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Five years from now, the UC San Diego campus will be almost unrecognizable to anyone who hasn’t watched the transformation unfold. With everything from new buildings and bridges to the arrival of the trolley, the shift in the campus’s physical appearance will be profound. UC San Diego’s unprecedented expansion is designed to accommodate increasing student enrollment—expected to approach 40,000 students within the next five years. Much of the expansion is also part of the campus’s existing Long Range Development Plan, which guides the physical growth of the campus based on projected enrollment. Read More »

Chancellor’s Associates Scholars

A Class of Pioneers

Since 2013, the Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program has created a pathway to UC San Diego for more than 400 students who aim to be the first in their family to attend college, yet are constrained by financial burden. This June, the first graduating class of scholars will turn their tassels at commencement. Read More »

Jaime Lizarraga

Alumnus Jaime Lizarraga Works in Nation’s Capital for Social Change

When Jaime Lizarraga was named to Huffington Post’s 2013 list of most influential Latino staffers on Capitol Hill, the UC San Diego alumnus had been working quietly in and out of government positions in Washington for more than 20 years—five of them as director of member services and senior adviser to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More »

Alumni honorees

Trailblazing Tritons: Notable Alumni Forge Diverse Paths

The 2017 Alumni Celebration will mark the 39th year the university has recognized our graduates for bringing honor and distinction to UC San Diego with their outstanding achievements. They will be honored during Alumni Weekend on campus from June 8 to11. Read More »


UC San Diego Chemists Create the Ultimate Natural Sunscreen

UC San Diego researchers have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen. They have developed nanoparticles that mimic the behavior of natural melanosomes—melanin-producing cell structures that protect our skin, eyes and other tissues from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Read More »

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MAGNET Study Sees Potential for MRE in Measuring Liver Fibrosis in Children

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Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Ceremony

Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Ceremony, May 22

UC San Diego Powwow

UC San Diego Powwow, May 19-20




Deadline Extended to June 1 for UC Family Member Eligibility Recertification Project

The University of California is extending the deadline for all UC employees to comply with the Family Member Eligibility Recertification project. This grace period will end June 1, 2017. Please note: UC will not immediately de-enroll dependents on June 1 as there is a follow-up process. However, de-enrollment records will be identified and the follow-up process will begin at that time. Read More »


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May 2017 Academic Senate Election Results

Fifth Annual Excellence in Stewardship Award Winners

2017 Research IT Faculty Showcase


Reminder and Extension of Registration Deadline - Faculty Participation in All Campus Commencement

UC Management Skills Assessment Program

New Information Security Measures Announced




Triton Baseball Will Open 2017 NCAA Division II West Regional Championship May 18


Men’s Rowing Captures a Win and Two Second-Place Finishes at Western Sprints Regatta


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press clips


Hard Target: Sanctions, Inducements, and the Case of North Korea

By Stephan Haggard,
School of Global Policy and Strategy


Sewage Saved This Man’s Life. Someday It Could Save Yours.
Huffington Post, May 11

Why Swearing Makes You Stronger
New Yorker, May 13

UC San Diego Slugger Jack Larsen Lives up to First Name
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 17

Engineered Bone Marrow May Ease Transplants
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 12

Optical Nanofiber ‘Hears’ Bacteria Swim, Cancer Cells Move
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 15

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