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Alumnus Nathan East returns to campus for benefit concert on heels of Grammy Awards performance with Daft Punk

Chances are you have listened to UC San Diego alumnus Nathan East, ’78, all of your life. You just may not know it—yet. East is one of the world’s best bass guitarists, a Grammy nominee who has played with the likes of jazz, rock and pop royalty from Michael Jackson and Beyoncé, to Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. On Feb. 1, East will return to his alma mater for a one-time public performance entitled “Eastbound: Home.” All proceeds will benefit scholarships for UC San Diego students. Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla is giving away five pairs of tickets to the concert. Read More »

Chancellor Joins White House Summit

Chancellor Joins White House Summit to Increase College Access for Low-Income Students

University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will join other national higher education leaders Jan. 16 at a daylong White House summit dedicated to launching a plan of action for increasing college access and success for low-income and disadvantaged students. The event, part of President Obama’s college pipeline initiative of making substantial new efforts towards recruiting and graduating low-income students, will be streamed live by the White House. Read More » Live Stream »

The Good Life

Free Lecture Series at UC San Diego Invites Community to Explore ‘The Good Life’

What is happiness? How do we pursue it? How should we pursue it? And are there times we should refuse to make the pursuit of happiness a life goal? A series of talks from scholars at the University of California, San Diego will answer these questions and more in a free lectures series called “The Making of the Modern World: The Good Life,” running Wednesday evenings from Jan. 22 to March 5. The lectures will take place at the Great Hall, located on UC San Diego’s campus. Read More »

Unsafe at Any Level

Unsafe at Any Level: Very Low Blood Alcohol Content Associated With Causing Car Crashes

Even “minimally buzzed” drivers are more often to blame for fatal car crashes than the sober drivers they collide with, reports a University of California, San Diego study of accidents in the United States. Led by UC San Diego sociologist David Phillips, the study examined 570,731 fatal collisions, from 1994 to 2011. Read More »

When a Doctor’s Visit Is a Guilt Trip

When a Doctor’s Visit Is a Guilt Trip

Have you ever left a doctor’s office feeling ashamed or guilty? Chances are one in two that you answered “yes,” according to research from the University of California, San Diego. Shame and guilt as a direct result of interacting with a doctor are quite common. In a pair of new studies, Christine Harris and colleagues examine the consequences of these physician-inspired feelings. Read More »

Winter Game Fest

Winter Game Fest Expected to Draw Thousands of Video Gamers

Thousands of UC San Diego’s video game enthusiasts are expected to participate in the campus’s ninth annual Winter Game Fest. The event will be held Jan. 17 through 19. The three-day festival, taking place in the Price Center East and West Ballrooms, has become a growing tradition at UC San Diego, each year offering more games, sponsors, prizes and fun. Read More »


Study Demonstrates Need to Change Scoring System for Heart Disease


UC San Diego Health System Among Nation’s Best in Women’s Health

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MLK Parade

Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and Day of Service, Jan. 19

The Good Life

The Good Life: “Making of the Modern World: Ben Franklin and the American Dream,” Jan. 22 – Mar. 5



Carol Padden and Steve Gamer

UC San Diego Appoints Two Vice Chancellors

UC San Diego has announced the appointment of two leadership positions: Department of Communication faculty member Carol Padden has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Steve Gamer has been appointed vice chancellor - advancement. Read More »




Governor’s Proposed State Budget Includes Increased Funding for University of California

Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an additional $142.2 million in funding for the University of California for 2014-15, representing a 5 percent increase in state funding for UC over the previous year. The proposed increase will preclude any tuition increase in the 2014-15 academic year, said Patrick Lenz, UC's vice president for budget and capital resources. In addition, UC students will benefit from the state's new Middle Class Scholarship Program to be implemented in the fall of 2014. This program will provide a 40 percent reduction in tuition and fees for families with incomes up to $150,000. Read More »


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Appointment of Revelle College Provost

Staff @ Work Survey 2014

Passing of Professor János Négyesy

Save the Dates – Triton Day and Transfer Admit Day 2014


Darcy and Robert Bingham Scholarship (for UCSD employed students)

Search Committee for Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs

Triton Spirit Week Office Decoration Contest 2014



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Men’s Basketball Takes Down Cal State Monterey Bay with 23 Point Lead


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After Civil Rights

After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

By John Skrentny
Department of Sociology


Obama to Host College Opportunity Summit
U-T San Diego, Jan. 15

Can We See the Invisible, Together?
National Geographic, Jan. 14

UC San Diego Hires New Advancement Official
U-T San Diego, Jan. 10

Local Dance Icon to Celebrate Birthday with Really Big Show in La Jolla
La Jolla Light, Jan. 12

Want to Date Your Smartphone?
U-T San Diego, Jan. 8

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