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UC San Diego and San Diego Unified School District partner to get kids active

“I like to get out here and sweat,” said Dalton, an elementary student at Toler Elementary, as he began a series of stretches and exercises led by UC San Diego student-athletes volunteering their time at his elementary school in Clairemont. Dalton and his classmates are benefiting from a program called IMPACT (Increasing Movement and Physical Activity in Class Time), which is designed to keep local elementary students moving despite the lack of recess and physical education classes in some schools, particularly in underserved areas of San Diego. Read More »

Triton Rocket Club

Triton Rocket Club in Furious Race to Make Campus First University to Launch Rocket into Space

It’s Wednesday afternoon, and about a dozen students are hard at work trying to make history in the basement of Jacobs Hall. The students are building a 20-foot, two-stage rocket that they hope will make UC San Diego the first higher education institution to successfully send a rocket into space. Read More »

International Education Week

UC San Diego Celebrates Diversity with International Education Week

UC San Diego joined more than 100 countries across the globe in celebrating the world’s cultures, peoples and languages for International Education Week, Nov. 17 to 21. The week of events allowed students to participate in performances about their heritages, view an international film festival and compete in UC San Diego’s very own “Triton World Cup” soccer match. Read More »

World AIDS Day 2014

Campus Marks World AIDS Day

UC San Diego recognized World AIDS Day Dec. 1, embracing the “Getting to Zero” theme to convey the global community effort needed to achieve zero new HIV infections, zero stigma against those living with HIV/AIDS and zero AIDS-related deaths. This is the third year in a row the campus has marked World AIDS Day with the “Getting to Zero” theme. Read More »

Cross-Cultural Center Celebrates 20 Years

Cross-Cultural Center Celebrates 20 Years

In the mid-1990s, students from the UC San Diego Student Affirmative Action Coalition, along with concerned faculty and staff, called for the establishment of a center that would support the concerns of underrepresented students and build campus engagement for diversity and social justice issues. In response, the campus established a Cross-Cultural Center to foster meaningful dialogues and create spaces of education around diversity for the entire campus. Read More »

Annual Pancake Breakfast

40th Annual Pancake Breakfast Unites Staff for Holidays, Inspires Spirit of Giving

A toy drive, craft faire and holiday celebration rolled into one, the annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast hosted by the UC San Diego Staff Association draws hundreds of staff members from across campus each winter for a hearty breakfast and warm conversation with colleagues. In honor of the breakfast’s 40th anniversary, this year’s event will be sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office, offering complimentary pancakes. Read More »


Three UC San Diego Professors Named AAAS Fellows


National Science Foundation Profiles Innovative Ocean Aerosol Program

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Reflections of a Foreign Correspondent

From Baghdad to Beijing: Reflections of a Foreign Correspondent, Dec. 4

Fourth Herb York Memorial Lecture

Fourth Herb York Memorial Lecture: Irwin Jacobs, Dec. 16




Prominent UC San Diego Physicist and Dean Dies at 92

Marvin L. "Murph" Goldberger, an emeritus professor of physics who was dean of UC San Diego’s Division of Natural Sciences from 1994 to 1999, following a prominent career that included working on the Manhattan Project and serving as the president of Caltech, died Nov. 26 in La Jolla. He was 92. Read More »

Marvin L. Goldberger



IT Services Unification Plan Implemented

Six IT units across three vice chancellor areas have been unified under Administrative Computing & Telecommunications (ACT). The unification supports a goal set forth by UC San Diego's strategic plan to create an agile, sustainable and supportive IT infrastructure. The plan aims to improve the value and reduce the overall cost of IT services by leveraging the scale of the organization, ensuring the growing IT needs of the campus are met. The initial scope of the unification, which began Nov. 3, includes Business Affairs IT, Resource Management and Planning IT and University Advancement IT. Read More »


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OCGA Holiday Closure Dates, 2014

December 9, 2014 Representative Assembly Meeting

Business and Financial Services Holiday Schedule

Annual Campus Lighting Survey Walks


Revised PPM 230-7 – Non-Senate Appointees/Layoff and Involuntary Reduction in Time, and Rescission of PPM Sections 230-9.2 – Termination of Appointment for the Adjunct Professor Series, and 230-9.3 – Termination of Appointment for the Clinical Professor Series



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Men’s Water Polo Advances to NCAA Final Four with Win Against Brown


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Social Democratic America

Social Democratic America

By Lane Kenworthy
Department of Sociology


State Should Pay More for UC, Poll Finds
U-T San Diego, Dec. 1

What Does the Salty Sea Air Put in Our Clouds?
PBS Newshour, Dec. 1

UCSD Reaches Water Polo Final Four
U-T San Diego, Nov. 29

Chocolate, Memory Food
The Atlantic, Nov. 24

Eight Years of Scientist's Life for One Paper
U-T San Diego, Nov. 29

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