Recognizing Faculty Research Excellence

Chancellor Khosla with Professor Thomas Levy and his wife, Alina Levy

Each year, the UC San Diego Academic Senate recognizes two faculty members for their significant contributions to academic excellence in research and groundbreaking discoveries.  This year’s honorees – Professors Rommie Amaro and Thomas Levy – were celebrated yesterday at a reception at the Faculty Club and they both presented lectures on their research.  Chancellor Khosla opened the program by congratulating the honorees.  He said an outstanding faculty is the hallmark of any great university and this honor is given to our most illustrious colleagues. 

Professor Rommie Amaro (center) with Doctoral Candidate Sophia Hirakis (left) and R. Tomas (right)

Combating Human Trafficking

UC San Diego’s Social Impact and Innovation Director Naila Chowdhury, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan, Co-Director of the Center for Information Convergence and Strategy at San Diego State University Akshay Pottathil, Chancellor Khosla, Executive Vice Chancellor Elizabeth H. Simmons 

UC San Diego is a leader in the effort to stop human trafficking.  Yesterday, leaders from academia, industry and government gathered on campus to raise awareness and find solutions to the global crisis.  Chancellor Khosla provided opening remarks at the “No More No More” human trafficking awareness program, which featured a keynote speech from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan and a panel discussion on the topic.  The Chancellor talked about the university’s partnerships and the involvement of students, faculty and staff, to create awareness and help our community members become defenders and ambassadors in the fight against human trafficking.  He also affirmed the university’s commitment to lead way in solving some of today’s greatest social inequities through collaboration and empowerment.

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