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October 3, 2019
UC San Diego
UC San Diego Fuels Regional Economy, Impacts State
With $16.5 billion contributed to California’s economy and more than 100,000 jobs created statewide, the university is an economic powerhouse
UC San Diego is one of the region’s largest contributors of economic, research and community impacts. A new economic impact report details the university's estimated $16.5 billion in annual economic contributions in California—more than the entire annual revenue of the state of Arizona. Read More »
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9,000 New Students Arrive to an Evolving Campus
UC San Diego welcomes thousands of new and returning students, who arrive during a time of transformation that includes everything from a culinary renaissance to the creation of modern learning spaces. Read More »
UC San Diego convocation audience
Convocation Marks a Celebration of New Beginnings
Thousands of new students joined in Convocation, a formal induction into the campus’s academic community, which included a heartfelt keynote by Professor Gentry Patrick about the importance of access, mentorship and advocacy. 
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Degrees Designed to Make a Difference
College students want to make a difference, and they want good jobs. These are not mutually exclusive ambitions, and UC San Diego continues to create degree programs that speak to students’ concerns about pressing social issues and employability. Read More »
Jessica Meir
From the Sea to the Stars: Alumna Jessica Meir Launches to the International Space Station
Y.C. Bert Fung at celebration
Bioengineering Pioneer Y.C. Bert Fung Turns 100
Participants at 2019 Welcome Week
2019 Welcome Week
First-year and new transfer students took part in dozens of Welcome Week events, including Convocation, UnOlympics and a weekend beach party that featured surf lessons. View Slideshow »
Three UC San Diego Researchers Receive Top Honors with NIH Director’s Awards »
Coast Guard Partners with Scripps Oceanography to Establish Blue Technology Center of Expertise »
CNN  |  Sept. 30
Vast iceberg bigger than Los Angeles breaks off Antarctic shelf »
The Hill  |  Sept. 26
Climate change: Students, finally, are on fire (Opinion) »
Washington Post  |  Sept. 29
Uncovering how microbes in the soil influence our health and our food »
Wall Street Journal  |  Sept. 29
U.S. steps up scrutiny of airplane cybersecurity »
Flip flops made out of algae oil
UC San Diego
September 30 at 8:42 AM
UC San Diego scientists have created the world’s first fully biodegradable, compostable flip flops made out of algae oil. View »
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October 7
Tracking the Transformation: Economic Growth and Social Change »
October 7
UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture Series Presents Contemporary Art and Performance in Public Spaces »
October 10
How to Foster Innovation: Case study of Kakao »
Triton Spirit Run participant  
Ready, Set, Go! (Register for the Triton Spirit Run!)
Staff, faculty, students: Sprint (or stroll) from one signature campus landmark to the next in the most spirited scavenger hunt ever! The fun will start and finish at Stonehenge, with race stops including UC San Diego’s most beloved landmarks. Register Today! »
  Alumni Award
UC San Diego Alumni Awards: Who Inspires You?
Do you know an exceptional Triton who’s making a difference in the world? Nominate them for the 42nd Annual UC San Diego Alumni Awards and tell us why they make you proud. (Deadline is Nov. 1).
Summer Bales
10/04/19 at 4:30 p.m.
Women's and Men's Soccer (DH) vs. Cal Poly Pomona
10/04/19 at 7 p.m.
Women's Volleyball vs. Cal State Monterey Bay
10/06/19 at 11:30 a.m.
Women's and Men's Soccer (DH) vs. Cal State San Bernardino
Volunteers at Food Bank
UC San Diego Volunteer Night at the Food Bank Happens Oct. 10
Welcome Back and Be Safe »
Notice of the 2019 UC San Diego Annual Security and Fire Safety Report »
Call for Applications and Nominations - Seventh College Provost »
Inclusive Excellence Awards Nominations »
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