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January 2015


The Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club was founded in 1988 to provide a place in a central location for colleagues and the community to socialize and intellectualize over superb food in a casual atmosphere at the University of California San Diego. The Club offers a variety of desirable and inviting accommodations, including two distinct banquet venues, a landscaped courtyard, enclosed patio, and six private meeting rooms. The Faculty Club is able to accommodate various events including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, retirement parties, and more. Let our enthusiastic and obliging staff provide you with expert assistance in all phases of planning, preparing, and servicing your important event.

upcoming events

Oceanids ~ Sounding Board

Thursday, February 5, 2015 11:30 AM—1:30PM

Sanford A. Lakoff, Ph.D., Edward A. Dickson Professor Emeritus of Political Science
"Jihadism: Challenge and Response"
Professor Lakoff is founding chair of the Department and a distinguished scholar in political philosophy and science and public policy. He is the author of Equality in Political Philosophy, Democracy: History, Theory and Practice, and Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land (1998, University of Chicago Press) and Strategic Defense in the Nuclear Age and Ten Political Ideas that have Shaped the Modern World (September 2011); co-author of Science and the Nation: Policy and Politics, Energy and American Values, and A Shield in Space? Technology, Politics, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. He has also edited half dozen volumes, including Knowledge and Power: Essays on Science and Government. He has contributed over fifty essays to edited volumes, journals, and encyclopedias. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1959 in Political Thought, Science and Public Policy.

Lunch is $14.00 for guests and $10.00 for Faculty Club members (purchase required).  Coffee and iced tea are provided in the meeting room.  A parking permit can be obtained at the front desk.  You can be sure of a lively discussion! You do not need to RSVP.  Contact Judy Vacquier, jvacq@sbcglobal.net for more information

Economics Roundtable - Lecture & Reception

Thursday, February 5, 2015 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Housing Finance System After the Great Recession
Devajyoti (Doc) Ghose
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Investments and Capital Markets
Freddie Mac

Devajyoti "Doc" Ghose is senior vice president and the company's Treasurer in the Investments and Capital Markets division. Ghose reports directly to the Head of Investments and Capital Markets, Mike Hutchins, and is a member of the company's Management Committee. Previously, Ghose served in various senior positions at Freddie Mac in which he was responsible for managing the company's debt portfolio and the non-mortgage investments portfolio; maintaining the company's liquidity position; evaluating the risks and returns of Freddie Mac's guarantee fee business; developing hedging strategies for Freddie Mac's investment portfolio; and developing valuation models for various fixed income securities including mortgage-related products, debentures and interest-rate derivatives. Prior to joining Freddie Mac in 1997, Ghose was an assistant professor in econometrics at the University of Arizona as well as a visiting senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia. Ghose holds a Ph.D. in econometrics from the University of California San Diego, a Masters degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi.

The cost to attend each event is $50 per person (includes refreshments and parking). A significant discount is available for UC San Diego alumni, faculty, staff and students as well as individuals who purchase tickets for all four events. For additional information, call (858) 534-9710 or email econroundtable@ucsd.edu.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die - Romance, Food, Adventure, and Culture
Dinner with Author Patricia Schultz

Friday, February 13, 2015 6pm-9pm

Where are the best places to dine among centuries-old vineyards, trek through wildlife-rich rain forests, stand in awe before the work of Renaissance masters, or fall in love under star-filled skies? International bestselling author Patricia Schultz explores some of the most amazing destinations on earth, connecting people and places with this new collection of favorites called Romance, Food, Adventure, and Culture.

A special way to celebrate Valentines Day.

6:00 PM
No Host Bar
Amuse Bouche

6:30 PM Dinner

Glass of wine with Dinner
Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Bread & Cie Artisan Bread and Butter

Coquille St. Jacques, Couscous, Asparagus and Baby Carrots
Vegetarian Alternative: Grilled Vegetable Stack

Belgian Bittersweet Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Coulis

$45.00 Members - $55.00 Guests Inclusive
To place your reservation please call (858) 534-0876 or email Lhuato@ucsd.edu


Social Sciences Supper Club

Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Don Norman, Director, DesignLab, UC San Diego
Professor Emeritus, Cognitive Science and Psychology
Design Lab: Attacking the Critical Problems in Society

Don claims to have flunked retirement -- twice. He joined UC San Diego in 1966 as one of the early faculty members. He served as chair of the psychology department, and later was one of the founders and chair of the Department of Cognitive Science. He retired in 1993. After retirement, he moved to Silicon Valley and was hired as vice president of advanced technology at Apple. He then worked as an executive at HP, started his own company, followed a startup to Chicago, and ended up teaching computer science at Northwestern, where he was co-director of a joint MBA-engineering program (MMM) to which he introduced design. He was also co-director of the Segal Design Institute, and co-founder of the Northwestern MS program in design and innovation. He retired from Northwestern and was happily living in Palo Alto, giving talks around the world, consulting, and serving on boards before Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla lured him back to UCSD to bring “design” to the campus. The Chancellor’s instructions: It must be important, it must be exciting.

In this Supper Club discussion, Don will discuss what the DesignLab will do to make design “important and exciting” at UCSD.
For reservations contact Jenelle Dean (858) 246-0232 or jmdean@ucsd.edu.

Literary Banquets:
Wine and Dine on the flavors of Italy with Dean Cristina Della Coletta

Friday, February 27, 2015 6:00 PM—9:00 PM

Immerse your senses in an evening of culinary exploration focused on food and its presence in Italian Literature. From Dante and Boccaccio’s Medieval feasts and famines, to Renaissance Italy’s Machiavelli and the Borgias, when banquets met court intrigue (and a little bit of poison), food and wine have played a sumptuous and symbolic role in classic Italian writing.
UCSD Alumni and the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club have teamed up to present UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Dean Cristina Della Coletta, the Chancellor’s Associates Chair in Italian Literature, for a delicious dinner featuring temptations for the intellect and palate. Trace the path of culinary symbolism through Italy’s greatest literature as you experience a special Italian menu with carefully selected wine pairings.

6:00 PM
Tray Passed
'13 Casanova Della Spinetta Vermentino “La Spinetta” – Tuscany
Stuffed Mushrooms with Basil & Sundried Tomatoes
Fig and Olive Crostini

6:30 PM
'13 Terre Dora di Paola Falanghina
Breadsticks ~ Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

'12 Cataldi Madonna Montepulciano d'Abruzzo
Honey Glazed Pork Loin with Braised Fennel
Spinach Salad, Pignole and Raisins

'13 Marenco Moscato D'Asti (Strev)
Petite Orange-Olive Oil Cake, Fresh Berries with Zabaglione

Members $60 - Guests $70 (Inclusive of tax and service charge)

For reservations stop by the front desk or call (858) 534-0876
Cancellation Policy— Reservation must be cancelled at least 24 hrs before event to avoid charges.
Vegetarian options are available, please let us know in advance.


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