Vacation Photos Color Alumni Website


Can you identify the alumnus shown here? Vacation photos from six members of the recently graduated FT07 class have been posted to the respective class page in the alumni website. The new additions are the first of a series of upgrades to the site that the Alumni Board will be undertaking in the next month.

If you have memorable photos from a recent vacation that your classmates would enjoy, please get in touch with the Alumni Board or post a comment here. And yes, that is a pet monkey.


Rady Receives $5 Million Gift

Tanya and Charles Brandes with Elton John

On Wednesday Rady announced that Tanya and Charles Brandes have donated $5 million to the school, with a portion of the money designated for an endowment fund to provide student fellowships.

Tanya Brandes is a doctor who is involved in charitable medical services in New Guinea, Africa and other developing nations. Charles Brandes founded San Diego-based Brandes Investment Partners in 1974. The firm has $125 billion under management with 506 employees worldwide. The long-term perspective that Brandes has outlined is his firm’s 100 Year Vision is a fitting and inspiring match for Rady.

The news was covered locally by the San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, and Channel 10 News. Charles and Tanya are shown above with Elton John, who performed at their wedding last spring.

Sunday BBQ

Don’t forget that the Rady Summer BBQ is this SUNDAY from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay.  It’s an open event, so bring your significant others, kids and pets for a great time by the water.

Rady Hits the Road with UCSD Near You

Alumni and applicants in the San Francisco Bay Area should mark their calendars for Tuesday, September 25th, when Dean Sullivan and SIO Director Dr. Tony Haymet will host an event in the SF Embarcadero, and Wednesday, September 26th, when they will be at MacArthur Park in Palo Alto.

The road trip is part of the UCSD Near You program, an initiative launched by the UCSD Alumni Association to drive enagements outside of San Diego.  Rady is co-sponsoring the Bay Area trip to connect with our growing alumni and prospective student base.  Both events are free and begin at 6:30 pm.

Graig Eastin contributed to this post.