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New Year, New Students, New Look

Notice something new this year? As UC San Diego welcomes our many new freshmen and transfer students along with faculty and staff additions, we are also ushering in a new look and feel for ThisWeek@UCSanDiego—the university’s weekly enewsletter that reaches more than 60,000 members of our vibrant campus community. Read More »

from the chancellor


Message from Chancellor Fox


Q and A

Suresh Subramani


‘Secret to Success’ is No Secret, Former Congressman Tells Students at Welcome Convocation

The unexpected can lead to opportunity. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it. Know what you want to do, love what you do and believe in what you’re doing. These were the messages delivered to more than 4,500 new freshmen and transfer students Tuesday by Tim Roemer, Muir, ’79, at UC San Diego’s New Student Convocation ceremony. Read More »

Welcome Week

Students Celebrate Start of New Academic Year with Welcome Week Festivities

The Triton spirit was felt throughout UC San Diego’s annual “Welcome Week” tradition. The Unolympics, Welcome Week dance, Students Services Fair and the Triton Power Hour were just a few of the week’s events, all designed to foster UC San Diego’s school spirit and sense of community for both new and returning students. Read More » | View Slideshow


Campus Kicks Off Academic Year with Dynamic New Housing, Academics, Events

UC San Diego welcomed an estimated 3,400 incoming freshmen and record 2,750 transfer students for the first day of classes Thursday. Read More »


Moving In
Students get dorm rooms ready for start of school as part of 'Move-in Day'

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Algae Bags

Growing Green Jobs

Biofuels certificate program trains workers for new jobs in biofuels industry

Marconi Symposium

Tech Industry Visionaries Foresee 'Internet of Everything' at Marconi Symposium

Fallen Star

Fallen Star to Land on Campus This Fall

New Stuart Collection piece to sit 100 feet in the air


San Diego Supercomputer Center Launches Scalable, High-Performance Data Storage Cloud

The San Diego Supercomputer Center is launching what is believed to be the largest academic-based cloud storage system in the U.S. specifically designed for researchers, students, academics, and industry users. Read More »


UC San Diego Biologists Discover Genes That Repair Nerves After Injury

Biologists at UC San Diego have identified more than 70 genes that play a role in regenerating nerves after injury, providing a valuable set of genetic leads for use in developing therapies to repair spinal cord injuries and other common kinds of nerve damage such as stroke. Read More »


U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks UC San Diego One of Nation's Top 10 Public Universities

UC San Diego, the San Diego region’s only university listed in the top 10, was ranked 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Read More »

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Chuao Chocolate Check

Chuao Chocolate Golden Ticket Campaign Helps Support Student Scholarships

UC San Diego Alum Michael Antonorsi, co-founder of Chuao Chocolatier, poses with his wife, Isabella, left, and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. Chuao Chocolatier donated $8000 from their UCSD 50th Anniversary Chuao Chocolate Golden Ticket fundraising campaign, which donated 50 cents for every bar sold to scholarships at UCSD.

Ansel Adams Photos

A Look Back in Time

Ansel Adam's Photos Presented to Renown Oceanographer Walter Munk

From left, Mary Coakley, Walter Munk, and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox pose with Ansel Adams’ photos of Walter Munk. In 1963, celebrated photographer Ansel Adams was commissioned by the University of California to photograph the UC campuses for UC’s centennial anniversary in 1968, including portraits of early UCSD faculty member Walter Munk.




J. Craig Venter Institute Breaks Ground on New Facility on Campus

The J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit genomics research institute, held an official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for their new facility on the UC San Diego campus. Read More »

Read the Latest Issue of Our University

Read the September issue of Our University to find about the University of California's economic impact on the state, learn about how you can help control health insurance costs, and read about employee assistance programs. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


campus notices


2011-2012 Salary Program for Non-Exclusively Represented Academic Employees

Update on Library Consolidation Efforts

Discontinuance of Public Student Directories


Construction Alert - Scripps Institution of Oceanography Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling Laboratory and the New NOAA SWFC Laboratory



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UC San Diego Places 1st Among Division II Colleges in Comprehensive Study of Both Academics and Athletics




Two UC San Diego Scientists Receive Prestigious New Innovator Awards from NIH


Five UC San Diego Bioengineers Named 2012 Siebel Scholars


Paul Yu Named to Chang Endowed Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Paul K. Yu, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering and associate vice chancellor for Research Initiatives at UC San Diego, has been named the inaugural holder of the William S. C. Chang Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Read More »


what’s happening

Native American Day Celebration

2011 California Native American Celebration

Atlantic meets Pacific

Atlantic Meets the Pacific forum:
October 17-19


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Recession without Borders

Recession Without Borders: Mexican Migrants Confront the Economic Downturn

Co-edited by David FitzGerald
Department of Sociology and the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies


Reuters Short Lists UCSD economist for Nobel Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 22

Venter Institute Marks Groundbreaking
La Jolla Light, Sept. 21

Survey Ranks UCSD as Top NCAA Division II Program
La Jolla Patch, Sept. 20

UCSD Nerve Damage Research Shows Promise
KGTV, Sept. 21

UCSD to Guide Cameras on Spacecraft Bound for Moon
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 7

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