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March 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

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.

Oceanids ~ Sounding Board

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Steffanie A. Strathdee, Ph.D.
“Sex, Syringes and Videotape:  Innovative Approaches to Reducing HIV among Female Sex Workers and Injecting Drug Users in the Mexico-US Border Region”
Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, Harold Simon Professor and Chief of the Division of Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Strathdee is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has spent the last two decades focusing on HIV prevention in underserved, marginalized populations in developed and developing countries, including injection drug users, men having sex with men, and sex workers. In the last decade, she has published over 500 peer-reviewed publications on HIV prevention and the natural history of HIV and related infections and the evaluation of interventions to reduce harms among substance using populations. Currently, she is engaged in a number of HIV/STI prevention projects in international settings including Mexico, India, Canada and Afghanistan. She also leads three NIH-funded studies of HIV risk behaviors among drug users and sex workers on the Mexico-US border, one of which is funded through 2020 by a MERIT award granted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She directs a Fogarty-funded AIDS Training Program between academic institutions in San Diego and Tijuana. Dr. Strathdee also directs the UCSD Global Health Initiative.

Sounding Board is a series of seven lectures during the academic year, the first Thursday at 12 noon, sponsored by UC San Diego Oceanids and the UC San Diego Faculty Club.  Oceanids, faculty and friends meet at the UCSD Faculty Club in a specially designated room to eat lunch and listen to fascinating speakers.  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 informati

Brunch with the Bunny & Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 5, 2015 9:30 am - 1:30 pm - Brunch 11:00 am - Egg Hunt

Come join us for our annual Spring Celebration! Bring the whole family & be sure to have the kids hunt for eggs with the bunny!


*Orange Juice
*Caprese Salad
*Classic Deviled Eggs
*Toasted Bulger Wheat Salad
*Made to Order Omelettes*
*Toppings - Bacon, Sausage, Ham,
Cheddar Cheese, and more...
*Scrambled Eggs
*Brioche Cinnamon French Toast with
Warm Maple Syrup
*Applewood Smoked Bacon
*Salmon with Chunky Tomato & Olive Sauce
*Chicken Breast with Lemon
Beurre Blanc, Lemon & Cappers
*Paprika Roasted Red Potatoes
*Haricots Verte
*Baby Carrots with Fresh Dill
*Ginger Glazed Ham

*Freshly Sliced Fruit
*Assorted Pastries & Rolls
*Strawberry Shortcake
* Faculty Club Fudgies
*Petite Chocolate Cupcakes
*Petite Carrot Cupcakes
*Miniature House Made Cookies*
*Walnut Chocolate Chip
*Rosemary Shortbread

$31.50/ Adults
$15.95/Children (3-12)
Inclusive of service & sales tax

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.


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