It was an unseasonably warm winter day when University of California President Janet Napolitano paid a visit to the Ocean View Growing Grounds in Southeastern San Diego on March 12. Joined by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, UC San Diego students, faculty and community members, Napolitano toured the formerly vacant lot, which is now a thriving community garden.
When students ask Stephen Mayfield what to do when they graduate—what sort of career would provide them with a decent income, expanding professional opportunities and a chance to give back to society—the UC San Diego biology professor is quick to respond. “Work on the next Green Revolution,” he says.
Members of the UC San Diego Revelle College community filled Galbraith Hall last Friday for a tribute to the college’s namesake and UC San Diego founder, Roger Revelle. The celebration took place just a few days after what would have been Revelle’s 106th birthday and included a conversation with some of the campus’s first faculty members about the renowned oceanographer’s life and legacy.