UCSD Alumni


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Doors open 6:30 P.M. | Program 7 P.M. | Reception 7:45 P.M.
Le Méridien Delfina Ballroom | 530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free for Alumni & Members of the UC San Diego Family

Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains at the beautifully designed Le Méridien Delfina hotel in Santa Monica for UC San Diego & You’s Los Angeles-area event. Hear from Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla about the state of the campus, and learn about exciting passion projects from our world-class faculty, including an actor and director, an expert in video forensics and surveillance, and a leading researcher in elder care and pharmacy, before networking with fellow Triton alumni.

Join us for an evening of inspiration and connection!

Space is limited. Reserve your seat today.

Registration is now closed, but walk-ins welcome.

See what alumni have to say about UC San Diego & You

"Get ready to have your mind blown.”

“I am so proud to be a Triton. The impact that our community is making around the world humbles me.”

“The chance to hear from some of the most influential scientists in the world is seriously awesome.”


Pradeep K. Khosla, an internationally renowned electrical and computer engineer, is the eighth Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego, and a Distinguished Professor. At UC San Diego, he initiated and led a comprehensive, all-inclusive strategic planning process to unify the campus and define UC San Diego's future. The initiative resulted in a Strategic Plan that outlines five overarching goals, four grand research themes, and 13 strategies to fulfill our sharpened mission and vision as a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university.


Professor Gates’ research focuses on the critical analysis of digital media technologies. Her main emphasis has been the politics and social implications of computerization, and particularly the automation of surveillance, in the United States from the mid-twentieth century to the present. She is the author of Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance. At UC San Diego, Professor Gates teaches courses on the history of communication research, the Internet and society, the cultural history of photography and visual culture, and surveillance and the risk society.


Kim Rubinstein teaches undergraduate and graduate acting and directing for UC San Diego's Department of Theatre and Dance. A nationally renowned theatre director, Kim most recently directed Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie for The Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles, which just won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle McCulloh Award for Best Revival Production and is nominated for Best Director Award. Before coming to UCSD, Kim was the associate artistic director at The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, where she directed critically acclaimed productions. Each summer she teaches and directs for Steppenwolf Theatre West. For the last five years she has been developing and teaching a systematic training on Cultivating the Creative Mind which synthesizes neurobiology and theatre techniques towards optimal creative thinking in all fields of study, research and innovation.


Dr. Jonathan H. Watanabe is an expert in the safe and effective use of medications for seniors in post-acute care settings. He is an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, and a consultant pharmacist to the San Diego Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly Clinic in San Ysidro, CA. Watanabe has received numerous awards for his contributions to pharmaceutical sciences, and he and his team primarily investigate pharmacy health services and long-term care outcomes for low-income seniors.


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