Tuesday, May 10, 2016

          Buy a Brick and Help Write the Next Chapter for UC Hastings

          This chapter is to be written using bricks and mortar.
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          "All of our professional careers, indeed all of our lives, are built on such fragments. Individually, the pieces are merely that – pieces. Together, however, they tell the story of our lives."

          Message from Acting Chancellor and Dean David Faigman

          When I sat down to write this message, I wondered in what way my experience as a professor might relate to the construction of a new academic building. I realized that my teaching and scholarly career has been built on individual words, much like a building might be made of individual bricks. The success of the enterprise, whether as a book or as a building, depends on every individual brick, but they only have value when they come together. I am writing to invite the entire UC Hastings community to join me in writing the next chapter of our school, one brick at a time.

          All of our professional careers, indeed all of our lives, are built on such fragments. Individually, the pieces are merely that – pieces. Together, however, they tell the story of our lives.

          Institutions, including UC Hastings, are no different. UC Hastings is a community dedicated to education, research and service, composed of the students, faculty and staff – past, present and future. At this community’s foundation is both the intellectual content – in the classrooms, offices and hallways – and the physical structure in which we are situated, including the buildings, the neighborhood, and the City of San Francisco. From a distance, these pieces meld together to form the idea of UC Hastings. But close inspection reveals the multi-dimensional fragments that give UC Hastings life.

          We are now in the final stages of planning the construction of a new academic building, supported in part by a generous grant from the State of California, at 333 Golden Gate Avenue. As we look to fundamentally alter the physical space we occupy, we have a chance to inspect, one-by-one, the elements that will constitute our new space and create a narrative for the next chapter of UC Hastings’ story. In the case of our new academic building, this chapter is to be written using bricks and mortar.

          This week, we officially kick off our “Buy a Brick, Help Tell Our Story” campaign. Situated between Kane Hall (200 McAllister) and 333 Golden Gate will be a plaza that will be up to 40 feet in width and an entire city block long. Built into the walkways of this spectacular common space will be brick paving-stones that can be purchased now by members of our community – students, parents of students (they make wonderful graduation gifts), staff, faculty, and alumni. The purchaser can specify what is to be engraved on the brick.

          The proceeds will be used to support both building construction and academic programming at UC Hastings, and the price of the bricks is tailored to the identity of the purchaser – students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

          Please visit https://uchastings24024.thankyou4caring.org/building to buy a brick and help us write the next chapter of the UC Hastings story.

          Warm regards,

          David L. Faigman

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