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January 14, 2021
 
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Campus Kicks Off 2021 with Virtual Changemaker Week.
UC San Diego is kicking off 2021 with a weeklong virtual event series dedicated to learning the skills and taking the steps needed to change the world for the better. During the third annual Changemaker Week—which will be held Jan. 16–23—students, staff, faculty and alumni can participate in an array of free workshops and online activities centered on public and community service, social innovation, research, social justice and more. Read More »
vaccination super station.
UC San Diego Health Helps Launch San Diego’s Vaccination Super Station
The Vaccination Super Station at Petco Park is now providing the COVID-19 vaccine to all local health care workers eligible for the Phase IA-Tier. Read More »
 
faculty react to attack on capitol.
Political Scientists React to Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
It will be some time before we know all the details of what happened or what the long-term fallout might be from the attack on the Capitol. Meanwhile, faculty experts share some initial thoughts. Read More »
Return to Learn slideshow
 
A Welcome Return to Winter Quarter
Nearly 10,000 students returned to campus for winter quarter with enhanced safety innovations from the campus’ Return to Learn program—including vending machines stocked with self-administered COVID-19 tests. View Slideshow »
 
Study Finds Neglected Mutations May Play Important Role in Autism Spectrum Disorder
 
California mussels on the Pacific Coast.
Ocean Acidification is Transforming California Mussel Shells
SPOTLIGHT
Election 2020. What Now? What's Next webinar graphic.  
Election 2020: What Now? What Next? Webinar to be Held Today
With the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6, many continue to grapple with questions related to this election cycle. Join panelists online at 4 p.m. today for “Election 2020: What Now? What Next?” Register Here »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Youth Using E-cigarettes Three Times as Likely to Become Daily Cigarette Smokers »
A Climate in Crisis Calls for Investment in Direct Air Capture, New Research Finds »
IN THE MEDIA
U.S. News & World Report  |  Jan. 8
San Diego aims to vaccinate 5,000 health care workers daily »
KPBS  |  Jan. 7
UC San Diego political scientist warns of a second civil war after Capitol riot »
The Washington Post  |  Jan. 6
UC San Diego introduces vending machines with free coronavirus tests »
The Wall Street Journal  |  Jan. 8
The danger of exaggerating China’s technological prowess »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
San Diego vaccination super station.
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January 11, 2021
San Diego’s first COVID-19 Vaccination Super Station opened this week thanks to a partnership between the county, city, Padres and UC San Diego Health. First up: health care workers by appointment only. The drive-thru superstation aims to inject up to 5,000 health care workers daily with a COVID-19 vaccine. View Post »
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EVENTS
volunteers during past Changemaker Week.
 
 
CALENDAR
January 15, 2021
 
 
January 18-23, 2021
 
 
January 21, 2021
 
 
ATHLETICS
Adam Burgasser graphic.
 
 
SCHEDULE
1/15/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Women’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara
 
 
1/15/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Men’s Basketball at UC Santa Barbara
 
 
1/16/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Women’s Basketball vs. UC Santa Barbara
 
 
AT WORK
Return to Learn Staff Town Hall.  
Staff Town Hall Slated for Jan. 21
Join us for the next Return to Learn Staff Town Hall on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. for updates on the Return to Learn program and campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register Here »
 
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