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UC San Diego homecoming for La Jolla legend Jacobs

UC San Diego homecoming for La Jolla legend Jacobs

The father of the modern cell phone paid a call on UC San Diego on Wednesday evening, Nov. 13. Dr. Irwin Jacobs, the billionaire co-founder of Qualcomm, gave a 90-minute talk and Q&A session as part of the 50th anniversary of John Muir College, where Jacobs was a professor of computer science and engineering from 1966 to 1972.

“It has been wonderful to see the development of the campus and, in particular, of our first college here,” Jacobs told the crowd of 150 admirers, many of whom were current UC San Diego students, in the Student Services Center.

By the way, if you recognize Jacobs’ name but not his connection to Qualcomm, it may be because it appears on the Jacobs...

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