“This is an institution. And as an institution, it’s only viable to the extent that it can serve you. Part of your responsibility to yourself is to know that this place belongs to you, that you are a part of it, that it’s here because you are here, and for your purpose—and you have to claim it as such.”   Alumna Carrie Mae Weems, M.F.A. ’94, concluded her October 12 lecture emphasizing individual ownership of UC San Diego.

Watch eminent earth scientist Walter Munk recount events and personalities involved in UC San Diego’s formative years.