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December 3, 2020
 
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UC San Diego blosters agressive Return to Learn Plan to prevent outbreaks on campus.
UC San Diego’s nationally recognized, evidence-based Return to Learn program employs a comprehensive suite of education, monitoring, testing, intervention and notification tools that no other university is using. And the program continues to expand—including a recent introduction of weekly self-administered student testing kits, growth of the campus’s wastewater viral monitoring program and widespread use of the cellphone-based CA COVID Notify exposure notification system. Read More »
UC San Diego Black Alumni Scholorship Fund recipients.
$300,000 Donated to Boost Scholarships for Black Students
A total of $300,000 has been donated to the UC San Diego Black Alumni Scholarship Fund at The San Diego Foundation, including $150,000 from former UC President and UC San Diego Chancellor Richard C. Atkinson. Read More »
 
Essential worker with mask.
Stimulus Relief Funds Increase Social Distancing to Stop Spread of COVID-19
New research suggests that without stimulus funds, members of economically vulnerable households are less likely to comply with new public health guidelines in order to work. Read More »
Pepper Canyon Ampitheater rendering.
Pepper Canyon Amphitheater Breaks Ground in Exciting New Entrance to the Campus
 
Qualcomm Institute research scientist Harinath Garudadri and team.
Gift to Support Research into Links Between Hearing Loss, Isolation and Dementia
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Q&A: Ramping Up Safety in the Purple Tier
Though COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the county, UC San Diego has slowed the spread on campus with the introduction of self-administered testing kits, an expansion of the university's wastewater monitoring program and more. Read More »
 
SPOTLIGHT
Staff Wonderland. Staff Holiday Celebration December 15 to 17, 2020.  
This Year’s Holiday Staff Celebration is Going Virtual!
Join us December 15-17. Now more than ever, we acknowledge the importance of our staff. Let’s celebrate our dedication, hard work, resilience, and success. Read More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Study Reveals Connection Between Gut Bacteria and Vitamin D Levels »
Five UC San Diego Experts Elected AAAS Fellows in 2020 »
IN THE MEDIA
Scientific American  |  December Issue
Viruses can help us as well as harm us »
KPBS  |  December 1
UC San Diego announces major expansion of COVID-19 testing »
The New York Times  |  November 25
Hawaii’s fresh water leaks to the ocean through underground rivers »
U.S. News & World Report  |  November 26
Wood-fired cooking a cause of lung illness in developing world »
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November 27, 2020
The sun sets early this time of year, but the sunsets are even more beautiful. Cotton candy skies over Geisel Library captured by @ucsdfoodie. View Post »
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EVENTS
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CALENDAR
December 4, 2020
 
 
November 19 - December 6, 2020
 
 
December 8, 2020
 
 
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Dec. 9 | Return to Learn: Faculty Town Hall
CAMPUS NOTICES
Return to Learn: Student Town Hall »
Wastewater Detection of SARS CoV-2 »
Call for Applications for Senate Research Grant Awards »
Reminders Regarding Pandemic Safety in Research Facilities »
 
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