Working to Solve the World’s Resource Challenges

"Energy is an important component of food, fuel and the environment, and thinking in a holistic manner is key to solving issues we face today. UC San Diego is uniquely positioned to educate the leaders of the future." – Chancellor Khosla speaking at the Food and Fuel for the 21st Century Symposium

Pradeep K. Khosla, Senator Ben Hueso, Steve Mayfield

Chancellor Khosla and California State Senator Ben Hueso were among the participants at the recent Food and Fuel for the 21st Century Symposium.  The Senator was on campus to gain a deeper understanding of the growing field of algae production as a benefit to energy, environmental and economic issues.

Senator Hueso visited an algae laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Cal-CAB algae ponds on campus before attending the symposium, where he talked about the value of collaboration among government, academia and the private sector.  Chancellor Khosla also emphasized the importance of public-private partnerships and touted UC San Diego’s unique strengths across disciplines in educating our next generation leaders who will address complex global challenges.

Recognizing the Success of Student Ideas

Showing his support of undergraduate research, Chancellor Khosla stopped by the Faculty Club to speak with the 135 students who were presenting their projects at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.  Students had to be nominated by their faculty mentors to be a part of the event.  Chancellor Khosla said, “I encourage all students to participate in research.  You get to work with top faculty from around the world and conduct research with open-ended questions.  You learn to collect information, collaborate and solve problems.  It is great hands-on, real-world experience, and it allows you to generate new knowledge and contribute to your field.”

Philanthropists, Chefs and Foodies Unite to Raise Money for Cancer Research

Hundreds of guests came together for great food and a great cause at the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine over the weekend.  Attendees nibbled on hors d’oeuvres prepared by award-winning chefs from across the country and learned more about the “MyAnswertoCancer” initiative launched by the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center last fall.  Since its inception in 1981, the gala has raised more than $9 million for cancer research, patient care and community outreach.  Chancellor Khosla attended the event and told the crowd, “The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the best in the country.  We have the top physicians, researchers and facilities, and we are grateful to you for supporting them.  Soon we’ll be able to help even more patients when we open our new Cancer Hospital within the Jacobs Medical Center.”

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