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  • UC San Diego Named Nation’s 10th Best Public College for LGBTQ Students

    The University of California San Diego has been named the nation’s 10th best public university for LGBTQ students, according to BestColleges.com. The new rankings measure academic institutions that create environments and policies which meet the needs of students with a wide range of gender and sexual…

  • Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success

    “We need to activate, work with legislators and with the community,” said UC San Diego Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan González to a packed room of education advocates, those who recognize the need to improve pathways to education for Hispanic students—the fastest growing college demographic…

  • Be the Change

    If one thing changes, everything changes. This was the message that 300 faculty, staff and students received on Oct. 19 at the launch of UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence. More than just informational, the event was a call to action for each and every person at our university to…

  • Strauss Family Gives UC San Diego $1 Million to Help Develop a Cancer Vaccine

    Iris and Matthew Strauss hold a great deal of respect for the doctors at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. When their daughter’s cancer reappeared, it was the first place they turned for help. Because of their experience and trust in the medical and research staff, the couple recently donated…

  • Hundreds of Undergraduates to Speak at UC San Diego’s Summer Research Conference Aug. 18

    Her dream is to become a pediatrician and be the first in her family to graduate from college. Mandy Che, a senior at the University of California San Diego, is inspired by her parents who journeyed from Vietnam to San Francisco as refugees with no money and little English. She has learned to embrace…

  • UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature Best-Selling Author Ann Patchett on Sept. 8

    She first took the world by storm as an international best-selling author. Then, she became known as a fierce champion of the corner bookstore, those nearly extinct havens for bibliophiles who cherish the opportunity to talk about and be around books. Ann Patchett will share her remarkable life and work…

  • New UC San Diego Foundation Board Trustees Inspire Philanthropy

    UC San Diego scholars and students take a nontraditional approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. To help realize these breakthroughs and enhance student success, the UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to garner private support and connect the campus to community partners.…

  • Song of the Trees

    It’s early morning and you’re strolling through a grove of eucalyptus trees when you hear the sounds, like bells softly trilling. Or is the wind whispering through the tall branches above? It is not your imagination; you have discovered the “The Wind Garden,” the 19th public art work of the renowned…