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While he was developing UC San Diego’s first strategic plan in 2013, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla held open forums with campus and community members where they discussed ways to increase campus diversity. A predominant response was the need to attract more first generation and historically underrepresented students. Attendees also discussed ways to improve UC San Diego’s academic excellence and student life. Since that dialogue, the campus has spearheaded new and expanded programs to help students from all backgrounds not only have an opportunity to attend UC San Diego, but also thrive once on campus. Read More »

Candlelight Vigil and Relief Drive Held for Nepal Earthquake Victims

Candlelight Vigil and Relief Drive Held for Nepal Earthquake Victims

More than 100 UC San Diego students and local community members gathered Tuesday night at the Silent Tree at the entrance to Geisel Library to hold a candlelight vigil for victims of the Nepal earthquake. Dozens of candles were lit, spelling out Nepal on the walkway, while many in the crowd cradled candles in their hands. The event was hosted by the UC San Diego Nepalese Student Association and included a moment of silence as well as stories from members of the Nepalese community whose families had been affected by the earthquake. Many offered donations to help relieve the mass devastation caused by the April 25 earthquake. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications


Making Every Drop Count: UC San Diego Steps Up Water Conservation Efforts

From turning off fountains to eliminating turf, UC San Diego is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to conserve water and take additional action under Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent mandate to cut water usage. In addition to these efforts, UC San Diego is also planning to create more educational materials and find other ways to encourage water conservation. Read More »


Cal-BRAIN Selects 16 California Research Projects for Seed Grants

Cal-BRAIN, a California research grants program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain, has selected 16 projects to receive inaugural seed grants of $120,000 each. The projects represent efforts around the state to create new technologies capable of measuring brain activity in greater depth, breadth and detail than is currently possible. Read More »

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Lighting a Spark for Computer Programming

Second- to fifth-grade students at Adams Elementary School in San Diego are learning how to program while playing a simulated version of Minecraft, a popular computer game. The programming classes are made possible by a partnership between the San Diego Rotary Club, San Diego schools and ThoughtSTEM, a company co-founded by three Ph.D. students at UC San Diego. Read More »

TechTransfer Anniversary

UC San Diego Technology Transfer Celebrates 20 Years of Innovation and Impact

The 20th anniversary of the UC San Diego Technology Transfer Office drew a standing-room-only crowd. Hosted by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, the event featured a keynote address by Qualcomm Founder Irwin M. Jacobs and congratulations from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.” Read More »

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Students Say What They Really Think on RateMyProfessors Website

Reviews on can be a determining factor in choosing an instructor or class. Students offer comments on the site about the courses they took and rate professors on a scale of 1 to 5 in terms of “easiness,” “helpfulness,” and “clarity.” UC San Diego third year students Curie Kim and Sherilyn Reus caught up with teaching faculty members Kim Albizati, Angela Lowe and John Eggers and asked them to read some of their rave reviews on camera. Watch Video »

$1 Million Gift for Stuart Collection

$1 Million Gift to Establish Endowment for UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection

The sculptures that make up the internationally renowned Stuart Collection would not exist if they were not at UC San Diego. Launched by the vision and philanthropy of James Stuart DeSilva more than three decades ago, a new $1 million gift by Mary Looker will establish an endowment to help foster the growth of the public art collection for years to come. Read More »


4th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 3K

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, UC San Diego students and local community members took part in a 3K run/walk on April 16 to support sexual violence prevention. Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla sounded the starting horn, sending participants flying down Library Walk in a loop around Price Center. The annual event—organized by CARE: Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education at the Sexual Assault Resource Center—featured music, refreshments, a photo booth and a raffle. All race proceeds benefit support group activities for UC San Diego students who have been affected by sexual assault. Images by Erika Johnson/University Communications


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Distinguished Teaching Awards to be Held June 2 at Faculty Club

The campus community is invited to attend the Distinguished Teaching Awards Presentation and Reception, which will be held at 2 p.m. on June 2 in the Atkinson Pavilion of the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club. Awards will be given to five members of the Academic Senate, three non-Senate faculty members and three graduate students at UC San Diego. The annual awards honor educators who are creative and innovative in their teaching, motivate their students to actively seek out knowledge and exhibit an extraordinary commitment to teaching. Read More »


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Composing the Citizen

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Department of Music


UC San Diego Holds Vigil for Nepal
CBS 8, April 29

What Makes San Diego So Smart?
U-T San Diego, April 24

UCSD Scientist Awarded Japan Prize
U-T San Diego, April 23

Five Elected to National Academy of Sciences
U-T San Diego, April 28

Filmatic Festival Looks to the Future of Film
KPBS, April 29

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