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People give to the University of California, San Diego for many different reasons, but for local philanthropist Carol Vassiliadis, her reason is simple. “It’s the people,” she said. “The people at UC San Diego truly believe in what they are doing. And if, with the Jacobs Medical Center, we are helping people survive, we are doing something very important.” That is why Vassiliadis has designated gifts totaling $8.5 million to the future UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center. Read More »

 
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Every Little BIT Counts

What are the signs of a healthy relationship? How do you define sexual consent? How do you intervene if you are witnessing an uncomfortable and potentially dangerous situation? These are some of the questions UC San Diego’s Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC) has been working to answer for more than 25 years. SARC is a valuable campus resource dedicated to developing innovative and proactive violence prevention programs and providing comprehensive services to victims and survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and stalking. Read More »

 
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UC San Diego Offers New Major in Global Health

Undergraduates at UC San Diego will now be able to pursue a bachelor of arts in global health – an increasingly popular new field of study and urgent social concern. Launched this fall, the program incorporates the global health minor started four years ago. Both the major and the minor are firsts in the UC system. Read More »

 
 
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Robotics Legends Converge at UC San Diego Forum

After the industrial revolution and the Internet revolution, we are now poised for the robotics revolution. Influential robotics researchers and industry leaders made this prediction in many different ways Friday at the Contextual Robotics Technologies International Forum at UC San Diego. The speakers and more than 250 attendees gathered to reflect on what opportunities and challenges this revolution would bring, and how San Diego fits into this picture. Read More »

 
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Meet the Beach

On Saturday, Oct. 4, several hundred new freshmen and transfer students took part in the campus’s seventh annual “Meet the Beach” event. The giant beach party/beach cleanup took place at the tail end of Welcome Week and allowed students to participate in various activities. The event, hosted by UC San Diego’s recreation department, featured surf lessons, “beach” zumba, kayaking, pier tours, tide pool tours, yoga, soccer, volleyball and more. In addition, Volunteer50, a campus-wide initiative that aims to inspire and celebrate community service at UC San Diego, recruited many volunteers to participate in a beach cleanup as part of the day of festivities. View Slideshow »

 
 
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Making a Commitment to Conserve Water

 
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Moderate Levels of ‘Free Radicals’ Found Beneficial to Healing Wounds

 
ARCS Foundation Awards

ARCS Foundation Awards $232,500 in Fellowships for UC San Diego Graduate Students

 
 

Denise Ducheny Appointed to Obama Administration Post

 

Big Data Sharing for Better Health

 
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Family Weekend, Oct. 24-26

 

Helen Edison Lecture Series: New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni, Oct. 29

   
 

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Bus Zone Pass Changing For Faculty and Staff

Changes to the Bus Zone program this fall will affect how faculty and staff access transit services. With implementation of the new student U-Pass, the current Bus Zone program provided by MTS will no longer be available after Oct. 31. Instead, eligible faculty and staff will be able to take advantage of a new MTS program called ECO Pass, a regional transit pass that provides access to all regular MTS buses and the San Diego Trolley at a discounted rate. Read More »

 

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Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program - Spring Quarter 2015 Proposals

Annual Collection of Campus Diversity Initiative Information

 

Funding Opportunities for Diversity Related Programs and Events

Call for Proposals - UC San Diego Teaching Diversity Conference

 
 

Mentor an Undergraduate Researcher through the UC San Diego Faculty Mentor Program

Faculty Research Lectures

 

Changes to Bus Zone Program
 

Proposed New Campus Policy – UC San Diego Policy for Reporting and Responding to Sex Offenses

 
 

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Catalysts for Change: 21st Century Philanthropy and Community Development

Co-authored By Mirle Bussell
Department of Urban Studies and Planning Program

 

Deep Argo: Probes in Ocean Abyss Explore Mysteries of Global Warming
NBC News, October 12

Prince Albert's Climate Retreat to Focus on Rising Seas
USA Today, October 9

UCSD Invests Big in Robotics
USA Today, October 10

Biotechs Work to Speed Ebola Treatments
U-T San Diego, October 9

Scripps Institution Recognizing Food Guru’s Impact on Consumers
U-T San Diego, October 9

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