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The new year is a time to take stock of past achievements, and UC San Diego has no shortage of those. We once again surpassed $1 billion in research funding in 2014-15, an extraordinary accomplishment that places us among the top five research universities in the nation. And we put that research funding to good use — in 2015, Washington Monthly once again ranked UC San Diego as the No. 1 university in the nation for its positive impact. The new year is also a time to look forward to what we want to accomplish next. Here, 14 visionaries from around the campus share their “big ideas” for revolutionizing our local community and our planet — in 2016 and beyond. Read More »

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Colleges That Create Futures

UC San Diego Goes Beyond the Classroom to Create Futures for its Students

UC San Diego recently garnered recognition as a college with both outstanding academics and experiential learning opportunities by the Princeton Review, which included the university in the guidebook, “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom.” Read More »

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UC San Diego Entrepreneurs Pitch Their Technologies in $300,000 primeUC Competition

Four UC San Diego-affiliated entrepreneurs participated in a University of California program during a daylong competition held Dec. 2 at UC San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus. The competition was designed to give a boost to some of the system’s most promising life-science startups. The reward: a $150,000 purse for the grand prize winner, with three runner-ups each winning $50,000. Read More »

Complex Health Issues of Aging Patients

Complex Health Issues of Aging Patients Not Solved in a Senior Moment

Reams of medical books and guidelines exist on how to manage a patient’s diabetes, but much of that goes out the window when your patient is a 70-year-old homeless man eating out of a trashcan. Such interventions may seem out of the ordinary, but for Dr. Diane Chau, a comprehensive real-world approach is exactly what’s needed to better care for homeless seniors as well as older Americans from medically underserved populations. Read More »

Crowdsourcing Collective Genius

Crowdsourcing Collective Genius

UC San Diego’s faculty and staff members—numbering close to 30,000—work collectively each day to ensure that the campus leads as a trailblazer in higher education. Recently, the campus has begun harnessing the vast ideas and creativity of staff and faculty members to make the university even better with IdeaWave. Read More »


Flying Lab to Investigate Southern Ocean’s Appetite for Carbon


Renowned UC San Diego Conservation Biologist David Woodruff Dies

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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Day of Service

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Day of Service, Jan. 17

Winter Wonderland at Sixth College

Winter Wonderland at Sixth College, Jan. 13




UC San Diego Undergraduate Proof of Concept Competition Deadline Extended

Do you have a cool idea for a new app or gadget but don’t know how to get your idea off the ground? Enter the UC San Diego Undergraduate Proof of Concept Competition, organized by the Office of Innovation and Commercialization and The Basement to support student entrepreneurship. Teams of up to four currently enrolled undergraduates can submit a proposal for an opportunity to win up to $2,000 in funding, assistance with prototype development and a shot to present at The Basement Demo Day for a chance to earn additional funding. Proposals will be accepted through Jan. 15. Read More »


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2016 Request for Proposals for the UC-HBCU Initiative

Information Technology Services

Provost Searches - Thurgood Marshall College and Earl Warren College


Appointment of Emily Roxworthy as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Equity & Diversity

Affordable Care Act Employer Shared Responsibility Requirements



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Men and Women’s Swimmers and Divers Earn Nine First-Place Finishes During Home Weekend Dual Meet


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Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies

Co-authored by
Claire Adida,
Department of Political Science


The Other Pollutants
Sacramento Bee, Dec. 29

Antarctic Clouds Studied for First Time in Five Decades
Nature, Jan. 5

E-cigs Damage DNA in Lab Study
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 1

Scripps Awards Britain’s Top Astronomer Nierenberg Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 4

Confident Eyewitnesses Considered Credible
Scientific American, Dec. 24

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