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New book documents Scripps Oceanography’s founding, ‘golden age’ and present day research – La Jolla Light

By Ashley Mackin-Solomon, June 1, 2021 12 PM PT

“Images of America: Scripps Institution of Oceanography” will be available for purchase through Arcadia Publishing.
(Courtesy of Arcadia Publishing)

When the Scripps Institution of Oceanography was founded more than a century ago, the term “oceanography” as we know it barely existed.

Since then, the institution has gone on to also redefine what was possible in the realm of military operations and the concept of climate change research — all under the auspices of UC San Diego.

To document its storied past, the latest in the “Images of America” books series will focus on La Jolla’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with release set for Monday, June 7. The paperback, 128-page tome tells the story of the institution that thrust the budding field of oceanography into the forefront of science in the early 20th century.

Source: New book documents Scripps Oceanography’s founding, ‘golden age’ and present day research – La Jolla Light

San Diego Community News Group – Celebrating 20 years of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego

Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, during NASA’s astronaut training. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALLY RIDE SCIENCE AT UC SAN DIEGO
Dr. Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, during NASA’s astronaut training. PHOTO COURTESY OF SALLY RIDE SCIENCE AT UC SAN DIEGO

Published – 03/02/21 – 08:00 AM |

After America’s first woman in space retired from NASA, she had plenty of opportunities to capitalize on her celebrity, but she preferred to keep a low profile.

Then in 2001, while teaching physics at UC San Diego, Dr. Sally Ride decided the time was right to use her famous name for a cause she cared about — narrowing the gender gap in science and engineering. She would do it by cofounding a company called Sally Ride Science. Ride and her cofounders knew what research proved later, girls are easily disenfranchised from pursuing science because they don’t think science is for girls.


… Library NExT: Through a partnership between San Diego Public Library and Extension, Sally Ride Science presents free workshops in library branches around the city. The workshops started in 2017 in six library branches and gradually expanded to 23 branches before the program went online due to the pandemic. Nearly 4,500 students in grades 3-12 have taken part.

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“I felt that this was something that was really worth using my name and using the visibility that I could bring to it,” Ride said later. “It felt worthwhile.”

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Source: San Diego Community News Group – Celebrating 20 years of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego

Poll: Should UC San Diego consider changing the name of Geisel Library? – The San Diego Union-Tribune

 The normally busy Geisel Library at UC San Diego is quiet on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)
The normally busy Geisel Library at UC San Diego is quiet on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 in San Diego, CA. (K.C. Alfred / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Seuss Enterprises says it will stop publishing 6 of his books due to racist and insensitive imagery

Dr. Seuss Enterprises has announced that it will stop publishing six books by Dr. Seuss author Theodor Geisel because they contain racist and insensitive imagery.

Geisel spent much of his life in La Jolla and is the namesake of UC San Diego’s main library, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

“These books portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong,” Dr. Seuss Enterprises told the Associated Press in a statement that coincided with the late author and illustrator’s birthday. “Ceasing sales of these books is only part of our commitment and our broader plan to ensure Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ catalog represents and supports all communities and families.”

Source: Poll: Should UC San Diego consider changing the name of Geisel Library? – The San Diego Union-Tribune