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  • 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…

  • UC San Diego Named Among Nation’s Top 10 Best Public Universities for LGBTQ Students

    The University of California San Diego has been named the 9th best public university in the nation for LGBTQ students, according to a new 2017 report by College Choice. The independent online publication that helps students select a school recently released their list of the “50 Best Colleges for LGBTQ…

  • Ninety-Four Percent of Preuss School UCSD Seniors Accepted to Four-Year Institutions

    On June 23, over 100 seniors will graduate from The Preuss School UCSD, including valedictorian Quynh Truong. Born in Vietnam, Truong immigrated to the U.S. with her parents when she was seven years old. This June, she will become the first in her family to graduate from high school and go on to college—she…

  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Delivers Keynote Address to UC San Diego Graduates

    “You have the opportunity to create a better world, a happier world,” said His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, who delivered the keynote address to 25,000 University of California San Diego graduates and their families today during the university’s All Campus Commencement. His message to graduates…

  • UC San Diego Student Areian Eghbali Introduces Underserved Students to STEM Opportunities

    Areian Eghbali, a junior at the University of California San Diego, has developed an outreach program to introduce local underserved high school students to learning and career paths in STEM. To help fund the project, he has been named a 2017 recipient of the Donald A. Strauss Public Service Scholarship,…