Strengthening Ties with the Community

“I am impressed with how deeply connected we are with the community, and I want to continue to strengthen those ties.” – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla recognized outgoing board members and thanked them for their service. From left to right: Pradeep K. Khosla, Martha King, Arthur Lipper, Richard Kiy, Susan Taylor

The Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB) held its year-end meeting to say thank you and farewell to departing board members and to share successes from the year.  The CCAB members are advocates for UC San Diego and they advise the Chancellor with a specific emphasis on the campus’ role in the community.  After expressing his appreciation to all of the board members for their advocacy and support, the Chancellor talked about the early success of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars program, which is helping local students to attend UC San Diego.  Nearly 65 percent of the students who were offered the scholarship at UC San Diego accepted it.  Mica Pollack, director of CREATE, also gave a presentation on the new STEM Success initiative to network UC San Diego’s resources to improve the K-20 STEM education pipeline in San Diego.

Bidding Adieu to Penny Rue

Pradeep K. Khosla, Penny Rue, Gary Ratcliff

More than 100 students, staff and faculty attended a farewell reception for outgoing Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Penny Rue, who will officially leave the university at the end of June.  Chancellor Khosla was among the many speakers during the program.  He talked about how much she cares about helping students and improving the college experience, and he thanked her for her six years of service and her contributions to the campus.  The reception was held at The Loft at the Price Center, which opened during her tenure.

Chancellor Khosla leads the crowd in a round of applause for Penny Rue.

UC San Diego Debuts New Centers to Advance Ideas and Imagination

The Moxie Center and the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination both held celebrations yesterday to mark their addition to campus.  Chancellor Khosla attended both events and commented that UC San Diego is an ideal home for both centers because of our collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit and our tradition of innovation.

The Moxie Center fosters the incubation and acceleration of student ideas by providing resources and guidance, such as seminars and mentorship in engineering and business development.  Dozens of students, faculty, staff and community members attended the public grand opening, including Mayor Bob Filner and Irwin Zahn.  It was Zahn and his family who made the gift to create the center.

The new Center for Human Imagination brings together experts from multiple disciplines to help us better understand, enhance and enact the gift of human imagination so we can improve our world.  The public launch of the center will be celebrated with a series of events in May; click here to learn more.

Irwin Zahn with Chancellor Khosla

A student displays her work at the Moxie Center.

Attendees at the Clarke Center opening watch a short film called "The Search for Infinity."

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