Celebrating UC San Diego Founders and Faculty

Founders Cake Party

UC San Diego is officially 57 years old.  Founded on November 18, 1960, the campus commemorates the anniversary every year with Founders Celebration.  This year’s series of events included Founders Symposium, Founders Faculty Celebration and a Founders cake party. 

The symposium’s theme was “An Evening of Nonconventional Wisdom” and featured two presenters – Professors Tajana Rosing and Rob Knight – who shared their revolutionary research.  Three Revelle Medals were awarded at the Founders Faculty Celebration to recognize visionary faculty with a record of accomplishment in advancing UC San Diego’s mission; the recipients are Paul Drake, Marilyn Farquhar and Don Helinski.  Hundreds of campus members also enjoyed UC San Diego birthday cake on Library Walk.