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Recipe for Wellness


What if there were a nearly universal prescription for better health, one that could save untold thousands of lives annually, lower health care costs and even help shrink the nation’s carbon footprint? There is. It’s called diet and exercise. Now more than ever, there is a compelling body of scientific evidence that good nutrition and physical activity are pillars of health and disease prevention. Americans, however, are not by-and-large living what the science says is good for us. UC San Diego School of Medicine associate professor Cheryl Anderson is trying to fix that. Read More »

Genomics Research Paper

Biology Students Join Hundreds of Undergraduates Across Nation to Co-Author Genomics Research Paper

An unusual genomics research paper published this month by 940 students at 63 universities around the nation provided 16 undergraduate biology students at UC San Diego with an opportunity to conduct original research in a classroom setting, while becoming co-authors in a peer‐reviewed scientific journal. Read More »

Serving Up Support for the Hungry

Serving Up Support for the Hungry

UC San Diego Executive Chef Vaughn Vargus, with assistance from chefs Dave Gardinier of Café Ventanas and Tiago Battastini of 64 Degrees, donated his time and culinary talents at the 3rd Annual Foodtasia Gala at the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The event, held May 2, benefits hunger-relief programs in the San Diego community. Read More »  View Slideshow »

Grad Slam

UC San Diego Student Takes Third Place at UC Grad Slam

In a three-minute TED-style talk, UC San Diego graduate student Alex Phan explained to University of California President Janet Napolitano and a panel of judges how his work developing a novel intraocular pressure sensor holds the potential to transform care for glaucoma patients and lead to better understanding of the disease. Read More »


Hellman Fellowships Provide Early-Career Funding for 12 UC San Diego Faculty Members

When the late Warren Hellman and his wife, Chris, established the Hellman Fellows Program in the 1990s, their vision was to help junior faculty take their research to the next level. Now in its 21st year at UC San Diego, the program has supported 275 fellows who show capacity for great distinction in their research and creative activities. Read More »

Warren Hellman
Triton 5K 2015

Get Ready for the Triton 5K!

A Conversation With Wong Fu

A Conversation With Wong Fu

Alumni Weekend Events

Alumni Weekend Events

The Good Life Festival, 2015
UC San Diego Water Tip

The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report


New Combination Treatment Strategy to “Checkmate” Glioblastoma

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Triton Junkyard Derby

Triton Junkyard Derby, May 18


Shaping a Sustainable Future: the San Diego Climate Action Plan, May 28




Lace Up Your Sneakers for UC Walks on May 20

UC San Diego faculty and staff are invited to take part in UC Walks from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20 in recognition of National Employee Health and Fitness Month. The sixth annual system-wide event will take place in Town Square and will include a health and wellness resource fair as well as free blood pressure and body composition screenings. More than 250 UC San Diego employees joined the walk last year and a total of 6,332 individuals participated system-wide. All are encouraged to take part in the short group-led walks around campus, which will be held at 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Read More »


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Name Change for the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies

May 2015 Academic Senate Election Results


2014-15 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Recipients

May Is Mental Health Matters Month



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Baseball Qualifies for Second Consecutive NCAA Division II Baseball Championship West Regional


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Culling the Masses

Culling the Masses: The Democratic Origins of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas

Co-authored by David FitzGerald,
Department of Sociology and Center for Comparative Immigration Studies


The Revolution Will Be Digitized
The Washington Post, May 9

Preuss School Named Best Public High School in County
Times of San Diego, May 12

UCSD’s Ace Could Be San Diego's Best Pitcher
NBC San Diego, May 7

UC San Diego School Changes Name
U-T San Diego, May 7

UCSD Opens Incubator at Qualcomm Institute
U-T San Diego, May 7

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