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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

When Art Becomes Autonomous

What does autonomy mean in an age when technology is radically transforming the ability of objects and even ideas to have a life of their own – from smart cars, to viral videos?

October 03, 2013Arts, General, On Campus, Science and Engineering, Arts & Culture, Campus & Community, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities

The Imperative for Change - Ensuring a Bright Future for UC San Diego

At the conclusion of UC San Diego’s 50th anniversary year in 2011, our campus community was inspired with a renewed sense of pride in our tremendous achievements. Our golden milestone afforded us a valuable opportunity to celebrate our unique and enviable academic trajectory, one that we hope to emulate in the future.

September 26, 2013General, On Campus, Campus & Community

Chancellor Khosla Powers Up Incoming Tritons

Throngs of students crowded Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla on Ridge Walk Monday to exchange a smile, pose for a photo and receive a chocolate chip cookie as a personal gesture of hospitality during Welcome Week. As he handed out the cookies, Khosla lightheartedly reminded students to “Try to eat lunch before you eat that!”

September 26, 2013On Campus, Students, Campus & Community, Students

Record Number of Incoming Freshmen Join Students Heading Back to Campus for Start of Academic Year

Fall quarter classes begin today for approximately 31,000 students at UC San Diego, including a record estimated 5,179 incoming freshmen and 2,645 new transfer students.

September 26, 2013On Campus, Students, Campus & Community, Students

Students Explore Campus Resources at Student Services Fair

UC San Diego students filled Ridge Walk on Monday for the annual Student Services Fair, a signature Welcome Week event designed to give new and continuing students the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of student resources available on campus.

September 26, 2013On Campus, Students, Campus & Community, Students

Convocation Keynote Urges Students to See World Through Eyes of Those With Different Point of View

Just a few weeks ago, UC San Diego professor Carol Padden, an expert in language, communication and culture, was riding in the back of a tractor, traveling between two small farming villages in the southern part of Turkey. Why was she there?

September 26, 2013On Campus, Students, Campus & Community, Students

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

Annual Staff Picnic Celebrates Collective Impact of Staff

An annual tradition to honor the commitment and contributions of UC San Diego staff members, this year’s All Staff Picnic was a hit with more than 3,000 people in attendance. Held Aug. 16 in Town Square, staff members were treated to a tasty lunch by Bar None BBQ and entertained by the Full Strength Funk Band.

August 22, 2013Events, On Campus, Campus & Community, Staff, Events

Staff Members Lauded for Compassion, Dedication at Annual Exemplary Employee of Year Awards

Kate McDevitt believes in the power of “taste education.” By teaching kids how to grow, harvest and cook fruits and vegetables, a new appreciation and enjoyment for health and nutrition can be fostered at an early age.

May 16, 2013On Campus, Campus & Community, Staff

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