Heart di Vite: For the Love of Art, Science, and Our Environment

What happens when we bring together Napa Valley’s finest biodynamic winemakers with San Diego’s top green chefs?


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Gabriele Wienhausen

Associate Dean of Biological Sciences, UCSD

Dr. Gabriele Wienhausen is the Associate Dean for Education in the Division of Biological Sciences and provides leadership and innovation to the educational mission of the Division, including undergraduate and graduate education, experiential learning programs for students, and outreach programs for executives, K-12 students, and the general public. Dr. Wienhausen received her Ph.D. from the Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster, Germany. She was the founding Provost of UC San Diego’s Sixth College. The theme of the college—Culture, Art, and Technology—promotes interdisciplinary thinking, seeing, and listening and prepares students for a future that demands creativity, imagination, and ethical integrity. Her research focuses on tools how to promote "meaningful learning" in college science teaching, i.e., how to assure that students store more information in a memorable, readily usable fashion.