In September 2020, UC San Diego students and employees became the first participants of the CA Notify smartphone tool, which works behind-the-scenes to automate exposure notification among people who have been in close proximity of each other, augmenting traditional contact tracing.
Each day at UC San Diego, there is a finely tuned workflow of data modeling, nose swabbing, wastewater sampling, molecular sequencing and contact tracing. These and many other public health measures have been introduced and improved as part of the university’s Return to Learn program.
Former University of California President and UC San Diego Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson and his wife, Rita, have contributed $150,000 to the UC San Diego Black Alumni Scholarship Fund at The San Diego Foundation (TSDF).
Despite the spikes of COVID-19 cases in California, UC San Diego has successfully curtailed outbreaks through a combination of strategic public health interventions driven by the university’s Return to Learn program.
How did use of massive tents to enable students to learn outdoors take shape, what technology is available and which classes will be taught outdoors? To answer these and other questions, we spoke with Carlos Jensen, associate vice chancellor of Education Innovation at UC San Diego.
Nelika-Fai Watson has been appointed as vice principal of The Preuss School UC San Diego, effective Nov. 9, 2020. Most recently, Watson served as the director of Independent Study for two public K-12 charter schools in San Diego County.
The COVID-19 pandemic has flooded communities that are already at a disadvantage, disproportionately affecting underserved populations.Research and service conducted by UC San Diego faculty, students and staff are pinpointing where these inequities are most prevalent in San Diego.
As part of the Return to Learn program, we invited students to submit their questions about how to safely socialize on campus, what happens if residential students must travel off-campus for an extended period, outdoor recreation classes offered, study spaces available and more.
As part of the Return to Learn program, UC San Diego’s campus privacy officer, Pegah Parsi addresses questions from students, faculty and staff about how student and employee health records are protected, what information is stored, who is informed of test results and more.