Sparking New Ideas and Campus Collaboration

“We must think boldly to identify and implement creative solutions to ensure our continued level of excellence.” – Chancellor Khosla

IdeaWave’s success was recognized recently at the 2015 California Public Higher Education Collaborative Business Conference with a Collaborative Innovation Award.  

IdeaWave is a hub for innovative UC San Diego employees to submit and discuss new ideas for approaching administrative challenges, and it continues the open dialogue that occurred during the strategic planning process.  Since its launch in June 2015, the site has garnered 25,000 page views.  IdeaWave is regularly launching campaigns on various topics to seek enhancements; the current campaign is focused on refining the campus experience with managing event-related transactions.  

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB) member Robert Gillespie, Senior Diversity Office Glynda Davis, CCAB Chair Bob Brown, Muir College Provost John Moore, VC – EDI Becky Petitt and Chancellor Khosla

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, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 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 Father Joe’s Villages, and then marched in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade downtown.

Honoring a Scientist, Mentor and Leader

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is hosting a two-day symposium to honor of Palmer Taylor, the founding dean of the school.  Dozens of campus members, along with numerous national and international guests, are here on campus for the event.  Featured speakers are presenting on a range of topics, from toxins to therapeutics.  Chancellor Khosla helped kick off the symposium this morning by welcoming attendees and talking about the positive impact of the Skaggs School and the contributions of Palmer Taylor to the school and the university.

Chancellor Khosla with founding Dean Palmer Taylor, current Dean James McKerrow, and Professor and Chair William Catterall.

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