Sheldon C. Engelhorn will serve on the University of California Board of Regents effective July 1, 2013. A selection committee consisting of leadership from UCSD Alumni Board of Directors and the UC San Diego Foundation Board chose Engelhorn, a San Diego-based entrepreneur, university leader and philanthropist.
The campus-wide strategic planning process is officially underway and all campus members are invited to participate throughout the academic year. The first two town hall meetings will take place on Dec. 6 and Dec. 10, and are geared toward faculty and staff because students are getting ready for finals’ week. Student-focused town halls will be scheduled for early next year.
TEDxUCSD is debuting at UC San Diego in May 2013. Created in the spirit of TED’s mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading,” TEDxUCSD is a student-run initiative bringing together leading thinkers and doers to share ideas that matter in and to any discipline. Through a local forum, TEDxUCSD hopes to spark deep discussion and connection to inspire people to change their lives, their futures and ultimately their world.
Diversity, inclusivity and community were the focal points of a reception Tuesday night in Emerald Hills where Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla was formally introduced to the rich culture and history of San Diego’s African American community.
At the Nov. 28 meeting of this session, Academic Senate Chair T. Guy Masters, with three guest speakers and a light load of regular assembly business, kept his opening remarks brief and let his guests do most of the talking.