Next time you drive into the United States from Mexico or Canada, you may want to open a new iPhone app and provide an eyewitness account of how long you have to wait. That ‘crowdsourced’ information will then be made instantly available to other motorists and help future border crossers to decide the best time to cross the border by car or truck. This iReport data is meshed with the data on wait times at the border from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to improve the accuracy of the wait times.
This year, international students at the University of California, San Diego will be celebrating Thanksgiving with host families across the San Diego region. The campus’s International Center is sponsoring the Thanksgiving Exchange Program for the second year due to the program’s success in 2011.
When David and Janice Katz sold their family business in Chicago, the couple looked forward to a full, active retirement in San Diego. They also planned to continue the philanthropic work that they had begun while in Chicago.
For billions of people, mostly in poor, undeveloped regions, intestinal roundworms are a debilitating fact of life. These parasites, which include hookworms and whipworms, infect four million children, causing stunted growth, poor mental development and malnutrition. They also have a major impact on the health of pregnant women and other adults.
All members of the campus community – from students and staff to faculty and alumni – are invited to enjoy Founders’ Day fun and festivities happening midday on campus in Town Square on Friday, Nov. 16. At this year’s celebration, you’ll enjoy a digital history of UC San Diego as seen by our past chancellors, witness the investiture of Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, enjoy booths and entertainment, and feast on gourmet food truck fare. And it’s all free!
An annual tradition at UC San Diego’s Founders’ Day celebration is to showcase our faculty as they share groundbreaking ideas and the inspiration for what they do. On Friday, Nov. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rady School of Management, six dynamic speakers will each offer an informal ten-minute talk about research happening at UC San Diego that has real impact on everyday life.
UC San Diego’s presence and impact are felt in our community and around the world – through our education, research, patient care and service – and now they’re being seen too.
Late last month, the directors of the 20 campus Organized Research Units put together a display of their achievements and contributions to the campus for Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and many of their industry partners in the region.
Gathered in the Price Center Ballroom on the UC San Diego campus, local African American middle and high school students were asked to imagine the university as part of their future. Today, they would be one step closer to realizing the dream of a better education.
Chancellor Praddep K. Khosla’s First 100 Days in photos.