Earlier this fall, UC San Diego was again recognized by the Washington Monthly as the nation’s top “positive impact” college, in rankings that measure research, social mobility and commitment to service. The Washington Monthly editors noted that students at UC San Diego “are taught by example and designed to look beyond themselves and give back.” Two university alumni entrepreneurs just so happen to be giving back through their own businesses—from a coffee roaster, to a designer of dog couture, both Tritons found ways to dream big while still making time for philanthropy.
University of California, San Diego alumnus Bruce Beutler, M.D., will return to his alma mater Nov. 8 to speak about his experiences as a 2011 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine.
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the University of California, San Diego has become the inaugural test site for a new approach to cooling computer servers – a technology that could improve energy efficiency and enable higher-performance computing.
Charity Stone feels the financial pressure of being a mother of two and a fulltime student at the University of California, San Diego. But this fall her budget burden will be lightened with a Student Foundation scholarship raised by her fellow students.
Dan Braun earned a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2006. Five years later he came back to enroll in the inaugural class of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering’s Master of Advanced Study Program in Medical Device Engineering. The cross-disciplinary program is designed to train working professionals to apply their engineering know-how and workforce experience to a new career in one of the region’s fastest growing technology sectors.
Three recent graduates of the University of California, San Diego—Vickie Do, ’09, Stephanie Kinkel, ’05 and Michelle Lee, ’10—have been named Knowles Science Teaching Fellows and will each receive a $175,000 award from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.
Five years on, a research center at the University of California, San Diego focused on technology and cultural heritage has become an important player in efforts to study, safeguard and preserve historic buildings, works of art as well as archaeological sites and artifacts.
They came. They saw. They celebrated. Almost 2,500 alumni returned to UC San Diego for UCSD Alumni’s annual Alumni Weekend, held May 31 through June 3. Attendees enjoyed reconnecting with friends, former classmates and faculty, while revisiting the campus and recalling many UC San Diego memories. Both a kickoff to the start of summer and a time to celebrate all things UC San Diego, the annual weekend brought together many sections of the Triton family.
Celebrated alumni of the University of California, San Diego that include Ira Rubenstein, executive vice president at Twentieth Century Fox and actor James Avery will speak to 8,182 graduating students for the campus’s 2012 commencement ceremonies. The majority of UC San Diego’s 11 commencement ceremonies will take place June 15-17, preceded by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences May 19 and the School of Medicine’s June 3 graduation.
Ryan Darby, ’04 and Vince Vasquez, ’02 met while earning their bachelor’s degrees in political science at UC San Diego. When the two friends learned how many military veterans would be returning to the region due to the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan winding down, they wanted to positively impact those who have sacrificed so much for their country.