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  • UC San Diego Unveils New Black Legacy Mural

    From Harriet Tubman to Nelson Mandela and Angela Davis, UC San Diego’s newest public artwork portrays more than two dozen historical figures and national leaders, as well as several UC San Diego alumni and professors. Unveiled at the Price Center on Feb. 11, the Black Legacy Mural was created by San…

  • Marshall College Unveils New Sojourner Truth Statue

    She could not be deterred—not by slavery, not by illiteracy and certainly not by naysayers. Sojourner Truth was a woman of strong conviction who used the power of her words to stand up for women’s rights and combat slavery. In recognition of her contributions as a suffragist and abolitionist, a new…

  • New Green Building Tours at UC San Diego to Blend Architecture, History and Sustainability

    Early architects at the University of California, San Diego dreamed of a monumental campus. A grandiose amphitheater and bell tower were to dominate the center of campus and each of the six colleges would feature expansive plazas connected by grand promenades. After the construction of Revelle College,…

  • 40th Annual Pancake Breakfast Unites Staff for Holidays, Inspires Spirit of Giving

    A toy drive, craft faire and holiday celebration rolled into one, the annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast hosted by the UC San Diego Staff Association draws hundreds of staff members from across campus each winter for a hearty breakfast and warm conversation with colleagues. In honor of the breakfast’s…

  • Annual Service Awards Honor Staff Commitment and Dedication

    There are more than 16,000 staff members who serve UC San Diego each day, offering invaluable resources and technical expertise to students and faculty and ensuring smooth operations across campus. More than 500 of those staff members were recognized at the 47th Annual Service Awards held Oct. 29 in…

  • UC San Diego Veterans Honored For Going Beyond the Call of Duty

    Coming from a long line of veterans, John Cerda wanted to do his part to defend the country that had provided so much for his family. A UC San Diego alumnus and staff member, he served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a communications technician in the Signal Corps. After spending two years…

  • Triton Fest Brings Laughs, Scares and Fun Dares

    UC San Diego’s newest tradition—Triton Fest—had students dancing to a silent disco, running from zombies, racing go-karts and tackling inflatable obstacles in superhero costumes. More than 7,300 students attended the fall kickoff experience, which was held the first three Friday and Saturday nights…

  • Students to Discover Paths, Make Connections at Conference for Research in the Arts, Humanities and

    UC San Diego undergraduates in the arts, humanities and social sciences are using research as a means to deepen engagement in their fields and make interdisciplinary connections to further define their academic interests. On Nov. 4, they will have an opportunity to showcase their research projects at…

  • UC San Diego and Marine Corps Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Camp Matthews Land Transfer

    More than one million marines underwent training at Camp Matthews, part of a large military base that existed from 1917 to 1964 on the site where the University of California, San Diego now resides. More than a dozen marksmanship training facilities, including rifle, pistol and skeet ranges, served new…