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November 12, 2020
 
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No Barriers Too Big.
Students from Ghana orphanage learn neurobiology from UC San Diego Extension and Boz Institute instructors
Two evenings a week, a group of high school students in the West African nation of Ghana travel by taxi from the orphanage where they live to historic Cape Coast Castle, once a fort used to hold enslaved Africans before they were forced onto ships bound for the Americas. The students file into a conference room, fire up laptops and connect to a research lab half a world away. Read More »
U.S. map of COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Unequal Spread of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected underserved populations. UC San Diego scientists and doctors are responding to our region's most prevalent inequities. Read More »
 
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Supporting Student Veterans at UC San Diego
More than 430 military-connected students are enrolled at UC San Diego, a third of whom study engineering. Here are some of their stories. Read More »
F-18 Flyovers Influence Alumnus to Become Navy Pilot
 
Alexandra Newton in lab.
When the Language of Cells is Interrupted
Physically distanced seating in classroom.
 
Q&A: The Science Behind In-Person Learning
Learn more about safety mechanisms in place for in-person learning, what data inform decisions about class offerings, ways the campus is supporting equal access to resources for students learning remotely and more. Read More »
 
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Learn More About Open Enrollment
Employees may change their coverage during Open Enrollment, which is available now through 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 (PST). Changes are effective Jan. 1, 2021. Learn More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Study: Loneliness Highest in the 20s and Lowest in the 60s »
Report to Unveil New American Strategy for U.S.-China Science and Technology Competition »
IN THE MEDIA
Associated Press  |  Nov. 9
Wildfire spotting network grows to 610 cameras in California »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Nov. 6
UCSD fights COVID-19 by erecting large outdoor tents for classrooms, study space »
Time  |  Nov. 10
Why it's a mistake to simplify the 'Latino vote' »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Nov. 6
Scripps Oceanography to build fleet of robotic ocean floats »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
Rainbow over Scripps Pier.
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November 7, 2020 at 1:32 p.m.
After the rainstorm on Saturday, a rainbow appeared over Scripps Pier. View Post »
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International Education Week. November 16 to 20, 2020.
 
 
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Webinars with Shola Richards | Addressing Anti-Blackness: How to Sustain a Culture of Inclusion, Equity and Anti-Racism at UC San Diego
CAMPUS NOTICES
Mary Lindenstein Walshok to Step Down as Dean of University Extension »
Academic Reviews and Impact of COVID-19 »
Notice of Senate Election—Voting Reminder »
Zoom-Free Friday Afternoons »
 
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