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New research communications program trains scientists to explain to the public the value of their work

This month, UC San Diego’s Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences will launch a Research Communications program funded by a two-year, $225,000 grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The new effort seeks to improve the ability of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers on campus to communicate their work to the public. Read More »

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Paths to Public Service

The School of Global Policy and Strategy hosted a first-of-its-kind weekend retreat for underrepresented undergraduate students April 22-23, showing them that careers in public service are not only interesting, but achievable. Read More »

Triton Entrepreneur Night

Triton Entrepreneur Night: Pitch Perfect

Students pitched their startups in front of investors, alumni and a Facebook pioneer hoping to share $50K in prizes at the annual Triton Entrepreneur Night, which took place on April 27.Read More »

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UC San Diego Researchers Selected for IBM Watson AI XPRIZE ® Competition

A team of UC San Diego researchers has been selected to take part in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE ®. The competition aims to accelerate the development of artificial intelligence technologies that can help solve grand challenges facing society. Read More »

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Grad Students Show Lawmakers Value of UC Research

A delegation of UC graduate students traveled to the State Capitol April 19 to impress upon legislators the value of graduate research. The effort was part of UC Graduate Research Advocacy Day.  Read More »

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Grad Students Put Their Communication Skills to the Test

Engineering graduate student Geoff Hollett is representing UC San Diego in the UC-wide Grad Slam, a competitive speaking event that challenges students to communicate their work, and why it matters, to the public. Finalists from each UC campus will square off today for a chance to be named the 2017 UC Grad Slam champion. Read More »

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UC San Diego’s Women’s Center Celebrates 20 Years

The UC San Diego Women's Center celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. As part of a yearlong series to commemorate the occasion, the campus community is invited to a keynote talk, “The Future of Feminism,” featuring feminist activist and mediamaker Jamia Wilson at 5 p.m. on May 11 at the Price Center. Read More »

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Scientists Complete First EPA-Approved Outdoor Field Trial for Genetically Engineered Algae

Scientists at UC San Diego and Sapphire Energy have successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for genetically engineered algae. Read More »

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University of California President Visits Campus

UC President Janet Napolitano visited UC San Diego on April 21 for briefings on local activities aimed at commercializing academic research and supporting student entrepreneurship. One of her first campus tour stops was The Basement, a campus facility to help early-stage student and faculty startups with mentoring, workshops and prototyping resources. Photos by Lily Tang/UC San Diego Publications


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Researchers Receive $7.5 Million Grant to Study Memory Capacity and Energy Efficiency in the Brain

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Asian and Pacific-Islander American Heritage Celebration Kickoff Luncheon with Keynote Danté Basco, May 4

Keeling Memorial Lecture

7th Annual Keeling Memorial Lecture with Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, May 8




Revisions to the UC San Diego Student Conduct Code and Student Conduct Standards

The Office of Student Conduct is proposing a set of revisions to the UC San Diego Student Conduct Code and Student Conduct Standards to go into effect for Fall 2017. The proposed changes have been reviewed and discussed by the Student Conduct Standards Group. The proposed changes are now available for review and comment by the greater campus community. To view them, visit Comments, which can be sent to, must be received by May 19. Read More »


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Merit Program for Non-Academic Eligible Policy-Covered Staff

Support for Those Affected by Recent La Jolla Shootings

OCGA Change in Support of Research Community


Listening Sessions - University Librarian Search

Notice of Senate Election – Voting Reminder

Passing of Professor Gordon Sato, Renowned Biologist at UC San Diego



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Women’s Water Polo Captures Fifth Straight WWPA Crown With 15-4 Win Over Sonoma State


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Tradition: A Feeling for the Literary Past
The Literary Agenda

By Seth Lerer,
Department of Literature


If Mars Is Colonized, We May Not Need to Ship In the Bricks
New York Times, April 28

Low Income Students Receive UCSD Scholarships
La Prensa, April 28

Rising Sea Levels Will Hit California Harder Than Other Places
Scientific American, April 27

Do You Really Need to Eat Less Salt?
TIME, May 1

UC San Diego’s Rising Tech Wave
SmartUp, April 30

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