Welcome to the UCSD Emeriti Association
The UCSD Emeriti Association provides its members an opportunity to maintain contact with their colleagues; promotes the general welfare of the members, their spouses, and their survivors; and assists members to continue their contributions to society.
If you are retiring or are retired from UCSD, please consider staying a part of the campus and connected to your colleagues by becoming a member. We think you will enjoy reading our newsletter "Chronicles", and participating in our monthly events. If you have any questions, please contact Suzan Cioffi at 858-534-4724 or send her an email.
As the EA president for this academic year, I want to report on our activities and new developments over the past year. I have been heartened by our ability to adapt to the many restrictions brought on by COVID. Under the leadership of past Presidents, Jake Jacoby (2020) and Steven Adler (2021), we have maintained the activities of the EA through online meetings. Our Emeriti Mentoring Program for Chancellor’s Scholars, Lecture Series, the quarterly EA Chronicles, and Book Club have proceeded successfully online. Our energetic and skilled administrators, Suzan Cioffi and Vania Bailon, have adapted to loss of their office space on campus while very effectively supporting these activities.
Because of the planned construction over the footprint of our current space, the Retirement Resource Center (RRC) will have very limited administrative space on campus for the two associations which serve retirees; the Emeriti Association (faculty) and Retirement Association (all retirees). The RRC will move in late fall into three small administrative offices in the Building 409 just east of the Student Services Building. But this space will not accommodate even moderate-sized groups (eg, EA and RA Board meetings, or our Book Club). The EA General meetings will return to the Faculty Club in September and the Book Club will meet in a small conference room in the Triton Student Services Center.
Many of you look forward to meeting again in person this Fall, COVID restrictions permitting. EA leaders have been sensitive to the substantially increased risk of serious COVID complications for persons in our age group. Fortunately, we have become better protected from these complications by three changes in the pandemic: 1) primary and booster vaccinations 2) antiviral drugs (Paxlovid and others in development) that can treat acute infection if started within 5 days, and 3) the apparent decline of the virulence (disease severity) of the SARS COV2 variant that is currently circulating (Omicron). On the other hand, Omicron variants with increased infectivity (transmission efficiency) continue to evolve and currently are spreading quickly in our county. We will continue to monitor these issues, weighing your safety against the desirable return to greater in- person socializing among members. Read the full message.
UCSD Emeriti Mentor Program
The Emeriti Mentor Program's is a partnership between Chancellor's Scholars and accomplished retired UCSD faculty and staff. This mentoring relationship provides the intellectual, social and cultural preparation necessary for a successful college experience. It provides practical insight, know-how and advice gleaned from real-world experience, and can serve as a bridge to future academic, personal and professional growth.
Each year, UCSD Emeriti Association members may be nominated to receive the Dickson Award, which recognizes an association member for their service to students, faculty development, the emeriti, and the community. Emeriti Association members may also be nominated for the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award, a UC system-wide award that honors an emeritus professor for their outstanding work or educational service.
Emeriti Association Events
Explore the events hosted by the Emeriti Association. Emeriti Association events include monthly General Members' meetings featuring a talk by a distinguished faculty speaker, the Welcoming Reception for new members, Holiday Party held jointly with the Retirement Association, and June Luncheon. See a full listing of Emeriti Association events, the yearly event program, and more detailed descriptions of our events on our event page.
The Council of University of California Emeriti Associations, or CUCEA, is a consortium of the Emeriti Associations of nine University of California campuses. CUCEA pushes for the protection and improvement of benefits such as affordable health care options, appropriate cost-of-living adjustments, and enhanced academic privileges. Learn more about CUCEA on their website.
Support Chancellor's Scholars
The UCSD Emeriti Association Chancellor's Scholarship Fund supports students with strong academic credentials and financial need. These students are granted the opportunity to fully realize their potential through your generous donations. Through the fund, Emeriti Association members have the oppotunity to help support and encourage these very promising undergraduates on their educational journey.