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  • Honoring UC San Diego’s Diversity Champions

    Jason Dorwart believes everyone should play a role in the arts as creators, not merely consumers. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego, he is committed to engaging diverse populations in performing arts.

  • A Heartfelt Thank You

    Driven by a desire to understand our place in the cosmos, Diana Alsindy decided early on she would dedicate her life to exploring the origins of the universe. Now a senior studying chemical engineering at UC San Diego, Alsindy is pursuing her passions with the support of the Bhat Family Scholarship.…

  • A Grandfather’s Wish to Share the Sea

    It was a family tradition. Every summer, Karana and Aurora Stokum would fly to San Diego to visit their grandfather, Eugene Swantz, who would treat them to an afternoon at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. They would delight in the chance to meet the sea cucumbers at the tide pools,…

  • Gospel Choirs to Spread Joy at Lytle Scholarship Concert Jan. 29

    Clapping is optional, but it may be difficult to resist. That’s what gospel music is intended to do—get you swaying, tapping your feet and joining in the joyful harmony. On Sunday, Jan. 29, UC San Diego will host the 21st annual Lytle Scholarship Concert, featuring the UC San Diego Gospel Choir with…

  • Painting a Picture of UC San Diego’s Incoming LGBT Class

    Prospective undergraduate students can now voluntarily self-identify their sexual orientation, sex assigned at birth and gender identity on the UC application. Current students are also invited to regularly update this information on UC San Diego’s TritonLink portal. The measure grew out of recommendations…

  • Founders Day Festival Fun Happens Nov. 18

    On Friday, Nov. 18, all are invited to join in Founders Day Festival, featuring live music, interactive booths and delectable appetizers. It’s all part of Founders Celebration, an annual series of events held to celebrate our campus’s 1960 founding and recognize past and present change makers who…

  • ‘Dante’ Pizza Oven Fires Up at Faculty Club’s New Lounge

    With the turn of a dial, “Dante” is alight, a ring of flames burning at 600 degrees. The new Neapolitan brick pizza oven at the UC San Diego Faculty Club is the centerpiece of a revamped contemporary lounge designed to host departmental gatherings, conferences, private parties and more. The campus…

  • From Trolley Wraps to Ship Science: Events to Offer Look at UC San Diego’s Path-Breaking Projects

    As part of the UC San Diego community, we are all pioneers on this journey. We invite you to join us for a series of free signature events: the Oct. 15 launch of the UC San Diego Blue Line; exclusive tours of Research Vessel Sally Ride on Oct. 29 for UC San Diego faculty, staff and students, and Oct.…

  • UC San Diego Foundation Welcomes 10 New Trustees

    Comprised of distinguished community members, university administrators and faculty and alumni representatives, the University of California San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to connect the university with community partners to obtain resources needed to launch innovative programs. To ensure…