University of California, San Diego

April 30, 1999
SUBJECT: 1999 Commencement Speaker
We are pleased to announce that UCSD founding faculty member Dr. Irwin Jacobs, CEO and chairman of QUALCOMM Incorporated, will be the commencement speaker at the 1999 all-campus graduation ceremonies on June 12.
Dr. Jacobs became one of the first members of the UCSD engineering faculty when he was recruited from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1966 as a Professor of Information and Computer Science. In his six years on the UCSD faculty, he helped develop the engineering programs in electrical and computer engineering and participated in the recruitment of faculty to departments throughout the young school. In 1968 he and fellow UCSD faculty member Dr. Andrew Viterbi co-founded LINKABIT, which became M/A-COM LINKABIT in 1980. He left that firm in 1985 and co-founded QUALCOMM Inc., a global supplier of digital wireless communications products and technologies. Its products include the world's leading two-way mobile satellite communications and tracking system, wireless products and services, and E-Mail software. Headquartered in San Diego, QUALCOMM's 8,000 employees work in 28 locations throughout the globe. All four of Irwin and Joan Jacobs' children have attended UC schools, and the couple have been long-time supporters of UCSD. Dr. Jacobs is a trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation and member of the Council of Advisors to the School of Engineering. QUALCOMM is a founding member of the UCSD Center for Wireless Communications. In 1981, Irwin and Joan established an endowed chair in Information and Computer Science, the first endowed chair at UCSD and one of the earliest examples of private philanthropy to the campus. In 1998 the UCSD School of Engineering was named
in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Jacobs, in recognition of their $15 million in endowment support for the School.
Dr. Jacobs received his Bachelor degree from Cornell University and his M.S.
and Sc.D. degrees from MIT. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received the National Medal of Technology in 1994.
The All-University Commencement Ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, at the RIMAC Field. The individual college ceremonies will be at the following times and locations: Saturday, June 12:
Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, 1:00 p.m.
Muir College, RIMAC Field, 1:30 p.m.
Eleanor Roosevelt College, RIMAC Arena, 1:30 p.m.
Thurgood Marshall College, Thurgood Marshall Field, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 13:
Warren College, Thurgood Marshall Field, 9:00 a.m.
Graduate Studies, Price Center, 12:00 Noon
Revelle College, Thurgood Marshall Field, 2:00 p.m.
The School of Medicine's graduation ceremony will be on Sunday, June 6, at 11:00 a.m., on the lawn of the Basic Science Building.
Details regarding these ceremonies are available at the Commencement Web site: http://planning.ucsd.edu/commencement/commence-main.htm
James M. Langley	David R. Miller
Vice Chancellor-External Relations	Assoc Vice Chancellor, Academic
Co-Chair, Commencement Committee	Co-Chair, Commencement Committee