Following a nationwide search, UC San Diego alumna Helen V. Griffith, Ed.D., has been appointed the inaugural executive director of The Preuss School UC San Diego, effective Oct. 7, 2019.
UC San Diego’s Foundation Board welcomes 10 new and returning trustees. The unique philanthropic ambassadors help inspire charitable gifts and manage the Foundation's assets in support of the university’s research, teaching and service goals.
The University of California San Diego has been recognized as one of the top schools in the nation for launching students of all backgrounds into successful futures. The campus was ranked 9th in the nation in Money Magazine’s “2019 Best Colleges for Your Money” report.
A growing number of California residents continue to gain access to the University of California San Diego. This year, the campus admitted 32,016 first-year and 10,829 transfer students for fall 2019 out of 118,372 applications received.
Johnny Bear Contreras can recall with perfect clarity the moment the world came to life for him. He was working high atop the mountains in the ski town of Mammoth Lakes. For weeks, the sky had been heavy with clouds, gray and unyielding.
Amber Martinez wants to lead the way for others to live authentically. A freshman at UC San Diego, her vision is to become a high school science teacher as well as serve as a role model for other transgender youth who are questioning their gender identity or expression.
Michaela Juels kept her emotions bottled inside. The UC San Diego senior recalls the pain of witnessing her mother suffering from mental illness, her lack of treatment options and the stigma her family experienced.
Writing was never a passion for Leonel Pérez Hernández—until he realized he didn’t want anyone else to tell his story. Born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles, the UC San Diego senior has always held a desire to give back. For the past three years, he has been conducting independent research with…
They are probing the fundamental ideas of time, reimagining how energy can be stored and designing new ways to immerse audiences in theatrical performances. In the classroom, they look deeper into new forms of engagement and peer learning, flipping traditional teaching scripts.
When she is not journeying across the ocean, Jennifer MacKinnon is helping the Scripps Institution of Oceanography community navigate working relationships and mentoring underrepresented scientists. A professor and physical oceanographer, she serves as an unofficial ombudsman, listening compassionately…