Unlocking the Mysteries of the World’s Oceans

“This new building will further enable all of our scientists to work together on problems of great importance to society. These are the types of collaborations that UC San Diego is known for, and it’s what we need to better understand our oceans and solve our world’s most pressing challenges.”

- Chancellor Khosla

In a sparkling new facility on UC San Diego land, Chancellor Khosla joined scientists, research colleagues and community leaders for the grand opening of NOAA’s new Southwest Fisheries Science Center La Jolla Laboratory.  The new building is adjacent to UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and will enhance collaboration between the longtime partners.  The new sustainably designed building features state-of-the-art laboratories and new marine research facilities, including a three-story, 528,000-gallon Ocean Technology Development Test Tank. The laboratory will be a focal point for surveys and assessments of several important species.

Director of Southwest Fisheries Science Center Francisco Werner, SWFSC Senior Scientist and Assistant Center Director Roger Hewitt, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Thanking Community Members for Their Support

Chancellor Khosla invited members of the Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board and the San Diego County Chicano/Latino Concilio to his residence for a special reception to thank them for their support and efforts to improve diversity at UC San Diego.  During his first year on campus, the Chancellor has met with the community members several times to discuss ways to enhance the campus climate and strengthen UC San Diego’s presence in the community.  

Lunching with the Chancellor

Several staff members joined Chancellor Khosla for sandwiches and chips in his office today as part of the Chancellor’s annual Lunchbox Club.  The lunch invitation was one of the many door prizes at the All Staff Picnic.  Chancellor Khosla told the group that he enjoys the annual tradition because it gives him an opportunity to talk with staff members from diverse areas of campus in a casual setting and he can personally thank staff for the work that they do to support the university.  Each lunch guest got to take home a commemorative lunchbox.  At first glance, it looks like a Superman pail.  However, upon closer inspection, you can see that it’s Chancellor Khosla in the superhero uniform.

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