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Twitter Co-founder Evan Williams to Make Rare Public Appearance at Innovation Conference

Silicon Valley CEO Evan Williams, along with a small handful of close collaborators, is an "accidental billionaire" twice over. Blogger and Twitter, two of the most ubiquitous brands in social media, are his brainchildren. Williams and other Internet luminaries will offer inside looks at such success stories at a forum presented by The Atlantic magazine and UC San Diego Extension Oct. 17 to 19, "The Atlantic Meets the Pacific" event will feature three days of provocative conversations exploring new frontiers in science, medicine, technology and energy. Read More »

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Paul Glick

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5k Run/Walk

Registration Open for Oct. 21 Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars

Campus tradition has raised more than $2.5 million to benefit 850 students

The campus community will unite Oct. 21 to support student scholarships as part of the 16th annual Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars. Led by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, the event is a campus tradition that has raised more than $2.5 million for undergraduate scholarships since it was established in 1996, benefiting 850 ambitious and motivated students UC San Diego. Read More »

33rd best university in the world

UC San Diego Named 33rd Best University in World by Thomson Reuters and Times Higher Education Rankings

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 33rd best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education. The London-based higher education magazine partnered with Thomson Reuters for the “World Universities Rankings 2011-2012,” which recognized UC San Diego for its learning environment, ground-breaking research and economic impact. Read More »


Staging a So-Cal Earthquake in Romania

Three UC San Diego Theatre Faculty Put on Moliere's 'Misanthrope'

California Native American Day

Celebrating Native American Heritage

Intertribal dance, song, regalia featured at California Native American Day kickoff


Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Combines Greenness with State-of-the-Art Treatment


Fatty Acid Test: Why Some Harm Health, But Others Help

A major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and other health- and life-threatening conditions, obesity is epidemic in the United States and other developed nations, where it’s fueled in large part by excessive consumption of a fat-rich “Western diet.” Read More »


$5.9 Million Grant to UC San Diego for Paradigm-Shifting Diabetes Research

Dr. Kumar Sharma, director of the Center for Renal Translational Medicine, has received a $5.9 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study kidney complications related to Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Read More »


Suspects in Quenching of Star Formation Exonerated

Supermassive black holes millions to billions times the mass of our Sun lie at the heart of most—maybe all—large galaxies. Some of these power brilliantly luminous, rapidly growing objects called active galactic nuclei that gather and condense enormous quantities of dust, gas and stars. Read More »


Faculty Club Launches Membership Campaign


New NSF Grant Pairs Green Ocean Technology with Needed Earthquake Sensors


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Entrepreneur Challenge Kickoff Event to Feature Irwin Jacobs, Keith Ferrazzi

Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, and Keith Ferrazzi, author of “Who’s Got Your Back?” will be discuss “Why Great Relationships Matter in Business,” as part of the fall kickoff event of the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge. The free event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Oct. 11 at the Price Center West. Read More »

Events Planned for Celebration of Abilities Awareness Month

Several campus events are planned for Celebration of Abilities Awareness Month to increase the awareness of, and sensitivity to, the abilities and needs of people with disabilities at UC San Diego. Read More »


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Data and Network Security Compliance

Celebration of Abilities Awareness Events


New Policies and Guidelines Related to Gift Fund Minimums

Flu Vaccine Clinics for Students



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UCSD Sweeps Both Triton Classic Races for First Time




Campus Fleet Manager Wins Sustainability All-Star Award

Jim Ruby, UC San Diego’s vehicle fleet manager, has won a “Sustainability All-Star” award from Green Fleet magazine in recognition of his efforts to establish one of the greenest fleets in the nation. Ruby received the award Oct. 4 at the 2011 Green Fleet Conference partly in recognition of the innovative ways in which he has contributed to reducing the emissions and fuel consumption of vehicles in the campus fleet.

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UC San Diego Partners with Sweetwater Education Foundation

Newly admitted students from the Sweetwater Union High School District met with staff from Oasis, Financial Aid, Admissions and other UC San Diego offices Friday to learn about the various campus resources that help students succeed. UC San Diego partnered with the Sweetwater Education Foundation to form a new learning community for these students, many of whom are funded by scholarships from the California Access Foundation.


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Founders’ Celebration

UC San Diego Founders’ Celebration Events, Nov. 17-19

UCSD Halloween

UCSD Halloween Costume Contest, Oct. 31


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Fatima El-Tayeb

European Others

Queering Ethnicity in Postnational Europe

By Fatima El-Tayeb
Department of Literature


Saturated Fat's Dirty Secrets Revealed
Fox News, Oct. 10

UCSD Listed Among Best Universities in World
KGTV, Oct. 6

Scientists Take Key Step in Stem Cell Therapy
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 6

Competitive ‘Challenge’ at UCSD for Entrepreneurs
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 4

Science and Religion: A False Divide
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 10

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