Yeabsira Atnafu has lived with epilepsy for most of her life. A undergraduate student at UC San Diego, Atnafu is studying cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, so that she can reframe conversations about neurological diseases. As a PATHS Scholar, she was awarded a four-year scholarship.
In the summer of 2020, Tyler Barbero had the chance to study how residents near the Salton Sea in east San Diego are impacted by large-scale dust storms. A recent graduate in oceanic and atmospheric sciences, Barbero’s research was made possible through the Philip and Elizabeth…
Longtime campus supporters Chiu-Shan Chen Ph.D. ’69 and Rufina Chen have committed $5 million to UC San Diego, one of the largest individual gifts to the Division of Arts and Humanities. This gift will establish a new Center for Taiwan Studies within the division.
The UC San Diego Department of Music will expand its post-pandemic reach with support from a $500,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation, helping to launch the department’s outreach to both regional and international audiences.
Joan K. and Irwin M. Jacobs have committed to provide a $14 million endowed gift to the University of California San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy. The gift will support its Center on Global Transformation (CGT).
The UC San Diego Autism Center for Excellence has received a $1.5 million gift from Kristin Farmer, founder and chief executive officer of ACES, a company that provides services to children with autism and their families, to support the work of Karen Pierce, co-director of the Autism Center.
UC San Diego alumni make a gift of $1 million towards first-of-its-kind pediatric research. The Cathy and Richard Tryon Pediatric Facial/Psychological Trauma Research Fund will support research at UC San Diego to benefit pediatric patients who have suffered from traumatic facial deformities.
The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation has donated a major gift to the University of California San Diego’s 21st Century China Center. The support will allow the center, which is based at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, to expand its data-based research, policy engagement and education on issues…
Twelve pieces of art from the Soviet Impressionism and Socialist Realism periods will find a new home in the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood, thanks to longtime UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities supporters Ann and Joel Reed.
The Psychedelics and Health Research Initiative at UC San Diego has received a $1.3 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to fund a clinical trial investigating the therapeutic potential of psilocybin in treating phantom limb pain.