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UC San Diego Ranked 8th in Nation for Salary Earning Potential of Undergraduates

Graduates of the University of California, San Diego are ranked 8th for salary earning potential in a 2011-2012 PayScale study measuring top state schools across the nation. The study found that the typical starting salary for UC San Diego graduates with two years of experience is $48,200 and mid-career professionals with a UC San Diego bachelor’s degree and 15 years of experience typically make $96,700 annually. Read More »

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From Former Foster Youth to Future Lawyer


UC San Diego Earns $2.4 Million in Energy Incentives from SDG&E

Under bright, blue skies, representatives from UC San Diego and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) gathered recently to celebrate their combined efforts at making things a little greener. Caroline Winn, SDG&E Vice President of Customer Services, presented a ceremonial check to UC San Diego in recognition of the $2.4 million in energy efficiency incentives the university had earned in 2011. Read More »


Scripps Oceanography Receives nearly $5.5 Million in Recent Gifts

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego received a string of major private donations in early 2012 that exceeded a total of $5.2 million. The donations included a $3.5 million planned gift from the estate of the late David DeLaCour, one of the largest gifts ever received by Scripps. Read More »


UC San Diego Celebrates Achievements of Women for International Women’s Day

The economic, political and social achievements of women will be celebrated as part of the 101st anniversary of International Women’s Day, March 4 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the University of California, San Diego. The event, free and open to the public, will be held in UC San Diego’s Great Hall. Read More »


Engineering Students Organize Run for Pi(e)

If you’re an engineering student, Pi is a number you quickly become familiar with. You’ve likely seen it in pretty much all of your classes. So, it’s fitting that the undergraduate and graduate student councils at the Jacobs School of Engineering decided it was time to give the number a proper celebration. They are organizing a Pi-Mile Run and Walk, where participants will complete 3.14 miles on March 14. Read More »

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UC San Diego Women's Conference to be held March 7

The Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) invites UC San Diego faculty and staff to attend the 4th Annual UC San Diego Women’s Conference entitled “(Re)Defining the UC San Diego Woman: Keeping the Momentum” to discover the strategies that will take your career from successful to extraordinary. This conference is free and open to all, but enrollment is limited. For additional information and to register, please visit the 2012 UC San Diego Women's Conference registration page. The password is Women2012. The conference will be held in the Price Center West Ballroom March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


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Faculty, Staff Invited to Join UC President Mark Yudof in March 2 Web Chat

University faculty and staff are invited to participate in a March 2 web chat with UC President Mark Yudof to discuss a range of issues concerning the UC community. The event, to be held from noon to 1 p.m. on UC's UStream channel, will be hosted and moderated by Penny Herbert and Kevin Smith, staff advisors to the regents. "There are so many challenges facing the university right now that we wanted to host this event to give employees a chance to talk directly with the president," Herbert said. Topics to be covered include state funding for the University of California and the “Working Smarter” initiative.


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Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program

Call for Nominations - Faculty Research Lecturer Award


Cancellation - February 28, 2012 Representative Assembly Meeting



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Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’ 108th Birthday Celebration, Mar. 2

Science Festival

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, Mar. 17 to 24


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Empire's Proxy: American Literature and U. S. Imperialism in the Philippines

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Putting The Care Back Into Health Care
KPBS, Feb. 21

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