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October 22, 2020
 
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UC San Diego Announces 60th Anniversary Awardees.
University presents inaugural Lifetime Legacy Award alongside 2020 Chancellor’s and Revelle Medal awards in honor of milestone anniversary
As UC San Diego kicks off its yearlong 60th anniversary celebration, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will present the campus’s first-ever Lifetime Legacy Award Nov. 19 as part of its virtual Founders Live event. The award recognizes individuals who exemplify a dedication beyond philanthropy by personally helping to shape UC San Diego and the institution’s impact on the world. The inaugural recipients are Irwin and Joan Jacobs. Read More »
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Local Cures for the Climate Crisis
Scientists and policymakers connected to the book “Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility” met with 15 community organizations and university leadership to seek remedies for the intertwined issues of climate change, public health and social justice. Read More »
 
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UC San Diego Commits $2.5M to the Black Studies Project
The Black Studies Project will receive $500,000 a year for five years, allowing the initiative to expand efforts to support, produce and disseminate scholarship and mentoring focused on racial and social justice. Read More »
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California Cities Top List of New Report Ranking U.S. Climate Action Plans
 
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Switching Gears: Rubens’ Path From Tennis and Engineering to Photography Success
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Q&A: What Employee Leave Options Are Available?
Senior Director of Labor Relations and Employee Relations Terri Winbush shares paid leave options, what happens when an employee receives a yellow or red thumb on the daily symptom screening and remote support for employees. Read More »
 
SPOTLIGHT
LEAD Fellows.  
Applications Available for Leaders for Equity Advancement and Diversity (LEAD) Fellows
LEAD Fellows are campus champions who engage and lead conversations on improving organizational learning and campus climate. Applications close on Nov. 1. Apply Now »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Scientists to Study Biodiversity and Pharmaceutical Potential on Seafloor Off California »
UC San Diego’s Susan Ackerman Elected to National Academy of Medicine »
IN THE MEDIA
Inside Higher Ed  |  October 21
The souls of black professors »
Forbes  |  October 19
Economists still don’t expect things to get back to normal until at least 2022, survey says »
USA Today  |  October 17
Fact check: Experts say face masks don't cause oxygen deprivation, neurological damage »
KPBS  |  October 20
UCSD researchers build database to predict future COVID-19 deaths, cases »
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October 19, 2020 at 9:41 a.m.
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EVENTS
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CALENDAR
October 22, 2020
 
 
October 22, 2020
 
 
October 25, 2020
 
 
Return to Learn Staff Town Hall October 22 3 p.m.
Return to Learn Staff Town Hall: October 22 at 3:00 p.m.
CAMPUS NOTICES
Remote Work Extended Through March 12, 2021 »
Research Town Hall, October 26th »
Updates from your CHRO »
Celebrating National Transfer Student Week at UC San Diego »
 
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