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December 5, 2019
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Colors of the Brain
Student-run program aims to boost underrepresented minority students into STEM careers
A group of UC San Diego graduate students has designed a program called Colors of the Brain to provide mentorship to students interested in STEM careers. The students behind the effort all come from underrepresented and/or first-generation backgrounds and hope to give other students access to resources they had struggled to find themselves. Read More »
Imagine What We Can Build Together  
Imagine What We Can Build Together
In 2017, the campus community was charged with developing a Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence. The plan is now finalized, an accountability process is in full swing, and performance-based incentives are in place. Read More »
Undergraduates Design Birch Aquarium’s First Virtual Reality Exhibit
Undergraduates Design Aquarium’s First Virtual Reality Exhibit
Instead of allowing visitors to just watch local marine life from behind glass, the Birch Aquarium will soon make it possible for visitors to experience life as fish do. Read More »
Bringing it Back Home
Bringing It Back Home
Triton magazine recently asked UC San Diego alumni why they returned to campus to work. Here are their answers, and a few throwback photos. Read More »
Happy Holidays: Look for the next issue of This Week on January 16
Driven by Realities of Climate Change, Composer Lei Liang Receives Classical Music’s Top Honor »
Microplastics a Million Times More Abundant in the Ocean Than Previously Thought »
The New York Times  |  Dec. 02
Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage »
Washington Post  |  Dec. 03
What would happen if we randomly gave $1,000 to poor families? Now we know. »
Washington Post  |  Dec. 03
U.S. students continue to lag behind peers in East Asia and Europe in reading, math and science, exams show »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Nov. 26
UCSD Scripps scientist anticipates breakthrough in Antarctic search for planet’s oldest ice »
Resilient Futures
UC San Diego
November 22, 2019 at 8:07 a.m.
Learn more about Resilient Futures, a warning system created at Scripps Institution of Oceanography that helps coastal communities like Imperial Beach prepare for flooding as sea levels rise. View Post »
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Birch Aquarium’s Seas ‘n’ Greetings
December 7
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus: Violin Concerto & Harmonium »
December 11
First Annual Holiday Artisan Marketplace »
December 17
CHARM Colloquium »
UC San Diego Athletics Thrives in Fall Season as DII Era Comes to a Close
12/5/19 at 5:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Chico State
12/5/19 at 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Chico State
Women's Volleyball at NCAA West Regional
Maintain Don’t Gain | Registration Open Until 12/13
Maintain Don’t Gain | Registration Open Until 12/13
Passing of Marilyn Farquhar, Distinguished Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine »
December 10, 2019 Representative Assembly Meeting »
Systemwide Review of Proposed Revisions to Academic Personnel Manual Sections 240 (APM - 240), Deans, and 246 (APM - 246), Faculty Administrators (100% Time) »
Systemwide Review of Proposed Revisions to Academic Personnel Manual Section 120 (APM - 120), Emerita/Emeritus Titles »
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