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Both Patricia Campbell and Christy Rodriguez began their UC San Diego academic careers in 1967 as part of Muir College’s first undergraduate class. After years of developing their careers and taking care of their families, the two, coincidentally, will be among the 7,045 graduating students participating in campus’s commencement ceremonies June 14-16. Read More »


Outstanding Graduates from Class of 2014 Share Their Stories

They don’t just shine in the classroom. This year’s outstanding graduates have enriched the student experience at UC San Diego as leaders and role models and dedicated their time to those in need in the community and around the world. Discover more about Outstanding Senior Damini Tandon, Outstanding Graduate Michael Porter and our other standout grads and where their journey will take them next. Read More »

GoPro Founder, Nick Woodman

The School of GoPro: Founder Nick Woodman's Five Lessons for Success

Nick Woodman, Muir ’97, entered the Price Center West ballroom to a roaring crowd, flanked by his wife, Jill, and his friends Neil Dana and Justin Wilkenfeld. He met all of them while a student at UC San Diego, and, today, they all double as his colleagues at GoPro — the wildly successful camera company born from his love of surfing. Read More »

Athletic Scholarships

UC San Diego Launches New Athletic Scholarships

When students begin classes at UC San Diego this fall, it will mark a significant milestone for UC San Diego Athletics. It will be the first time in the university’s history that the campus will offer prospective high-merit student-athletes athletic scholarships. Read More »

Campus Welcomes Toni Atkins

Campus Welcomes Newly Elected Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins

The UC San Diego community held a special celebration for Toni Atkins Friday in recognition of her recent unanimous election as the 69th Speaker of the California State Assembly. The event was hosted by the Chancellor's Community Advisory Board (CCAB) at the Faculty Club. CCAB advocates for UC San Diego and advises the chancellor, with special emphasis on the university’s role in the community. Read More »

Employee of the Year

Staff Members Recognized for Exemplary Service to Campus and Community at Annual Employee Awards

When Cesar Figueroa, assistant resident dean at Warren College, learned that students at Bayside Elementary lacked basic classroom supplies, he decided to take action. An underserved school located in Imperial Beach, the majority of Bayside students come from low-income families and many qualify for free or reduced lunch. Read More »

Triton 5K

UC San Diego Community Comes Together For Triton 5K

Nearly 3,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members returned to UC San Diego Saturday for the Triton 5K. They joined together to walk, run, volunteer and celebrate all things UC San Diego. The university’s race was part of the annual Alumni Weekend hosted June 5 through 8 by UCSD Alumni. This year, the event raised more than $270,000 for student scholarships. Read More »

A Big Boost for Small Business

A Big Boost for Small Business

Helping small, diverse suppliers work with UC San Diego

From lab coats and Bunsen burners to carpet in a cubicle, it’s no surprise that a billion dollar research university like UC San Diego requires a range of goods and services to keep everything running smoothly. What might surprise you is how many of the businesses working with such a large public institution are small and diverse suppliers. Read More »

Watermelon Drop 2014

The Connection Between Oxygen and Diabetes


A Key Step Toward a Safer Strep Vaccine

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All Campus Graduation Celebration

All Campus Graduation Celebration, June 13


Commencement, June 14-15




Retirement Plan Contributions to Increase July 1 for Most Employees

As previously announced, contribution rates to the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) for both the university and faculty and staff will go up next month. Beginning July 1, faculty and staff in the 1976 Tier—generally those hired prior to July 1, 2013—will pay 8 percent of pay, up from 6.5 percent. Employees in the 2013 Tier—those hired or rehired on or after July 1, 2013—will continue to pay 7 percent. Read More »


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Proposed Revisions to Academic Personnel Manual Sections


UC Management Skills Assessment Program




Men’s Soccer Player Andisheh Bagheri Named CCAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year


Student-Athletes Recognized for Service, Academic Achievement at Annual Triton Athletics Recognition Night


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A Million and One Gods

A Million and One Gods: The Persistence of Polytheism

By Page duBois
Department of Literature


GoPro Founder Got His Start at UC San Diego
KFMB, June 9

Can Language Influence Our Perception of Reality?
Slate, June 9

Computers Are Getting Better Than Humans Are at Facial Recognition
The Atlantic, June 9

UCSD Researchers Find Protein That Triggers Diabetes
KPBS, June 9

A Bee of a Different Color
U-T San Diego, June 8

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