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UC San Diego today announced that UC San Diego alumni Sue and Steven Hart, and businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, will receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Medals—one of the highest awards given by UC San Diego to honor exceptional service in support of the campus’s mission. University professor and National Medal of Science recipient Shu Chien, along with professor emeritus and founding dean of the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies Peter Gourevitch, will receive the 2014 Roger Revelle Medal, which recognizes current and former faculty for sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to the campus. Read More »

UC San Diego Experience

Connections, Camaraderie, Community

Three alums reflect on impact of their UC San Diego experience at commencement ceremonies

“Life is a journey, not a destination…” Those are words of wisdom from American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. But according to three keynote alumni speakers at UC San Diego’s commencement ceremonies, life isn’t just about the journey—it’s about the people you meet along the way. Read More »

All Campus Graduation Celebration

Seniors from Across Campus Reunite, Reminisce at All Campus Graduation Celebration

Nearly a thousand graduating seniors from all six colleges gathered on RIMAC Field Friday night for the 7th Annual All Campus Graduation Celebration. The event offered students a time to relax, reunite and reminisce with friends and family while being treated to appetizers from local food vendors and a concert by San Diego rock band Pinback. Read More »

Miriam and Jerome Katzin

Remembering UC San Diego Friends Miriam and Jerome Katzin

Leadership, faculty and staff at the University of California, San Diego are mourning the recent loss of two generous friends to the campus: philanthropists Miriam and Jerome Katzin. Married for more than 75 years, Miriam died on June 2; Jerome’s death followed less than two weeks later on June 14. Read More »

Inductee to Tijuana Walk of Fame: Olivia Graeve

Inductee to Tijuana Walk of Fame Encourages Girls to Follow Her Path to Career in Engineering

One of the first initiatives Olivia Graeve put in place when she arrived on the UC San Diego campus last year was an academic summer program for female high school students from Tijuana and San Ysidro. The girls lived on campus and conducted research in engineering and biology labs. Read More »

Teach for America

Record Number of UC San Diego Students to Serve as Teach For America Educators

As the first in her family to attend a four-year university, Sierra Turner learned that it takes heart and commitment to achieve success. Upon graduating from UC San Diego in 2009, she worked for two years with underserved students at an elementary school in Vista. Burdened by the reality that she had educational opportunities that many of her students lacked, she decided to join Teach for America. Read More »


Survey Finds E-Cigarette Online Market On Fire

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have completed the first comprehensive survey of e-cigarettes for sale online and the results, they believe, underscore the complexity in regulating the rapidly growing market for the electronic nicotine delivery devices. Read More »


Single Dose Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Mice


Lower Vitamin D Level in Blood Linked to Higher Premature Death Rate

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UC President Janet Napolitano Lays Out Vision for Climate Advisory Council

An advisory group formed by UC President Janet Napolitano to guide the university’s sustainability efforts met for the first time last week to discuss how UC can become the first research university to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. Read More »


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Reappointment of Steven Cassedy as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Construction Alert–SuperLoop Gilman Transit Center Project


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Inside Deaf Culture

Inside Deaf Culture

By Carol Padden and Tom Humphries,
Departments of Communication and Education Studies


The World’s Smartest Surfers
Wall Street Journal, June 16

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Premature Death
Fox News, June 13

Booming E-Cigarette Market in Need of Greater Oversight, Studies Say
The Washington Post, June 17

Artificial Intelligence is Getting Smarter in the Cloud
Seattle Times, June 15

Children are More Likely to Lie if Their Parents Don’t Tell Them the Truth
Daily Mail, June 18

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