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Nearly 200 UC San Diego volunteers gathered at Howard Pence Elementary School on Sunday to revitalize the school’s garden, paint murals on the playground and much more. The service project, held as part of the campus’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, was organized by Volunteer50 and the Center for Student Involvement to educate students about the impact they can make in the local community. Read More »  View Slideshow »

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Thinkabit Lab Brings World of Creative Engineering to Middle School Students

A group of curious middle-school students at Feaster Middle STEAM Academy in Chula Vista recently was immersed into a world of creative engineering via Thinkabit Lab, an outgrowth of UC San Diego’s K-16 Programs. A hands-on lab, Thinkabit adds an “A” for art to the traditional STEM curriculum of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read More »

Conference Examines Human Rights in Mexico

Conference Examines Human Rights in Mexico in Wake of Disappearance of 43 Student Protestors

Key human rights activists from Mexico participated in a panel discussion at UC San Diego Thursday centered on the September 2014 disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Abel Barrera Hernandez, founder of the Tlachinollan Human Rights Center of the Montaña, joined academics and journalists at a two-day conference on “Citizenship, Security and Human Rights in Mexico and Central America.” Read More »

Listening for Life

Listening for Life

Invention improves prenatal care in developing countries

Late last year, Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy, professor of epidemiology and chief of the Division of Global Health, was invited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Department of State to participate in an unusual competition called the GIST Initiative, short for Global Innovation in Science and Technology. Read More »

California Rain and Snow

Scientists Gather Data to Better Understand How California Gets Its Rain and Snow

In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. They will do so by studying atmospheric rivers, meteorological events that include the famous rainmaker known as the Pineapple Express. Read More »


New Cellular Pathway Triggering Allergic Asthma Response Identified


Scripps Scientists to be Honored with Prestigious International Biology Award

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Siblings Weekend

Siblings Weekend, Jan. 24

Roger Reynolds 80th Birthday Concert

Roger Reynolds 80th Birthday Concert, Feb. 4




UC Learning Center Upgraded

The UC Learning Center is being updated by the University of California. A resource for all faculty and staff, the online center provides access to required training and additional online and in-person activities for professional development. Beginning Feb. 4, the site will offer improved internet browser compatibility and a more modern interface, among other features. Current registrations and completed activities will not be impacted by this change. Learn More »


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Appointment of Dr. Becky Petitt as Vice Chancellor-Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VC-EDI)

Nominations for Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards 2014-2015


Expanded Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Services at UC San Diego

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



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Women Fencers Win Western Conference Title


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By Rae Armantrout
Department of Literature


California Drought Could End with Storms Known as Atmospheric Rivers
LA Times, Jan. 18

A 'Tattoo' May End Fingerpricks for Diabetics
CNBC, Jan. 15

Micro-Machines Journey Inside Animal for First Time
BBC News, Jan. 19

Study: UCSD Grads in Well-Paying Jobs
U-T San Diego, Jan. 15

Marina Abramović Makes Her Mark on San Diego
San Diego CityBeat, Jan. 20

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