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What are some unforeseen damages caused by air pollution? How do we solve the problems of climate change? How do we feed the billions of people suffering from chronic hunger, and do it without causing further harm to the environment? These are just some of the questions that drive Jennifer Burney. A professor at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, Burney conducts research that focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. Read More »

James McKerrow

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

Meet Dr. James McKerrow, Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Last July, Dr. James H. McKerrow became only the second dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which opened its doors to its first class in the fall of 2002. McKerrow is also an alumnus of UC San Diego—he earned his Ph.D. in biology in 1973. Read More »

Transcending Borders Through Education

Transcending Borders Through Education

UC San Diego is one of several U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education to join together and launch the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education with the goal of becoming a leader in cross-border education by 2020. Read More »

Shiley Eye Center

Looking Back and Ahead, Shiley’s Vision Remains Clear

Time may blur, but the first quarter-century of the Shiley Eye Center—it celebrates that anniversary this year—remains sharply defined in its accomplishments and focus on the future. Read More »

James Kaplan

UC San Diego to Receive $750,000 Bequest from Alumnus and Chancellor’s Associate James Kaplan

It was some 12 years ago that James Kaplan remembers first receiving an invitation to attend a Chancellor’s Associates event at UC San Diego. Kaplan made the commitment then to become a Chancellor’s Associate, joining a loyal network of alumni, parents and friends. Now, Kaplan has taken his commitment one step further and made a $750,000 bequest to Chancellor's Associates. Read More »


Molecular Link between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Reveals Potential Therapy


UC San Diego Again Recognized as Top College by Peace Corps

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UC San Diego Gospel Choir

UC San Diego Gospel Choir: (((Codes))), March 5

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, March 6




Sawrey Re-elected to American Chemical Society Board of Directors

Barbara A. Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Education at UC San Diego, has been re-elected director-at-large of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. She began her second three-year term on Jan. 1. Read More »

Barbara Sawrey



Health and Safety Top Priority for Sun God Festival Organizers

This year’s Sun God Festival will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at RIMAC Field. Student health and safety is the top priority of the festival organizers. Heightened enforcement will occur at festival entrances––all attendees will be screened at the entrances, including a pat down and scanning of festival wristbands, prior to admission. This year, education programs around the festival focus on drug and alcohol safety. In addition, the “floaties” bystander intervention training program has been expanded and student “floaties” who have gone through the training program will have a large presence at this year’s festival. Event Details »


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Second Formal Review PPSM-30 Compensation

UC San Diego Observance of International Women’s Day

Triton Day and Transfer Triton Day 2015 – Registration Now Open – All Campus Community


Faculty Participation in the Early Calling Campaign - March 3-8, 2015

The UC San Diego Drug Development Pipeline

Deadline Extended: Nominations for Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards 2014-2015



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Women’s Basketball Increases Win Streak to Five After Victory Over Cal State L.A.


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Making Human Rights a Reality

Making Human Rights a Reality

By Emilie
School of International Relations and Pacific Studies


Obama Picks UCSD Grad as Data Chief
U-T San Diego, Feb. 23

‘The Surprises Still Hidden in Our Oceans’: A Ruby Red Seadragon
Washington Post, Feb. 20

UCSD Study Finds Root Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
NBC San Diego, Feb. 24

9 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)
Huffington Post, Feb. 23

UCSD Garden Could Be Model for Sustainable Food
U-T San Diego, Feb. 24

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