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Center for Health Innovation Expands with $22 Million in Gifts

February 8, 2023

With a generous $22 million in gifts from Joan and Irwin Jacobs, UC San Diego Health will bring its Center for Health Innovation into full reality.

Thanking Marlene Shaver for Three Decades of Service to UC San Diego

February 6, 2023

Following nearly 33 years of exceptional service to UC San Diego, chief financial officer for the UC San Diego Foundation and AVC of Advancement Services Marlene Shaver will retire from the university later this year.

UC San Diego Announces Recipients of Chancellor’s Medals and Lifetime Legacy Award

January 26, 2023

Recognizing exceptional support to the campus, UC San Diego announced Karen and Jeff Silberman; the Step Family; and Sandra Timmons ’81 and Richard Sandstrom ’72, PhD ’79, as recipients of the 2022 Chancellor’s Medal. T. Denny Sanford is being recognized with the second-ever Lifetime Legacy Award.

A Legacy of Support for UC San Diego Students

December 14, 2022

Former lecturer Peter Galderisi, and his wife, Holly Gottschalk Galderisi, have committed to providing support to establish the Galderisi-Gottschalk Political Science Internship Endowment and the Gottschalk-Galderisi Women’s Athletic Endowment at UC San Diego.

Remembering Longtime UC San Diego Supporter Kwan So

December 1, 2022

Businessperson, community leader and philanthropist Kwan So has died at the age of 89. So was a longtime dedicated supporter of the University of California San Diego, serving as a trustee of the UC San Diego Foundation from 1992 to 2019.

$20 Million Gift to UC San Diego Funds Research to Reverse Glaucoma

November 17, 2022

Researchers at the University of California San Diego may soon be closer to finding ways to reverse the effects of glaucoma, thanks to $20 million in support from Hanna and Mark Gleiberman. The gift will establish the Hanna and Mark Gleiberman Center for Glaucoma Research at UC San Diego.

With $25 Million Gift to Bioengineering at UC San Diego, Gene Lay Honors his Mentor Shu Chien

October 27, 2022

Eminent biotechnology innovator and entrepreneur Gene Lay has committed $25 million through the through the Laygend Foundation to name the Department of Bioengineering in honor of his mentor, Professor Emeritus Shu Chien.

Schmidt Futures Announces UC San Diego as Partner of $148M Initiative Accelerating AI Use in Science

October 26, 2022

UC San Diego has been selected to join the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, to accelerate the next scientific revolution by applying AI to research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Kroner Center for Financial Research Established to Strengthen and Protect Retiree Investments

October 18, 2022

UC San Diego alumnus Kenneth Kroner and his wife Jennifer have pledged $5 million to establish the Kroner Center for Financial Research at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego, with the goal of helping secure and protect retiree investments.

RIMAC Renamed

September 26, 2022

RIMAC is renamed following a gift to scholar-athletes. This story was published in the Fall 2022 issue of UC San Diego Magazine.
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