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June 7, 2022
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Jessica Meir.

Take the Leap

A conversation with alumna and NASA astronaut Jessica Meir on the eve of her commencement address
This weekend, UC San Diego alumna Jessica Meir will return to the university to share the wonders of her journey to space as a NASA astronaut and offer words of wisdom to the Class of 2022 at All Campus Commencement on June 11. In advance of her visit, we spoke to Meir about her love for our planet, conducting science in space, the importance of taking risks and more. Read More »
Lucas Anthony Lima.

It Starts from Within

Lucas Anthony Lima—a first-generation student who embraces his Latinx, transgender identity—will deliver a message of congratulations to 7,000 of his peers as the Class of 2022 Commencement Student Speaker. Read More »
2022 cap and tassel.

Class of 2022 Outstanding Grads

UC San Diego’s Class of 2022 doesn’t shy away from making waves through research, community outreach and social justice. Read how members of the graduating class will jump into their next chapter as changemakers. Read More »
Kaitlyn Avila.

Celebrations of Pride

Taylor Onstott.

Resiliency, Defense and a Master’s Degree


Surge in tobacco use driven by vaping ‘epidemic’ US study says »

BBC  |  May 31

Politics is key to making money in China's new era of low growth »

Bloomberg  |  June 1

Curbing air pollution could majorly boost crop growth, study finds »

Forbes  |  June 1

California — not Biden — is leading climate cooperation with China »

Washington Post  |  June 3


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Proposed Revisions to Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) 230-8, Endowed Chairs and Professorships »

Appointment of New Director of Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering »

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