Brilliant Minds, Inspiring Lives
From city council to the admiral’s
seat, from genetic ingenuity to inventing
the Dothraki language—and not to mention
winning the Nobel Prize—this year’s alumni
honorees are truly cause for celebration.
Cyndi Jones, Revelle ’74, became
a disability rights activist at the age of six.
Since then, she’s published the voice of a
population and inspired change from the
White House to the Wheaties box.
AI: Automotive Intelligence
With driverless cars on the horizon,
UC San Diego researchers are making
sure there’s someone—or something—
looking out for you.
ON THE COVER
PAGE 24 James Stuart DeSilva envisioned an art collection
that allowed “generations of bright, eager young people
the opportunity to find art even when they weren’t
looking for it.” Nineteen installations later, we asked
Stuart Collection Director Mary Beebe for the inside
stories behind them.