Welcoming UC San Diego’s New Graduate Students

Be on the lookout for opportunities and seize them.  Take chances and stretch your mind.  Work collaboratively and get to know people outside of your discipline.  Chancellor Khosla shared these pieces of advice to UC San Diego’s largest incoming class of graduate students—more than 2,300—at the orientation session this morning.  He also talked about the physical and intellectual transformation of the campus that is enhancing the student experience—from adding more campus housing, amenities and degree programs, to the construction of the Gilman Bridge that will connect our east and west campus, enabling better access and mobility. 

Other speakers included AVC of EDI Diane Forbes Berthoud and GSA President Mark Derdzinski.

Welcoming UC San Diego’s New Executive Vice Chancellor

Chancellor Khosla with EVC Elizabeth Simmons

A special reception was held at the Faculty Club yesterday to welcome UC San Diego’s new Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Elizabeth Simmons.  Chancellor Khosla noted she brings a wealth of great leadership and administrative experience to our campus—ranging from curriculum development and assessment, to academic advising and student and faculty recruitment and retention—in addition to being a widely respected and highly distinguished physicist.  She also has a strong track record of enhancing and promoting diversity.  Learn more about EVC Simmons.

Dining in the Library

Interim University Librarian Tammy Dearie, Author Ann Patchett, Chancellor Khosla

UC San Diego’s Dinner in the Library, held last Friday, is an annual tradition that transforms the first floor of Geisel Library into an elegant dining area amidst book collections and study spaces.  The theme for this year’s fundraising event was “Going to the Top,” reflecting the Library’s goal of holding next year’s event on the 8th floor of the Library, which is currently undergoing renovation to create event space and an enhanced quiet lounge for study.  The Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative is also transforming the first and second floors to better support student learning and research.  During the dinner, Chancellor Khosla thanked all of our generous supporters and emphasized the vital role of the Library in supporting UC San Diego’s mission of education, research and service.

Chancellor Khosla with Undergraduate Library Research Prize winners Maryanne Beckwith, Yuanhao Qu and Sarah Prentiss

Interim University Librarian Tammy Dearie, Honorary Committee member Debbie Turner, Author Ann Patchett, Honorary Committee Chair Jeanne Jones, Chancellor Khosla

Alison (left) and George Gildred (right) with Ann Patchett (center); Alison was a founder of the first Dinner in the Library.

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