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Changing the Face of Campus

Five years from now, the UC San Diego campus will be almost unrecognizable to anyone who hasn’t watched the transformation unfold. With everything from new buildings and bridges to the arrival of the trolley, the shift in the campus’s physical appearance will be profound.

Changing the Face of Campus

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Changing the Face of Campus
Five years from now, the UC San Diego campus will be almost unrecognizable to anyone who hasn’t watched the transformation unfold. With everything from new buildings and bridges to the arrival of the trolley, the shift in the campus’s physical appearance will be profound.
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A Class of Pioneers
It has been four years since the idea took shape. A unique scholarship program that would open doors to local San Diego high school students who aim to be the first in their family to attend college, yet are constrained by financial burden. Since 2013, the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program (CASP) has created a pathway to UC San Diego for more than 400 students. And this June, the first graduating class of scholars will turn their tassels at commencement.
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Giving Students a Place to Prep for Tomorrow’s Virtual (Reality) Economy
The laboratory looks like a cross between a classroom and a tech pavilion at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There are virtual-reality headsets everywhere, and large flat screen 3D displays. College students work at computers, while teammates wearing goggles look from side to side, occasionally ducking or recoiling, as they react and engage with the virtual environments visible in their head-mounted displays.
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Genre Giants
Science fiction and fantasy came to life in the real and human forms of authors George R.R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson May 2 at the Price Center West Ballroom. The genre giants, each with ties to UC San Diego through the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, bantered on stage under bright lights against a backdrop flanked by the emblems of the Great Houses featured in the “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s enormously popular adaptation of Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.

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