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Planet Hunter

 

Triton Alumnae: Making an Impact, Elisa Quintana, ’01, Physics

From the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, alumna Elisa Quintana sifts through vast amounts of data looking for subtle clues that could suggest the presence of a new planet. Before this, working on the Kepler mission at NASA Ames, she led the team that made the discovery of the first Earth-like planet within the habitable zone of another star. Yet, Quintana didn’t always see herself becoming a NASA scientist. She had a rocky start at school before transferring to UC San Diego, where she found a mentor in former astronaut Sally Ride. Read More »

 
Walter Munk 100th birthday
 
2017 La Jolla Playhouse WOW Festival
 
 
Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence launch

Be the Change: Help Shape UC San Diego’s Future

One person can make a difference. UC San Diego’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence will be shaped by the ideas of every campus community member. All are invited to contribute to the newly launched initiative. Read More »

 
Hellman Fellows

11 UC San Diego Faculty Members Honored with Hellman Fellowships

Husband and wife Warren and Chris Hellman established the Hellman Fellows Program at UC San Diego in 1995 to support and encourage junior faculty to pursue research projects and creative endeavors with the goal of enhancing their candidacy for tenure. Read More »

 
 
Regional Campaign Celebration

Celebrating Nontradition From Coast to Coast

Nearly 1,000 guests attended the Regional Campaign Celebrations, which took place in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York City during September and early October Read More » View Slideshow »

 
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Safe and Sound: Campus Focuses on Cybersecurity

October, which is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, is a good time to consider what you—as a member of the campus community—can do to protect yourself, and the university, online. Read More »

 

Seeking Leaders, Changemakers & Innovators

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the UC San Diego Alumni Awards, we’re honoring 40 young Tritons—the next generation of leaders, changemakers and innovators. Help us honor the best of UC San Diego. Submit a nomination today!

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U.S. News and World Report Names UC San Diego the Globe’s 16th Best University

 

Exposure to Glyphosate, Chemical Found in Weed Killers, Increased Over 23 Years

 
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Muir College Pumpkin Drop

50th Annual Muir College Pumpkin Drop, Oct. 27

 
Native American Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff Luncheon

Native American Heritage Month Celebration Kickoff Luncheon, Nov. 2

   
 

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50th Annual Service Awards Ceremony Happens Oct. 30

Nearly 600 UC San Diego staff members will be recognized for achieving years of service milestones at the 50th Annual Service Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel Ballroom. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor the contributions of these dedicated staff, whose service milestones range from 10 to 45 years. The university has been immeasurably enriched over the years by the commitment of these dedicated individuals. Read More »

 

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Information Regarding SB 201 Graduate Student Researchers Unionization

October 31, 2017 Representative Assembly Meeting

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Nominations

 

New Payment Option Available to Students Beginning Winter Quarter 2018

CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Central Utility Plant Driveway Addition

 
 

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Women’s Volleyball Earns 3-1 Road Victory at San Francisco State

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What Makes Time Special?

By Craig Callender,
Department of Philosophy

 

UCSD on list of best universities worldwide
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 23

Glyphosate levels skyrocket in older Americans
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 24

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees
New York Times, Oct. 18

Driverless cars: A lot of hype, or the next big thing?
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 23

Public can use webcams to watch for wildfires across San Diego County
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 20

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