Arts, humanities and social science undergraduate students at UC San Diego are taking the initiative to develop faculty mentorships and engage in immersive research projects—from studying affirmative action to surveying the gestures of sign language and empowering marginalized youth. To support and showcase their efforts, Academic Enrichment Programs and the Office of Research Affairs have launched CRASSH—Conference for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences—an opportunity for undergrads to gain confidence presenting their work and discover career paths.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine ranks the University of California, San Diego the 14th best value public university in the nation based on its high four-year graduation rate, low average student debt at graduation, the availability of financial aid, low sticker price and overall great value.
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.
For fourth graders and high school seniors alike, now is the time to be thinking about college. That was the message of ‘Dare to Dream College: The African American Experience,’ held Nov. 2 on the UC San Diego campus. More than 900 students, families and community members from across San Diego County participated in the college-readiness conference to learn about the application process, financial aid and other resources for college preparation.
The U.S. Department of State recently released its list of colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright students for 2013-2014, and UC San Diego is one of them. The campus had 24 applicants for the program, of which 12 students and recent graduates were selected—the highest number on record for the university.
Crowdsourcing, solar-powered sensors, a mobile app, and a Kickstarter fundraising campaign. That may sound like the trappings of a hot new high-tech startup, but this is the Japanese Friendship Garden Haiku Hunt. It’s a 21st-century scavenger hunt for visitors of all ages who will be able to use their Android smart phones to enhance and enrich their experience when visiting the nearly 100-year-old gardens in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
An interdisciplinary team of Ph.D. students from the University of California, San Diego, recently spent time at archaeological sites in the southern Italian region of Calabria, and they came away with a newfound respect for the daily routine of uncovering the past – and a better understanding of how to safeguard archaeological sites and artifacts for the future.
Richard Gilbert is a student veteran at UC San Diego who was deployed twice to Iraq as a sniper in the U.S. Marine Corps. On his second deployment, he was wounded and placed in the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Balboa Naval Hospital. After being medically retired from the Marine Corps, Gilbert took classes at Mesa Community College and eventually transferred to UC San Diego where he served as president of the Student Veteran Organization for two years.
Four UC San Diego graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees have been named the inaugural recipients of the Katzin Prize and will receive additional fellowship support of $10,000 per year for up to five years, above the support packages offered by their departments. Established last year with a $4 million endowed gift from Jerome and Miriam Katzin, the Katzin Prize is designed to support UC San Diego’s strategic priority of growing its graduate student population with students who excel across disciplines. The awardees are pursuing doctoral degrees in the arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences.