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  • Champions Honored at Inclusive Excellence Awards

    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…

  • A Colorful Affair to Mark a Milestone

    It was a labor of love for Vanessa Teran. As an undergraduate at UC San Diego in the late 1990s, she was driven by a vision to create community for lesbian, gay and bisexual students at a time when a formal resource center did not yet exist.

  • UC San Diego Couples Share Memories of Magical Moments

    Every love story is unique. And many of them begin right here at UC San Diego. This Valentine’s Day, we share the magical moments that brought together student, staff and alumni couples. From a first kiss under an iconic sculpture, to passing a phone number written on a napkin and a La Jolla Cove engagement,…

  • Granting the Gift of Hope

    When a person is afflicted by a serious illness, certain existential questions often arise—from how medical treatments will affect the quality of life to what happens after death. For those seeking emotional and spiritual counsel during times of sickness, Allison Kestenbaum is there to connect, comfort…

  • UC San Diego Scholarship Program Expands Statewide

    As a freshman at Lincoln High School, Lizbeth Roman knew that she wanted to achieve more than a high school diploma. She participated in a college readiness program and worked hard to maintain top grades with the goal of becoming the first in her family to attend a university.

  • Jan. 27 Lytle Scholarship Concert: Jewish Music from Bessarabia to Broadway

    The Lytle Scholarship Concert brings together talented local musicians to support the dreams of first generation college students who attend the UC San Diego. This year’s concert will blend the Jewish folk traditions of Eastern Europe with songs of the Yiddish theater and Broadway.

  • Welcoming California’s Fastest Growing Population

    For Yosira Hernandez, an undergraduate student at UC San Diego, the Raza Resource Centro is home. “As you walk into the center, there is always someone greeting you. And there is color everywhere. The best way I can describe it is kind of like Coco, the movie.”

  • A University is Born

    In 1960, UC San Diego’s first students—graduate students in physics, chemistry and earth sciences—enrolled in a brand new University of California campus. Four years later, the first undergraduate students arrived.