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Beyond the March for Science


Organizers and backers of march look at next steps to increase public engagement in support for science

On April 22, tens of thousands of people around the world—scientists and non-scientists alike—marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., San Diego and more than 600 other cities to celebrate science and encourage environmental protection, science literacy, evidenced-based policies and strong federal research funding. Hundreds of UC San Diego community members took part around the world, some even 'marching' underwater and on a research vessel off the coast of San Diego.
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sustainable farming

Sustainably Feeding the Hungry

How do we get nutritious food that would go into the trash to individuals and families who need it most? The answer is food sustainability, which was the center of one of the dynamic Earth Month events held on campus April 18. Read More »

Jacques Chirazi

Clean-tech Czar

As point person for San Diego’s Cleantech Initiative, UC San Diego alumnus Jacques Chirazi has steered the city’s strides in sustainability. He also has helped draw 335 clean technology employers to San Diego in the last decade. Read More »

plastic water bottles

Students Seek to Ban Plastic Water Bottles from Campus

Zero waste by 2020—that’s one of the goals of the UC Office of the President’s Sustainability Practices Policy for all UC campuses. Several students at UC San Diego’s Student Sustainability Collective are working to make that a reality. Read More »

BP oil spill

Economists Price BP Oil Spill Damage to Natural Resources at $17.2 Billion

The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest maritime oil spill in U.S. history. Almost seven years to the day after the start of the environmental disaster, researchers have published a price tag of the damage done to natural resources: $17.2 billion. Read More »

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Common Pesticide Damages Honey Bee’s Ability to Fly

Biologists at UC San Diego have demonstrated for the first time that a widely used pesticide can significantly impair the ability of otherwise healthy honey bees to fly, raising concerns about how pesticides affect their capacity to pollinate and the long-term effects on the health of honey bee colonies. Read More »


After the Death of a Friend, Healing in a Social Network


NIH Funds UC San Diego Amazonian Center of Excellence in Malaria Research

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Sun God Festival

Sun God Festival, April 29

Jamia Wilson

Women’s Center 20th Anniversary: The Future of Feminism with Jamia Wilson, May 11




Call for Nominations for Revelle Medal

As part of UC San Diego’s annual recognition of our founding, we will award the Revelle Medal in conjunction with our Nov. 16 – 18 celebration of Founders Day. The Revelle Medal recognizes a visionary faculty leader for sustained and distinguished service to the campus. We encourage all UC San Diego community members to submit a nomination for a faculty member whose impact on the campus has resulted in the institution’s rise to international prominence. The deadline for nominations is May 15. Read More »


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Tickets for June 16 Dalai Lama Public Address

Appointment of Dr. Diane Forbes Berthoud as Assistant Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Faculty Listening Sessions - University Librarian Search


UC Response to State Audit Released Today

Sun God Policy and Safety

Notice of Senate Election – Voting Open

Hopkins, Voigt & Scholars Drive Closures: April 29, 2017



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women's water polo

Women’s Water Polo Claims Harper Cup for Second Year in a Row


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Building Legislative Coalitions for Free Trade in Asia

By Megumi Naoi,
Department of Political Science


How Viruses Beat a Superbug — and Saved a Man After Nine Months of Near-Certain Death
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 26

When Someone Dies, It Brings Their Extended Online Network Closer for Years
New York Magazine, April 25

Study Bolsters Evidence that Pesticides Contribute to Honeybee Colony Collapse
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 26

UC San Diego Survey Finds 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving
KPBS, April 25

What Learning Looks Like: The Art and Science of Classroom Transitions
KPBS, April 20

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