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Last week, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a new National Microbiome Initiative, a coordinated effort to better understand microbiomes and to develop tools to protect and restore healthy microbiome function. OSTP launched the initiative with a combined federal agency investment of more than $121 million. UC San Diego is a key participant in this effort, investing $12 million in our own microbiome research efforts. Read More »

Ahead of the Curve

Ahead of the Curve

From climate change to brain activity mapping to studies of the microbiome, the campus leads the way in global efforts with big payoffs for humanity

The National Microbiome Initiative announced Friday is one of many large-scale global and national research programs that UC San Diego has played a key role in developing. Two months before the historic climate negotiations held in December in Paris, for example, a smaller group of climate experts and politicians gathered at Scripps Institution of Oceanography to recommend ways to slow the growth of rapidly rising greenhouse gases. UC San Diego faculty also played a central role three years ago in developing President Obama's BRAIN Initiative. Read More »

New $40 Million Observatory to Probe First Moments of Universe

New $40 Million Observatory to Probe First Moments of Universe

Physicists understand fairly well what happened after the Big Bang and the laws of physics that govern the universe. It’s what the universe looked like immediately after the event—a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after—that is still a mystery. A new observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert could be the key to understanding that moment. Read More »

USMEX Releases Preliminary Findings of Binational Education Study

USMEX Releases Preliminary Findings of Binational Education Study

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego released preliminary findings from its groundbreaking cross-border education study, which provides insight into the educational aspirations and professional trajectories of young people in San Diego and Tijuana. Read More »

Transportation Services Working to Expand Parking

Transportation Services Working to Expand Parking, Commuter Options

With ongoing construction of buildings and regional transportation projects, such as bringing the trolley to campus, parking at UC San Diego is in a constant state of flux. So how is Transportation Services working to ease parking challenges? Read on for the latest update on new lot openings, policy changes and more. Read More »

Inter-Tribal Resource Center Inaugural Director

UC San Diego Inter-Tribal Resource Center Welcomes Inaugural Director

As a college student, Elena Hood knew firsthand the importance of having a place to call home and find familiar faces. It was her involvement with the Native community that played an integral role in her academic success. This summer, Hood will begin to cultivate similar opportunities for community growth at UC San Diego as the inaugural director of the Inter-Tribal Resource Center. Read More »


UC San Diego Arts and Humanities Awarded Four Hellman Fellowships


Immunization with Bacteria Promotes Stress Resilience, Coping Behaviors in Mice

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Alumni Weekend 2016

Alumni Weekend, June 1–5

All Campus Commencement 2016

All-Campus Commencement Ceremony, June 11



Dickson Award 2016

Emeriti Association Honors Ruth Covell and Charles Kennel for Continued Service

When you love what you do, there is no such thing as ‘retirement.’ Dr. Ruth Covell and Charles Kennel are emeriti faculty, yet they continue to dedicate their time and expertise to students and faculty at UC San Diego, as well as the local community. In honor of their continued service, Covell and Kennel received the Dickson Award, which includes a $10,000 grant to support their teaching, research and service initiatives. Read More »




Bike to Work Day is Tomorrow

Join thousands of your fellow Tritons and San Diegans by participating in Bike to Work Day tomorrow. UC San Diego will host a pit stop from 6–10 a.m. in Town Square featuring refreshments and raffle prizes, while supplies last. If you register and log your trip by May 20 using the iCommute TripTracker tool, you’ll also be entered in a drawing to win the regional sweepstakes prize. Biking is an environmentally friendly and cost-saving commute choice. So leave your car at home and go by bike! Learn More »


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2016-2017 UC Salary Program

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Study Abroad, UC San Diego - Faculty Director and Associate Faculty Director Openings

Inaugural Symposium of the UC San Diego Center for Healthy Aging—May 26, 2016

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Men’s Rowing Wins Two Races, Finishes Third at Western Sprints Championships


Track and Field Improves Marks at Westmont All On the Line Open


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By Rae Armantrout,
Department of Literature


White House Launches Microbiome Initiative
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 15

UCSD Gets $40 million to Study Infancy of the Universe
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 12

Scientists Put Window in Fruit Fly Skull to Watch Its Brain
Gizmag, May 17

Why Teenagers Get Suckered in by Social Media Dares
Newsweek, May 17

San Diego Oceanographer, 98, Spurs Research Proving Climate Change Makes Days Longer
KPBS, May 16

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