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Solar Chill


When UC San Diego undergraduate students Josh Hill, Victoria Santos and Alexander Han first became involved with the Solar Chill project, they never thought that they would one day have the opportunity to talk about the unique solar-powered charging station at Clinton Global Initiative University. But they will be doing just that when the annual conference takes place at UC Berkeley, April 1–3. Read More »

UC San Diego Student Social Innovators Take Center Stage at 2016 CGI U

UC San Diego Student Social Innovators Take Center Stage at 2016 CGI U

Sandeep Prabhu, a School of Medicine student, is one of 42 UC San Diego students attending this year’s upcoming Clinton Global Initiative University. Prabhu aims to save the lives of thousands of women in the developing world who die of postpartum hemorrhaging each year. Prabhu’s team is one of four to advance to the finals in the conference’s Commitments Challenge, a competition in which students race to raise the most money for their projects. The winner will be announced April 2.

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UC San Diego Excels at Serving Low-Income Students

New Obama Administration Report Findings: UC San Diego Excels at Serving Low-Income Students

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a new report highlighting UC San Diego as one of the nation’s top universities that excel at enrolling and graduating students who qualify for federal Pell grants and ensuring they succeed once they arrive on campus. These students comprise at least 40 percent of the population at all of the schools featured in the report. Read More »

César E. Chávez Events at UC San Diego Celebrate Activism and Social Justice

César E. Chávez Events at UC San Diego Celebrate Activism and Social Justice

Activism, community service, Latin American history and social justice are at the center of UC San Diego’s 2016 César E. Chávez celebrations. Taking place from March to May, the various events honoring the life and legacy of Chávez include conversations with civil rights advocates who worked alongside Chávez, a one-man show featuring comic John Leguizamo, and a free screening of the 2014 Chávez biopic. Read More »

Beach Replenishment May Have ‘Far Reaching’ Impacts on Ecosystems

Beach Replenishment May Have ‘Far Reaching’ Impacts on Ecosystems

UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems. Read More »

Astrophysicist Inspires at Kyoto Prize Symposium

Astrophysicist Inspires at Kyoto Prize Symposium

Swiss astronomer Michel Mayor, one of the world’s most renowned astrophysicists for planetary discovery, spoke on campus March 23 as part of the 15th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium. The event, which was open to the public, inspired a wide range of attendees, from faculty to local high school students. Read More »

New Technology Helps Monitor Fire Hazards in Southern California

New Technology Helps Monitor Fire Hazards in Southern California

A new technology may give firefighters the upper hand in the battle against wildfires. A network of mountaintop cameras operated by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography offers a new opportunity for early detection of fire hazards in some of the most remote locations in Southern California, and within the wildland-urban interface. Read More »

Biologists Discover Sophisticated “Alarm” Signals in Honey Bees

Biologists Discover Sophisticated 'Alarm' Signals in Honey Bees

Bees can use sophisticated signals to warn their nestmates about the level of danger from predators attacking foragers or the nest, according to a new study. Biologists at UC San Diego and in China found that an Asian species of honey bee can produce different types of vibrational “stop signals” when attacked by giant Asian hornets. Read More »

UC San Diego Women’s Conference 2016

Conference Empowers Women to Take Charge of Personal and Professional Goals

The 8th annual UC San Diego Women’s Conference was all about empowerment, from jumpstarting your career to taking control of your finances and sustaining a healthy work-life balance. The daylong event was held March 18 and featured talks by faculty members, industry professionals, health care providers and scientists on wellness, career development and activism. Speaker Emeritus of the Assembly Toni G. Atkins delivered the keynote address, which was followed by four breakout sessions covering topics such as how to be assertive, using food as medicine, and developing your career goals.
Photos by Alethea Go/UC San Diego Publications


Remote Italian Village Could Harbor Secrets of Healthy Aging


Stem Cells Used to Successfully Regenerate Damage in Corticospinal Injury

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Fallen Star: Finding Home

Premiere of “Fallen Star: Finding Home” with Stuart Collection Artist Do Ho Suh, April 5

Triton Day

Triton Day, April 9




Share Your Ideas to Improve Parking

Do you have an idea that could improve parking at UC San Diego? Share it! Transportation Services has launched an IdeaWave campaign to get your input on issues related to parking proximity, parking policies and cost-effective ways to park. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their ideas by April 18. After the submission deadline, you can continue to vote and comment on suggested ideas from April 19-25. Share Your Ideas »


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Call for Nominations for Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal

Deadline for Feedback Extended—Five-Year Administrative Review of Sandra Brown as Vice Chancellor for Research

2016 Graduate Division Commencement


Dean of the Graduate Division, Kim Barrett

Formal Review PPSM-64: Termination & Job Abandonment/PPSM-70: Complaint Resolution

UC San Diego Celebration of César E. Chávez Month



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Fencing Team Concludes Historic Trip to National Collegiate Championships


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Under the Strain of Color

Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of Antiracist Psychiatry

By Gabriel Mendes,
Department of Ethnic Studies


Pay Wars: Would a Higher Minimum Wage Help or Hurt Workers?
U.S. News and World Report, March 28

College Graduate? Need a Job? Apply in These Booming Fields
CNBC, March 29

Your State Could Lose Big Bucks by Stalling on Clean Energy
Wired, March 28

Study: San Diego Graduation Rates Expected To Drop
KPBS, March 23

U.S. Companies Line Up to Do Business in Cuba
LA Times, March 25

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