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  • Eco-conscious Foodies, Vintners and Artists Unite for Scholarships at Feb. 5 Heart di Vite

    What happens when you pair Napa Valley’s finest biodynamic winemakers with San Diego’s top master chefs, simmered with a dash of fine art? Heart di Vite, translated “heart of the vine,” is a unique fundraising event dedicated to the love of art, science and the environment. Heart di Vite,…

  • Donors Invest to Make UC San Diego ‘Best Value’

    UC San Diego was named a 2012 “best value” public college, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The national finance publication ranked UC San Diego 10th in the nation, up from 12th last year. The criteria used for the selection included cost and financial aid, average student debt,…

  • Son of Vietnamese Refugee Among Students Honored by Physical Sciences Dean

    After six years in a North Vietnamese “reeducation” camp, Thai Hoang Do’s father escaped to Thailand with five children and his wife in tow. It was in a refugee camp in Thailand that Thai Do—the youngest of six children—was born to the Do family. Seven years later, the family moved to the United…

  • Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Anne Ratner Dies at 100

    Local philanthropist, community leader and UC San Diego supporter Anne Ratner has died at the age of 100. For more than six decades, Ratner has been a beloved volunteer and philanthropist in San Diego, actively supporting numerous arts, sciences, service and Jewish organizations.

  • ‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ Among Former Foster Youth to Benefit from Sony Electronics Gifts

    Deng Bol counts himself fortunate to be a student at the University of California, San Diego. Born in Sudan, Bol survived the horrors of civil war, refugee camps and a dangerous trek through the African continent—all before he reached the age of 13.

  • Campus Rallies to Support Students at Chancellor’s Challenge 5K

    Run/Walk has raised close to $2.7 million for undergraduate scholarships to date

  • Chancellor’s Champions Gear Up for 5K

    The 16th annual Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars—a longstanding campus tradition to support scholarships—is less than a week away. While campus community members are still registering for the event, four 5K participants are especially eager to get the race started—the Chancellor’s…

  • Registration Open for Oct. 21 Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars

    Campus tradition has raised more than $2.5 million to benefit 850 students

  • UC San Diego Libraries Receive $1.1 Million Bequest From Alumna Alice Marquis

    The estate of Alice Goldfarb Marquis, Ph.D., an accomplished writer, historian and alumna of the University of California, San Diego, has left $1.1 million to support the UC San Diego Libraries. The gift from the Alice G. Marquis Living Trust, which represents the largest bequest ever to the Libraries,…