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Becky Petitt will soon mark her one year anniversary as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of California, San Diego. In the past 11 months, Petitt has made progress in implementing new campus climate programs and policies to create a more inclusive community for faculty, staff and students. Validating that progress is today’s launch of UC San Diego’s newly reconfigured Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, composed of campus and community stakeholders. The committee’s charge is to advise the Chancellor with particular attention to institutional access and representation, campus climate and intergroup relations, and institutional transformation. Read More »

 
Sally Ride Science Summer Program

Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego Lifts Off with Innovative Summer Program

Delivering on the late astronaut Sally Ride’s pioneering spirit, UC San Diego today announced the official launch of Sally Ride Science at UC San Diego with a slate of summer workshops in science, technology, engineering, art and math, or STEAM, aimed at young women in middle school and high school. The program is the result of a partnership agreement between UC San Diego and Sally Ride Science. Read More »

 
Celebrating Gifts from the Heart

Celebrating Gifts from the Heart

The gift of education is like no other—it can change lives, transform families and can never be lost or taken away. Last week, UC San Diego’s generous donors and scholarship recipients came together to celebrate the gift of education at the university’s annual Hearts and Scholars dinner. Students were able to meet and thank the benefactors who have helped make their educations possible, while donors were able to learn more about the impact of their support. Read More »

 
 
Sloan Research Fellowships

Two UC San Diego Faculty Receive Prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has selected two UC San Diego faculty for Sloan Research Fellowships in 2016. This year’s recipients at UC San Diego are Charles Sprenger, associate professor of economics and strategy, and Julio Barreiro, assistant professor of physics. The Sloan Research Fellowships give early-career scientists and scholars $55,000 to further their research. Read More »

 
Winter GameFest

Winter GameFest Returns to Campus

Since its inception in 2005, the UC San Diego Winter GameFest has brought thousands of gaming enthusiasts to campus to battle it out in the fest’s myriad competitions. The largest student-run gaming festival on the West Coast, the Winter GameFest has evolved from a simple gaming tournament into a two-day celebration of entertainment and technology organized entirely by UC San Diego’s Sixth College Technology Committee. Read More »

 
 
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‘Comet’ Supercomputer Helps Confirm Gravitational Wave Discovery

This month’s announcement by the National Science Foundation that scientists for the first time detected gravitational waves in the universe as hypothesized by Albert Einstein 100 years ago has opened up a new era of exploration for astronomers and astrophysicists. The NSF-funded Comet supercomputer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center was one of several high-performance computers used by researchers to help confirm that landmark discovery. Read More »

 
Call for student all-campus commencement speakers
 

Ten UC San Diego Student Teams Awarded First Funding for Promising New Projects

 

UC San Diego is No. 14 on Peace Corps Top Colleges List

 
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International Women’s Day Featuring Keynote Dodai Stewart, March 8

 

Triton 5K and Festival, April 10

   
 

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Douglas Inman, Founder of Coastal Oceanography, Dies at 95

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego Emeritus Professor Douglas Inman, considered the founder of the field of coastal oceanography, died Feb. 11 at the age of 95. Read More »

 
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Early Calling Campaign to Admitted Students to be Held March 1-6

The Office of Admissions will host a series of phone calling campaigns March 1-6 to increase the yield of admitted students from targeted populations, including Regents Scholars, Chancellor’s Associate Scholars, historically underrepresented students and top admits based on their academic profile. Faculty members are encouraged to participate in delivering the exciting news of admission to students. All faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to take part in this initiative, which will continue throughout the month of March leading up to Triton Day. Learn More »

 

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Deadline Extended: Nominations for Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards 2015-2016

2016 UC San Diego Women's Conference–March 18, 2016

Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program

 

New Geisel Library Café to Open in Spring 2016

Timely Warning–Armed Robbery

Undergraduate Research Conference Nominations

 
 

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Men’s Tennis Earns 7-2 Win Over Holy Names

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The Magic of Beverly Sills

By Nancy Guy,
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Hurricane Hunters Make First Flights into Atmospheric Rivers, Key to Weather Extremes in West
Washington Post, Feb. 18

Mysterious Ocean Buzz Traced To Daily Fish Migration
NPR, Feb. 22

Cancer Trials at UCSD Aim to Use Body’s Immune System
KPBS, Feb. 23

Douglas L. Inman, Coastal Science Pioneer, Dies at 95
New York Times, Feb. 22

Fat’s Danger Zone
San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 22

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