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Marching for Science


Members of UC San Diego community gear up for March for Science in San Diego and Washington D.C.

On Earth Day, April 22, scientists and non-scientists alike will take to the streets in Washington, D.C., San Diego and many other cities to show their support for research funding, environmental protection, evidenced-based policymaking, and many other issues in a global March for Science. Read More »

Dalai Lama

Tickets Available April 26 for Dalai Lama Public Address

UC San Diego will be hosting His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at a public event June 16 where he will speak about “Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World” to an estimated 25,000 attendees. A limited number of tickets will be available to faculty, staff and students, at no charge, beginning April 26. Read More »

César E. Chávez

Activism and Civil Rights Center of UC San Diego’s 2017 César E. Chávez Celebration

From film screenings and folk art, to a forum on animal rights, UC San Diego’s 2017 César E. Chávez Celebration promises to uphold a vibrant tradition of activism, cultural heritage and social justice. Read More »

honored faculty

Exceptional Faculty Honored by Chancellor’s Associates

Among a community of distinguished faculty, recipients of the Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards are standouts in their chosen fields. They are educators and scholars who are passionate about pushing boundaries as they seek to create new ways of thinking and inspiring the next generation of trailblazers. Read More »

Engineering students

Undergrads Create New Rocket Fuel as Part of Engineering Design Class

How many undergraduates can say they published a paper on a new rocket fuel? Students in a mechanical and aerospace engineering senior design class at UC San Diego can. They designed, tested and published a paper on rocket fuel composed of nearly 10 percent water. Read More »

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UC San Diego Receives $1 Million Grant from Mellon Foundation to Expand Cross-Border Work

In an era of wall-building, they are breaking boundaries and engineering bridges. UC San Diego professors Fonna Forman and Teddy Cruz are creating links between the university and marginalized communities straddling the U.S.-Mexico border. Read More »

2017 Triton 5K Slideshow
2017 Triton Day Slideshow

Times Higher Education Ranks UC San Diego No. 1 in the World


Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World

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Infinity Cube

Infinity Cube at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Apr–Dec 2017


Entanglements: Rae Armantrout & the Poetry of Physics, April 13



American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects UC San Diego Chancellor and Three Professors

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects UC San Diego Chancellor and Three Professors

Three faculty members of UC San Diego and its chancellor have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the country’s most esteemed honorary societies and independent policy research centers. Read More »




All Faculty Invited: Federal Research Budget Town Hall Meetings on April 13

The Office of Research Affairs invites all faculty across campus to attend one of three informational Federal Research Budget Town Hall Meetings to be held on Thursday, April 13. Discussions will center on the current state of funding and the federal decision-making process. Meetings will be held at 8 a.m. at the Leichtag Building Conference Room 107; 10 a.m. at the Faculty Club’s Atkinson Pavilion; and 5 p.m. at Atkinson Theatre in Atkinson Hall at the Qualcomm Institute. Read More »


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Faculty Participation in All Campus Commencement

Division I Athletics

First Generation Faculty Initiative—Triton Faculty First


Call for Nominations for Faculty Research Lecturer 2017 - 2018

Seeking Your Input On Sustainability And Budgeting Issues At UC San Diego

Appointment of Jennifer Broomfield as Director of OPHD / Title IX Officer



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Triton Baseball Earns Series Victory Over CCAA Rival Chico State


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Disruptive Fixation: School Reform and the Pitfalls of Techno-Idealism

By Christo Sims,
Department of Communication


Surveys Ranked UCSD, SDSU Among Best Universities
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 6

Climate Change, Other Concerns Fuel Scientists' In-Your-Face Activism
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 6

From Extreme Drought to Record Rain: Why California's Drought-to-Deluge Cycle is Getting Worse
Los Angeles Times, April 12

Enchanting 'Secret Light of the Sea' Goes on Exhibit at the Birch
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 6

San Diego Computer Scientists Help Google Crack Down On Fake Listings
KPBS, April 12

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