The Bariatric Metabolic Institute (BMI) at University of California, San Diego Health System has been accredited as a Level 1 facility by the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This designation means that the institutional performance of UC San Diego BMI meets the rigorous requirements outlined by the ACS BSCN Accreditation Program.
Twenty-five dollars may not seem like a lot these days, but UC San Diego students are demonstrating how small gifts can make big impacts. Just a few weeks into the school year, approximately 700 students have made a donation of $25 each to the UC San Diego Student Foundation’s “Give. Invest.
In 2012, the University of California, San Diego was named a “best value” public college by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Despite increasing state budget cuts, UC San Diego has made the list for the last 10 years, due in part to scholarships and fellowships funded by the investment of generous donors.
At the edge of the Muir College parking lot sits a structure shaped like an enormous tan igloo encircled by a chain-link fence. An upright wooden post carved into a face like a totem with a sweet, sleepy expression guards the entrance, offering no hint of what goes on within.
At the stroke of midnight, especially during the week of Halloween, frightening things are likely to happen. But this Sunday at midnight, something frightfully good is on the agenda for UC San Diego students: the UC San Diego Library will open a long-anticipated 24/5 Study Commons in Geisel Library that will remain open throughout the academic year.
Earlier this fall, UC San Diego was again recognized by the Washington Monthly as the nation’s top “positive impact” college, in rankings that measure research, social mobility and commitment to service. The Washington Monthly editors noted that students at UC San Diego “are taught by example and designed to look beyond themselves and give back.” Two university alumni entrepreneurs just so happen to be giving back through their own businesses—from a coffee roaster, to a designer of dog couture, both Tritons found ways to dream big while still making time for philanthropy.
UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla addressed some 400 Southwest High School students who had gathered Thursday to hear him speak about how they could attend a University of California campus. There is no doubt he had found a receptive audience. When Khosla asked how many of the students planned to attend college, he watched as nearly every student in the gymnasium took to their feet.