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Local philanthropists support teaching, research and service activities through UC’s Presidential Match for Endowed Chairs

UC San Diego’s Department of Music, founded by composers over 40 years ago, spans the spectrum from classical to contemporary, including jazz, Hindustani, computer and experimental music. The Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, located in the heart of campus, is recognized as one of the greatest small concert halls in the world. The music department’s distinguished faculty have earned Pulitzer, Guggenheim, MacArthur and Grawemeyer awards. And, now, the department also has key tools universities use in recruiting and retaining outstanding scholars: endowed faculty chairs. Read More »

Becky Petitt

Meet Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the University of California, San Diego appointed Becky Petitt as vice chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She serves as the lead senior executive responsible for providing a holistic and integrated vision on all major equity, diversity and inclusion efforts. Read More »

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik of 'The Big Bang Theory' Shares Experiences as an Academic, Actor and STEM Advocate

She fell in love with the neuron during her first semester in college, and from there her passion for science took off with a bang. As a trained scientist, Mayim Bialik’s portrayal of neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” comes naturally. Read More »

Voices from the Sea

Voices from the Sea

A group of students from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska, visited Scripps Institution of Oceanography in May to present cutting-edge bioacoustics research at the annual SeaTech Arctic Bioacoustics Symposium. SeaTech provides diverse students at the school with the opportunity to conduct marine mammal research alongside scientists from the Whale Acoustics Lab at Scripps. Read More »

LaWana Richmond

LaWana Richmond Selected as New Staff Advisor to UC Board of Regents

LaWana Richmond has a passion for developing human potential. She makes time outside of her role as senior business analyst at UC San Diego to engage staff and support the goals of team members, from serving as chair of the UC San Diego Staff Association to chartering a Toastmaster’s International group on campus. Her leadership will continue this year as the newest Staff Advisor to the UC Board of Regents. Read More »


UC San Diego Graduate Student Receives UC President’s Award for Outstanding Student Leadership

Kyle Haines' work as a UC San Diego graduate student in political science has taken him across academic and national borders to address environmental challenges in the San Diego-Mexico border region. In recognition of his work, UC President Janet Napolitano recently honored Haines with the President's Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.

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Staring Pain in the Face – Software 'Reads' Kids’ Expressions to Measure Pain Levels


UC San Diego Center for Networked Systems Launches LGBT Scholarship

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Faculty Success Program Applications Now Available

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is now accepting applications for the fall 2015 Faculty Success Program, an intensive 15-week virtual boot camp offered Aug. 23 through Dec. 5. This highly acclaimed program offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity combines empirically tested methods, coaching, peer discussions and accountability tools to help academics thrive in their careers and achieve a work-life balance. Applications will be accepted through July 7. Read More »


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White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

By Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal,
Department of Political Science


Mankind Will Not Survive Death of Honeybee
Wall Street Daily, June 1

Marathon Runner Gives Medal to His Surgeon
KUSI, June 1

Bacteria Sensors 'Detect Diabetes and Cancer'
BBC News, May 28

Your Body’s Witching Hours
Wall Street Journal, June 2

Software Detects Children in Pain
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 31

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