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  • 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,…

  • All Campus Commencement Student Speaker Ricky Flahive Honors Common Bond of Setbacks and Success

    Everyone has a story to tell. Struggles and triumphs, setbacks and sweeping successes. It is human experience that motivates this year’s UC San Diego All Campus Commencement student speaker, Richard “Ricky” Flahive, a peer mentor and aspiring community leader whose own narrative is one of happy…

  • A Cross-Cultural Journey to Improve Human Rights

    How do the lives of transgender youth compare at UC San Diego with universities in Guadalajara, Mexico? How do the intersections of race, gender and sexual orientation contribute to identity and cultural production in different parts of the world? Social justice leaders from Chile, Peru, El Salvador…

  • Staff Members Honored for Advancing the Greater Good

    Her enthusiasm for all things “green” is infectious. Jennifer Bowser is known for her talent in activating teams to inspire sustainability efforts at UC San Diego and share knowledge about how to preserve our natural world. As Sustainability Program Coordinator, she goes above and beyond to engage…

  • 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)…

  • A Will to Ensure Change

    As David Gubser started to revise his will, he began to think of the causes that meant most to him. In the wake of the hate-based shootings that occurred last year at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub with a largely gay clientele, Gubser resolved to offer support to local LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender)…