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While the stereotypical spring breakers throughout the United States flee to far-flung destinations to absorb sun and fun, a group of UC San Diego students experienced something far more breathtaking this year. Sixteen classmates traveled to Cuba March 18–25 as a conclusion to their winter quarter course, “Cuba: Revolution and Reform,” taught by professor Richard Feinberg. A tradition in its fifth year, this trip couldn’t have occurred at a better time: the students had a front-row seat to history in the making. Read More »

Free College Test Prep Courses

Free College Test Prep Courses Aim to Level the Playing Field

Mark-Yves Gaunin knew he needed help when it came to his dream of attending college. While his grades were strong, the Mar Vista High School junior realized he required extra assistance to properly prepare for the SAT. He was able to get that help through the Fischer Scholarship program that, in partnership with UC San Diego Extension, provides free intensive SAT instruction to a group of academically motivated students at the Imperial Beach high school each semester. Read More »

Alternative Weekends

Alternative Weekends Program Offers Solution to Addressing Local Social Justice Issues

Students participating in Alternative Breaks@UCSD have traveled to 16 locations internationally and domestically to commit 8,250 hours of service to 15 different nonprofit organizations. The program is devoted to establishing globally conscious active citizens through service trips during academic breaks. Now, a new offshoot to the program offers a one-weekend mini trip that allows students to address social issues in their own backyard. Read More »

Mentors Help New Faculty Find Their Academic Niche

Mentors Help New Faculty Find Their Academic Niche

Whether new to academia, or just new to UC San Diego, faculty members must learn how to be effective educators; discover how to obtain grants and maintain research productivity; as well as understand institutional processes. Many of these facets are illuminated by mentors—senior faculty who can share their past experiences and assuage anxiety over establishing a new laboratory, chairing a committee, recruiting graduate students and other responsibilities. Read More »

Springtime Festival

Immersive Springtime Festival Takes Music Students Far Beyond Concert Hall

Now in its 14th year, Springfest has built a reputation as a place to discover work by emerging musicians that take place in nontraditional surroundings. Performances by UC San Diego Department of Music graduate students are held both indoors and out. Some incorporate media such as video, pre-recorded sound and computer processing. The festival runs April 10–16. Read More »


Sustainability Gets the Spotlight at UC San Diego’s Earth Month Celebrations


New UC San Diego Center Will Focus on Heart Health Among Latinas

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Triton Day

Triton Day, April 9

Triton 5K

Triton 5K and Festival, April 10




Faculty Grants Available to Support Diversity and Equity Leadership Development

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is offering grants to faculty who seek to enhance their leadership capacity in support of diversity and equity on campus. The Faculty Leadership in Excellence & Diversity grant is intended to facilitate faculty access to opportunities that will help them contribute to the campus’s commitment to diversity in meaningful and strategic ways. Grants ranging between $500 and $3,000 will cover the cost of participating in a workshop, conference or other suitable opportunity. All Academic Senate Faculty and Non-Senate Instructional Faculty at UC San Diego are eligible to apply. Learn More »


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UC San Diego’s Celebration of Earth Month: April 1–30, 2016

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Call for Nominations for Faculty Research Lecturer 2016–2017


April 2016 Representative Assembly Meeting

Proposed Revisions to Policy and Procedure Manual 230-15, Family Accommodations Policy

Proposed Revisions to APM Policy Sections 278, 210-6, 279, 112 and New APM 350



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Men’s Rowing Earns Two Second-Place Finishes at San Diego Crew Classic


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Wu Jinglian: Voice of Reform in China

Wu Jinglian: Voice of Reform in China

Edited by Barry Naughton,
School of Global Policy and Strategy


Simple Night-Time Trick Could Stop Breast Cancer Returning
Telegraph UK, March 31

UCSD Scientist Named Cancer “Moonshot” Adviser
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 4

Industrial Design Important Part of Apple’s Success
Voice of America, April 1

UC San Diego Research Looks Into Heart Disease Among Latinas
KPBS, April 4

UCSD Says it Developed New Steel Alloy
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 5

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