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For Pauline Foster, community philanthropist and longtime supporter of UC San Diego, giving $7.5 million in support of the new cancer care hospital at the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center is a gift from the heart—both her husband and brother died of cancer. The campus announced today that the facility will be named “The Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care,” in consideration of her charitable contribution. Read More »

Climate Change

An Elevator Speech on the Need to Protect the Planet

With only a few hours notice, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a climate and atmospheric scientist at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, found out that he would be meeting Pope Francis and would have only one minute to speak to him as the joint workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences concluded on May 6. Read More »

Transfer Triton Day

Thousands of Students and Families Attend Transfer Triton Day

UC San Diego opened its doors to thousands of newly admitted transfer students and their families on campus Saturday for Transfer Triton Day. The event brought together the entire campus community to encourage admitted transfer students to accept their offer of admission to UC San Diego for fall 2014. Read More »

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Power of Partnership

The Power of Partnership

Muslim Student Association and Union of Jewish Students collaborate on proposal to expand campus dining hall menus

Two student groups are partnering on an initiative to increase the variety of Kosher and Halal food options in campus dining halls. Although Halal and Kosher diets differ, both groups decided to work together on a proposal finalized in April that advocates for increased food options that fit both the Halal and Kosher diet criteria. Read More »

Scifi Films

Series of Science Fiction Movies Launched on Campus to Help Reignite Public’s Interest in Science

Astronomer Jill Tarter came to campus last week to launch the first of what will be a series of unique events showcasing classic science fiction films. Over the next year, the films will be paired with an opportunity for high school students and others in the community to learn more about science and to meet noteworthy scientists. Read More »

World Diplomatic Forum

Chancellor Khosla Addresses Challenges Facing Education at the World Diplomatic Forum

Education is a global concern and, in some areas of the world, it faces an uncertain future. At the recent World Diplomatic Conference hosted by the Rady School of Management in partnership with the Ambassadorial Roundtable, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla advised universities to build strong, global educational infrastructures or risk the future of effective learning. Read More »


E-Cigarettes and Mental Health


Radiation from Early Universe Found Key to Answer Major Questions in Physics

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Conversation with Nick Woodman

A Conversation with Nick Woodman, Founder of GoPro, June 6

Triton 5K

Triton 5K, June 7




UC Team Created to Help Streamline Transfer Student Pathways

UC President Janet Napolitano has formed the Transfer Action Team to strategize how to streamline the transfer process for California Community College students. The goal is to clarify requirements needed and improve methods to track progress. The team will also work towards attracting students from a wider range of institutions with a focus on increasing social mobility and access for low-income and first-generation college students—a key population for meeting California’s future workforce demands. Read More »


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Mentor Training for New Campus IDP Program

Notice of Senate Election–Voting Reminder

Formal Review–Renewal of Employee-initiated Reduction in Time Program


Subawards and General Campus Service Agreements–Transfer to Research Affairs/OCGA

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UC San Diego Baseball Claims CCAA Championship Title, Sixth Tournament Win


UC San Diego to Host 2014 NCAA Division II Baseball Championship West Regional May 15-16


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Eye of Witness

Eye of Witness

By Jerome Rothenberg
Department of Visual Arts


First Time in 800,000 Years: April's CO2 Levels Above 400 ppm
CBS News, May 6

The Weird Link Between E-Cigarettes and Mental Health Disorders
Time, May 13

Local Researcher Meets with Pope Francis on Climate Change
ABC San Diego, May 12

There's A Glow-In-The-Dark Beach In The Maldives
The Huffington Post, May 14

Apps Intended to Speed Up Reading Rate May Reduce Comprehension
The Washington Post, May 12

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