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UC San Diego Launches New Institute to Train Students to Become Entrepreneurs and Technology Leaders

As a bioengineering Ph.D. student at UC San Diego, Nick Forsch is developing computational tools to enable doctors to better understand their patients’ diseases. The challenges of translating his research to real-world doctors and patients led Forsch to join a new program at UC San Diego that places Jacobs School of Engineering graduate students and Rady School of Management MBA students in the same classes. This collaboration is part of the new UC San Diego Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, which the Jacobs School of Engineering and Rady School of Management launched on June 2. Read More »

All Campus Commencement Celebration 2016

All Campus Commencement Speaker Muhammad Yunus to Inspire Grads to be Job Creators, Not Job Seekers

Commencement weekend will kick off on Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. with the All Campus Commencement featuring keynote speaker Muhammad Yunus, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of the global microfinance movement. Read More »

Stellar Students 2016

UC San Diego’s Stellar Students from the Class of 2016

They conducted groundbreaking research; they gave back to their communities; and they helped make UC San Diego a better place. The Class of 2016 outstanding graduates' passions range from climate change research, to community service, diversity and more. Read their stories. Read More »

NASA Competition

NASA Competition Win Puts Engineering Undergrads Closer to Launching Satellite into Lunar Orbit

A team of engineering undergraduates at UC San Diego is one step closer to sending a satellite into orbit around the moon after placing third in a NASA satellite design competition. Read More »

Alumnus’ Heritage Featured in Play Premiering at La Jolla Playhouse

Alumnus’ Heritage Featured in Play Premiering at La Jolla Playhouse

An award-winning play by UC San Diego alumnus Jeff Augustin, ’14, “The Last Tiger in Haiti,” premieres during the La Jolla Playhouse's upcoming 2016/2017 season. This marks the first time that a former UC San Diego theatre student’s production has premiered during the playhouse’s regular season. Read More »

How Decriminalizing Drugs Might Affect the Spread of HIV in Tijuana

How Decriminalizing Drugs Might Affect the Spread of HIV in Tijuana

Sir Richard Branson, who has become a major voice in the global drug policy debate, visited UC San Diego last week to participate in a panel discussion on global drug decriminalization and Tijuana’s HIV/AIDS epidemic. Read More »

Two Endowed Faculty Chairs Established at Rady

Two Endowed Faculty Chairs Established at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management

Two endowed faculty chairs funded in part by Ernest and Evelyn Rady through the Rady Family Foundation have been established at UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management. Read More »

Hellman Fellows Program Supports Junior Faculty

Hellman Fellows Program Supports Junior Faculty on Tenure Track

Since its inception, the Hellman Fellows Program has benefitted nearly 300 UC San Diego junior faculty members, in disciplines from visual arts to nanoengineering. More of UC San Diego's junior faculty members will soon have support in launching their academic careers on the tenure track thanks to a recent grant of nearly $2.5 million from the Hellman Fellows Fund. Read More »

Watermelon Drop 2016

Personalized Medicine Leads to Better Outcomes for Patients with Cancer


American Gut Project Expands to Asia

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All Campus Commencement Ceremony, June 11


Summer Session,
July 27–Sept. 3



Two New Provosts to Take the Helm at Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren Colleges

Two New Provosts to Take the Helm at Thurgood Marshall and Earl Warren Colleges

Leslie Carver, professor of psychology, will be Thurgood Marshall College's next provost and Emily Roxworthy, professor of theatre, will serve as the new provost of Earl Warren College. Both appointments are effective July 1. Read More »




Applications Being Accepted for Faculty Success Program

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is accepting applications for sponsored participation in the Faculty Success Program taking place Aug. 28 through Nov. 19. This highly acclaimed program is an intensive 12-week virtual boot camp offered by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. It combines empirically tested methods, coaching, peer support, and online tools to help academics thrive in their careers and achieve a work-life balance. The Faculty Success Program is for tenure-track and tenured faculty. Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2016. Email questions to Read More »


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2016 Athletics in Review

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Frontiers of Innovation: Seed Funds for Large Proposal Development, Request for Applications for the 2016-17 Academic Year

Retirement of Gary Ratcliff, Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Life


Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program—Winter Quarter 2017 Proposals

University Art Gallery


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Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

Farm Worker Futurism: Speculative Technologies of Resistance

By Curtis Marez,
Department of Ethnic Studies


Creating a Window Into a Fly’s Brain
New York Times, June 6

Precision Medicine the Theme at World’s Biggest Cancer Conference
The Guardian, June 3

A Blood Test for Cancer Gets Closer
Time magazine, June 4

Robotics Team Shares Love of Science
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 5

UCSD Students Create Products for Senior Citizens
San Diego Union-Tribune, June 4

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