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Students benefit from invaluable access to satellite imagery through Big Pixel Initiative

UC San Diego’s Big Pixel Initiative is taking full advantage of a partnership with DigitalGlobe—and the latest Google technology—to sponsor cutting-edge, innovative research. But the applications aren’t just for the researcher. Students across campus are being taught to understand the technology that affects our lives, every single day. And in the process, they’ll graduate more prepared for jobs that have the potential to make positive, real-world change. Read More »

Transfer Triton Day

Thousands of Transfer Students Explore Their Future at UC San Diego

Not many college students can say their dorm room has an ocean view. Still, the thousands of prospective students and families visiting UC San Diego for Transfer Triton Day on Saturday were impressed by much more than just the campus’s proximity to the ocean. Read More »

All Campus Commencement Ceremony

Student Speakers Aim to Inspire New Graduates at All Campus Commencement Ceremony

A father of four who went back to school at age 29 to provide a better future for himself and his children and a psychology major whose post-graduate plans include eradicating poverty have been selected as the student speakers for this year’s All Campus Commencement ceremony. Read More »

Audrey’s Café

Audrey’s Café Celebrates Grand Opening in Geisel Library

More than 500 members of the campus and local communities celebrated the grand opening of Audrey’s, the long-awaited Geisel Library café, named for Library benefactor and longtime friend and supporter of the university Audrey Geisel. Read More »

UC San Diego Staff Association

Staff Association Eliminates Membership Fees to be More Inclusive

During the past six months, the UC San Diego Staff Association has undergone dramatic changes—from no membership fees to an enhanced mission to expanded benefits—to make the campus the best possible living, learning and working environment for career staff employees. Read More »

Students Take Top Prize for Seaport Village Development Plan

Students Take Top Prize for Seaport Village Development Plan

A team of students representing the UC San Diego Urban Studies and Planning program won the sixth annual NAIOP University Real Estate Challenge April 21. The students presented their proposal for the redevelopment of downtown’s iconic Seaport Village, competing against teams from San Diego State University and the University of San Diego. Read More »


Brazilian Zika Virus Strain Causes Birth Defects in Experimental Models


UC San Diego Health Named Among Top Hospitals in America for 2016

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Robin Kelley

Ethnic Studies Department 25th Anniversary with Keynote Robin D.G. Kelley, May 18

6th Annual UC San Diego Powwow

6th Annual UC San Diego Powwow, May 21–22




YWCA Recognizes UC San Diego Professor Elizabeth Reed as a TWIN Humanitarian

Elizabeth Reed, assistant professor in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, was honored at the April 29 YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry Awards as a TWIN Humanitarian. The awards recognize women in a managerial, executive or leadership role for their extraordinary dedication that inspires, empowers and advances the greater San Diego community. Read More »

Leonard Liebermann



Take a Stroll with Colleagues at the 7th Annual UC Walks

The campus community is invited to join the 7th Annual UC Walks on May 18, a systemwide event in recognition of National Employee Health and Fitness Month. Group walks will be led at 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on campus as well as at UC San Diego Health Hillcrest. Free T-shirts will be provided to the first 500 faculty and staff members who participate. The event also features a health and wellness resource fair, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with free screenings for body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and body composition. Learn More »


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Appointment of Peter F. Cowhey as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor

Sixth Annual UC San Diego Powwow


Bike to Work Day—May 20

IDI/Research IT Showcase



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Men and Women’s Track & Field Finish Second in CCAA Championships


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Fishes: A Guide to their Diversity

By Philip Hastings,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Scientists Grow Mini Brains to Figure Out Why Zika Causes Microcephaly
Newsweek, May 6

How to Convince Someone to Care About Climate Change
Huffington Post, May 6

Times Higher Education Ranks UCSD Among Best Universities
NBC San Diego, May 7

App Makes it Easier for Geeks to Socialize at Events
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6

This Grabber Claw Was Inspired by the Terrifying Mouths of Sea Urchins
Yahoo Tech, May 6

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