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They clicked immediately, as though long-lost brothers. Gerardo Arellano and Gabriel Agundez were best friends and roommates who bonded over house music and political activism as undergraduates at UC San Diego more than 20 years ago. They reunited at a recent event at the campus Raza Resource Centro, which Arellano now directs. Agundez was there with his step-son, Christian Sanabria, a new transfer student. He told Arellano he was entrusting him—and the university—with his son, to gain the student experience they lacked. Read More »

Extension Celebrates its 50th Anniversary by Looking to the Future

UC San Diego Extension Celebrates its 50th Anniversary by Looking to the Future

Much has changed in the last 50 years, and UC San Diego Extension has changed right along with it, tailoring its offerings to keep pace with innovation and societal shifts. As it celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Extension will embrace its ever-evolving legacy by casting an eye to the future. Throughout 2016, Extension will be asking people to imagine the changes “The Next Fifty” years will bring with a variety of initiatives and programs. Read More »

Gabriel Rebeiz Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Professor Gabriel Rebeiz Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Advances in the development of arrays of electronically steered antennas, known as phased arrays, are part of what earned UC San Diego electrical engineering professor Gabriel Rebeiz a spot in the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional honors an engineer can receive. Read More »

Alumni and Community Engagement Announces 2016 Honorees

Alumni and Community Engagement Announces 2016 Honorees

Five distinguished members of the Triton family will be recognized during UC San Diego’s annual Alumni Weekend, which begins June 2. The 2016 Alumni Celebration will mark the 38th year Alumni and Community Engagement has honored outstanding alumni who have brought distinction to UC San Diego through their leadership. Read More »

Andrew Viterbi

Andrew Viterbi, Wireless Pioneer and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus, Wins Draper Prize

Andrew Viterbi, a renowned wireless pioneer, co-founder of Linkabit and Qualcomm, and UC San Diego professor emeritus has been awarded the prestigious Draper Prize—often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Engineering”—from the National Academy of Engineering. Read More »


UC San Diego Arts and Humanities on a CRASSH Course


A New Method to Dramatically Improve the Sequencing of Metagenomes

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Black History Month Scholarship Brunch featuring Keynote Danny Glover

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

Fifth Herb York Memorial Lecture

Fifth Herb York Memorial Lecture Featuring Dr. John Holdren, Feb. 29




Faculty Nominations Sought for YWCA ‘Tribute to Women & Industry’ Awards

The UC San Diego Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women is seeking nominations for women in faculty positions for this year’s YWCA’s “Tribute to Women & Industry” (TWIN) Award. The goal is to recognize women employees for outstanding achievement. Nominees must occupy a management, executive or professional position with responsibility for a major component of the organization, or hold a position traditionally held by men. Nominations are due by Feb. 26. Honorees will be celebrated at a benefit luncheon on April 29. Learn More »


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UC San Diego–Kyoto University Joint Symposium: March 14-15, 2016

2016 UC San Diego United Way Campaign

Future Retirement Benefit Options


Faculty Participation at All Campus Commencement

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Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Earn Eighth Straight First Place Finish at Conference Championships


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The Candidate

The Candidate: What It Takes to Win–and Hold–the White House

By Samuel Popkin,
Department of Political Science


Nonalcoholic Liver Diseases Focus of New UCSD Center
San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 12

Looking to the Ocean Floor for New Antibiotics
AOL, Feb. 11

Danny Glover to Speak at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 15

Bacteria Can Convey Electrical Messages the Same Way Neurons Do
Scientific American, Feb. 16

Science Survey Shows the Effects of El Nino on SoCal Beaches and Cliffs
NBC Southern California, Feb. 12

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