“This symposium underscores UC San Diego’s commitment to our relationship with Mexico and our binational border region.” - Chancellor Khosla
Business leaders, policy makers and scholars from California and Mexico gathered at UC San Diego today for the Mexico Moving Forward symposium, including UC President Janet Napolitano and Chancellor Khosla, who both delivered opening remarks. The day-long event featured a wide range of topics – from arts and culture to business, politics and science. The inaugural symposium in 2011 was created by UC San Diego’s Center for U.S. Mexican Studies as part of our campus’ 50th anniversary commemoration. The goal of the event is to celebrate the Mexico’s strengths and discuss the country’s future. Today’s symposium focused on Mexico’s progress and goals after the signing of NAFTA.
As part of UC San Diego's efforts to enhance our campus environment, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched a new redesigned website that is user-friendly and provides more information. The diversity.ucsd.edu site features news and events; policies; reports and data; and information about campus centers, resources and faculty equity advisors. The mission of the EDI office is to initiate programs and provide resources that increase understanding and awareness of social justice, remove barriers for historically underrepresented groups, improve cross-cultural relations, and contribute to a campus climate that is safe and welcoming to all.
“The educational opportunity given to me is the opportunity I want to give every student.” – Chancellor Khosla
Fulfilling a promise to the local community, Chancellor Khosla returned to Southeast San Diego last night to convey how community feedback has helped shape UC San Diego’s strategic plan. It was one year ago that he held the first Town Hall at the Jacobs Center to request community input for UC San Diego’s future.
The Chancellor shared specific actions the university has taken to support our vision of being a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. These include establishing and expanding the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars program, re-launching UniversityLink, deepening commitment to K-12 students and STEM education through CREATE, and expanding UC San Diego Extension through new locations and partnerships.
Nearly 100 people attended the Town Hall meeting, including community and business leaders, and students from Connecting Hope and Reality Changers. The Chancellor’s presentation led to an important conversation about the continuing need to motivate and help students prepare for college. Several speakers also applauded the Chancellor’s commitment to the community and thanked him for providing opportunity for local students.
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