Leading the Way in Sustainability

“When I arrived on this campus, I was jaw-droppingly amazed at the number of sustainability projects here and the commitment of our campus members to our green initiatives.  We are coming up with innovative practices, implementing them and showing the world how it’s done.” – Chancellor Khosla speaking at the Sustainability Town Hall

Sustainability is an important part of who we are and what we do at UC San Diego, and it was the focus of a Town Hall meeting today.  The gathering was held as part of the unit- and department-level assessments associated with the campus-wide strategic planning process currently underway.  At the beginning of the session, Chancellor Khosla thanked the attendees for being a part of the discussion and helping to ensure a sustainable campus, now and well into the future.  The event organizers then talked about the accomplishments that led the campus to become one of the greenest in the nation and participants brainstormed new ways to maintain our leadership in sustainability.

Celebrating a Retail Revolutionary and Social Innovator

From left to right: Isaac Keating, Brian Keating, Sarah Price Keating, Pradeep K. Khosla, Allison Price, Robert Price

At a special book signing and speaking engagement on May 6, businessman and author Robert Price shared his personal reflections about his father, Sol Price, for whom our UC San Diego Price Center is named.  His new book is titled “Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary and Social Innovator.”  More than 200 people packed the J.R. Beyster Auditorium at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management to hear Robert Price share stories about the business success, personal life and lessons learned from his father, who founded the highly successful Price Clubs.  Before introducing Robert Price at the event, Chancellor Khosla thanked the Price family for the impact they’ve had on our campus.  He also told the crowd that UC San Diego is a student-centered university, and that those two words are synonymous with our Price Center.

UC San Diego Powwow Honors Native American Culture and History

The third annual Powwow on the UC San Diego campus drew a crowd of hundreds over the weekend.  Community members, students, staff and faculty celebrated Native American culture through a two-day festival of dance, song, food, and arts and crafts.  Chancellor Khosla stopped by on Saturday to enjoy the festivities and speak with the event’s participants.  This year’s Powwow was held on Warren Field this year to provide more space and parking for the growing campus tradition.

“This annual tradition gives our campus members the opportunity to learn more about the rich culture and history of Native Americans, and strengthens the ties between UC San Diego and our tribal communities.” - Chancellor Khosla

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