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November 7, 2019
 
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The Race to Stay Ahead of Wildfires
UC San Diego matches increased fire danger with improved monitoring capability
As if to keep up with the growing frequency and intensity of wildfires throughout California, a network of wildfire-spotting cameras grew from 35 stations last year to more than 300 as of late October. The ALERTWildfire system co-developed by UC San Diego joins WIFIRE and other university research projects that are improving the technological capability of western states to deal with wildfires now that the once-rare catastrophic events are becoming commonplace. Read More »
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Mobile Food Pantries Pop Up Across Campus
Mobile food pantries are popping up at UC San Diego, offering students a free selection of locally grown, organic produce and dry goods. The goal is to extend access to resources available at the Triton Food Pantry across campus. Read More »
Emerald Liu at Student Veterans Resource Center
Former Navy Jet Tech Takes Student Veterans Under Her Wing
The tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 inspired Emerald Liu to join the military. She has continued to serve, now as a graduate student and peer educator, and is being recognized as UC San Diego’s Student Veteran of the Year. Read More »
 
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Campus Comes Alive for Homecoming
A nontraditional tradition, Homecoming 2019 delivered on its promise, with a wide variety of events across campus that brought a record crowd of more than 4,000 to UC San Diego. Read More »
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Upward & Onward: Gen Z Finds UC San Diego’s Career Center Relevant
 
Cecilia Farfan-Mendez and Savitri Arvey
Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Expands Research on Drug War and Migrant Crisis
CELEBRATE FOUNDERS DAY AT THE FARMERS MARKET
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2019 Campus Halloween Celebration
Students, staff and faculty got creative with their Halloween outfits for the annual UC San Diego Bookstore costume contest. In addition to the contest, the campus community enjoyed live DJ music and an interactive photo booth. View Slideshow »
 
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
UC San Diego Researcher and Explorer Aims to Empower Amputees with 3D Printed Prosthetic Limbs »
Hard to Study Mutations Implicated in the Expression of Genes Associated with Schizophrenia and More »
IN THE MEDIA
Wall Street Journal  |  Nov. 3
California relies on planes, lessons from past to prevent deadly blazes »
Los Angeles Times  |  Nov. 4
Cities, states and companies vow to meet U.S. climate goals without Trump. Can they? »
Wall Street Journal  |  Oct. 31
The ‘arms race’ to build a better baby formula »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Nov. 5
UCSD grad Lauren Yee making noise with 'Cambodian Rock Band,' as La Jolla Playhouse stages much-buzzed work »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
Design and Innovation Building
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November 1 at 9:36 AM
We recently broke ground on the Design and Innovation Building, a transformational project that will become the hub for the campus’ design and innovation initiatives while also serving as an inviting new entrance for the community. View »
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EVENTS
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CALENDAR
November 8
Native American Heritage Month: The Party’s Downstairs Film Screening »
 
 
November 13
Las Hermanas Iglesias: Sixth College’s “Women in the Arts” »
 
 
November 15
ArtPower Presents: Penderecki Piano Trio »
 
 
SPOTLIGHT
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Thanksgiving Exchange Program
Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Thanksgiving Holiday Exchange Program, an opportunity for international students to celebrate Thanksgiving with an American host family. Sign up by Nov. 15. Read More »
ATHLETICS
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SCHEDULE
11/08/19 at 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State L.A.
 
 
11/09/19 at Noon
Men's Water Polo vs. UC Davis
 
 
11/09/19 at 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
 
 
11/10/19 at Noon
Women's Basketball vs. Simon Fraser
 
 
Toastmasters open house
Nov. 7 | Toastmasters Open House
CAMPUS NOTICES
Faculty Research Lectures »
Proposed New Campus Policy - Use of Micromobility Devices at University of California, San Diego Campus »
Passing of Russell Doolittle, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Section of Molecular Biology »
Appointment of Dr. Ellen Beck as Faculty Director – UC San Diego Faculty and Leadership Development »
 
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