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.
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.
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.
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.
UC San Diego icon Nick Spitzer, known for his warm, engaging personality and a passion for teaching and research, is marking 50 years on campus. A campus celebration and new innovation award have been set to mark his lasting contributions to science and the university.
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.
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