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UC San Diego Dedicates Student Veterans Resource Center Nov. 7

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.

November 05, 2013Events, General, Students, Students, Events

Prospective Transfer Students Learn About Pathways to UC San Diego at Series of Outreach Events

Hillary Fitzmaurice, currently a student at Fullerton College in Orange County, hopes to study linguistics at UC San Diego. “I plan on applying for next fall and am very excited about the opportunities available for research,” she said. Fitzmaurice was one of the 160 prospective transfer students who attended the campus’s “Transfer Friday” event Oct. 11. The event was the first of three scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic school year.

October 24, 2013Students, Students, Reaching Out

Chancellor’s Message to High School Students: A UC Education is Affordable

Every qualified student who wants to go to college can and should go, regardless of family income. That was the message conveyed by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla to hundreds of high school students Thursday.

October 24, 2013Students, Students, Reaching Out

UC San Diego Invites Community College Students to Transfer Fridays

The University of California, San Diego is inviting students from California Community Colleges to campus for a series of events called “Transfer Fridays,” which are dedicated to educating community college students on the various pathways to transferring to UC San Diego. The series of outreach events are scheduled to take place from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Nov. 8.

October 22, 2013Events, General, Students, Students, Events

UC San Diego Chancellor to Join Leadership from all 10 UC Campuses at Oct. 17 ‘Achieve UC’ Event

The University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will be joining higher education leadership from all 10 UC campuses to deliver the message to high school students across the state that college is attainable.

October 14, 2013Events, General, Students, Leadership, Students, Events, UCOP

Putting Their Heart Into It

Bioengineering professor Adam Engler needed to answer a question: Do genetic mutations in the heart, mutations that are common in humans as we age and that are correlated with poor heart function, also contribute to a shortened lifespan?

October 10, 2013Science and Engineering, Students, Science & Engineering, Students

UC San Diego Recognized Internationally as Premier University by Times Higher Education

The University of California, San Diego has again been recognized as a global leader in academic excellence––the university was most recently ranked the 40th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education.

October 04, 2013Awards, General, Students, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Aspiring Scientist Takes Google Science Fair Grand Prize

At just 15 years of age, Eric Chen began working in a UC San Diego biology laboratory on a more effective way of developing drugs to treat the flu virus. Now, his name and his study have gone viral. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, has been awarded the grand prize in the Google Science Fair.

October 03, 2013Awards, General, Students, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Is Massive Open Online Research the Next Frontier for Education?

A team from UC San Diego is launching a new course on the Coursera online learning network that breaks ground on several fronts.

September 30, 2013General, Science and Engineering, Students, Science & Engineering, Students

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

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