UC San Diego Receives ‘All-Star Award’ From SANDAG’s iCommute Program

The University of California, San Diego received the “All-Star Award” as part of the San Diego Association of Government’s (SANDAG) annual iCommute Diamond Awards. The “All-Star Award” recognizes a past Diamond Award winner with longstanding commuter programs who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to transportation choices for employees through new/expanded programming. UC San Diego has received three Diamond Awards in the last five years: One in the University/College category, one for Program Excellence and another for Innovation.

April 24, 2014General, Awards, Honors & Appointments

The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report

The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college—has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual list of “Best High Schools.” Located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, the school is also ranked the 5th best high school in California, the 10th best charter school in the country and 42nd overall in the nation.

April 23, 2014General, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Celebrate the Preuss Promise May 2

For Jonathan Wosen, his love of science blossomed when he attended The Preuss School UCSD, a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college. Inspired by his teachers and the challenging, yet fun, classes, he became an active member of the Science Bowl and Lego Robotics teams in addition to other activities. He graduated from Preuss as co-valedictorian in 2009 and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in biology with a concentration in biochemistry and molecular biology from Williams College.

April 16, 2014General, Campus & Community, Giving, Students, Events

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

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