Town & gown

Friends, Faculty, Philanthropy

From the President

It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I welcome you to our ninth Town & Gown season. Town & Gown is one of those rarities that is a “win-win” for all involved, in that Town & Gown provides us with the opportunity to learn, as we aid students in furthering their education.  As members, not only do we get firsthand information about the latest in science and medicine, we also learn from scholars who are experts in their various disciplines across campus.  

Additionally, we have the opportunity to meet the scholars who have benefited from the generosity of our members. These amazing students have overcome a great deal to get to UC San Diego, yet their focus is on the future and how they can make an impact. Our Town & Gown meetings leave me feeling educated and hopeful.  

This year, we can look forward to another incredible lineup of speakers spanning a variety of disciplines, meeting our newest scholarship recipients, more inspired meals by Chef Ed and our something extra “Lagniappe” series.  We will also be posting on this site invitations to lectures, seminars and other events on campus, so be sure to check back regularly.

My thanks to each of you who are are joining us this year, the hard-working staff at UC San Diego, and the Town & Gown board who work so diligently on providing the best in programming, coordinating luncheon logistics and carefully selecting scholarship recipients.  I look forward to seeing you in October.

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Sue Kalish, President

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About Town and Gown

Founded in 2007, Town and Gown sponsors lively monthly luncheon programs addressing the most interesting issues of our times, featuring UC San Diego professors and researchers, as well as luminaries from other organizations.

Town and Gown lunches are held each month, October through May, on the UC San Diego campus. These programs are open to members of Town and Gown and their guests.







Supporting Students

Access to the intellectual capital at UC San Diego is increasingly out of reach for many promising young people who aspire to learn, grow and ultimately contribute.

Town and Gown members voluntarily support undergraduates by donating to student scholarships. The number of Town and Gown scholarships awarded annually has continued to increase as a result of our members' generosity. Learn more.

Around Campus

San Diego BRAIN Consortium Symposium: Neurotechnology Research in San Diego, Sept. 19. Free to the public.

UC San Diego’s general Calendar of Events in the arts, global relations, technology, economics and more

Free Campus Tours by bus or on foot, highlighting history, art and architecture

Free monthly Focus on Health Seminars on a variety of subjects

Free outdoor walking tours of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, including the pier, are held twice monthly on Fridays at noon. Registration is required.