UC San Diego News Center

@work athletics people what’s happening faculty authors press clips
This Week Lead Story


Tom K. Wong almost didn’t graduate from high school. He was 16 when his parents first told him that he was an undocumented immigrant, and the news shattered him. Now a Ph.D.-holding member of the UC San Diego political science faculty, Wong has completed his second book. And he has just been detailed by the U.S. government to serve as a policy advisor on a White House initiative to improve the quality of life for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by increasing their access to federal programs. Read More »

Gender Management Clinic for Children

UC San Diego Physicians Head Clinic for Children With Gender Identity Issues

When Sarah was 3 years old, she turned to her mother and asked when she was going to get the same body parts as her brother. Sarah’s feelings of being assigned the wrong gender were strong and persistent over years. She is one of many children around the country with gender dysphoria, a medical condition in which a person’s biological gender and gender identity do not match. The Gender Management Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital provides care to children and adolescents experiencing gender identity issues. Read More »

Raising Ryland

‘Raising Ryland’: Alumna Hillary Whittington Gives Voice to Transgender Youth with New Book

For Transgender Day of Visibility, UC San Diego alumna Hillary Whittington returned to campus as a proud mother of two, PTA volunteer, public speaker—and parent of a transgender child. She and her husband, Jeff, were on campus to discuss Hillary’s new book, “Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child with No Strings Attached.” The memoir tells of both the resistance and support Whittington and her family encountered during their child’s transition from female to male. Read More »

Campus LGBT Community

Conversations Across Generations Help Unite Campus LGBT Community

UC San Diego undergraduate Joelle Victoriano has been more open about her identity as a bisexual woman over the past year, something she had previously only discussed among peers her own age. It wasn’t until she attended an Intergenerational Dialogues workshop at the campus Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center that she was able to meet and talk to faculty, staff and alumni who have been part of the LGBT community for several decades, discovering similar experiences and histories that have defined each generation. Read More »

Fermentation Festival and Microbiome

Fermentation Festival Leads to Rapid Response System at Center for Microbiome Innovation

The personalized collections of microorganisms, known as our microbiome, are increasingly recognized for their influences on everything from allergies to obesity. These types of studies typically take months or years—too long for that data to be medically useful. Researchers at the UC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation used a study with the 2016 San Diego Fermentation Festival as a test case for a first-of-its-kind rapid response system. Read More »


Patterns of Glowing Sharks Get Clearer with Depth


Former Cyber Security Grad Students Seal $3 Million Deal for Drone Security Venture

More Headlines

what’s happening

Sun God Festival

Sun God Festival, April 30

Transfer Triton Day

Transfer Triton Day, May 7



American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Three UC San Diego Professors

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Three UC San Diego Professors

Walter Kohn

Former Chair of UC San Diego Physics Department and Nobel-Prize-Winner Walter Kohn Dies




UC San Diego Recognizes Contributions to Campus Integrity

Members of the UC San Diego community were recognized April 13 for their substantial contributions to academic and research integrity on campus. The 6th Annual Integrity Award Ceremony was hosted by UC San Diego’s Academic Integrity Peer Educators, in conjunction with the Academic Integrity Office and Research Ethics Program. These rewards are a reminder that UC San Diego seeks to uphold the six pillars of integrity—responsibility, honesty, fairness, respect, trustworthiness and courage—in everything that it does. Read More »


Upcoming Courses

User needs to be logged in via single sign-on


campus notices


Sun God Policy and Safety

UC San Diego’s 10th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Celebration

Appointment of Interim Dean, Division of Physical Sciences


Call for Nominations for Outstanding Senior and Graduate Student Awards

Notice of Senate Election—Voting Open

Fourth Annual Excellence in Stewardship Award Winners



  Full Schedule »  

Women’s Water Polo Reclaims Harper Cup with 6-5 Victory Against SDSU on Senior Night


faculty authors


press clips

The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness

The Oxford Handbook of Local Competitiveness

Co-edited by Mary Walshok,
UC San Diego Extension


Where Jobs Are Squeezed by Chinese Trade, Voters Seek Extremes
New York Times, April 25

Paris Deal’s Carbon Cuts Miss Critical Warming Target: Column
USA Today, April 22

People Who Are HIV-Positive May Be Aging Faster Than Their Peers
NPR, April 26

This Controversial Carbon Proposal Could Be the Key to Success for the World’s New Climate Agreement
Washington Post, April 22

5 San Diego Hospitals Get Top Grades in Annual Safety Score
KPBS, April 25

More Press Clips »