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Recipients awarded more than $7.8 million in scholarships since program’s inception in 2000

To many people, Angelica Gutierrez is an inspiration. The Palm Springs native is majoring in political science at UC San Diego and balances her busy study schedule with working as a peer educator and giving back to her community. Gutierrez, a sophomore, is one of UC San Diego’s 68 recipients of a Gates Millennium Scholarship. The program annually awards “good through graduation” scholarships to talented students nationwide. Read More »

Campus Serves Local Community in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Campus Serves Local Community in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

More than 155 UC San Diego volunteers got their hands dirty painting, gardening and cleaning at Bayside Elementary School in Imperial Beach Sunday as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Afterward, the volunteers joined fellow students, staff, faculty and alumni to represent the university in San Diego’s 34th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade downtown. Read More » View Slideshow » 

Freshman and Transfer Applications for Fall 2014

UC San Diego Receives Record 89,169 Freshman and Transfer Applications for Fall 2014

UC San Diego has received a record 89,169 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2014. The university had the third highest number of applicants among the University of California campuses. In recent years, UC San Diego has been one of the nation’s top five universities with the most applications. Read More »

Coding Is Cool

Calling All Girls: Coding Is Cool!

Supercomputer Center, other local schools launch GirlTECH San Diego

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program aimed at encouraging and educating young women to learn and apply computing skills. Read More »

Young Investigators

Banking on Science to Support UC San Diego’s Newest Researchers

Our newest researchers are looking for breakthroughs—in science and fundraising—and UC San Diego is here to help with its innovative Young Investigator Program. This successful program, which connects faculty at the start of their academic careers with sources of private funding, is the cover story in the January 2014 issue of CASE Currents, the official publication of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Read More »


Building the Future of Health Care

Slated for opening in 2016, the Jacobs Medical Center is the largest hospital project in southern California. Private support is still being raised for the cutting-edge facility, including the Challenge for Jacobs Medical Center that will match all gifts, up to $25 million.

Transportation Services Strives to Make Progress on Budget and Improve Services

Driving Change: Transportation Services Strives to Make Progress on Budget and Improve Services

You have probably seen them around campus. Shuttle buses touting the UC San Diego Health System with messages such as “Home for Your Heart” and “We ♥ Patients.” The creative wraps are part of Transportation Services’ new bus advertising program and are just one of the many changes currently underway at the department. Read More »

Triton Spirit Packages

Triton Spirit Packages Delivered to Local Schools

Hundreds of local middle and high schools are receiving Triton Spirit Packages to enhance UC San Diego’s visibility with students and teachers, and encourage them to consider UC San Diego as their university of choice. The packages are part of the Chancellor’s community outreach plan and are funded by the Chancellor’s Office and Student Affairs. Each box contains pennants, a poster and information about UC San Diego student life. Another batch of packages will soon be delivered to local community colleges and Native American educational centers.


Supercomputer Center Announces 2014 Internship Opportunities for High School Students


San Diego Technology Archive to Expand to Include Additional Tech Sectors

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Lytle Benefit Concert

Lytle Benefit Concert: Eastbound Home featuring Nathan East, ’78, Feb. 1

Medical Education for Diverse Students Workshop

Medical Education for Diverse Students Workshop, Jan. 25




UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Cutbacks at Office of the President

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced a series of steps Jan. 22 to flatten out the Office of the President budget through a hiring cap, travel reductions and other fiscal cutbacks. Addressing the UC Board of Regents during its meeting, Napolitano said the overall Office of the President budget will remain flat for the 2014-15 fiscal year, while some areas will see actual cuts to compensate for mandatory costs such as pension contributions. Read More »


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Nominations for Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards 2013-2014

Top-level Summary of Research Funding as per 2014 Federal Budget

Revised Deadline and Additional Workshop - Help Guide UC San Diego Research


Status of Improvements to New Traffic Signals

January 28, 2014 Representative Assembly Meeting

2013 Campus OSHA Injury and Illness Statistics Summary and Notice to Employees – Injuries Caused by Work



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Win Propels Women’s Basketball to Second Place Tie in CCAA


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The Why Axis

The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

Co-authored by Uri Gneezy
Rady School of Management


Leaders Pledge to Boost Access to College
U-T San Diego, Jan. 17

Two UCSD scientists to be honored by Obama with Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers
La Jolla Light, Jan. 16

Scientists Face Frozen World in Antarctica
U-T San Diego, Jan. 20

Feel A Little Guilty After That Doctor's Visit? You're Not Alone
The Huffington Post, Jan. 22

Study: "Minimally Buzzed" Drivers Often Cause Fatal Crashes
NBC 7 San Diego, Jan. 18

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