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Bringing Climate Science into the International Conversation


UC San Diego delegation offers expertise at COP21 climate negotiations in Paris

This week, a delegation of UC San Diego scientists and students began their work of bringing climate science to international climate negotiations in Paris. The UC San Diego contingent of 15 researchers and students at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change, known as COP21, work in specialties ranging from biological oceanography to climate policy. They had the opportunity to interact with global policymakers and representatives of nearly 200 countries. Read More »

El Niño is Here

Researchers: El Niño is Here, But Impact Still Difficult to Predict

El Niño, the climate pattern primarily characterized by a warmer-than-average eastern Pacific Ocean, has definitely taken shape off the shores of San Diego. But which of the famous El Niño episodes of the past this one will resemble is unknown, per a consensus of researchers who led a public meeting Nov. 19 at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Read More »

Black Community College Students Get a First Look at UC San Diego

Local Black Community College Students Get a First Look at UC San Diego

More than 20 students took part in a new daylong program Nov. 19 designed to encourage local black community college students to enroll at UC San Diego. Participants paired up with current students to attend a class, learn about campus culture and gain information about admissions and financial aid. Read More »

Let’s Go Local

Let’s Go Local

Hospital cafés embrace locavore movement

Wow—a tomato that actually tastes like a tomato. Imagine that. Now imagine that tomato in a salad, sandwich or compote at one of UC San Diego Health’s hospital cafés. The farm-to-table movement—or more aptly the farm-to-cafeteria movement—is in full swing at UC San Diego Health, and with it a phytonutrient-rich rainbow of meal options for patients, visitors and employees. Read More »

Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives

Two Professors Receive Awards for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives

UC San Diego professors Gentry Patrick and Keith Pezzoli were among 10 University of California faculty winners announced by UC President Janet Napolitano as recipients of the Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership in Presidential Initiatives. These influential faculty members from across the system are leading the charge in important initiatives such as carbon neutrality, sustainability, food, innovation, diversity and more. Read More »

UC San Diego Recognizes World AIDS Day

UC San Diego Recognizes World AIDS Day

A multitude of performances, interactive displays and informational seminars were held in the heart of campus Dec. 1 in honor of World AIDS Day. Throughout the day, visitors viewed sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a global collaborative art project, and perused information tables on Library Walk regarding the history and misconceptions of HIV/AIDS. The campus-wide event also included a poster presentation, a three-hour dance performance by Theatre and Dance Professor Eric Geiger, and presentations at the Campus Community Centers about how diverse populations are affected by HIV. Photos by Erika Johnson/University Communications.


Calit2 Celebrates 15 Years


Biologists Create Malaria-Blocking Mosquitoes

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Qualcomm Institute 15th Anniversary

Qualcomm Institute 15th Anniversary Research Open House, Dec. 7

Understanding China’s New Normal

Sokwanlok Distinguished Lecture on China: “Understanding China’s New Normal”, Dec. 8




Faculty and Staff Input Requested: Improving the Staff Performance Appraisal Process

An IdeaWave campaign has been launched to garner faculty and staff input that will help develop an innovative and simplified approach to the staff performance appraisal process. Faculty and staff are invited to share actionable ideas and comments on the website through Dec. 13, and from Dec. 14-20, to vote anonymously on suggested improvements. The goal is to make the appraisal process more meaningful for staff and supervisors in an effort to achieve and maintain operational and administrative excellence at UC San Diego. Read More »


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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards - Nomination Deadline Extended

Annual Collection of Campus Diversity Initiatives Information

Marshall College Provost


UC San Diego Institute for Public Health – Update on Institute Activities and Pilot Funding

UC Management Skills Assessment Program

Academic Writing Workshop for Faculty on February 11, 2016



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Men’s Basketball Earns Fifth Consecutive Win, Topples Notre Dame de Namur


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Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States

Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States

By Jesse Driscoll,
School of Global Policy and Strategy


Scripps: Ocean Plays Big Role in Climate Change
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 29

Scientists Aim to Fight Malaria with Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes
LA Times, Nov. 25

‘Grandparent Genes’ Discovered By Scientists
Telegraph UK, Nov. 30

Gratitude is Good for the Soul and Helps the Heart, Too
NPR, Nov. 23

One Reason Why Elite Students Aim for Elite Careers
CBS News, Dec. 1

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