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First Satellite to View Earth


Seventeen-year quest to take non-stop look at sunlit side of Earth finally comes to fruition for Scripps scientist

A satellite that will be positioned between Earth and the sun to measure the solar energy reflected back to space by Earth as well as the infrared radiation emitted by the planet is scheduled for launch Feb. 8 or 9. Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography proposed the scientific objectives and began designing the instrument payload for the mission nearly 17 years ago. Read More »

New Dean of Social Sciences: Carol Padden

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

Meet Carol Padden,
Dean of Social Sciences

A longtime member of the UC San Diego community—first as a graduate student, then as a faculty member and, most recently, as an administrator—Carol Padden is a MacArthur “Genius” Award-winning scholar of sign languages. She was named the division’s fourth dean in June 2014, after an extensive national search. Her appointment began Oct. 1. Read More »

Princeton Review Ranking

Princeton Review Names UC San Diego Top University for Return-on-Investment

UC San Diego has earned top recognition in The Princeton Review’s new rankings for the return-on-investment the campus offers to students. UC San Diego is ranked the nation’s 31st best college for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid. Read More »

Bike-Friendly Campus

Creating a More Bike-Friendly Campus

A popular pathway is about to get a makeover as part of UC San Diego’s efforts to create a more bicycle-friendly campus. Peterson Hill—located between Peterson Hall, the Cognitive Science Building and the Faculty Club—is undergoing extensive improvements that will transform the way bicyclists and pedestrians access the busy area. Read More »

Angioedema Center

Patient Advocates and Big Pharma Fund Nation’s First Angioedema Treatment Center

It is rare for an “orphan” disease such as angioedema to have a dedicated research and treatment center, but on Jan. 31 the first-ever comprehensive angioedema center in the United States opened at UC San Diego. Read More »


Live Long and Measure: Quest to Create Real-World Tricorder


Two UC San Diego Scientists Receive Stem Cell Technology Grants

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Black History Luncheon

18th Annual Black History Luncheon, Feb. 11

Degrees of Freedom

Degrees of Freedom: Monte Johnson, “It’s Complicated: The Relation Between Freedom and Democracy According to the Greeks,” Feb. 11




2014 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Recipients Announced

The 2014 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards recipients have been announced. The awards recognize those individuals, departments, organizational units and students who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego‘s commitment to diversity. A review committee composed of representatives from the executive vice chancellor and all vice chancellor areas evaluated nominations and recommended award recipients. A ceremony will be held Feb. 24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Price Center West Ballrooms to recognize the awardees. Read More »


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Undergraduate Student Town Hall Meeting–February 10, 2015

‘Frontiers of Innovation’ Program Seeds Seven Multidisciplinary Projects on Campus

The UC San Diego Office of the Registrar Final Registration Report–Winter Quarter 2015


Proposed Campus Policy–UC San Diego Policy for Reporting and Responding to Reports of Discrimination and Harassment

Message from UC President Janet Napolitano

UC San Diego Black History Month, February 2015



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Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader on Opening Day at New Triton Ballpark


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The Edinburgh History of the Greeks

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, 1768 to 1913

By Thomas Gallant
Department of History


Race and Overreaction: On the Streets and in Schools
The Atlantic, Feb. 2

Prestigious Prize for Gene Therapy Pioneer
U-T San Diego, Jan. 29

Research Institute at UCSD Site of $10 Million Global Competition
KUSI, Feb. 3

Mystery of Baleen Whale‘s Hearing May Be Solved
Discovery, Jan. 29

Why I Won't Let Unvaccinated People Around My Kids
CNN, Jan. 29

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