Fueling a Passion for Learning

From left: Catherine Friedman, Associate University Librarian; Don Chadwick, Director of Sports Facilities; Alex Butterfield, long-time friend of Audrey Geisel; Brian Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian; Pradeep K. Khosla, Chancellor; Suresh Subramani, Executive Vice Chancellor; Tammy Dearie, Associate University Librarian

Audrey’s Café is officially open for business in Geisel Library.  The café offers food and drinks, and a revamped area for studying and socializing.  Before cutting the Seuss-inspired daisy chain to mark the grand opening yesterday, Chancellor Khosla emphasized his support of student-centered initiatives to improve the academic and social experience of students at UC San Diego.  The new café is named for Audrey Geisel, who is funding the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative to transform interior public spaces in the library to meet the evolving needs of patrons.

Students, faculty and staff wrote thank you notes to Audrey Geisel for her generous support and shared what the Library and café mean to them.

Attendees were invited to have their photos taken to commemorate the grand opening.