Founders Celebration 2014

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Curiosity
Passion
Transformation
Founders
Celebration

Nov. 13–15, 2014

Join us as UC San Diego celebrates the curiosity and passion that have allowed our campus to transform the world.

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Schedule

Founders Symposium

Short talks from extraordinary minds

Thursday, Nov. 13

Price Center

Founders Day

Entertainment, games, tasty treats and more

Friday, Nov. 14

Price Center East Ballroom (Program)
and Town Square (Festival)

Hullabaloo

Live performances, rides and food

Friday, Nov. 14

Town Square and Matthews Quad

CURIOSITY
PASSION
TRANSFORMATION

Founders Celebration

The annual Founders Celebration commemorates the day UC San Diego was officially founded in November 1960. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends join together for entertainment and enlightenment at a series of events in honor of Triton achievements worldwide.

Founders Symposium

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Time: 4:30–7 p.m.

Location: Price Center

Wonder how research happening at UC San Diego translates into real-world benefits? UC San Diego’s innovative faculty members and graduate students will discuss how they are understanding and protecting the planet and enriching human life and society. Founders Symposium is an annual event that highlights world-changing initiatives conducted by UC San Diego researchers. Open to the public.

Founders Symposium

Founders Day

Through Their Eyes: A Conversation with Our Chancellors

When: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Time: 11:30 a.m.–noon

Location: Price Center East Ballroom

UC San Diego’s history will come alive through the descriptions and recollections of the leaders who helped to shape our stellar university. Join us for a candid, wide-ranging discussion of UC San Diego’s rise to prominence as seen through the eyes of our fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth chancellors. From the early days in 1980 when Richard C. Atkinson took the helm, through the years of explosive growth in the 1990s and 2000s under the leadership of chancellors Robert C. Dynes and Marye Anne Fox, to the completion in 2014 of our first-ever strategic-planning initiative led by Pradeep K. Khosla, the chancellors will relay their views about the challenges and opportunities that have shaped one of the nation’s premier universities. Moderated by Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Alumni Officer Armin Afsahi, the conversation is sure to offer new insights—and surprises—about our campus. Open to the public.

Founders Day Program

Founders Day Festival

When: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Time: Noon–2 p.m.

Location: Town Square

Town Square will be transformed into a world’s fair featuring tasty treats, entertainment and activities from academic departments across campus. The annual Founders Day Festival is a celebration of staff, faculty, undergrads, grad students, postdocs, administrators, alumni and friends who work together to make UC San Diego a thriving campus and global leader. Open to the public.

Founders Day Festival

Hullabaloo

When: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Time: 8:00p.m.–midnight

Location: Town Square and Matthews Quad

Each year, as part of the annual Founders Celebration, AS Concerts and Events (ASCE) presents Hullabaloo, a student-only festival with live music, free food and games. The urban center of UC San Diego will be transformed with a dance stage located in Town Square, amusement rides in Matthews Quad, and carnival food and student organization booths throughout the venue. Student ID required.

Hullabaloo

Academic Senate Faculty Research Lectures

Concurrent with Founders Celebration, the Academic Senate recognizes two faculty whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Join us in honoring the 2014 awardees as they present a lecture topic of their choice.

John Wixted
Department of Psychology

When: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, 3–5 p.m.

Location: Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

RSVP by Oct. 27 to awelch@ucsd.edu.

John Wixted

Kim Prather
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

When: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 3–5 p.m.

Location: Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

RSVP by Nov. 5 to awelch@ucsd.edu.

Kim Prather

Honors: 2014 Medalists

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will honor several Triton visionaries with the Chancellor’s Medal and the Roger Revelle Medal at the annual by-invitation-only Founders Dinner on Nov. 15. We are truly grateful to these remarkable individuals who have made an impact with their time, talent and treasure.

Founders 2014 Medalists

Chancellor’s Medal Honorees

The Chancellor’s Medal is bestowed upon inspiring individuals whose long-standing contributions and involvement with UC San Diego have helped the campus and local communities grow and prosper. View past Chancellor’s Medal honorees.

Sue and Steven Hart

Sue and Steven Hart

Alumni Sue and Steven Hart have served UC San Diego as generous philanthropists, advisers to academic leadership and mentors to students. Sue is a member of the Undergraduate Scholarship Council and the UCSD Alumni awards committee. Steven serves on the Jacobs School of Engineering Dean’s Council of Advisors and the company he co-founded—ViaSat, Inc.—gave a $1 million gift to the UC San Diego Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination. The Harts have also been leaders in establishing student scholarships and supporting the Clarion Writers Workshop, a unique forum for speculative literature.

T. Denny Sanford

T. Denny Sanford

T. Denny Sanford’s commitment to UC San Diego’s interdisciplinary innovation is accelerating research that will benefit people around the world. His founding gift to the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine enabled collaboration among UC San Diego’s scientists, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, and colleagues at the Sanford-Burnham Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. It was followed by a $100 million gift—the second largest in the campus’s history—to establish the UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. Sanford is also a devoted supporter of The Preuss School UCSD and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Revelle Medal Honorees

The Roger Revelle Medal recognizes current and former faculty members for their sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to the campus. The award is named in honor of UC San Diego’s founder Roger Revelle. View past Revelle Medal Medal honorees.

Shu Chien

Shu Chien

National Medal of Sciences recipient Shu Chien is a world leader in the study of how blood flow and pressure affect blood vessels. He is one of only a handful of scholars who are members of all three U.S. national institutes: the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine. Chien played a crucial role in forming the Jacobs School of Engineering Department of Bioengineering, and as director of the UC San Diego Institute of Engineering and Medicine, he has strengthened collaborations between all departments of the Jacobs School, the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

Peter Gourevitch

Peter Gourevitch

Regarded as one of the most highly respected political scientists in the world, Peter Gourevitch has revolutionized the study of international relations and comparative politics by conceptualizing how the international economy shapes domestic politics and vice versa. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received distinguished fellowships and numerous awards for his research. As founding dean of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, Gourevitch lifted UC San Diego to the top echelons of social science research and teaching. He also played a key role in establishing The Preuss School UCSD.

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