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The exploration of Mars began nearly two decades ago with the successful landing of an automobile-sized, one-ton robot. Now, students at UC San Diego are working to develop the next generation of Mars rovers. Their semi-autonomous robot is one of just 36 that made it to the final round of the 2017 University Rover Challenge, an international robotics competition for college students put on by The Mars Society. Read More »

Employee of the Year Awards

Staff Members Honored for Advancing the Greater Good

Jennifer Bowser was named Principal Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year and was honored along with nine other recipients at the 32nd annual UC San Diego Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Awards on May 22. Read More »

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Town & Gown UC San Diego Hits $1 Million Milestone for its 10th Anniversary

Town & Gown scholarships recognize and reward students with high academic achievement and strong records of community service. A total of 66 students have now been awarded scholarships from the organization, which aims to connect the community with the campus. Read More »

Eric Tran

Preuss Student and Teacher Named Bezos Scholars

This is the third time since the prestigious leadership development program’s inception that a Preuss student and educator have been named Bezos Scholars. Previous scholars were named in 2009 and 2010. Read More »

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A Cross-Cultural Journey to Improve Human Rights

Social justice leaders from Chile, Peru, El Salvador and other Latin American countries visited UC San Diego on May 11 to discuss topics related to campus LGBTQIA+ inclusion efforts. Read More »


Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented by Project Recover Off Papua New Guinea


Qualcomm Institute Hosts Game Design Career Showcase for San Diego Students

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Grad Nite

Grad Nite at the UC San Diego Bookstore, May 30

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Alumni Weekend, June 8–11




Faculty Invited to Participate in All Campus Commencement

All UC San Diego Senate Faculty are invited to participate in UC San Diego's Commencement weekend, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, at RIMAC Field with the All Campus Commencement ceremony. Today is the last day to register and place your regalia order by visiting the commencement website. The ceremony will unite the Class of 2017 as a community and include the conferral of degrees for an anticipated 8,000 graduating students. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will serve as keynote speaker. Read More »


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May 2017 Academic Senate Election Results

Appointment of Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Life

UC Management Skills Assessment Program


Proposed Revision to Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) Section 510-1 IV Use of University Properties Section IV – Authorized Users

Reaffirmation Notice




Triton Baseball Defeats Dixie State to Win NCAA West Regional Division II Championship


Sixteen All-West Region Honors Earned from U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association


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New Chinese-Language Documentaries: Ethics, Subject and Place

Co-authored by Yingjin Zhang,
Department of Literature


New 3D-Printed Robot Can Walk on Sand and Rocks
CNN, May 23

UCSD Headed to Division II College World Series After 8-6 win Over Dixie State
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 22

San Diego Researchers Find Missing World War II Bomber Off Papua New Guinea
KPBS, May 24

6 Ways Exercise Benefits the Body and Brain
Forbes, May 23

UCSD Baseball Coach Balances Division II Series Berth While Awaiting Twins’ Birth
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 23

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