Unraveling a Human Mystery

“At UC San Diego, we are dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of human life and health, and advancing the wellbeing of society.”  – Chancellor Khosla

From left: Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Managing Director Katharina Lichtner, Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Michael Larsson, Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence Director Lars Bode, Vice Chancellor David Brenner, Chancellor Khosla

A special celebration was held this week at the Faculty Club to thank the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation for its generous gift to UC San Diego.  The $10.5 million donation establishes the Mother-Milk-Infant Center of Research Excellence, which will be one of the world’s only centers dedicated to human milk research.  At the reception, Chancellor Khosla noted that UC San Diego is the ideal place for this new research center because of our spirit of collaboration and strengths across disciplines, which will help to advance our understanding of the complexity of human milk.  The gift will also support a faculty chair to ensure continued leadership of the center, a fellow fund to attract and retain the best talent, and a research and collaboration fund to support joint studies.  

Showcasing Cutting-Edge Research

Chancellor Khosla (left) and VC Margaret Leinen (right) with Scripps Director's Council members Julia Brown and Jesse Knight

Researchers from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography recently displayed their pioneering studies at the Scripps Science Showcase.  Chancellor Khosla stopped by to meet the researchers, learn more about their work, and show his support for the faculty and staff who are tackling our world’s most pressing challenges.  Attendees included members of the Scripps Director’s Council, community leaders and university friends.  The Chancellor thanked participants for their ongoing support and provided an update about some of UC San Diego’s recent successes and future projects, including the arrival of the research vessel Sally Ride, the opening of the Jacobs Medical Center and the transformation of the campus.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chancellor Khosla with UC San Diego and Chancellor's Community Advisory Board team members.  From left: Azizi James, Irma Velasco, Glynda Davis, Chancellor Khosla, Adele Brumfield, Linda and Robert Gillespie, Bob Brown

Chancellor Khosla joined San Diego educators and community leaders over the weekend to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As the guest speaker at the Alphi Phi Alpha Educator’s Breakfast at the Joe and Vi Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, the Chancellor talked about the contributions and achievements of Dr. King, the parallels between the American civil rights leader and Ghandi, and how he is committed to continuing both leaders’ fight for justice and equality, including access to education.  The Chancellor shared examples of how UC San Diego is addressing disparities through the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship and the Black Academic Excellence Initiative.

Chancellor Khosla with San Diego Community College District Chancellor Constance Carroll 

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