UCSD Alumni


Thursday, June 2, 2016
Arrival 6 P.M. | Program 6:30 P.M. | Reception 7:15 P.M.
  Student Services Center | 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093
Guest parking is available in the Gilman Parking Structure. Please enter the west side entrance of the Gilman structure located on Russell Ln. and see attendant for a parking permit. Complimentary parking will be available from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Student Services Center | Gilman Parking Structure

Free for Alumni & Members of the UC San Diego Family

Alumni across the country are loving UC San Diego & You, our inspiring faculty discussion series, and we’re excited to offer this event on campus for Alumni Weekend. Join campus leadership and fellow Tritons to hear from distinguished faculty who will share their passion projects and groundbreaking, brilliant work, from genetics and geography to language and literacy. Learn about the newest research while connecting with Tritons in your career field. Between UC San Diego and you, we’re changing the world.

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.

Online Registration is part of Alumni Weekend

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

"(To) hear these awesome people -- the ones you read about in the news --
in front of you, in person; you get the chance to talk to them -- that's pretty great."

"The thing that people would miss out on -- if they didn't come to this event --
is all the different things UCSD offers that aren't necessarily what you got to major in."

"I had no idea UCSD was doing so much outside of San Diego and how much they were giving back to the community,
so just hearing about it and learning about it makes me proud to be an alum."


Professor Coil focuses her research on how galaxies form and evolve with time and how their properties are related to the large-scale structure in which they are embedded. In what way does the dark matter halo and environment of a galaxy drive its evolution? Do environmental processes affect the fueling of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies? What role does feedback from supernovae winds play in the star formation history of a galaxy? She is understanding these questions through observational data, using multi-wavelength imaging and spectroscopy, and interpreting her findings by comparing with numerical and analytic simulations. Most of the data she uses are taken at two of the largest optical telescopes in the world: the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and the Magellan telescopes in Chile.


Dayo F. Gore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Critical Gender Studies program. She is also founder and co-convener of the Black Studies Project@UCSD and a member of the Consortium for Black Studies in California multi-campus research grant funded by the UC's office of the President. Dr. Gore earned a Ph.D. in History from New York University and has previously taught at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is one of a new generation of young scholars active in preserving and exploring the infrequently chronicled history of 20th-century black women's radicalism, in the US and beyond.

She is the author of Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War, co-editor of Want to Start of Revolution: Radical Women in the Black Freedom Struggle and her research has been supported by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University. Dr. Gore is currently at work on a book length study of African American women’s transnational travels and activism in the long twentieth century to be published by Princeton University Press.


Michael T. Tolley is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and director of the Bioinspired Robotics and Design Lab in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. His work explores robotic designs inspired by natural systems and enabled by digital fabrication. Previously, Tolley was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, working in the Harvard Microbotics Laboratory from 2011 to fall 2014. He earned his Ph.D. and master’s from Cornell University and has a bachelor’s degree from McGill University. His work on soft robotics, advanced fabrication, and self-assembly has appeared in prestigious scientific journals including Science and Nature.


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