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Facebook pioneer will establish the Halicioglu Institute for Data Science at UC San Diego

As a child, Taner Halicioglu discovered how things worked by dissecting electronic equipment—it could be a radio or walkie talkie, and even a TV at one point. At UC San Diego, the self-described nerd didn’t mind that the campus lacked a football team—access to the Supercomputer Center was just as exciting. And today, he is a visionary: with a $75 million gift, Halicioglu will ensure that his alma mater represents the future of data science. Read More »

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Campaign Public Launch Slideshow
Technology at Campaign Launch Captivates Guests

Technology at Campaign Launch Celebration Captivates Guests

At the celebration of the public launch of the Campaign for UC San Diego, guests were awed by a dynamic multimedia experience showcasing innovation and experimentation that has been our “tradition” since the beginning. Guests were also treated to performances by two UC San Diego alumni: music genius and looping prodigy Sam Lin and Grammy-nominated bassist Nathan East. East was originally scheduled to perform as a hologram only but surprised attendees with a special live appearance as well.
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UC San Diego Campaign Video

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One Gift Can Change Everything

One Gift Can Change Everything

Changemaker Campus

UC San Diego Designated as a Changemaker Campus

UC San Diego has been designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation education. Only 40 universities around the world have received this designation and UC San Diego is the first University of California campus to be recognized. Read More »

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