Welcoming the R/V Sally Ride to San Diego

Hundreds of people lined the La Jolla coastline and Scripps Pier to welcome the research vessel Sally Ride to San Diego for the first time.  The vessel perched off the south side of the pier for about an hour, honking a few hellos to the people on the shore while they waved and cheered.  The crew also showed off the ship’s impressive turning radius with a pirouette.  Chancellor Khosla, Vice Chancellor Margaret Leinen, Scripps Director's Council Chair Steve Strachan and the world’s greatest living oceanographer Walter Munk were among the throngs of welcomers. 

Steve Strachan, Margaret Leinen, Chancellor Khosla, Walter Munk

Sailing into San Diego for the First Time (And You Can Sneak a Peek)

You can be the first to catch a glimpse of America’s newest research vessel Sally Ride in San Diego as she cruises by UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography this afternoon around 4 p.m.  The ship will sound a whistle blast as it passes by and heads to its homeport at the Nimitz Marine Facility in Point Loma.  Just last week, R/V Sally Ride stopped in San Francisco while making its way south from its construction site in Anacortes, Washington.  One of the most technologically advanced oceanographic research vessels in the world, the R/V Sally Ride is owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography.  Check out this video tour of the ship created by Wired.  Public tours will be held this fall.

Surfing for a Cure

“As a public university, UC San Diego is committed to serving our community through education, innovation and health care.” – Chancellor Khosla

Scott Lippman, Fernando Aguerre, Denny Sanford, Chancellor Khosla, Patty Maysent, Larry Goldstein, Cat Jamieson

The 23rd annual Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational was held over the weekend to benefit the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.  Dozens of surfers participated in the tournament and more than 500 attendees enjoyed traditional Polynesian dancing and music, and a tropical buffet.  This year’s Rell Sunn Award was presented to Denny Sanford for his incredible support of UC San Diego that has made significant medical and scientific discoveries possible.  Since its inception, the event has raised over $7 million for cancer research and care.  

Sam Armstrong, John Otterson and Chancellor Khosla presented the Rell Sunn Award to Denny Sanford.

Jon Roseman, John Otterson, Denny Sanford, Chancellor Khosla, Sam Armstrong, Tyler Callaway, Scott Lippman

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