Collecting School Supplies for Children

Chancellor Khosla adds pencils and pens to the school supply collection box in the Chancellor's office.

UC San Diego is once again hosting a school supply drive for students at 14 local elementary, middle and high schools.  The 9th annual drive runs from August 3 to September 30.  There are three dozen collection boxes all over campus, including one in the Chancellor’s office.  Staff, faculty and students are encouraged to donate new school supplies, backpacks, lunch boxes, gently used binders and children’s books.  University materials will not be accepted.  The UC San Diego Bookstore is offering a 20 percent discount on school supplies purchased in the store and then donated.  Click here for a list of collections boxes.

Sharing Reflections on a Global Inspiration

"Today’s public university instills the importance of social responsibility, and I think Gandhi would be pleased with our mission, work and achievements." - Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla delivered the 32nd annual Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture at Atkinson Hall on Friday.  He talked about Gandhi’s life and principles, and how they shaped his views on education, as well as why Gandhi would most likely support the mission of the modern-day public university.  During the program, the Chancellor also helped award 21 scholarships from the San Diego Indian American Society to local high school students who wrote an original essay on “nonviolent means for conflict resolution” and demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement. 

Inspiring Young Minds, Dr. Seuss Book Released

“Through his books and his legacy, Dr. Seuss continues to promote literacy and learning, and inspire countless generations of young minds.” – Chancellor Khosla

Hundreds of people flocked to the UC San Diego Geisel Library today for the newfound Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?.  The UC San Diego Bookstore sold a limited number of copies of the book during the campus launch event.  Chancellor Khosla commented that UC San Diego is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss Collection, the largest assembly of Theodor Geisel’s original drawings, books, memorabilia and other materials, and he expressed his gratitude to Audrey Geisel for her generosity.  What Pet Should I Get? is based on materials that were donated in 2013 by Audrey Geisel to the UC San Diego Library’s Dr. Seuss Collection.  Numerous Dr. Seuss original drawings remain on display at Geisel Library.

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