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.

UC San Diego Community Members Attend Chicano Park Day Celebration

Chicano Park in Barrio Logan was filled with thousands of people on Saturday, including dozens from the UC San Diego community, to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of the park’s establishment.  Chancellor Khosla joined students, faculty and staff to enjoy the traditional music, dance, art and food.  This year’s celebration was made even more special because of the addition of Chicano Park and its murals to the list of the National Register of Historic Places in January.  As part of UC San Diego's commemoration of César Chávez Month, free transportation was provided from the campus to Barrio Logan.

UC San Diego students enjoy lunch at Las Cuatro Milpas.

Transforming Lives through the Preuss Promise

Ann Dynes, Bob Dynes, Peggy Preuss, Pradeep K. Khosla, Scott Barton (photo credit: Carol Sonstein)

Chancellor Khosla was among the 200 people at the annual Benefit Celebration for The Preuss School UCSD on April 19.  During the evening’s program, the Chancellor emphasized his support of the school and his belief that all qualified students deserve equal access to a top-notch, affordable education.  He also touted the new Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program at UC San Diego which will provide support for eligible students from our three local partner schools, including Preuss.

Attendees were treated to live music performances by Preuss students, as well as robotics, science and art displays and demonstrations.  A live auction was also held to raise funds for the school and its longer learning time.

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