Applauding Athletic Achievements

Chancellor Khosla with Triton coaches Timmer Willing, Corrie Falcon, Matt Macedo and Brad Kreutzkamp.

At the annual Breakfast of Champions today, dozens of UC San Diego student-athletes and coaches were recognized for having reached national championship status in their sport this year.  Chancellor Khosla congratulated and thanked the team members for contributing to the success of UC San Diego Athletics and enhancing our school pride.  For the sixth year in a row, UC San Diego was ranked first in the Division II Power Rankings, which measures the combination of competitive excellence, academic prowess and graduation rate.

Chancellor Khosla with the women's water polo team.

UC San Diego Graduates Next Generation of Physicians

Hundreds of proud family members and friends flocked to the UC San Diego campus over the weekend to congratulate the School of Medicine’s newest graduates – now doctors.  The school’s commencement weekend began with a Senior Banquet last Thursday and then a Senior Awards ceremony on Saturday, which recognized the graduates’ range of talent and accomplishments – from clinical and research excellence to admirable characteristics like compassion and humanism.  The commencement ceremony for the 130 men and women took place on Sunday.  Chancellor Khosla conferred the degrees and expressed his admiration for their passion, determination and hard work.

Famous Filmmaker Honored for Scientific Exploration

“This prize is given to luminaries who have helped bring the adventure and excitement of science into the public spotlight.” – Chancellor Khosla

World-renowned filmmaker James Cameron is the latest recipient of the Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest.  He received the award during a ceremony at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, where he talked about his record-setting deep-sea expedition.  Last year, he became the first person to complete a solo dive to the world’s deepest point.  Cameron has been collaborating with Scripps for nearly a decade, focusing on developing new ways to explore and study the deepest parts of the oceans.  He donated an extreme-depth unmanned undersea “lander” to Scripps for future exploration endeavors.

At the award ceremony, Chancellor Khosla congratulated Cameron and talked about the importance of the Nierenberg award, explaining that it is among the most prestigious awards given at UC San Diego.

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