Chancellor Talks about Issues in Higher Education at Supper Club

“Fifty years from now, we want to look back and say that our second 50 years were even better than our first.”

– Chancellor Khosla talking about why the campus initiated a strategic planning process

Chancellor Khosla was the guest speaker at the Social Sciences Supper Club held at the Faculty Club on April 24.  The Supper Club is one of the university’s most popular dinner lecture series featuring faculty who focus on some of the most important social issues of our time.  The Chancellor talked about three main issues facing higher education including the reduction of state funding, the need to improve access and affordability for students, and the impact of technology on education.  He also focused on the importance of UC San Diego’s strategic planning process in addressing these issues and developing a unifying vision and shared goals for the future of our campus.

Caring for Older Patients Focus of Osteoporosis Fair

The UC San Diego student chapter of the American Geriatrics Society, with support from the Stein Institute for Research on Aging and the Academic Geriatric Resource Center, hosted an Osteoporosis Fair on campus to educate students about bone health and spark interest in the field of geriatrics.  Chancellor Khosla stopped by to see the eight interactive stations where students and faculty – from departments of medicine, family medicine, radiology, nutrition and pharmacy – showcased new findings on osteoporosis, answered questions and discussed common clinical issues.

Setting the Example in Sustainability

UC San Diego’s Earth Week celebration drew to a close today with one final and fitting event – the annual Sustainability Awards.  Honorees included students who brought water filtration and solar panels to a village in Thailand, staff who worked to “green” Geisel Library and alumni who started their own local sustainability television show.  Before handing out the awards, Chancellor Khosla reflected on the numerous and diverse sustainability initiatives on campus and said, “We are an example of what is possible. Our students, faculty and staff from various disciplines work together on these initiatives.  I am impressed with their collaboration, their level of involvement and their commitment to make this campus more sustainable.  Sustainability permeates the whole campus.”

Chancellor Khosla presented the Sustainability Awards to campus members who have gone above and beyond to make UC San Diego, and our world, a healthier and greener place.

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