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Lawrence to travel to Los Angeles next week

Published: February 4, 2011
Section: News

University President Fred Lawrence will travel to the Los Angeles area and attend several events on Feb. 7-10 to speak with prospective students, parents, alumni, friends of Brandeis and members of the Brandeis National Committee, Andrew Gully, Senior Vice President for Communications Andrew Gully said.

Lawrence will be joined on the trip by Prof. Shai Feldman (POL), Chair of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Prof. Len Saxe (NEJS).

Other stops on Lawrence’s travel schedule this year include San Francisco, New York City, Washington D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia and Miami. Later in the year, he will also travel abroad to Canada, Israel, England, India, China and Brazil, according to a university press release.

Gully said that the purpose of the trips is to introduce all members of the Brandeis community and prospective students to the new president.

“These events are not admissions events, donor events, [or] alumni events; these are Brandeis events,” Lawrence said at the faculty meeting on Thursday afternoon.

Even while he is away traveling, Lawrence said in an interview last month that he plans to spend time each day working on emails and connected to the day to day operations of the university.

Because these trips are at the beginning of his presidency, they will be shorter in length, he said.