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Campus Leaders: Diversity is Key to UC San Diego’s Innovation

In charting a bold course for UC San Diego’s future, the campus senior academic leaders took into account the university’s remarkable success in shaping minds, changing lives, launching industries and giving back to the community. Read More »


Campus Leaders Describe Plans to 'Flash Forward from 50' in Research and Discovery

As the campus looks beyond last year's 50th anniversary celebrations, university leaders are developing a new long-term vision for the decades ahead. The central idea behind that vision is a familiar one: "We will build on faculty collaboration across disciplines to produce transformative research with societal impact." Read More »

Sanford Consortium

Stem Cell ‘Collaboratory’ Opens on UC San Diego Campus

New facility allows researchers from five institutions to work under one roof‎

Stem cells are tiny things, microscopic in fact. It’s the power of their pluripotency, their ability to become any kind of cell in the human body that makes them huge in the future of medicine. By contrast, the new four-story Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine building, which celebrated its grand opening Nov. 29, is indisputably massive: a $127 million, 150,000-square-foot modern edifice of glass and concrete perched above the Pacific Ocean. Read More »


Free Job Training: 55 Grants Available to Retrain Workers for Biofuels Industry

If algae is to be the solution for America’s pain at the gas pump, trained workers are needed to make that a reality. Applications are now available for continuing education grants at UC San Diego to retrain workers as general science technicians in the rapidly expanding biofuels industry in the San Diego and Imperial County region. Approximately 55 students will begin classes in March 2012, with each student receiving the equivalent of a $7,000 grant from the State of California. Read More »

Staff Association

Celebrate the Holidays at Staff Association Pancake Breakfast

Toys will be collected for the UC San Diego Burn Unit, Infant Care Center, Bannister House and Mother, Child and Adolescent Care programs

Pancakes, sausages and holiday fun will be served up Dec. 14 at the 37th annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast in Price Center West Ballrooms A&B from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Read More »


Campus Community Comes Together to Offer Help for Holidays


Campus Marks World AIDS Day with Candlelight Vigil, Viewing of Memorial Quilt, Educational Lectures

Stanley Mills

Founding Biologist at UC San Diego Dies at 89

Campus Forester

Campus Forester Explains 'Prospects, Process and Profits' of Urban Forestry

Oceanside Museum of Art

Two Artists Are Better Than One?

Oceanside Museum Pairs UC San Diego Visual Arts Students and Faculty


New Chair Sets Fast Pace as Academic Senate Returns to Business

Perhaps because the original opening session on Oct. 11 had been canceled, the new chair of UC San Diego's Academic Senate, Joel Sobel, started the assembly's business quickly and efficiently Nov. 29.

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UC San Diego Women’s Conference set for March 2012

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) invites UC San Diego staff to attend the 4th Annual UC San Diego Women’s Conference entitled, “(Re)Defining the UC San Diego Woman: Keeping the Momentum,” and to discover strategies to advance careers from successful to extraordinary. The conference will be held in the Price Center West Ballroom on Wed., March 7, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional information and registration instructions will be made available at a future date. This conference will feature an empowering keynote speaker, a full roster of exhibitors catering to women, and breakout sessions to give practical, relevant advice and staff development tools. Past conference keynote speakers include Kim E. Barrett, dean of Graduate Studies; Linda Williams, associate chancellor at UC Berkeley; and Mary Hart, former UC San Diego business officer. Please refer to the UC San Diego Women's Conference page for updates regarding this event at


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UC Online Education Wave II - Request for Letters of Intent (Internal Deadline: January 10, 2012)



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Men's Water Polo Team Takes Fourth Place at NCAA Water Polo Championships


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Pancake Breakfast

Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast, Craft Fair, and Toy Drive, Dec. 14

Ocean Science

Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture, Dec. 12


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Space of Detention: The Making of a Transnational Gang Crisis between Los Angeles and San Salvador

By Elana Zilberg,
Department of Communication


Is America Exceptional? Liberals, Conservatives Agree – and Disagree
CNN Opinion, Dec. 2

What Phantom Limbs and Mirrors Teach Us About the Brain
BBC, Dec. 5

"Hot Chemo Baths" Proving Effective Against Cancer
CBS News, Dec. 2

InterDigital and Calit2 to Launch Wireless Technology Research Competition
Campus Technology, Dec. 1

A Scientist's Life: 10 Things UCSD's Todd Coleman Has Done
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 29

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