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