Advancing Robotics to Benefit Society

More than 200 robotics experts from industry and academia around the world recently gathered at UC San Diego for the 4th annual Contextual Robotics Forum.  The event connected top researchers, students and industry professionals working at the cutting edge of autonomous driving, robotics and enabling technologies.  Chancellor Khosla welcomed participants and talked about the importance of collaboration to advance our knowledge and technology for the benefit of society.

Recognizing Our Exceptional Faculty

“An outstanding faculty is the hallmark of any great university.” – Chancellor Khosla

Every year, UC San Diego recognizes new faculty and those who’ve achieved career milestones at a special gathering hosted by the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  This year, more than 130 faculty attended the reception at Geisel University House.  Chancellor Khosla and EVC Elizabeth Simmons welcomed and congratulated the faculty, and emphasized UC San Diego’s tradition of hiring the world’s best scholars.  The Chancellor also talked about physical and intellectual transformation of our campus that is enhancing the student experience, creating a living and learning infrastructure, and sparking research and innovation.

Honoring Service to UC San Diego

“Thank you for your service and work that have led us to become one of the world’s best public research universities.” – Chancellor Khosla

Chancellor Khosla with Jim Madden who was recognized for 45 years of service at UC San Diego

Nearly 600 staff members are celebrating a milestone anniversary at UC San Diego this year, and they were honored yesterday at the 50th annual Service Awards Ceremony.  Chancellor Khosla expressed his appreciation to all of the hardworking staff members for their dedication to the campus and their contributions to the university community.  He also pointed out that the combined service of this year’s honorees totals nearly 19.5 million working hours, or 9,355 years if worked by one person. 

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