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Seeds of Persuasion


Political scientist James Fowler worked with Facebook to harness the power of the social network to get out the vote in the last two U.S. elections. Psychologist Chris Bryan documents a low-tech way to get people to behave ethically. And marketing expert Ayelet Gneezy is nudging travelers to help the environment. All are using the latest in social science research to help people be better citizens of our nation and our planet.




Persuading Consumers to Protect the Planet

Poked to Vote

Do the Right Thing

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Campus Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy with Parade and Day of Service

Embracing the theme “Freedom through Education,” hundreds of members of the UC San Diego community participated in San Diego’s 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Sunday.
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Black History Month

Black History Month to Celebrate Anniversaries of Emancipation Proclamation and March on Washington

This year marks two momentous anniversaries in U.S. history: 150 years ago, in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that released enslaved Africans from bondage; a century later, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Read More »

Nathan Fletcher

Nathan Fletcher Named First ‘Professor of Practice’ at UC San Diego

UC San Diego has created a new type of position to complement its existing series of academic appointments: The Professor of Practice. The first appointment – in the department of political science in UC San Diego’s Division of Social Sciences – is veteran U.S. Marine and former California State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. Read More »


UC San Diego Receives 82,340 Freshman and Transfer Applications for Fall 2013

UC San Diego has received a record 82,340 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2013. The university received the third highest number of applicants among the University of California campuses. In recent years, UC San Diego has been among the nation’s top five universities with the most applications. Read More »

Flu Season

Flu Season Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again: flu season. The epidemic this year is widespread, afflicting millions in every state across the country. This year’s flu strain has been reported as particularly virulent, but there are essential steps that the UC San Diego community is encouraged to take to prevent contracting and spreading the flu. Read More »


Drug Targets Hard-to-Reach Leukemia Stem Cells Responsible for Relapses


Annual Heart of San Diego Gala Honors Audrey Geisel Feb. 9

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Spirit Night 2013, February 8


Josh White & Spiral, February 13




UC President Yudof to End His Tenure in August

UC President Mark G. Yudof announced Friday that he will step down from his position as president effective Aug. 31, 2013. "While the decision is my own, the moment comes with a mixture of emotions," Yudof said in a statement. "For a transplant from Texas, by way of Philadelphia and Minnesota, every day at the University of California has brought new wonders." Yudof said he plans to return to teaching law at UC Berkeley. Read More »


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Triton Spirit Week Office Decoration Contest 2013

New Research CyberInfrastructure Service - Introductory Meeting - January 24


2012 UC San Diego Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program Recipients

Campus Climate Survey at UC San Diego: Make Your Voice Heard!



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Freshman Forward's Big Night Leads Men's Basketball Team to Win at East Bay


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American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

By David Pedersen
Department of Anthropology


Mobilizing Scientists on Climate Change
The Washington Post, January 17

Introducing SD METRO Movers to Watch in 2013: Dr. Pradeep K. Khosla
San Diego Metro, January 19

East Meets West Via Uniquely Visual ‘Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West’
Chicago Sun-Times, January 16

Drug Targets Hard-to-Reach Leukemia Stem Cells Responsible for Relapses
Medical Express, January 17

UCSD Offers Siblings Weekend
U-T San Diego, January 21

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