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  • Annual UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature NPR’s Ari Shapiro Sept. 9

    The University of California San Diego’s 13th annual Dinner in the Library—set in the iconic Geisel Library building—will take place Friday, Sept. 9, featuring Ari Shapiro, award-winning journalist and co-host of NPR’s popular radio news show, “All Things Considered.”

  • Pauline Foster, Generous Community Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter, Dies

    Pauline Foster, community philanthropist and longtime supporter of the University of California San Diego, died on Saturday, July 30.

  • Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies

    University of California San Diego friend and supporter, Conrad Prebys died on Sunday, July 24, following a battle with cancer. The San Diego philanthropist and businessman was 82.

  • $4.3 Million Bequest from Mary Andrews Haag Establishes New Scholarship at UC San Diego

    The late Mary Andrews Haag left more than $4.3 million from her estate to establish The Frederick and Mary Haag Scholarship Fund at the University of California San Diego. The scholarship bequest was directed from the Mary Andrews Haag Trusts to provide scholarships for outstanding UC San Diego undergraduates.…

  • An ‘Alternative’ Path to Giving Back

    Several years ago, municipal law attorney Michael Estrada, ’79, would never have guessed that he would be digging ditches in Appalachia with a group of 18 to 23 year olds, but sometimes life takes you where you least expect it.

  • Students Vote for Division I Move

    UC San Diego’s undergraduate student body has voted in favor of moving the campus’ 23-team intercollegiate athletics program to NCAA Division I. In a weeklong election, students voted in approval of a referendum that will result in increased student fees to cover the costs associated with a non-football…

  • The Sky’s the Limit

    As a child in Vietnam, Huy Nguyen gazed up at the sky with wonder. Space travel and rockets captivated him. A career focused on our universe, however, seemed like unlikely, if not impossible. Yet with hard work, coupled with the support of his family and the community, Nguyen is now pursuing his lifelong…

  • Doug and Nancy Barnhart Donate $100,000 for Athletic Rehabilitation Center at UC San Diego

    Rehabilitation space in the Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance Center will be named in recognition of the Barnharts’ support