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Despite progress in the renewable energy sector, U.S. researchers brace for a 70 percent cut in federal support

More than 300 researchers from around the world will travel to UC San Diego next month for an international meeting designed to showcase new biological and chemical approaches to utilizing solar energy for direct fuel production. Officially billed as the second biannual International Solar Fuels conference, the scientific meeting is being held on U.S. soil for the first time. Read More »

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Community Eager for UC San Diego Events Featuring the Dalai Lama

Last October, leadership at UC San Diego—thrilled that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama had accepted the campus’ invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 2017 commencement—were told by the Friends of the Dalai Lama Foundation that “all of this is bigger than anyone can imagine.” Read More »

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NASA Awards Orthopedist Distinguished Public Service Medal

NASA has selected Dr. Alan Hargens, a professor of orthopedic surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, to receive a 2017 Distinguished Public Service Medal for his research on astronaut health and performance. Read More »

My Summer Vacation

My Summer Vacation: Tritons Use Their ‘Time Off’ to Get Ahead, Go Abroad and Gain Experience

When most people think of summer, they see images of barbecues, long naps and days at the beach. But Tritons see opportunities: summer classes to advance their degrees, study abroad to experience international cultures, and internships to gain practical work skills. Read More »

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Structural Engineering Students Design, Build and Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Wings

Structural engineering students got an opportunity to test their skills at creating unmanned aerial vehicle wings out of composite materials as part of a new structural engineering senior design class at UC San Diego. Read More »


The 2017 Watermelon Drop Slideshow

Hundreds of students showed up Friday for the 52nd Annual Watermelon Drop. This year's splat extended 103 feet 3 inches from the point of impact. While impressive, it did not break the record set in 1974 of 167 feet 4 inches. View Slideshow »

BELIEVE We're bringing science nonfiction to Comic-Con

UC San Diego and Baja California Institutions Launch CaliBaja Education Consortium


James (Jim) Stewart, Pioneering Diving Officer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Dies

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All Campus Commencement, June 17

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Summer Session at UC San Diego, July 3–Sept 22




UC San Diego Biologists Named Pew Scholars

Rachel Dutton and Elizabeth Villa, researchers in UC Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, have been selected as Pew scholars in biomedical sciences. Selected as part of a group of 22 exceptional early-career researchers, Dutton and Villa each will receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational research. Read More »

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Getting to Campus on Friday, June 16

We understand that many students, faculty and staff will need to be on campus Friday, June 16 for finals or to conduct other university business. With parking and traffic expected to be greatly impacted due to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s momentous visit, it is highly suggested you arrive on campus before 7 a.m. or consider other means of transportation such as public transportation, rideshare services or carpooling. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of extra time to get wherever you need to be on campus and follow all signs and traffic control measures. Learn More »


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Getting to Campus June 16

Call for Nominations and Applications – University Librarian

CONSTRUCTION ALERT—Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Voigt Drive Lane Reconfiguration


CONSTRUCTION ALERT UPDATE—Tuolumne Apartments, Muir College

CONSTRUCTION ALERT—Temporary Closure of Health Sciences Drive (Entry to UC San Diego Medical Center from Regents Road)



Athletics Recognition Banquet

Athletics Recognition Banquet Commemorates Outstanding Year for Tritons


UC San Diego Athletics Earns Second Straight Top-Five Learfield Directors’ Cup Finish


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A Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World's Most Intractable Conflict

By Gershon Shafir,
Department of Sociology


Trump Wants to Dismantle This Energy Innovation Program. Scientists Just Found That it Works
Washington Post, June 13

The Internet is Changing Civil Wars. Watch Out for These Five Trends.
Washington Post, June 8

Algae May Help Feed a Hungry World
Voice of America, June 12

Abandoning Paris Pledge Won't Stop March of Innovation
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 9

UC San Diego Partners With 13 Mexican Universities and High Schools
KPBS, June 9

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