UC San Diego is addressing the need for parking on campus. A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the Osler Parking Structure, located next to Skaggs School of Pharmacy, a five-minute walk from the center of campus. The structure will add 1,350 parking spaces to campus and will be completed in fall 2018. It is one of four parking structures being added in the next few years. The three others are the Voigt structure in the canyon north of Geisel Library, the underground structure that will be part of the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, and the Mesa Housing structure on east campus.
Three of the four structures are being designed for possible re-purposing one day, in case our campus doesn’t need so much parking in the future, especially after Light Rail Transit arrives. These projects are part of our phasing-out of existing surface lots to maximize efficiency and make better use of our space.
Chancellor Khosla with Mayor Kevin Faulconer and UC San Diego Dean of Extension Mary Walshok at Malcolm X Library
UC San Diego is committed to serving our local community through education and research. That is why we are partnering with the City of San Diego to expand our Network of Education x Training (Library NExT) pilot program, which provides middle and high school students with unique opportunities and classes in STEAM education at local libraries, as well as college planning, test preparation and workforce development. Chancellor Khosla and Mayor Kevin Faulconer talked today about the success of the pilot program—which began at the Central Library in downtown San Diego—before announcing the expansion to more libraries in diverse communities throughout our region, including Malcolm X Library. So far, the program has reached more than 150 students from 32 different middle and high schools.
Chancellor Khosla, Dean Mary Walshok, and Mayor Faulconer participate in a science experiment with NExT students.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer, grateful patient Phillip Leggitt, UC San Diego Health CEO Patty Maysent, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Chair of Radiology and AVC of Faculty Climate and Professional Development Alexander Norbash and Chancellor Khosla
Last week, Chancellor Khosla participated in a special flag-raising ceremony at the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest—along with several dignitaries including California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and City of San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer—which kicked off the lighting of the building in rainbow colors. The medical center will be illuminated each night through the month of July and is the only hospital in the nation that lights up in rainbow colors. The lights celebrate LGBT Pride Month and symbolize the university’s commitment and engagement in the LGBT community.
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