Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the UC San Diego Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. The prestigious award is bestowed upon faculty and graduate students to honor teaching excellence. Recipients are selected for their creativity, innovative teaching methods, ability to motivate students and commitment to teaching. At the annual awards ceremony yesterday at the Faculty Club, Chancellor Khosla congratulated each awardee and commented that it because of our amazing achievers – like our honorees – that UC San Diego has become a world-renowned public research university in only five decades. Read about the honorees.
“We must bring social awareness to our work every day.” – Chancellor Khosla
Chancellor Khosla with Naila Chowdhury, Director of Social Impact and Innovation at the Qualcomm Institute
UC San Diego is collaborating with Project Concern International (PCI) to jointly advance anti-human trafficking efforts in San Diego County. Chancellor Khosla signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday with the President and CEO of PCI Carrie Hessler-Radelet, following the “No More, No More” conference, a human trafficking awareness program hosted by the Social Impact and Innovation program. At the event, the Chancellor said we must do everything we can to help our local and global community members and have a positive impact on our society.
Suresh Subramani, Ramesh Rao, Chancellor Khosla, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Naila Chowdhury, Peg Ross, Bob Sullivan
Many of us in the University of California community have been directly affected by the deadly wildfires that are ravaging wide swaths of Northern California. Several students, employees and their loved ones have been evacuated for their safety and many of our neighbors and friends have lost their homes. Thousands of us are breathing highly polluted air. This perilous situation will likely be with us for a while, and overall recovery may well be slow. The university stands ready to help all community members needing assistance, including through its medical facilities and campus resources such as employee assistance programs and counseling services. Read the entire message from President Napolitano.
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