Thursday, March 16, 2017
Map & Directions
Free for Alumni & Members of the UC San Diego Community
Arrival 7 P.M. | Program 7:30 P.M. | Reception 8:15 P.M.
Sheraton Palo Alto
625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301
We're excited about the opportunity to host UC San Diego & You at the Sheraton Palo Alto, located one block from downtown Palo Alto and within walking distance of a Caltrain Station. Hear from Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla about the state of the campus, followed by UC San Diego's finest faculty sharing their passion projects and transformative research.
Join UC San Diego alumni and friends to discover how your university continues to shine, at home and abroad.
Space is limited. Reserve your seat today.
Luis Alvarez is associate professor of history, Director of the Institute of Arts and Humanities, and Director of the Chicana/o Latina/o Arts and Humanities Program at UC San Diego. His research and teaching interests include comparative race and ethnicity, popular culture and social movements in the history of Chicanas/os, Latinas/os, African Americans and the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.
Alvarez is the author of The Power of the Zoot: Youth Culture and Resistance during World War II, co-editor of Another University is Possible, and co-editor of the forthcoming A History of Mexican America. He is at work on two books: From Civil Rights to Global Justice: Pop Culture and the Politics of the Possible, an investigation of pop culture and social movements in the Americas since World War II, and El Tri v. The Stars and Stripes: A History of the Mexico-U.S. Soccer Rivalry, which explores the sporting history of diaspora, migration and citizenship.
A professor of sociology in UC San Diego’s Division of Social Sciences, John Skrentny seeks to understand persistent policy and legal problems related to inequality, opportunity and jobs. Though trained in sociology, he believes we can best understand our world when we integrate insights from a variety of disciplines. Skrentny regularly engages and works with scholars in political science, law, history, economics and management.
After spending many years studying law and policy related to equal opportunity, his research and writing interests have expanded to include what some call “the science of science and innovation policy” — especially as these relate to the workforce of scientists and engineers, the immigration of scientists and engineers, and their relationship to regional economic growth.
Shelley Wright is an observational and experimental astrophysicist. Her focus is to understand how galaxies and supermassive black holes form and evolve over cosmic time, using innovative instrumentation with integral field spectrograph coupled with adaptive optics.
An assistant professor of physics, Wright also designs and builds advanced near-infrared and optical astronomical instrumentation. She has led instrument programs at Lick and Keck Observatories, and is the Project Scientist for IRIS –the first light instrument for the Thirty Meter Telescope project. While at Lick, Wright helped develop NIROSETI (Near-Infrared Optical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) – an instrument that scans the sky looking for pulses of infrared light.