Smart Car Meets Smart Charger at UC San Diego

Call it an electronic meeting of the minds: Smart cars will meet smart chargers in the nation’s first demonstration of the next generation of “Smart Cars.” Known as the Intelligent Charging Project, the California Energy Commission-funded endeavor brings together smart fortwo electric drives from Daimler, electric vehicle charging stations supplied by RWE – Germany’s second largest utility – and the University of California, San Diego as the demonstration site.

April 10, 2014Campus & Community, Environment

The Preuss School Launches Campaign for Longer Learning Time

The Preuss School UCSD employs a variety of research-based best practices proven to help prepare low-income students to be first-time college attendees. A longer school day and school year is one of these key practices.

April 03, 2014Campus & Community, Giving, Students

Driving Change: Transportation Services Strives to Make Progress on Budget and Improve Services

You have probably seen them around campus. Shuttle buses touting the UC San Diego Health System with messages such as “Home for Your Heart” and “We ♥ Patients.” The creative wraps are part of Transportation Services’ new bus advertising program and are just one of the many changes currently underway at the department.

January 23, 2014Campus & Community

Local Educators Selected to Participate in Special Army Leadership Training

Two educators from The Preuss School UCSD will travel to one of the U.S. Army’s premier leadership training institutions this week to take part in the inaugural National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and U.S. Army Leadership and Professional Development Symposium. Principal Scott Barton and athletic director Lisa Hawk are two of 30 school leaders from around the country who will participate in this unique opportunity.

November 13, 2013Awards, General, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Transportation Services Transitions – Town Hall to be held Nov. 6

Over the years, Transportation Services has played a significant role in transforming UC San Diego into an award-winning campus for sustainability. The percentage of campus commuters using alternative transportation has increased from 34 to an impressive 59 percent in just the last 10 years. As a result, Transportation Services’ costs for funding transit and shuttle programs have dramatically increased over the past several years, while incoming revenue from parking has decreased.

October 24, 2013General, On Campus, Campus & Community, General Announcements

UC San Diego Hazmat Team Triumphs in Annual Competition

For the second year in a row, UC San Diego’s Hazardous Material Response Team has won the right to call itself the best in the county. The team competed and triumphed recently in the “Hazcat,” an annual competition hosted by the County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health’s Hazardous Materials Division.

October 10, 2013Awards, General, On Campus, Campus & Community, Awards, Honors & Appointments

New Traffic Signals Installed on Campus as Part of SuperLoop Transit Project

If you’ve been to the center of campus recently, you have probably noticed some new additions on Gilman Drive. This bustling thoroughfare is now home to four new traffic lights at Scholars Drive/Osler Lane, Library Walk, Myers Drive and Russell Lane.

September 26, 2013On Campus, Campus & Community

More Power To You: Ensuring a Reliable, Safe and Secure Supply of Energy at UC San Diego

Electricity, like good health, is one of those things you often take for granted…until you don’t have it anymore. At the University of California, San Diego, ensuring a steady supply of electricity in a sustainable and cost-effective way has been a priority for years. Already recognized for its award-winning energy efficiency programs, UC San Diego is taking steps to enhance its electrical system, making it even more reliable, safe and secure.

September 20, 2013General

The Preuss School UCSD Named A Top Five Charter High School in California

The Preuss School UCSD was named one of the top five charter high schools in California in a report developed to strengthen accountability among the state’s charter schools. The seventh-annual USC School Performance Dashboard includes for the first time Top 10 lists for charter schools at both the elementary/middle school and high school levels.

August 22, 2013Awards, General, Awards, Honors & Appointments

New Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program Helps Make Dream of College Reality

While getting into a top college is a dream come true for many high school students, paying for it can become something of a nightmare. But for a few local students, the cost of college will be significantly easier to bear thanks to UC San Diego’s new Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program.

June 20, 2013

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