Lunching with the Chancellor

Twelve staff members enjoyed a lunchbox meal with Chancellor Khosla in his office yesterday, after having their names drawn for the Chancellor’s annual Lunchbox Club at the Staff Picnic.  Playing off the “time travel” theme from this year’s picnic, the pails read: “Just in time for lunch.” Chancellor Khosla says he enjoys the annual tradition because it gives him an opportunity to converse with staff members from diverse areas of campus in a casual setting and he can personally thank staff for the work that they do to support the university.  Each lunch guest got to take home a commemorative lunchbox. 

Increasing Our Understanding of Climate Change Impacts

“This center will leverage the great strengths of UC San Diego in engineering, economics and public policy—critical fields to address the issue of climate adaptation.” - Chancellor Khosla

Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg at the news conference to announce their gift and the new Center at Scripps Oceanography

UC San Diego is launching a new Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography thanks to a $5 million gift from Richard and Carol Dean Hertzberg.  The Center will focus on a new chapter of climate research that considers how society can address the consequences that are already unfolding or that appear to be inevitable.  At a news conference yesterday, Chancellor Khosla thanked the Hertzbergs for their philanthropic leadership, and said their gift is a testament to their foresight in understanding the new questions that need to be asked regarding climate change, and also to their compassion and concern for future generations that will experience the effects of the decisions we make today.  Learn more here.

From left: Vice Chancellor - Marine Sciences Margaret Leinen, Carol Dean Hertzberg, President of the Annenberg Trust Foundation at Sunnylands Geoff Cowan (back), UC San Diego scientist and oceanographer Walter Munk, Richard Hertzberg

Number One, Six Years Running

UC San Diego is once again ranked the number one university in the nation by Washington Monthly for our contributions to the public good.  This is the sixth consecutive year UC San Diego has topped the list.  Chancellor Khosla commented that it is an honor to again receive this prestigious recognition, and reiterated the university’s commitment to supporting our students and campus members, providing opportunities for all, and serving our local and global communities.  Learn more about our latest ranking.

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