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UC San Diego alumna Helen Griffith had little interest in a career in education when she came to campus as a transfer student. There was no way, she said, she would work around the clock like her mother did as a teacher and principal, but one thing stuck: a passion for reading and, hand-in-hand, libraries. Today, the 1981 Department of Communication graduate is the founding and current executive director of e3 Civic High School—located, ironically, in the unique and beautiful San Diego Central Library downtown. Read More »

Chancellor’s Endowed Chair and Faculty Fellowship Challenge

UC San Diego Launches Chancellor’s Endowed Chair and Faculty Fellowship Challenge

Universities have used endowed faculty chairs for more than 500 years to recognize, recruit and retain the world’s top scholars. Faculty fellowships, similarly, honor junior faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their research. To help the campus stay competitive, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla recently launched the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Endowed Chair and Faculty Fellowship Challenge. Read More »

Students Learn Life Skills in New Interactive Series

Students Get Crash Course in Responding to Life’s Unexpected Turns

On Jan. 27, students at UC San Diego were invited to learn how to respond to roadside emergencies as part of a new Life Skills series. The workshop, hosted by the UC San Diego Women’s Center, also focused on how to find a reputable repair shop. Studies have shown that women, in particular, can be the target of higher price quotes on auto repairs. Read More »

El Niño Beach Survey From Air

El Niño Beach Survey From Air Provides Glimpse of What’s to Come for the Coast

Timely funding from the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography a chance to create a detailed survey of the elevations of Southern California beaches and cliffs in the midst of one of the strongest El Niño seasons of the last 60 years. Read More »

Travel Grants Help Grad Students

Travel Grants Help Grad Students Take Their Research Around the World

In the northern fjords of Iceland, Rachel Beetz set out to capture the movement of the stars by taking long exposure photographs, thus capturing the patterns of movement, or “star trails,” that would become her launching point for composing a new piece of music. Beetz is one of many graduate students who received travel grant funding from the UC San Diego Graduate Student Association. Read More »


Engineers 3D-print New Lifelike Liver Tissue for Drug Screening


UC San Diego Philosophy Department Offers Another ‘Big Idea’

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A Night with Jose Antonio Vargas

A Night with Jose Antonio Vargas: Race, Privilege, and Immigration in the U.S., Feb. 25

Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch

14th Annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch featuring Keynote Danny Glover, Feb. 27




Founding Faculty Member and Expert on Underwater Sound Leonard Liebermann Dies at 100

Leonard Liebermann, professor emeritus of physics at UC San Diego, died at his home on Jan. 8. He was 100. Liebermann first joined the UC faculty after the end of World War II when the university’s Marine Physical Laboratory was established at Point Loma and soon after folded into Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Read More »

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United Way Campaign Kicks Off Feb. 11

UC San Diego’s annual workplace campaign to support the United Way of San Diego County kicked off today and will run through April 15. The United Way of San Diego uses a “collective impact” approach—aligning multiple stakeholders to tackle tough problems together—to improve the lives of children and families across the region. Faculty and staff can get involved by making a donation, attending a special event or volunteering. Learn More »


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Triton 5K and Festival

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program Recipients

2016 YWCA TWIN Award Nominations for Women Faculty


In Memoriam–Marion B. Sewer, Ph.D.

Follow-Up to Attempted Robbery Timely Warning

UC San Diego Institute For Public Health–Upcoming Events In February



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Men’s Basketball Takes Down Cal State San Bernardino in Fifth Consecutive Win


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Eugenia: A Fictional Sketch of Future Customs

Translated and edited by Sarah Buck Kachaluba,
Latin American Studies Program


Mercury, DDT and Other Contaminants in Fish Are at a Four-Decade Low
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 8

A Lab Guru’s Short Course in Good Design
San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 8

San Diego Scientists Find Data Brewing In Local Fermentation Culture
KPBS, Feb. 8

Liver Tissue Bioprinted from Stem Cells
San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 8

San Diego’s Top 40 Scientists
San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 9

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