UCSD Alumni

 
Office Space Happy Hour
JUNE 3 | 4:30-7 p.m. | The Loft, Price Center
Free – Exclusive event for UC San Diego Staff Alumni

Did you get the memo? We're gonna need you to join your fellow alumni for an afternoon happy hour, inspired by the cult classic, Office Space, written and directed by one of this year's Distinguished Alumni, Mike Judge, Warren ’85. Be sure to wear your pieces of flair (15 minimum) and let us get you out of your office space!

Sustainable Frontiers: Farming Reimagined
JUNE 4 | 1:40-3:45 p.m. | The Basement, Mandeville Center, B202
Free

For Pierre Sleiman, “going green” isn’t just a catch-phrase, it’s his life’s mission. The founder and CEO of Go Green Agriculture has reimagined sustainable farming for an urban environment. Hear Pierre’s journey from M.B.A. student at the Rady School of Management, to high-tech hydroponic farmer.

Taste of UCSD
JUNE 04, 2015 | 6 p.m. | Qualcomm Institute (Atkinson Hall)
$25 General

The powers of imagination and innovation are without limits at UC San Diego. We invite you to explore the university’s humanitarian spirit at Taste of UCSD, featuring five faculty rock stars who are guaranteed to pique your interests with their worldwide impact. 
 





Featured Speakers
 
JS Chen, Structural Engineering
Predicting Disasters and Gaging Damage Using Computer Simulations

Chen’s research focuses on computational solid mechanics, multi-scale materials modeling and the prediction of extreme events. In 2013, he joined the Structural Engineering Department of UC San Diego as the inaugural holder of the William Prager Endowed Chair. He also is the director of the Center for Extreme Events Research at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego.

Emilie Hafner-Burton, International Relations and Pacific Studies and Political Science
Promoting Human Rights on a Global Level

Earlier this year, Hafner-Burton was appointed to hold the prestigious University of California endowed faculty chair, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She is also the director of the new Laboratory on International Law and Regulation at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. Her research examines ways to improve compliance with international law, protections for human rights, and a wide variety of other topics.


Keith Pezzoli, Urban Studies and Plannning
The Food-Water-Energy Trilemma

Keith Pezzoli is the Director of Field Research and a lecturer in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UC San Diego. He also leads the Research Translation and Community Outreach cores of the university’s Superfund Research Program which is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). His teaching and research concentrate on regional ecology and globalism, new biology and environmental health, sustainability science and information technology.


Kim Rubinstein, Theatre and Dance
Cultivating the Creative Mind

Rubinstein serves as the head of undergraduate acting in the Department of Theatre & Dance. Her recent directing credits include “1001 and Sexual Selection: Shakespeare and Darwin Ponder Love” for UC San Diego. Rubinstein is a recipient of the TCG/NEA directing fellowship and was nominated for the Alan Schneider Directing Award. Her current passion is developing a training system for optimal creative thinking that fuses theatre with neuroscience.


Jonathan Watanabe, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Keeping the Golden Years, Golden

Watanabe and his investigative team are interested in the impact of compromised medication adherence on clinical measures and outcomes. He has also explored the determinants of medication adherence. He has a research appointment at the VA San Diego and is a licensed pharmacist in California and Washington State. He is the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Delegate to the Pharmacy Quality Alliance workgroup for Long Term Care.

A Conversation With Wong Fu
JUNE 05, 2015 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Price Center Ballroom East
Free

Philip Wang ’06, Wesley Chan ’06 and Ted Fu ’06 began making videos in 2003 while at UC San Diego. Wong Fu Productions has amassed more than 2.5 million subscribers on YouTube and is preparing to release their first feature film, “Everything Before Us.” Hear about their rise to YouTube fame and learn how boundless ambition can go a long way.

 
Revelle 50th Anniversary and Reunion
JUNE 05, 2015 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Revelle Plaza
$20 General | $10 Children under 12

UC San Diego's first college wraps up a year-long celebration with an all-Revelle alumni reunion and party. Revelle-ians and their families will enjoy an evening of live music, food and drinks to take them back through the last five decades of Revelle with a sampling of tasty treats and tunes from each era.
Tritons in Rare Form
JUNE 05, 2015 | 8 p.m. - 12 a.m. | Rareform
$25 General

Reunite with fellow Tritons for one epic night out in downtown San Diego! Catch up with friends, dress up and party down at an exclusive night just for Tritons.

Let loose at the city’s most happening UC San Diego alumni-owned spots, Rare Form and Fairweather, as well at the Stone Brewing Tap Room, overlooking PETCO Park. Enjoy Triton-inspired craft cocktails, gastropub fare, an awesome photobooth and sounds by DJ Demon. #ucsdaw2015

Discounted parking provided for two lots on 10th Avenue. Padres Parking Structure and DiamondView Tower.
Triton 5K & Festival
JUNE 06, 2015 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Triton Track & Field Stadium
Students: $10 | Alumni, Staff and Faculty, Parents: $30 | General: $40

Run or walk in one of San Diego’s largest 5K events. Whether it’s for fun or for personal bests, enjoy the new and improved 3.1 mile course that offers easier access and larger roadways through the heart of UC San Diego’s campus. Your race registration supports student scholarships at UC San Diego.
True Triton Brunch
JUNE 07, 2015 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Faculty Club
$25 General | Free for Triton Volunteers

Round out the weekend with the annual True Triton Brunch and a special recognition of over 1,500 alumni volunteers who have dedicated countless hours in support of the university. Two members of our Triton Family will be recognized with the annual True Triton Award. Enjoy a delicious brunch, drinks, and great music to set just the right mood for your Sunday enjoyment.




True Tritons
 

Chris Yanov, ’99, Literature, Political Science

Since Chris founded Reality Changers in 2001, the program has helped award nearly five million dollars in scholarships to inner-city students. Reality Changers students are part of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program at UC San Diego.



Manuelita Brown, M.S. ’76, Psychology

Manuelita Brown has a long history of volunteer involvement with UC San Diego. Among her many volunteer efforts, she is most proud of leading the charge in providing more than 300 scholarships to black students through her work as chair of the Black Alumni Scholarship Fund Committee. Manuelita is also a director on the UCSD Alumni Board.
Reunions
Gather your friends and plan your own college or program reunion during Alumni Weekend. Contact UCSD Alumni at (858) 534-3900 to learn more. Upcoming reunions include:



FAQ
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