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Undergraduate advances opportunities to make campus more welcoming to underrepresented students

Where others might see obstacles, Dejanay Wayne sees opportunity. For the past two months, the UC San Diego undergraduate has taken the initiative to meet one-on-one with campus leadership to share her ideas on how to make the university more welcoming to students of color. As a result of her newfound alliances, she secured bookstore giveaways to help recruit underrepresented students to UC San Diego, introduced ethnic hair and skin products to campus, and is now working to develop a retention program that pairs current undergraduates with first-year underrepresented students. Read More »

 
2016 Black History Month Celebration
 

UC San Diego Honors Sites of African-American Memory during 2016 Black History Month Celebration

UC San Diego will honor African-American history with events throughout February, including art exhibits, lectures, film screenings, spoken word performances and the annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch. The Feb. 27 brunch will feature renowned filmmaker, actor and activist Danny Glover as the special guest speaker. Read More »

 
Black History Month 2016
 
Sonya Ahmed

UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games

In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Ahmed will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete herself—competing internationally in gymnastics and in collegiate pole vaulting. But this time she’s heading to the world stage not as an athlete, but as a doctor. Read More »

 
E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs

E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting bacterial virulence. The mouse study is published Jan. 25 by the Journal of Molecular Medicine. Read More »

 
 

Patty Maysent Named CEO of UC San Diego Health

 

Biologists Develop Method for Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

 
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19th Annual Black History Month Luncheon

19th Annual Black History Month Luncheon: Our Contributions, Our History, African-Americans in the Military, Feb. 3

 
Origins of Genus Homo

Origins of Genus Homo, Feb. 5

   
 

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Call for Proposals: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Grants

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit funding proposals for new initiatives that work to address and increase diversity at UC San Diego. The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Innovation Grant is designed to support innovative pilot projects that advance the diversity goals of the UC San Diego Strategic Plan. Priority will be given to submissions that advance systemic changes and exert a sustained, powerful influence on fostering an inclusive and equitable campus climate. Up to 10 projects will be awarded grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Learn More »

 

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Deadline Extended to February 3 - Understanding and Protecting the Planet (UPP) Town Hall Meeting and Poster Session

Formal Review PPSM-21: Selection and Appointment

Nominations for Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards 2015-2016

 

UC Board of Regents Student Regent Application and Open Forum

Integrity Award Nominations & Save the Date

February 2016 Representative Assembly Meeting & Town Hall on Retirement

 
 

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Women’s Basketball Returns From 12-Point Deficit to Defeat CSULA

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A World of Homeowners

A World of Homeowners

By Nancy Kwak,
Department of History

 

Patty Maysent New CEO of UCSD Health System
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 21

Nobel Prize Winner to Speak at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 21

Aquarium to Follow Scripps’ Global Expeditions
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 21

Citizen Scientists Learn to Document El Niño’s Impacts
KPBS, Jan. 21

Messiaen’s ‘Canyons’ Packs a House
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 26

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