Chancellor to Address Key Step for UCSF’s Future at State of the University

Sam Hawgood after the 2016 State of the University
Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, exits Cole Hall after delivering his 2016 State of the University address. Photo by Susan Merrell

UC San Francisco Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, will announce a significant step toward ensuring the future of UCSF during his annual State of the University address on October 27.

2017 State of the University

Friday, Oct. 27, Noon to 1 p.m.

Faculty, staff, students and trainees who have not yet registered may host their own viewing parties or gather at one of the alternate rooms to watch the live stream:

  • Parnassus campus: Medical Sciences building, room S 214
  • Mission Bay campus: Genentech Hall, room N 114
  • UCSF Fresno Auditorium

Due to unprecedented interest to this year’s address by the UCSF community, both Cole Hall and Byers Auditorium reached capacity in just days after invitations were sent.

UCSF’s community is invited to view the address from noon to 1 p.m. via a live stream.

In his fourth address since becoming UCSF’s 10th chancellor in 2014, Hawgood will be joined by two faculty leaders who will share their insights on how the community is working together to tackle the most daunting challenges in human health.

Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD, Lee Goldman Endowed Chair in Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Medicine, will join the chancellor live in Cole Hall Auditorium on the Parnassus campus. Hana El-Samad, PhD, associate professor of biochemistry and biophysics, will be live for a simultaneous presentation in Byers Auditorium at Mission Bay.

The chancellor also will address recent national issues affecting the University and report on the latest developments and achievements across research, education and patient care.

As in years past, members of the UCSF community are invited to join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #UCSFSOTU.

SOTU Viewing Party Contest

Members of the UCSF community are encouraged to organize viewing parties for their department or unit to watch the State of the University via live stream.

The team that shows the most spirit will be eligible to win a free pizza lunch at a date yet to be determined. Viewing parties will be judged on three factors: party creativity, number of attendees, and the level of engagement the team achieved based on photos and posts on Facebook or Twitter using #UCSFSOTU from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.

To enter the contest, please send your submission with your results, including relevant screen shots, links and photos, via email to Lisa Cisneros, a senior director in University Relations, by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30.

For more campus news and resources, visit Pulse of UCSF.