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Thousands of newly admitted students and their families visited campus on Saturday for Triton Day, an annual event that showcases all that UC San Diego has to offer. Students toured residence halls, attended academic presentations, watched performances by student organizations and much more. These visitors were also the first to try a new virtual reality experience based on UC San Diego technology: Shakeboarding. The activity allowed students to simulate surfing, experience an earthquake and wipe out—all on dry land. Read More » View Slideshow »

Overnight Programs

Overnight Programs Offer Glimpse of College Life for Diverse Admitted Students

It was a drizzly Thursday afternoon when they began to arrive with pillows, sleeping bags and suitcases in hand. Yet the wet weather did little to temper the enthusiasm of the 244 high school students who traveled to UC San Diego from across the state to take part in an overnight program designed to introduce historically underrepresented students to college life. The free, invitation-only program was held April 7–9 leading up to Triton Day. Read More »

Triton 5k 2016

20th Annual Triton 5K Receives Record Attendance

As the Triton 5K celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 10, alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends came out in record numbers to support undergraduate scholarships. For the first time ever, more than 4,000 people participated in the 5K, which wound through campus. The 5K was followed by the Triton Family Festival featuring a junior run, STEAM exhibits and activities, music from a local funk band, and a beer garden. This year, the 5K raised more than $200,000 for scholarships, bringing the grand total for the lifetime of the event to $3.6 million. More than 1,000 students have received scholarships over the last two decades as part of the 5K fundraiser. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications. View Slideshow »

Christina Lambert CAPS

Campus Boosts Support for Graduate Student Mental Health

To help support the mental health and well-being of UC San Diego’s growing graduate student population, the campus is bolstering the resources offered through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), starting with the addition of a full-time psychologist dedicated to graduate students. Christina Lambert, a UC San Diego alumna, was recently named CAPS Graduate and Professional School Students’ Program Manager. Read More »

Endangered Species Through A Photograph

Capturing Public Support for an Endangered Species Through Photography

Just four hours south of the UC San Diego campus lives the most endangered marine mammal in the world: the vaquita porpoise. According to the World Wildlife Fund, the estimated 100 individuals remaining are at risk of becoming extinct by 2018. UC San Diego doctoral student Antonella Wilby hopes she can help turn the vaquita’s long-term fate around by capturing the first underwater image of the endangered species in its natural habitat. Read More »

Alumna Embarks on ‘Brave New Wild’ Independent Filmmaking Adventure

UC San Diego Alumna Embarks on ‘Brave New Wild’ Independent Filmmaking Adventure

Why do people rock climb? It’s a highly dangerous and difficult sport—and most definitely a non-conventional life pursuit. Independent filmmaker Oakley Anderson-Moore, who graduated from UC San Diego in 2007, sets out to answer this question in her debut feature documentary, “Brave New Wild,” which will play at the Ken Theatre in San Diego on April 19. Read More »

UC San Diego Encourages Creativity of Prospective Students

UC San Diego Encourages Creativity of Prospective Students

The UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Division prides itself on the foundational, transferable and enduring skills that it offers students well beyond their college years. To maximize the number of students who can benefit from these skills, the division’s departments of music, theatre and dance, and visual arts invite undergraduate applicants to submit arts portfolios showcasing their creativity. Read More »


UC San Diego Scientists Receive $9.5 Million NIH Grant to Combat Antibiotic Resistance


Neuronal Structures Associated with Learning and Memory Sprout In Response to Novel Molecules

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Grad Slam

Grad SLAM, April 14

Earth Day Fair

Earth Day Sustainability Fair, April 21




UC San Diego Bookstore’s Grad Fair and Grad Nite Happening April 26–28

Graduating students are invited to UC San Diego Bookstore’s Grad Fair, happening April 26-28. The event will be an opportunity for students to purchase their cap and gown, peruse commencement merchandise such as announcements and class rings, as well as take advantage of academic discounts. Grads and their families are also invited to Grad Nite, a graduation kickoff party for the Class of 2016, held from 6:30–9:30 p.m. on April 28 at the Bookstore. The event will include free food, music, a photo booth, alumni networking, exclusive sales and more. Learn More »


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UC San Diego Programs Abroad Faculty Director and Associate Faculty Director of Openings

Passing of Professor Ted Case, Renowned Biologist at UC San Diego


Reaffirmation Notice—2016

CONSTRUCTION ALERT—Osler Lane Surface Parking Lot



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Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Against SF State to Take Series 3-1


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By Ben Doller,
Department of Literature


UCSD Woos Students with Virtual Reality Surfing
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 8

Marriage Boosts Survival Chances of Cancer Patients, Say Scientists
The Guardian, April 11

El Niño Slightly Improved the Drought But Didn’t Bust It
KPBS, April 11

Even Superman Couldn’t Bend this Steel
Discovery News, April 8

These People Have a Mind-Bending Way to Navigate
National Geographic, April 13

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