UC San Diego News Center

@work athletics people what’s happening faculty authors press clips
Atlantic Meets Pacific

Technology, Energy and Healthcare Luminaries Paint Picture of Future at ‘The Atlantic Meets the Pacific’ Forum

The Atlantic magazine joined forces last week with UC San Diego Extension and acclaimed innovators on the West Coast for an inaugural forum that drew CEOs, venture capitalists, philanthropists and journalists to premiere venues in La Jolla, including the University of California, San Diego. Read More »

Shu Chien

President Obama Awards Bioengineering Professor Shu Chien National Medal of Science in White House Ceremony

What did UC San Diego Bioengineering Professor Shu Chien and President Barack Obama talk about as Chien received the National Medal of Science from the president Friday at the White House? About the importance of science education and research, of course. Read More »

Chancellor's 5K

Campus Rallies to Support Students at Chancellor’s Challenge 5K

The sun banished the clouds for Friday’s Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars, matching the upbeat energy of the annual campus tradition. Approximately 1,350 students, staff, faculty, alumni and community members gathered at RIMAC Field to run and walk in support of UC San Diego students. Read More »

Trolley Update

Trolley Rolls Closer to a Reality on UC San Diego Campus


What R U Doing?
Video Contest Leads into Founders’ Celebration

Family Weekend

Campus Opens Doors as Part of Family Weekend


Funny Finding:
Men Win Humor Test (by a Hair)

Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences. Read More »


UC San Diego Among Nation's Top Five Universities with Most Applications

UC San Diego is the 5th most popular school in the nation for college applicants, according to U.S. News & World Report, which recently released the list of colleges and universities with the highest level of applications for 2010. Read More »

UC San Diego

Village@Torrey Pines East Apartments Scoop Up LEED Gold Certification


Biologists Unravel How Plants Synthesize Their Growth Hormone


Genetically Influenced Responses to Alcohol Affect Brain Activation


SDSC, Calit2 Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant for New Bioinformatics Tools

More Headlines




Which UC Medical Plan is Right for You?
Open enrollment starts Oct. 31

Just about everyone is tightening their budget belt and looking for ways to save, and for some faculty and staff, enrolling in one of UC's lower-cost medical plans might help. Read More »

Feeling stressed? UC Offers Variety of Resources to Help You be Happy and Healthy

Talk to a counselor. Go for a walk. Take a class on managing stress. Learn Tai Chi. Enroll in a workshop on eating right. Meditate. If you're feeling stressed, your campus offers a variety of resources from counseling to exercise classes to help you be happy and healthy. Read More »

UC Lecturers Ratify Contact

The American Federation of Teachers has ratified a three-year agreement on wages, health benefits and other important workplace issues for the university's more than 3,000 lecturers. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


campus notices


UCSD Office of the Registrar Final Registration Report - Fall Quarter 2011



  Full Schedule »  

More than 600 alumni athletes returned to campus last weekend for UC San Diego’s Homecoming 2011, highlighted by Saturday’s All-Athlete BBQ in the Track & Field Stadium and Sunday morning’s Championship brunch which feted three teams celebrating national championship anniversaries. Those three were the 1991 Men’s Soccer team, the 1992 Women’s Water Polo team and 2001 Women’s Soccer team. Pictured here is Coach Denny Harper and members of the women’s water polo team.



Michael Karin

Michael Karin Elected to Institute of Medicine

Michael Karin, distinguished professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has been named to the Institute of Medicine, joining 64 other new members and five foreign associates elected this month. Read More »

Richard Hong

Student Awarded Undergraduate Research Award for Research on Migrants

Richard Hong, ERC, ’11, was recently awarded the 2011 Undergraduate Research Award by the Forum on Education Abroad for his innovative research on migrants making dangerous treks through Mexico from Central America. Read More »


A reality-based Brazilian TV series called Viagem Sem Fim (Endless Journey) visited the campus to interview Amanda Sefidvash, a UC San Diego student from Brazil. In each episode, seven Brazilian actors visit the best places to visit and UC San Diego was one of their stops as one of the best places to study in the world.


what’s happening

Communicating Research

Tools and Techniques for Communicating Research,
Oct. 26

Founders’ Celebration

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


faculty authors


press clips

Steve Erie

Wings for Our Courage: Gender, Erudition, and Republican Thought

By Stephanie Jed
Department of Literature


Men vs. Women: Who Is Funnier?
Good Morning America, Oct. 15

Obama Hails 12 for Science, Technology, Innovation
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 21

UCSD is the 5th Most Popular School for Applicants
La Jolla Patch, Oct. 17

A Scientist’s Life: 10 Things Jules Jaffe Has Done
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 14

UCSD’s Michael Karin Elected to Institute of Medicine
North County Times, Oct. 18

More Press Clips »