Philanthropists, Chefs and Foodies Unite to Raise Money for Cancer Research

Hundreds of guests came together for great food and a great cause at the 32nd annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine over the weekend.  Attendees nibbled on hors d’oeuvres prepared by award-winning chefs from across the country and learned more about the “MyAnswertoCancer” initiative launched by the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center last fall.  Since its inception in 1981, the gala has raised more than $9 million for cancer research, patient care and community outreach.  Chancellor Khosla attended the event and told the crowd, “The UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the best in the country.  We have the top physicians, researchers and facilities, and we are grateful to you for supporting them.  Soon we’ll be able to help even more patients when we open our new Cancer Hospital within the Jacobs Medical Center.”

Opening Doors for Young Latino Scholars

“Helping a student to obtain a higher education is one of the greatest gifts a person can give.”

- Chancellor Khosla

Last night, at the 17th annual Fiesta de las Estrellas celebration, several star scholarship recipients were recognized at a reception at the Faculty Club.  The event was created by the Hispanic Scholarship Council, which has raised more than $1 million for UC San Diego undergraduate scholarships.  The Council’s mission is to provide access to education and create opportunities for promising Latino students.  Chancellor Khosla attended the reception and told the students, “We are proud of your talent and achievements, and we are so glad you are here at UC San Diego.”

Chancellor Talks about Issues in Higher Education at Supper Club

“Fifty years from now, we want to look back and say that our second 50 years were even better than our first.”

– Chancellor Khosla talking about why the campus initiated a strategic planning process

Chancellor Khosla was the guest speaker at the Social Sciences Supper Club held at the Faculty Club on April 24.  The Supper Club is one of the university’s most popular dinner lecture series featuring faculty who focus on some of the most important social issues of our time.  The Chancellor talked about three main issues facing higher education including the reduction of state funding, the need to improve access and affordability for students, and the impact of technology on education.  He also focused on the importance of UC San Diego’s strategic planning process in addressing these issues and developing a unifying vision and shared goals for the future of our campus.

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