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  • UC San Diego Extension to Open Innovative Cultural and Education Hub in Downtown San Diego

    The University of California San Diego today announced it plans to open an Innovative Cultural and Education Hub in downtown San Diego at the corner of Park and Market to connect its wide range of programs to the downtown innovation community and to diverse neighborhoods throughout San Diego’s urban…

  • Growing the Next Generation of Imperial Valley Scholars

    In 2014, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla traveled to Imperial County, promising that UC San Diego was committed to ensuring the university played a critical role in the region’s revival.

  • Free College Test Prep Courses Aim to Level the Playing Field

    Mark-Yves Gaunin knew he needed help when it came to his dream of attending college.

  • UC San Diego Jazz Camp Looks to Recruit More Female Students to Its Ranks

    The lack of female jazz musicians is by no means a new phenomenon, but it is a persistent one. To help change that, UC San Diego Jazz Camp is working to recruit more girls and women to its five-day summer program.

  • Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego Lifts Off with Innovative Summer Program

    Delivering on the late astronaut Sally Ride’s pioneering spirit, UC San Diego today announced the official launch of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego with a slate of summer workshops in science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, aimed at young women in middle school and high school.

  • UC San Diego Extension Celebrates its 50th Anniversary by Looking to the Future

    Much has changed in the last 50 years, and the University of California, San Diego Extension has changed right along with it, tailoring its offerings to keep pace with innovation and societal shifts.

  • Lights, Camera, Action: Using Filmmaking to Teach Students the Science Behind Natural Disasters

    The class, fittingly called “How to Make a Disaster Movie Based on Real Science,” is a joint production of UC San Diego Extension, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Elementary Institute of Science, an organization in Southeast San Diego dedicated to providing STEM (science, technology,…

  • Pilot Project Opens Doors for High Schoolers to Complete College Courses Without Leaving Campus

    Teaching an introductory college biology courses is nothing new for Keefe Reuther, who has been an instructor of at UC San Diego since 2009.

  • Economist Thomas Piketty to Discuss Groundbreaking Book on Income Inequality

    Income inequality and the “one percent” are more than mere catch phrases. They are the cornerstone of noted economist Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”