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A 10th-grader struggling with algebra, a teen from a military family, a high school student contemplating college and a homeless youth finding stability in the classroom—these are just a few examples of local students from underserved areas who are paired with UC San Diego undergraduate tutors through numerous initiatives. These programs allow university students to serve as tutors, mentors and positive role models. Yet, the undergraduates often find they learn just as much from their young partners. Read More »

Cristina Della Coletta

This is the second of a three-part series introducing our new deans

Meet Cristina Della Coletta,
Dean of Arts and Humanities

Cristina Della Coletta, a professor of Italian literature, is the new dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego. A doctoral alumna of UCLA, Della Coletta was on the faculty at the University of Virginia from 1992 to 2014, serving there most recently as an associate dean. Read More »

The Basement is Open for Business

The Basement is Open for Business

UC San Diego, a key contributor to the local economy, inspires our region’s entrepreneurial spirit by serving as an incubator of ideas, innovation and invention. The Basement—a new collaborative, connective space for the campus’s community of student innovators—continues this tradition of entrepreneurism. Read More »

No. 5 NSF Ranking for R&D Expenditures

UC San Diego Maintains No. 5 NSF Ranking for R&D Expenditures

As it has for several years, the University of California, San Diego ranks fifth among top U.S. universities for research and development expenditures, with $1,075,554,000 in expenditures for fiscal year 2013, according to figures just released by the National Science Foundation. Read More »


‘Frontiers of Innovation’ Program Helps Brighten Popular STARS

UC San Diego’s Summer Training Academy for Research in the Sciences has received a major boost from the Frontiers of Innovation program, and draws its inspiration from diversity goals identified through the strategic planning process and supported by Frontiers of Innovation funding allocated by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. Read More »

Alumni 2015 Honorees

Alumni and Community Engagement Announces 2015 Honorees

Nine distinguished members of the Triton Family will be recognized during UC San Diego’s annual Alumni Weekend, which kicks off June 4. This year’s scroll of honorees includes a successful filmmaker, a school superintendent, an investment strategist, the founder of a next generation agriculture company, exciting YouTube sensations, executive director of a nonprofit for at-risk youth, and a notable sculptor. Read More »

Triton Food Pantry Opens

Triton Food Pantry Opens at UC San Diego

Some students may choose to skip a meal occasionally to save money. But when it becomes a necessity, not an option, students at UC San Diego can stop by the Triton Food Pantry to get a free box of cereal, or package of pasta—whatever they need to continue to be successful students. A new service for all undergraduate and graduate students at UC San Diego, the Triton Food Pantry was launched by Associated Students Feb. 5 to provide discreet relief for students. Read More »

Trajectories in Black Studies Symposium 2015

Trajectories in Black Studies Symposium

Leading scholars in the field of Black Studies from throughout the UC system attended a two-day symposium on Trajectories in Black Studies: Interdisciplinary Foundations and New Formations at UC San Diego Jan. 30. The symposium was organized by the Black Studies Project at UC San Diego, along with a working group of faculty from other UC campuses. Read More & View Photos »


Building Mini-Brains to Study Disorders Caused by HIV and Meth Use


UC San Diego/SDSC Study Advances Brain Cancer Research

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Visual Arts Honors Open Studios

Visual Arts Honors Open Studios, Feb. 18

Meet Ironman Legends

Meet Ironman Legends, Feb. 22




New UC Living Well Website Launched

It’s February and your resolve to lose weight, exercise more or just generally improve your health is already waning. UC Living Well, the university’s wellness initiative, is here to help you get on track. UC Living Well offers the assistance you need through programs, activities and resources that support the health and well-being of UC faculty, staff and retirees. Start now by visiting the new UC Living Well website at to learn more about the program. Read More »


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Strategic Plan Update – Launch of Committee to Focus on Achieving and Maintaining Operational Excellence

Student Regent Application

CONSTRUCTION ALERT – I-5 Genesee Avenue Interchange Project

Staff Advisor to The Regents – 2015-2017 Application Period


Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program – Call for Proposals, 2015-16 Academic Year

Extension of the Certification of Effort to 6 Months

Notice of Corrections to the 2014 Annual Security Report

Anthem Data Breach



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Foreclosed America

Co-authored by
Isaac Martin
Department of Sociology


UCSD Rated Among Best for Return on Investment
U-T San Diego, Feb. 6

UCSD Launches New Startup Incubator
U-T San Diego, Feb. 6

Rady School of Management at UC San Diego Launches Center for Business Analytics; Urban Insights Becomes First Corporate Sponsor
CNN Money, Feb. 10

SeaWorld Penguins Help Local Research Project
CBS 8, Feb. 9

Huge, Slow-Moving ‘Internal’ Waves Wreak Havoc
Discovery News, Feb. 6

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