Every February, UC San Diego scholarship recipients and donors connect at the Hearts and Scholars dinner. For students, it’s an opportunity to thank the individuals who have helped to make their education possible. For donors, it’s a chance to see the impact of their gifts—through their students’ accomplishments and dreams. At this year’s dinner, taking place Feb. 21, there will be added cause for celebration: the successful close of “Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign,” which has surpassed its $50 million fundraising goal.
The University of California, San Diego will host its first-ever fundraiser for prostate cancer research, “Breakfast with Champions,” on Friday, Feb. 22 at the La Jolla Country Club. The event will feature Pro Football Hall of Famers and prostate cancer survivors Mike Haynes and Deacon Jones who will discuss their experiences as champions, both on and off the field. The public is invited; all proceeds from the event will benefit prostate cancer research at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
This year marks two momentous anniversaries in U.S. history. 150 years ago, in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that released enslaved Africans from bondage. A century later, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which helped shape civil and economic rights for African Americans and all U.S. citizens. The significance of these two benchmarks of U.S. history will be recognized during the University of California, San Diego’s celebration of Black History Month.
The University of California, San Diego’s 16th annual Heart of San Diego Gala will honor local philanthropist and community leader Audrey Geisel Feb. 9 at the Grand Hyatt Aviara Resort. The formal fete will include dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Former San Diego Charger Rolf Benirschke will serve as the evening’s emcee. All proceeds from the event will benefit the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.
Where do we come from? What is the universe made of? Will the universe exist only for a finite time or will it last forever? These are just some of the questions that University of California, San Diego physicists are working to answer in the high desert of northern Chile.
Angela Fang, a freshman at the University of California, San Diego, envisions her future as a Supreme Court Justice, making landmark decisions that will benefit society. “I’d like to become someone who leaves an impact that will last beyond my lifetime,” said Fang.
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