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June 16, 2022
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2022 commencement.

To the Stars, Tritons

Commencement celebrates the astronomical achievements of graduates
The excitement was palpable at UC San Diego’s All Campus Commencement as thousands of graduates gathered in their formal caps and gowns to celebrate the most momentous occasion of their academic careers. A total of 11 Commencement ceremonies were held to honor the more than 8,000 students who earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees this academic year. As they begin to ponder their next steps, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir encouraged them to find their North Star. Read More »
Liontree Arena.  

RIMAC Arena is Named LionTree Arena in Honor of Scholarship Gift

RIMAC Arena has been named LionTree Arena in recognition of a $5 million gift for scholar-athletes from LionTree, an independent investment and merchant bank founded by alumnus Aryeh B. Bourkoff ’95. Read More »
Class of 2020 celebration.

Honoring the Class of 2020

A special celebration was held on June 10 to honor the achievements of the Class of 2020—the graduates who completed their degree as the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep across the globe. Read More »
Haniyeh Javaheri with Gentry Patrick.

Grads Give Thanks

Graduates reflect on the faculty, staff and others who have made a difference for them in moments of both triumph and tribulation, giving thanks for their inspiring words and encouraging support. Read More »
2022 graduate.

Congrats, Class of 2022!

It was an honor to celebrate your achievements alongside family, friends, faculty and staff, as well as host UC San Diego alumna and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir for her special message to graduates. 
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2020 commencement slideshow.

2022 Commencement

UC San Diego held nearly a dozen Commencement ceremonies on June 11-12, recognizing the accomplishments of more than 8,000 graduates. Relive the happy memories through this gallery of photos captured as graduates crossed the stage, rejoiced with family and friends and got creative with their cap designs. View Slideshow »
Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox.

Former President of Mexico Visits UC San Diego Park & Market

In collaboration with the UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies, former President of Mexico Vicente Fox and Mrs. Marta Sahagún de Fox visited UC San Diego Park & Market on June 9 for a conversation on “Binational Vision for the Future.” View Slideshow »

UC San Diego Atmospheric Chemist Kim Prather Elected to American Philosophical Society »


Pediatric Liver Disease Increases Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes »


Unprecedented Case Series Advances Promise of Phage Therapy »


FDA advisers back Moderna's Covid vaccine for older kids »

NBC News  |  June 14

UC San Diego’s Kim Prather elected to elite American Philosophical Society »

San Diego Union-Tribune  |  June 13

Scientists use lasers to help track coastal erosion »

Spectrum News 1  |  June 13

The 2022 cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows has been selected »

Forbes  |  June 10


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UC San Diego Celebrates Juneteenth »

UC San Diego 2022 Triton Student Employee of the Year Award Recipients »

Faculty and Research Town Hall: Thursday, June 16 »

Updates from Human Resources »

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