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UC San Diego Offers Admission to 24,552 Freshmen for Fall 2014 Quarter

The University of California, San Diego has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term. The new freshmen were selected from a record 73,437 applications. The university anticipates enrolling a diverse freshman class of 4,900 of students.

April 18, 2014General, Alumni, Students, Events

UC San Diego’s Earth Week Underscores Campus Commitment to Sustainable Solutions

UC San Diego will join people around the world in celebrating Earth Week from April 21 to 25. The theme for the week of events, “Connecting the Drops,” helps illustrate the campus’s water-saving strategies and the need for individuals to conserve water as California faces a severe drought.

April 17, 2014On Campus, Campus & Community, Environment

PayScale Ranks UC San Diego 15th Best Public College for Return on Investment (ROI)

A recent college salary report by PayScale.com ranks the University of California, San Diego the 15th best public university for its return on investment (ROI) for alumni who are California residents. In addition, UC San Diego is listed as having the 10th best ROI, out of 434 public colleges, for mid-career (15 year of experience) alumni who earn on average more than $100,000 annually.

March 26, 2014General, Alumni, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments, Events

UC San Diego’s César E. Chávez Events Celebrate Chicano Culture and Civil Rights

César E. Chávez, civil rights advocate, labor leader and proponent of nonviolent activism, is the center of a series of celebratory events at the University of California, San Diego throughout the months of April and May. The events will include the performance of a one man show on Chávez, a presentation on the historic United Farm Workers (UFW) march to Sacramento in 1966, the celebration of the 44th anniversary of Chicano Park and more.

March 24, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Students, Events

NAFTA at 20

Mexico’s recent fiscal and energy reforms, new trade alliances, growing economy and evolving arts and culture were at the center of UC San Diego’s Mexico Moving Forward symposium held on campus March 6. Hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies (USMEX) at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), the symposium focused on “20 Years of NAFTA and Beyond” and assessed the impacts of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which officially began on Jan. 1, 1994.

March 13, 2014Business & Economics, Society & Politics, International Affairs

U.S. News & World Report Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

The 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the sciences.

March 11, 2014General, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Students, Social Sciences, International Affairs, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings Name UC San Diego Globe’s 40th Best University

Times Higher Education has placed the University of California, San Diego as the 40th top university in the publication’s World Reputation Rankings. The Reputation Rankings complement the Times’ annual World University Rankings, published in fall 2013, in which UC San Diego was also ranked 40th.

March 06, 2014General, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Campus Sexual Assault Resource Center Develops Innovative New Programs to Enhance Student Safety

UC San Diego’s Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC) has been successful in developing innovative and proactive violence prevention programs for the campus community. A new SARC program called “Who’s Checking You In/Out?” was recently launched reduce the risk of cyberstalking and increase online safety.

March 06, 2014Campus & Community, Students

Mexico Moving Forward Symposium to Look at NAFTA ‘20 Years and Beyond’

NAFTA, its impact and its future goals will be the center of UC San Diego’s Mexico Moving Forward symposium, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6. The symposium, hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), will feature University of California President Janet Napolitano, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and IR/PS Dean Peter Cowhey, as well as experts from both sides of the border.

February 27, 2014Society & Politics, Events

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