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Spotlight on Founders' Celebration Speakers

Peter Cowhey Peter Cowhey
Peter Cowhey is Dean of IR/PS and he currently holds the Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy. He will speak at the Founders' Symposium between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Learning Building. His lecture will focus on the proposal to establish the Impact Design and Evaluation Laboratories (IDEL) to integrate economics, political science, and other social science disciplines around the methodology of impact evaluation and design to provide novel analyses of important policy issues and solutions to global problems. More…
Adam Engler Adam Engler
Adam Engler, a professor of bioengineering, will speak at the Founders' Day celebration on Nov. 18 in Town Square. The program will begin at noon. Engler will talk about the unique innovative and collaborative spirit at UC San Diego—past, present and future—and how that translates into new innovation that benefits our community, our nation and our world. More…
Marcel Hénaff
Marcel Hénaff, a professor of literature in the Division of Arts and Humanities, will give a lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the Faculty Club as part of the pre-Founders' Celebration Faculty Research Awards lectures. The title of his lecture is "An Economy in Crisis — A Crisis of Civilization: Anthropological Perspectives on Money, Debt, and Time." More…
steve kay Steve Kay
Steve Kay is the Dean and Richard C. Atkinson Chair in the Division of Biological Sciences. He also is a Distinguished Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology. He will speak at the Founders' Symposium between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Learning Building. His lecture, to be held jointly with Dean of Physical Sciences Mark Thiemens, will focus on a new interdisciplinary initiative in Quantitative and Systems Biology, the combination of advanced mathematical modeling and quantitative experimentation to predict and understand complex biological systems. More…
nicholas spitzer Nicholas Spitzer
Nicholas Spitzer, a professor of neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences, will give a lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Faculty Club as part of the pre-Founders’ Celebration Faculty Research Awards lectures. The title of his lecture is “The Changing Brain: How the Environment Switches Neurotransmitters and Behavior.” More...
met_sun Mark Thiemens
Mark Thiemens is the Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences and Chancellor's Associates Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He will speak at the Founders' Symposium between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Learning Building. His lecture, to be held jointly with Dean of Biological Sciences Steve Kay, will focus on a new interdisciplinary initiative in Quantitative and Systems Biology, the combination of advanced mathematical modeling and quantitative experimentation to predict and understand complex biological systems. More…
tynan George Tynan
George Tynan is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He will speak at the Founders' Symposium between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Medical Education and Telemedicine Learning Building. His lecture will focus on a new energy initiative, which aims to position UC San Diego as the premier institution where the technologies, sciences and policies of the New Energy Economy are being researched, developed, taught and deployed into the field. More…