Welcoming Scholars in Black Studies to Campus

Leading scholars in the interdisciplinary field of Black Studies from throughout the UC system are here at UC San Diego to participate in a two-day symposium on Trajectories in Black Studies.  The symposium was organized by the Black Studies Project at UC San Diego, along with a working group of faculty from other sister campuses.  Chancellor Khosla stopped by the welcome session this morning to greet the faculty, staff and students, and to convey his support and his appreciation for their work and contributions.

Faculty introduced themselves during the welcome session.

Enriching Our Campus Climate through Art

“This statue is an important contribution toward advancing a more diverse and inclusive campus environment here at UC San Diego.” – Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego has a new public art installation that commemorates the life and legacy of African-American abolitionist and women’s right activist Sojourner Truth.  The idea for the statue, located on Ridge Walk near the Economics Building, originated from a conversation between students and Dimensions of Culture Director Jorge Mariscal.  Alumna and artist Manuelita Brown created the sculpture, which is designed to exude Truth's deep humanity and commitment to education and action in the pursuit of equal rights; Brown also designed and produced our Triton Statue and the Thurgood Marshall bust.  During the unveiling ceremony yesterday, Chancellor Khosla thanked all of our students who advocated for the statue and everyone involved in making the project a reality, and applauded the addition of art on campus that reflects the rich diversity and culture of our community. 

Chancellor Khosla poses with Manuelita Brown, who created the Sojourner Truth statue.

Professor Ken Anderson leads the UC San Diego Gospel Choir in singing "Aint Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around."

Thurgood Marshall College Provost Allan Havis presents VC Gary Matthews with an appreciation award.

From left: Professor Jorge Mariscal, VC Gary Matthews, Artist and Alumna Manuelita Brown, Chancellor Khosla, EVC Suresh Subramani, Provost Allan Havis

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

From left: Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB) member Frederick Walker, CCAB member Robert Gillespie and his wife, Lisa Gillespie, Muir College Provost John Moore, Chancellor Khosla, VC-Student Affairs Juan González, E3 Civic High School student William Tyler McKinney, Director of Admissions Mae Brown

Chancellor Khosla joined thousands of campus and community members in celebrating the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this weekend.  The Chancellor attended the San Diego County Educators’ Breakfast on Saturday, which brings together leaders from more than 25 K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and other public and private institutions in San Diego to honor the legacy of Dr. King.  On Sunday, nearly 200 UC San Diego Volunteer50 members participated in the annual Day of Service with projects at Howard Pence Elementary School, and then marched in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade downtown.

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