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Unique outreach program places Scripps students in diverse classrooms across San Diego

Ask any young student what a scientist might look like, and answers typically involve descriptions of older, frizzy-haired, bearded men wearing lab coats. A unique educational partnership between Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District directly challenges this notion by placing bright Scripps graduate students inside local K-12 classrooms. Read More »

Black History Month

UC San Diego Recognizes 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Movement with 2014 Black History Month History Celebration

UC San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-Americans during the university’s annual celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2014 is “Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights: The journey is not complete, we can and must do more.” Many of the Black History Month events integrate personal histories of triumph through art, discussion and performance. Read More »

MiP Robot

Real-life Toy Story

Toy manufacturer WowWee and UC San Diego engineers create unique, self-balancing toy robot

The industry’s top tech reporters, bloggers and consumers mobbed the WowWee booth to get a peek at the next generation of robotic toys. This was the scene at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, where WowWee and their collaborators from the UC San Diego Coordinated Robotics Lab unveiled MiP, the first in a one-of-a-kind new line of self-balancing vehicles. Read More »

Barcoding Life

‘Barcoding’ Life

Workshop brings 30 community college instructors to learn how to bridge the ‘biodiversity knowledge gap’

San Diego is one of the world’s “hotspots” for biodiversity, home to a diverse collection of creatures found nowhere else in the world. But like many ecological hotspots around the globe, most of the unique species in our region—particularly its insects, spiders and other small critters—have yet to be described and catalogued by scientists. Read More »

Citizen Monitor

Citizen Monitor: Recruiting Voters to Improve Their Own Democracies

Funded by USAID for $1.38 million, a research team led by UC San Diego’s Clark Gibson will run experiments with information and communications technology in the upcoming elections in South Africa. They are seeking to increase citizen participation in the electoral process, including the monitoring of Election Day. Read More »

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New Monthly Social Mixer Series

New Monthly Social Mixer Series Connects Graduate Students, Alumni and Faculty

UC San Diego’s new social mixer series, Grads and Grub, is designed to bring together graduate program alumni, graduate students, post-docs and faculty. The mixers take place on campus the third Friday of every month and are hosted by different campus groups. The Grads and Grub series was originated by Alumni and Community Engagement and the UC San Diego Graduate Student Association. Read More »

Nathan East concert contest winners

Five Winners Receive Tickets to Benefit Concert Featuring Nathan East

Five winners have been selected to receive two free tickets to attend Eastbound: Home, a special concert at UC San Diego, featuring world-renowned jazz bassist and alumnus Nathan East, ’78 on Feb. 1. The 10 contest tickets were donated by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. Read More »

Annual Triton Spirit Office Decoration Contest

Campus Offices Get Creative for Annual Triton Spirit Office Decoration Contest

Campus offices were transformed into undersea adventures, fictional fantasy worlds and tropical jungle scenes last week during the 7th Annual Triton Spirit Office Decoration Contest. Three dozen offices went head-to-head for best design, most Triton Spirit and clearest communication of their role on campus. First place went to the Early Childhood Education Center for their “It’s a Small ECEC World” theme. Three top winners and three honorable mentions were chosen for a cash prize. View Decorations »


UC San Diego a ‘Best Value’ College, According to Princeton Review


UC San Diego Health System Top Ranked by Healthgrades

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Bear Garden: Out of This World

Bear Garden: Out of This World, Jan. 31

Lytle Benefit Concert

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




Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awards $1 Million to UC San Diego

The Alliance Healthcare Foundation has awarded the UC San Diego School of Medicine a $1 million Innovation Initiative Grant to support the work of Dr. Sara Browne, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases. The grant is funding groundbreaking research in the use of wireless technologies in the management of personal and public health. Read More »

Sara Browne



UC Office of President to Launch New Website for Employees, Retirees

The Office of the President will launch a new website Feb. 6 that aims to make it simpler for employees and retirees to keep up with what’s happening at UC, find information about benefits and policies and quickly access personal accounts. Called UCnet, the new site is also designed to allow users to learn about and engage with colleagues around the system and build a stronger sense of community. Read More »


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Construction and Site Improvements for SIO Upper Mesa, Capricorn Way

Notice of Election


Importance of Voting

Review of Brian Schottlaender as University Librarian



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Women’s Water Polo Dominates Opponents at UCSB Weekend Winter Invite


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Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

By Patricia Churchland
Department of Philosophy


UCSD Rings Up Sale in Toy Market
U-T San Diego, Jan. 27

Beer 101 Is Serious Business in San Diego
KPBS, Jan. 27

UCSD Prof. Shines on Colbert Report
U-T San Diego, Jan. 26

Let’s Review: UCSD Art Exhibit Forces You to Confront How You’re Feeling
La Jolla Light, Jan. 22

Crowdsourcing A Living Map of World Health, Jan. 22

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