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Their mission: make an unmanned autonomous vehicle, better known as a UAV, take off, fly over specific markers, find five to 11 targets and then land—all in half an hour. That is the challenge that a team of 25 students at UC San Diego is getting ready to tackle next month. They are taking part in the Student Unmanned Aerial Systems Competition June 20 to 23 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. Read More »

Walter Munk

UC San Diego Icon Walter Munk to Receive Roger Revelle Medal

World-renowned oceanographer Walter Munk is already an icon at the University of California, San Diego. Now, he is the recipient of an award named for another iconic campus leader—the “father” of UC San Diego, Roger Revelle. Read More »

Sideways Play

Author and Alumnus Rex Pickett Brings “Sideways” to La Jolla Playhouse

If anyone orders Merlot, I’m leaving.
That line of dialogue is familiar to thousands of fans of “Sideways,” a novel that spawned an Oscar-winning movie, gaining a cult following since the iconic road trip story hit bookstores and theaters in 2004. Read More »

5k/Alumni Weekend

Triton 5K Brings Together UC San Diego Community at Alumni Weekend

They came. They ran. They celebrated. More than 2,500 alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members returned to UC San Diego for the Triton 5K. The university’s race was part of the annual Alumni Weekend, June 6 through 9, hosted by UCSD Alumni. View Slideshow »   Read More »

National Research Council

UC San Diego Leads Discussion on Research Universities and the Future of America

Representatives from the National Research Council (NRC), UC San Diego leaders and key stakeholders from the San Diego region met Thursday to discuss the health and competitiveness of U.S. research universities. Read More »

Q&A with Penny Rue

A Farewell Interview with Penny Rue

Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Penny Rue has been at UC San Diego for nearly six years, and will depart from her post at the end of June. As she wraps up her tenure, she talks about the evolution of UC San Diego’s student experience and what she’ll miss most about our region and our campus. Read More »

CASE Award Winners

UC San Diego Earns Four Prestigious CASE Awards

Nearly 3,000 entries from higher education institutions and nonprofits around the world were considered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for this year’s Circle of Excellence Awards for outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing initiatives. Read More »

Watermelon Drop

The 49th Annual Watermelon Drop

The annual Watermelon Drop is UC San Diego’s oldest tradition. The event took place Friday, before finals week when this year’s “Watermelon Queen” Justine Hopkins, a second-year theatre major, raced up seven stories of Urey Hall to drop the sacrificial fruit into history. The goal is to break the 1974 splat record of 167 feet, 4 inches. However, this year’s farthest splat missed the mark, coming in at 67 feet, 11 inches. View Slideshow »


Positive Peer Pressure More Effective Than Cash Incentives, Study Finds


Pilot Program Using Telemedicine to Decrease Emergency Room Wait Times

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All Campus Gratuation Celebration

All Campus Graduation Celebration, June 14


UC San Diego Commencement Ceremonies, June 15-16




Two Young UC San Diego Faculty Members Named Pew Scholars


Lewis Judd to Step Down After 36 Years as Chair of Department of Psychiatry

In a career that has spanned almost half a century, most of it at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Lewis Judd has watched–and to a remarkable degree, helped shape–the evolution of psychiatry from its decidedly charismatic but often controversial past to its empirical present as a data-driven, hard-charging neuroscience. For the last 36 years, Judd has served as chair of the department of psychiatry, during which time he has built an organization consistently ranked among the top 10 in the nation, with a research and clinical faculty second to none. Read More »


campus notices


Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program - Winter Quarter 2014 Proposals




UC San Diego Junior Shortstop Dillon Moyer Selected by Los Angeles Dodgers in MLB First-Year Player Draft


Triton Student-Athletes Honored at Annual UC San Diego Athletics Recognition Night


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press clips

Book: American Labor and Economic Citizenship

American Labor and Economic Citizenship: New Capitalism from World War I to the Great Depression

By Mark Hendrickson
Department of History


Gift to Transform UCSD Computer Science
U-T San Diego, June 5

Scripps Robots Heading for Deep Waters
U-T San Diego, June 9

Get Buzzed When You’re Blissed Out
KPBS, June 6

State Legislature Majorities Drive Sweeping Changes
Huffington Post, June 10

Researchers Discover Potential New Way to
Suppress Tumor Growth
MedIndia, June 8

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