Investing in Our Students and Our Future

Chancellor Khosla joined representatives of the ARCS Foundation San Diego Chapter for a special check presentation ceremony, along with many of this year’s fellowship awardees.  This year, the ARCS Foundation awarded $232,500 in UC San Diego fellowships.  Chancellor Khosla thanked ARCS for their continuing support of our graduate students, who fuel research, mentor undergraduates and investigate solutions to global challenges.  Since 1987, the local ARCS chapter has given more than $4 million in unrestricted funds to UC San Diego.

Engaging Students and Society in Political Discourse

UC San Diego Professor Thad Kousser moderates a panel on civility.

Ethics, transparency and civility are hot topics in politics, business, education and many other fields.  That is why UC San Diego is taking the lead to engage students and society members in a dialogue about these important values.  Discussion was sparked today at the Ethics, Transparency and Civility conference held on the UC San Diego campus.  Elected officials, business and community leaders, and campus members gathered for three daytime panels at Great Hall.  Chancellor Khosla reiterated UC San Diego's commitment to fostering an environment of responsibility and integrity, and ensuring that we educate future leaders who embrace these important values.

Chancellor Khosla speaks with panelists and audience members including Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (left middle).

Attendees enjoyed a pizza reception after the daytime panels.

Empowering Women and Girls around the World

From left: Henri Migala, Director of International House; Ramesh Rao, Director of UC San Diego's Qualcomm Institute; Chancellor Khosla; Anita Raj, Director of the Center on Gender Equity and Health; Bonnie Dumanis, District Attorney; Jay Silverman, Director of Research for the Center on Gender Equity and Health; Mary-Ellen Barrett, Deputy District Attorney

UC San Diego commemorated the third annual United Nations International Day of the Girl Child by hosting a half-day event—featuring speakers, performances and activity booths—to empower women and girls, and to raise awareness about the need for equitable treatment. During welcome remarks at UC San Diego's Great Hall, Chancellor Khosla talked about UC San Diego’s top scholars who are at the forefront of this academic work, conducting research in the areas of girl-child marriage, gender-based violence, family planning and maternal health, and economic empowerment.  He said we need to continue to work together, across disciplines, to address these types of global challenges.  District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis served as keynote speaker.

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