The University of California San Diego Extension will host its 35th Annual Graduation Ceremony for the 2018-2019 class of Executive Perspective for Scientists & Engineers (EPSE) and Leadership and Management Program (LAMP) at 5 p.m., May 22 at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.
This year’s 60 EPSE and LAMP graduates join more than 2,000 science and engineering professionals with advanced learning and comprehensive business skills. Local companies, including General Atomics, Illumina and BAE Systems, sponsor employees in EPSE and LAMP every year to further enhance their knowledge, adopt new skills and implement valuable new capabilities.
EPSE provides mid- to senior-level science and engineering professionals with several years of supervisory and operational experience with an Executive Perspective on business and management challenges facing today’s economy. EPSE’s nine-month program addresses the need for professional development and was designed with the rising population of scientists and engineers in mind. In contrast to EPSE, LAMP’s five-month program is designed for entry to mid-level professionals taking on leadership and management roles. The course work aims to further enhance their skills and develop a comprehensive management skill set in individual and workgroup leadership, business management fundamentals and personal skill building.
The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Scott Byrnes, Northrop Grumman director of communication, navigation and identification products and will kick off with a reception and dinner party. For more information about the graduation, the EPSE and LAMP programs, or how to become a corporate sponsor, please contact Susan Baranowski at 858-534-9148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEET A MERMAID BEACH CLEANUP
Join the SD Mermaids for a beach cleanup in honor of World Ocean’s Day from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 8 at the South Mission Beach Lifeguard Station, 2597 Ocean Blvd. Bring the whole family for a day of fun, giving back to the oceans, and meeting a few local mermaids.
GIANNI BUONOMO VINTNERS OF OB WINS AT INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
San Diego urban winery Gianni Buonomo Vintners of Ocean Beach took home was awarded a Double Gold Medal for its signature 2014 super Tuscan-style Sangiovese at the 2019 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in New York.
The winery was also honored with gold medals for its 2015 Maestrale (a Bordeaux-style blend) and its 2015 Charbono as well as silver medals for its 2014 Avennio (a Rhone-style blend) and its 2014 Blaufränkisch.
For more information about the winery, visit gbvintners.com.
COAST OF PACIFIC BEACH RESTAURANT WALK
The Coast of Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk will be held from 4-9 p.m. on May 21 in Pacific Beach. Enjoy PB’s finest culinary delights West of Dawes! Participating restaurants include Filippis Pizza Grotto, The Duck Dive, Maverick’s Beach Club, Baja Beach Café, Bare Back Grill, Cabo Cantina, Dolce Italian Ice, Flame Broiler, 710 Beach Club, Breakfast Republic, The Local, Oceana Coastal Kitchen, Crushed, The Mad Beet, PB Shore Club, and more. Tickets are $27 pre-sale and $32 the day of. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pacificbeach.org.
PACIFIC BEACH SURF CLUB HOSTS ANNUAL SUMMER LONGBOARD CLASSIC
The Pacific Beach Surf Club will host its 21st annual Summer Longboard Classic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at Tourmaline Surf Park. There will be raffle items, surfboards, music, and food. This year’s beneficiary will be the Pacific Beach Middle School’s Orchestra Music Program. For more information and to register to compete, visit pacificbeachsurfclub.com.
'SOUTH AFRICA’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FREEDOM' TALK
Join the San Diego Diplomacy Council and the Worldview Project for "South Africa's 25th Anniversary of Freedom," a Talk About Series event from 6-8 p.m. on May 7 at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The event features Sharon Katz and Marilyn Cohen, producer of award-winning and Grammy-nominated documentary, "When Voices Meet", which documents the Peace Train’s role in spreading Nelson Mandela’s message and helping youth to heal from the wounds of Apartheid. South African Consul in Los Angeles Mr. Talifhani Booi Mbelengwa will deliver a welcoming remark.
The Talk-About Series focuses on issues of current concern and are presented in the format of a panel discussion with one or two subject-matter experts and a mediator. Free. Donations accepted. For more information, visit sandiegodiplomacy.org.
LA JOLLA INSTITUTE FOR IMMUNOLOGY PRESIDENT NAMED DISTINGUISHED FELLOW
The American Association of Immunologists recently named La Jolla Institute for Immunology President and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg as an AAI 2019 Distinguished Fellow. A world expert in T cell biology, Dr. Kronenberg is among 52 immunologists, including five Nobel Laureates, selected for the inaugural class of fellows.
Election as a Distinguished Fellow is among the highest honors bestowed by AAI and recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as their service to AAI and the immunology community. The fellows, many of whom Dr. Kronenberg considers to be longtime friends and colleagues, will be recognized at the AAI annual meeting, Immunology 2019, to be held May 9-13 in San Diego.
Dr. Kronenberg is best known for his extensive studies of a subset of specialized T cells known as invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells and their brethren, mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells. Both cell types are an integral part of the innate immune response, which reacts almost immediately to foreign invaders.
For more information about the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, visit lji.org.