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Welcome to the Semester!

Dean Flanagan.

Welcome to a new school year, a year filled with optimism and unmasked faces (away from the clinic at least!), as we continue to transition back to some sort of normalcy and leave the pandemic behind. Let’s hope.

Welcome to our new vision science students and optometry students. Welcome to our new faculty, and welcome to our newest staff. We hope you find a community within which you feel supported and that will stimulate growth.

Welcome to the final semester before we embark on our centennial celebrations. In 2023 we will honor our past and move forward towards our next 100 years of clinical excellence, scientific rigor, discovery, mentorship, learning and leadership. We also look forward to celebrating the centennial of our American Academy of Optometry in San Diego this fall.

Welcome to the excitement of the Herbert Wertheim era, as we plan to build our future, together, with care and deliberation, break ground on our new satellite campus in Emeryville, and launch our $100m campaign. More on that later!