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Engineers and visual artists are collaborating on final projects, even though they are in different classes. This is just one of the many exciting things happening in the EnVision Arts and Engineering Maker Studio at UC San Diego. The new 3,000-square-foot studio on the third floor of the Structural and Materials Engineering building provides a wide range of design, fabrication and prototyping tools from 3D printers and welding stations to a sophisticated laser cutter. It’s a creative, hands-on, experiential space where visual arts and engineering communities converge; where students are empowered to think, design, make, tinker, break and build again. Read More »

Comienza con un Sueño

Hundreds of Prospective Students Encouraged to Pursue Their Educational Dreams

More than 1,000 parents and students from middle and high schools from across San Diego and Imperial Counties attended Comienza con un Sueño on campus Saturday. The goal of the event was to help prospective students and their families—especially first-generation and underserved Chicano/a and Latino/a students—realize that they are more than capable of achieving their higher education goals. Read More »

New Graduation Policy on Course

San Diego’s New Graduation Policy on Course to Score Big Wins and Losses

A rigorous new “college prep” graduation requirement in the San Diego Unified School District looks likely to produce more college-eligible students but even more who will fail to graduate entirely, according to a report by the San Diego Education Research Alliance at UC San Diego. Students from historically underserved populations are the most negatively affected. Read More »

Staff@Work Survey

The Survey Says

Staff@Work results include responses to new campus climate and diversity questions

UC San Diego staff members have an opportunity to make their opinions heard through the annual campus Staff@Work Survey. As part of the 2015 survey, respondents were also able to share their thoughts about the campus climate at UC San Diego via a new section created in partnership with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Read More »

UC San Diego’s Triton Days

UC San Diego’s Triton Days Provide Warm Welcome to Prospective Students

From exploring Stuart Collection artwork throughout campus to experiencing technology that allows users to simulate surfing on dry land—Triton Days offer newly admitted students myriad opportunities to experience UC San Diego’s vibrant community and vast resources. Read More »


Serenading Cancer Patients Back to Health

In the fall of 2015, pharmacy students joined forces to form the musical group the “Serotones.” But this is not just any musical group. The Serotones serenade patients at the Moores Cancer Center twice a month with music ranging from classical to the Beatles. The Serotones are already growing beyond their inaugural members, and the group is now an official Skaggs School of Pharmacy student organization. Read More »


Upside-Down “Rivers” Threaten Antarctic Ice Shelves


UC San Diego’s Office of Innovation Names Director of Commercialization

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Child Care and Family Resource Fair

Child Care and Family Resource Fair, March 18

Housing, Dining & Hospitality Wellness Fair

Housing, Dining & Hospitality Wellness Fair, March 23




President Napolitano Proposes New Retirement Benefits for Future UC Employees

As part of a broader effort to maintain UC’s excellence and sustain its long-term financial health, UC President Janet Napolitano is proposing a new retirement program for future employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. Current employees and retirees are unaffected by these proposed changes as accrued pension benefits are protected by law and cannot be reduced or revoked. Read More »


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Simplifying the Financial Management of Campus Core Operations

Appointment of Vince Kellen, Ph.D. as Chief Information Officer (CIO)


Cybersecurity Awareness Alert–March 2016

UC San Diego Public Health Research Day–April 6, 2016



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Women’s Swimming and Diving Earns Third Place Finish at 2016 NCAA Division II Championships


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Quirky Quantum Concepts

Quirky Quantum Concepts

By Eric Michelsen,
Department of Physics


Stem Cells Show Promise as Cataract and Blindness Treatments
Wall Street Journal, March 9

13.1 million U.S. Coastal Residents Could Face Flooding from Rising Sea Levels, Study Says
LA Times, March 15

The Healing Power of Poop May Surprise You
Huffington Post, March 15

My Dinosaur’s Jet Lag Helps Explain Why a Time Change Is Hard
New York Times, March 14

Does Diet Control Cancer Risk?
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 14

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