Victorian time-travellers are invited to join fellow futurists, explorers, and adventurers at a steampunk-themed tea on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m., in Geisel Library—known as the “mother ship”—on the UC San Diego campus.
The University of California, San Diego will host its annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The evening’s festivities—which will take place in the iconic Geisel Library building—will include a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and a keynote talk on “The Lost Art of Reading” by Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin.
For Nobel laureate Roger Tsien, the drive to help find a cure for cancer stems from personal experience. His father battled prostate cancer and ultimately lost his life to pancreatic cancer. As a professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, he has worked to develop a novel way to image and possibly even deliver specially targeted drugs to cancer tumors.
Penrose Albright, an eminent authority on U.S. national security, will discuss the role of national laboratories in defense and technological innovation as part of the 2nd annual Herb York Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18.
“Good times for a good cause” is the philosophy of the annual Brian Schultz Memorial Golf Classic, taking place Saturday, August 11 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Featuring live entertainment and great food—in addition to golf—the tournament raises funds for cancer research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.
After countless hours of research, longer-than-average school days and lengthy commutes, graduating senior Sharon Vongvanith will celebrate the culmination of seven years of hard work during The Preuss School UCSD commencement ceremony on June 29. And she won’t be alone—89 other bright and ambitious seniors will celebrate with her as well.
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