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Quinn Konopacky, Shelley Wright and Karin Sandstrom, three female astrophysicists recently hired as assistant professors of physics in UC San Diego’s Division of Physical Sciences and the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, are giving humanity a view of the universe as it’s never been seen before. But their impact goes far beyond their pioneering celestial research on telescopes around the world. Read More »  Watch Video »

Commencement Speaker Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus is All Campus Commencement’s Keynote Speaker

Muhammad Yunus, social entrepreneur, economist, founder of the global microfinance movement and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, will serve as the keynote speaker at UC San Diego’s All Campus Commencement on June 11. The event will mark the first time in 16 years that UC San Diego will convene all of its graduating undergraduate and graduate students for a campuswide commencement ceremony. Read More »

Father Joe’s Villages for Day of Service

Volunteers Partner with Father Joe’s Villages for Day of Service

More than 125 UC San Diego campus community members came together Sunday to make a difference in the lives of homeless men and women in San Diego. At Father Joe’s Villages—San Diego’s largest homeless services provider—volunteers helped with much-needed painting, repairs and cleaning as part of UC San Diego’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Read More »

Gun Violence Focus of Upcoming UC San Diego Chamber Opera Project

Gun Violence Focus of Upcoming UC San Diego Chamber Opera Project

Composer Lei Liang and Soprano Susan Narucki from UC San Diego have won $50,000 in grant-funding from Creative Capital for their project, “Inheritance,” a proposed chamber opera addressing the complex issues of gun violence in America. The Department of Music faculty members were among 46 winners out of a pool of 2,500 artist applicants who proposed bold, innovative and genre-stretching projects in the areas of Literature, Performing Arts and Emerging Fields. Read More »


Noted Canadian Neurologist to Head UC San Diego Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study


Apple Acquisition of UC San Diego Startup Paves Way for Further Robotics Research at UC San Diego

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Natalia Molina

Natalia Molina Speaks at Cultures, Disparities, Societies: Degrees of Health & Well-Being Public Lecture Series, Jan. 27

Gilbert Castellanos

20th Annual Lytle Scholarship Concert, Jan. 31




UC Community Feedback Needed on Proposed Retirement Benefit Changes

UC President Janet Napolitano is inviting faculty, staff and other members of the UC community to provide feedback on task force recommendations for new retirement benefits that affect future UC employees. The proposal is a result of the 2015 budget agreement with state leaders and will be presented to the UC Board of Regents in March. Key priorities include ensuring the financial stability of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) to allow for regular faculty and staff salary increases, maintaining compensation competitiveness and providing programs to help prepare employees for retirement. Two webinars will be hosted to gather feedback and address questions from 2:30-4 p.m. on Monday, February 1 and 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. Learn More »


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Triton Day and Transfer Triton Day 2016 – Registration Now Open – All Campus Community

Nobel Peace Prize Recipient To Be UC San Diego’s All Campus Commencement Speaker


2015 Campus OSHA Injury and Illness Statistics Summary and Notice to Employees – Injuries Caused by Work



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Women Win Western Fencing Conference Team Championship for Second Consecutive Season, Men Take Second


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On the Line

On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

By Vanesa Ribas,
Department of Sociology


Type with Your Brain: Future Tech Ditches Keyboard
Discovery News, Jan. 19

Top Scientist to Rebuild UCSD Alzheimer’s Program
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 14

Physics is Tough But Cancer is Tougher
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 15

SCOTUS Looks at Labor Unions. Unions Are Worried. Here’s Why.
Washington Post Opinion, Jan. 14

UCSD Again Considers Move to Division I
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 19

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