Last summer was a period of reckoning over ongoing racial violence in the U.S. An estimated 15 to 26 million peoplenationwide took part in Black Lives Matter movements in June 2020 after the death of George Floyd. There is a demand for change, and a growing number of allies who are organizing to ensure…
Author, political strategist and organizer Alicia Garza will serve as keynote speaker at UC San Diego’s Commencement 2021 ceremonies, which will be held June 12-13. A UC San Diego alumna and co-creator of the Black Lives Matter movement, Garza believes Black communities deserve what all communities…
Five graduate scholars at UC San Diego have been inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society for their role in cultivating inclusive environments, advocating for traditionally underrepresented students and serving as leaders through academic excellence.
Patients, families and hospital employees at Jacobs Medical Center can already peruse lace-like sculptures in a garden, find a moment of solace near a wall of bright butterflies and ponder paintings of peaceful landscapes. Now, a new monumental sculpture by artist Jeff Koons debuts as part of the 150-piece…
Learn to surf at one of the most popular beaches in Southern California. Don your disco outfit and lace up your skates for an outdoor skate party. Or delve into research on the science behind cheese, including a taste test. The best part—you can do it all at UC San Diego during Spring Break!
For many women, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought gender inequity into sharp focus. The disproportionate impacts on women have caused an imbalance in competing priorities of their multiple roles, from marriage and motherhood to career and caregiving.
Nearly one year ago, on March 13, 2020, San Diego County issued a two-week stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The gravity of the situation was growing quickly. Within nine months, the first vaccines were offered, an incredibly quick timeline for vaccine development.
UC San Diego celebrates Black History Month in February, with this year’s theme focusing on “The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.” We invited students, faculty and staff on campus to share personal memories about family, meaningful gatherings in community.
In November 2020, a new variant of COVID-19 was identified in the United Kingdom (B1.1.7). In December 2020, it was announced another variant had been uncovered in South Africa (B1.351). Yet another emerged in January in Brazil, known as P.1. A virus can mutate when it copies itself as it spreads.
Known as Triton Health Ambassadors, a team of 400 UC San Diego undergraduates, have been recruited to reinforce healthy behaviors among students on- and off-campus, from wearing masks to maintaining physical distance and participating in weekly COVID testing.