Creating a Live, Learn, Play Community

(Left to right) Tom Greving, Principal Architect and Regional Design Director, HKS; Ricardo Rabines, Founding Partner, Safdie Rabines Architects; Pradeep K. Khosla, UC San Diego Chancellor; Elizabeth H. Simmons, UC San Diego Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs; and Hemlata Jhaveri, UC San Diego Executive Director, Housing, Dining and Hospitality

UC San Diego is building a new neighborhood that will advance our transformation into a live, learn, play community.  Chancellor Khosla led the groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood.  The mixed-use complex—expected to be completed in fall 2020—will become the new home for Sixth College.  It will include 2,000 undergraduate beds, underground parking, and a market, dining hall, retail space and craft center.  The neighborhood will also house two new academic buildings—one for Social Sciences and one for the Arts and Humanities.  At the groundbreaking, Chancellor Khosla talked about how the neighborhood will enhance the student experience by making UC San Diego a primarily residential campus and creating a more connected campus that promotes interaction and engagement.  The project is located in the surface parking lots between Muir and Marshall Colleges, with a footprint of more than 10 acres. 

Rendering of North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

Rendering of North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood

Guests toured the new neighborhood through virtual reality headsets.

Once completed, the project will feature new basketball courts.

Guests sampled food from the three Housing, Dining and Hospitality restaurants planned for the neighborhood.

Celebrating UC San Diego’s Newest Graduates

Congratulations, Class of 2018!  More than 8,000 students transitioned to alumni this weekend during UC San Diego’s Commencement Weekend.  Thousands attended the All Campus Commencement ceremony on Saturday, featuring a keynote speech from Chancellor Khosla in which he encouraged graduates to use their education to contribute to the greater good.  The program also featured alumni speaker Kimberley Phillips Boehm and student speaker Lucero Felicita Camarena.  After the All Campus Commencement ceremony, which included the conferral of degrees, the campus’s six undergraduate colleges, two professional schools and various graduate programs host personalized graduation events where students walked across the stage as their names were read.

Student speaker Lucero Felicita Camarena

Alumni speaker Kimberley Phillips Boehm '82

Members of the Platform Party prepare to process.

Honoring Outstanding Research Dissertations

From left: Chancellor Khosla, Graduate Division Dean Kit Pogliano, GSA VP – Academic Affairs Vladimir Jovanovic, Medal Recipient Alina Mendez, Professor David Gutierrez; Medal Recipient Zhenbin Wang, Associate Professor Shyue Ping Ong, VC – Research Sandra Brown

The Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal recognizes outstanding Ph.D. dissertations from each academic division of UC San Diego.  This year’s recipients were chosen because of the impact, originality, presentation and quality of their work.  At today’s medal ceremony at the Faculty Club, Chancellor Khosla congratulated the honorees and thanked them for their contributions to their field, both past and future.  Learn more about the Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal and this year’s recipients.

Chancellor Khosla presents the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal to Alina Mendez.

Chancellor Khosla presents the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal to Zhenbin Wang.

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