Recognizing Faculty Excellence

“An outstanding faculty is the foundation of any great institution.” – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla, Chancellor's Associates Chair Linda Masters, award recipients Richard Arneson, Patricia Rincon, Stephanie Mel, Babette Mangolte and Victor Nizet, and Interim EVC Peter Cowhey (not pictured: award recipient Grant Kester)

Six extraordinary faculty members are the new recipients of the Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards. This prestigious award annually recognizes excellence in teaching, research, community service and the performing arts.  At the award ceremony yesterday, Chancellor Khosla noted that the contributions of these faculty members have led to a better understanding of our world and stronger learning outcomes and experiences for our students.  The Chancellor’s Associates have recognized more than 200 faculty members over the last four decades with this award.

Chancellor Khosla and Interim EVC Cowhey with Chancellor's Associates Thomas and Carol Dillon and Gerald Kent

Strengthening Connections between Campus and the City of San Diego

Chancellor Khosla and CCAB member Bob Brown meet with Councilmember Chris Cate

Today is UC San Diego Day at San Diego City Hall.  Numerous members of the UC San Diego community—including Chancellor Khosla, alumni and community advocates—met with City Hall staffers to talk about the exciting things happening at UC San Diego, such as our upcoming downtown presence with the Innovation, Cultural and Educational Hub.  The morning’s meetings and festivities—which included a meet and greet over coffee and donuts—provided a unique opportunity to recognize UC San Diego alumni working diligently at City Hall, and to thank staff for their ongoing support of the university.  UC San Diego Day was sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office, the Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board (CCAB), the UC San Diego Alumni Board of Directors, and Councilmember Barbara Bry, whose district includes UC San Diego. 

CCAB member Stanley Faer, UC San Diego Staff Representative to the Regents LaWana Richmond, staff member Denise Serrano, CCAB Chair and alumna Yen C. Tu, Councilmember Scott Sherman

Celebrating the Campaign for UC San Diego

Victoria Brown, Alumnus Taner Halicioglu, Alumnus and Chair of the Campaign's International Leadership Commitee Ken Kroner, Jennifer Kroner, Thespine Kavoulakis, Chancellor Khosla, and Campaign Honorary Chairs Denny Sanford, Joan Jacobs and Irwin Jacobs

The Campaign for UC San Diego is now officially in the public phase.  The ambitious and historic 10-year, $2 billion fundraising effort was announced and celebrated Saturday night at RIMAC.  During the event, Chancellor Khosla shared another big announcement—a $75 million gift from alumnus Taner Halicioglu to establish the Halicioglu Institute for Data Science, which will unite brilliant minds across all disciplines at UC San Diego to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges.  During the first four-and-a-half years—the quiet phase—UC San Diego has raised $1.3 billion toward the campaign goal, with contributions from more than 90,000 unique donors.  

At the celebration on Saturday, university supporters and friends learned how the latest transformative gifts are reshaping our campus and our planet and were treated to demonstrations of  faculty-generated technology.  They also discovered how the public phase of the campaign will further propel our transformation.  The gifts are enhancing the student experience by increasing undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and student services.  They are sparking research and innovation by boosting our number of endowed chairs and building collaborative, multi-disciplinary, transformational research programs.  They are modernizing our classrooms and laboratories, and creating a living and learning infrastructure that promotes collaboration and community.  

Join our quest to transform the lives of our students and our citizens, and help us make the world a better place.   

Fetch the Robot took selfies with attendees and then emailed them the photos.

Attendees used a Zappar code on displays around the room to learn more about faculty-generated technology.

In a suprise performance, alumnus Nathan East—who first appeared by hologram—joined his hologram on stage live to continue the music.

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