Q&A with Shandy Pinkowski

Shandy Pinkowski is going to be an exceptional lawyer. When she sets her mind on something, she makes it happen. And it doesn't hurt that she likes to argue. To say that she is determined is an understatement. She has lived on her own since she was 16 years old. She grew up in a difficult home, and briefly lived in foster care. But through it all, she had her mind set on going to college, and she dreamed of traveling. She says it was her way out — of her small hometown in California and the way of life she grew up watching. In this interview, Shandy talks about her motivation to pursue a higher education, her experiences studying abroad, and the important role mentors and other supporters have had in her life.

February 28, 2012Q and A, Q & A

Navy Selects Shipyard to Build Scripps’ New State-of-the-art Research Vessel

The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced the shipyard responsible for constructing the next chapter in ocean exploration for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.  The new research vessel will be owned by ONR for the Department of the Navy and operated by Scripps under charter party agreement.

February 28, 2012SIO, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Scripps Oceanography, Social Sciences

UC San Diego Earns $2.4 Million in Energy Incentives from SDG&E

Under bright, blue skies, representatives from UC San Diego and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) gathered recently to celebrate their combined efforts at making things a little greener.

February 28, 2012

No. 1 UC San Diego Women’s Basketball Team Takes Down Sonoma State in Regular Season Finale

The top-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team wrapped up a historic 2011-12 regular season on Friday, dispatching Sonoma State by a final margin of 78-58 at The Wolves' Den on the SSU campus.

February 28, 2012Athletics, Athletics

Engineering Students Organize Run for Pi(e)

If you’re an engineering student, Pi is a number you quickly become familiar with. You’ve likely seen it in pretty much all of your classes. So, it’s fitting that the undergraduate and graduate student councils at the Jacobs School of Engineering decided it was time to give the number a proper celebration.

February 28, 2012Events, General, On Campus, Science and Engineering, Students, Campus & Community, Science & Engineering, Students, Events

Scripps Oceanography Receives nearly $5.5 Million in Recent Gifts

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego received a string of major private donations in early 2012 that exceeded $5.2 million.

February 28, 2012Giving, SIO, Giving, Scripps Oceanography

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