Heyman Terrace. The Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship is named after one of the earliest Mexican-American professors to teach at UC, who also served in top administrative posts for both UC and UCSC. This is UCLA’s most prestigious diversity fellowship, with 80 grants awarded during the 2012-2013 funding period. The four-year program, funded by the University of California Office of the President, the UCLA Graduate Division, and the home department, supports a limited number of students who are entering PhD programs and are interested in a career in college or university teaching and research.
The Mixer was established as a means of acknowledging the recipients and to provide a networking opportunity for awardees. It was held on the Shostak/Heyman Terrace and included refreshments and an engaging “human bingo” icebreaker.
Graduate Division staff were also in attendance, including Ana Lebon, Director of Fellowships and Financial Services; Vice-Provost and Dean Robin Garrell; and Anne Dela Cruz, Director of Diversity, Inclusions and Admissions. “The Cota-Robles Mixer provided fellowship recipients with an opportunity to network with colleagues across programs and to learn how the Graduate Division can be a resource to them,” said Dela Cruz.
Mixer Photo Gallery