What is happiness? How do we pursue it? How should we pursue it? And are there times we should refuse to make the pursuit of happiness a life goal? A series of talks from scholars at the University of California, San Diego will answer these questions and more in a free lectures series called “The Making of the Modern World: The Good Life,” running Wednesday evenings from Jan. 22 to March 5.
The first Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) workshop of 2014 gets underway on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in room 4004 of Atkinson Hall on the UCSD campus. The three-day Workshop on Complexity and Coding Theory will focus on recent topics at the intersection of theoretical computer science and coding theory, such as local codes, list-decodable codes, polar codes and network codes.
The University of California, San Diego will recognize World AIDS Day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 with a variety of free, public events, including a viewing of portions of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest ongoing art project in the world. This year’s events reflect UC San Diego’s “Getting to Zero” theme which conveys the global community effort needed to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero stigma against those living with HIV/AIDS and zero AIDS-related deaths.
The University of California, San Diego has updated its UniversityLink program, providing guaranteed admission for eligible local students to encourage them to attend UC San Diego. The initiative seeks to increase the number of students who transfer to UC San Diego from participating community colleges in the San Diego and Imperial counties.
UC San Diego is putting the finishing touches on the preparations for its 2013 Founders’ Celebration, which kicks off today. For Founders’ Day alone, this includes bringing in more than 1,000 bags of popcorn, 300 feet of extension cords, 30 pounds of Atlantic City salt water taffy, 124 square feet of artificial turf and 375 chairs—just to name a few of the items on the setup list. The result: a transformation of the heart of campus into a festival reminiscent of the time when UC San Diego was officially established, that is, San Diego in the 1960s.
It’s fun. It’s free. It’s a festival. Three great reasons why our Triton community—faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends—should attend Founders’ Day on Friday, Nov. 15. This year, Town Square will be transformed into a 1960s beach boardwalk featuring a brief program, tasty treats, musical entertainment and interactive activities including more than 15 booths.
The University of California, San Diego will salute current and retired military service men and women from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 with the dedication of the campus’s new Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) and the awarding of the 14th annual Veteran of the Year presented by the UC San Diego Veterans Association. The event, which will commemorate Veterans Day, is free and open to the public and will take place on the west side of the UC San Diego Student Center.
They visited the Birch Aquarium tide pools under the stars, learned about cutting edge undergraduate research and even participated in a “Thriller” style flash mob. More than 2,200 students, parents, family members and friends participated in some 20 events as part of UC San Diego’s sixth annual Family Weekend.
Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide and first in the nation for commitment to service, social mobility and research, UC San Diego has a culture of collaboration that sparks discoveries that advance society and drive economic impact. The Triton community is a vibrant population of outstanding faculty, students, staff and alumni, all invested in defining a better future for humankind and our world.
In Greek mythology, Triton is the messenger of the sea. With a trident in one hand and a conch shell in the other, he has the power to calm or raise waves. At UC San Diego, Tritons are messengers of knowledge and discovery across the globe. From pioneering climate change research to mapping the human brain, Tritons are shaping our understanding of the world and transforming society.