Author and Humorist Gary Shteyngart to Visit UC San Diego

Gary Shteyngart, critically acclaimed author of “Absurdistan” and “Super Sad True Love Story,” will appear at the University of California, San Diego on May 12 at 7 p.m. in Mandeville Auditorium. He will be joined onstage by Seth Lerer, dean of the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities, for a conversation about Shteyngart's life and work, followed by a book signing of his latest book, “Little Failure: A Memoir.”

April 18, 2014General, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities

Mathematician Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Kiran Kedlaya has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, to further his work in number theory, one of the most classical branches of mathematics.

April 18, 2014Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Offers Admission to 24,552 Freshmen for Fall 2014 Quarter

The University of California, San Diego has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term. The new freshmen were selected from a record 73,437 applications. The university anticipates enrolling a diverse freshman class of 4,900 of students.

April 18, 2014General, Alumni, Students, Events

San Diego Breath of Hope Walk to Benefit UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center May 4

The 6th annual San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk, benefiting lung cancer research at the University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center, will take place May 4 at Cancer Survivors Park on Harbor Island. Register at

April 17, 2014General, Giving, Health & Medicine, Events

The Ilk of Human Kindness

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults.

April 17, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

Discovery Could Lead to Novel Therapies for Fragile X Syndrome

Scientists studying the most common form of inherited mental disability—a genetic disease called “Fragile X syndrome”—have uncovered new details about the cellular processes responsible for the condition that could lead to the development of therapies to restore some of the capabilities lost in affected individuals.

April 17, 2014Research, Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences

Unified Campus Sets Strong Direction for UC San Diego’s Future

The UC San Diego community has set a new course for the university through the development of our first-ever Strategic Plan, which outlines five ambitious goals that will improve the student, staff and faculty experience, and positively impact society.

April 17, 2014Campus & Community

Campus Community Invited to Register Now for Triton 5K

Join Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and members of the UC San Diego community on a 3.1-mile scenic course through campus. While supporting student scholarships, participants will pass the King Triton statue, the iconic Geisel Library and several renowned public artworks from the Stuart Collection.

April 17, 2014On Campus, Campus & Community, Giving

$1 Million Endowment to Help Establish Center for Social Innovation and Impact at Rady School

A $1 million endowment from Carol Lazier and Family has been given to the University of California, San Diego to help establish the Center for Social Innovation and Impact and the Endowed Chair in Social Innovation and Impact at the Rady School of Management.

April 17, 2014Giving, Rady School of Management

Inaugural Grad SLAM Competition Showcases Impact of Graduate Student Work

Imagine being asked to condense years of focused study and research into a three-minute talk. Now make sure those three minutes are understandable, relatable to the general public and, ideally, inspiring. That’s exactly what UC San Diego graduate students were challenged to accomplish for the inaugural Grad SLAM competition, which concluded April 9.

April 17, 2014On Campus, Campus & Community, Students

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