OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
November 2, 2015
ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO
SUBJECT: || Join the Campus Community for Founders Celebration 2015|
I invite all campus members to join your colleagues at Founders
Celebration 2015 to commemorate UC San Diego’s 55th anniversary on
Thursday, Nov. 12, and Friday, Nov. 13. Celebrate the ways in which UC
San Diego scholarship, community, and commitment have created a force
for positive change in our region, nation and world.
A complete schedule of our Founders Celebration may be found at
http://founders.ucsd.edu/. Here is an overview of the free activities:
Thursday, Nov. 12
The annual Founders Symposium will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Price Center East Ballroom. The event features
short talks from extraordinary minds–our very own world-renowned
faculty members who are conducting research that is transforming lives.
Angela Booker, Jennifer Burney, Craig Callender, Alan Daly, Paul Niehaus
and Emily Roxworthy will speak. Arrive a little early and join us at the
Cross-Cultural Center in the Price Center from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. for a
showcase featuring undergraduate social innovators.
Friday, Nov. 13
Founders Day recognizes UC San Diego’s founders, including Roger
Revelle, whose vision was to attract distinctive scholars to our campus.
In tribute to this spirit, the Founders Day Program honors the 2015
recipients of the Revelle Medal, the highest award given by the
Chancellor to a current or former faculty member. Join us in the Price
Center East Ballroom from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as we honor the 2015
Revelle Medal recipients: Cecil Lytle, Hugh “Bud” Mehan, and Susan
The Founders Day Festival fills Town Square from noon to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy
a kaleidoscope of student entertainment and interactive exhibits from
academic divisions and departments, and sample tasty treats.
For students, Hullabaloo kicks off at 8:00 p.m. through midnight in
Matthews Quad and Town Square. A partnership with AS Concerts and
Events, Hullabaloo is a student-only festival with live music, free food
and games. Student ID required. For more information, visit
Wednesday, Nov. 4; Thursday, Nov. 5
Concurrent with the Founders Celebration, the Academic Senate Faculty
Research Lectures program recognizes two faculty whose research has made
a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. Join us in
honoring the 2015 awardees.
Nov. 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Atkinson Pavilion: Yen-Le Espiritu,
“Critical Refugee Studies: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(es)”
Nov. 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Atkinson Pavilion: Anita Raj, “The
Global Health Impact of Gender Inequalities: Girl Child Marriage and
Violence Against Women”
In order to allow employees the opportunity to attend Founders
Celebration events, two hours of administrative leave with pay has been
approved. Managers and supervisors are asked to allow employees to
attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of
required job duties or patient care.
If you have questions about the Founders Celebration, please call
Special Events & Protocol at (858) 534-6386 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to celebrating Founders Day with you.
Pradeep K. Khosla|