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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Every February, posters for UC San Diego’s United Way/CHAD Campaign begin to appear in campus elevators, break-rooms, hallways and offices. Invitations to fundraising events and requests to make a pledge to the campaign follow. For some, that’s where their involvement with the campaign ends.
Hot off the campus press are online and print editions of UC San Diego’s Annual Report 2013. Combining current facts and figures with compelling stories of the university community, the yearly publication has become a powerful marketing and promotion tool for many campus sectors. In addition to financial statements covering the entire university and attachments to the UC San Diego Foundation financials for fiscal year 2011-12, the report highlights campus accomplishments and contributions.
A new mobile app launched by the UC San Diego Library during fall quarter has proven to be a real hit with campus smart phone users, especially those who are on the prowl for an open computer in the Library or another study space on campus.
UC San Diego’s mission is to advance knowledge through excellence in education and research at all levels, including postdoctoral scholarship. This goal could not be achieved without the dedication of our faculty, who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models and colleagues to our next generation of researchers.