Celebrating and Supporting Our World-Class Library

Front row: Ken Unruh, Don Breitenberg, Sam Horowitz; Back row: Dana Armstrong,  Dixie Unruh, the Chancellor, Reena Horowitz , Jeanne Jones

Geisel Library’s first floor transformed once again last Friday night for Dinner in the Library, which raises funds for the UC San Diego Library’s collections, services and learning spaces.  The annual tradition enables attendees to enjoy an elegant dinner, participate in a silent auction and hear a featured speaker amidst book collections and study spaces.  

At this year’s event, Chancellor Khosla thanked all of our generous supporters and talked about the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative, which is enabling the facility to evolve and meet the continuously changing needs of our campus and community members.  He also emphasized the vital role of the Library in supporting UC San Diego’s mission of education, research and service.  This year’s featured speaker was Ari Shapiro, award-winning journalist and co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered.  

Chancellor Khosla, featured speaker Ari Shapiro, University Librarian Brian Schottlaender

Thalansh Batra, from UC San Diego's Students for the Exploration and Development of Space program, explains how he and his team were the first students in the world to successfully launch a rocket powered by a 3D-printed engine.

Irwin and Joan Jacobs with Ari Shapiro