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UC San Diego Forges a Sustainable Future

Campus recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible by The Princeton Review

Being green is part of UC San Diego’s institutional DNA. From the campus’s commute solutions, to its emphasis on sustainable operations, energy efficiency and recycling­­––UC San Diego practices, teaches and supports environmentally responsible choices. The campus has been hailed for its commitment to sustainability and was recently recognized as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review. Read More »

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving is New DUI for College Students in San Diego

Fifty percent of San Diego area college students admitted to sending text messages while driving on the freeway, according to a study released Tuesday from UC San Diego's Trauma Epidemiology and Injury Prevention Research Center. Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed admitted to talking or texting on a cell phone while driving. Read More »


Rady School of Management Students Win Operations Simulation Competition

MBA students from the Rady School of Management won the Operations Simulation Competition sponsored by the MIT Sloan School of Management Operations Club and Amazon. They were victorious over 144 student teams from top schools around the world. Read More »

from the chancellor


Message from Chancellor Fox

Point of View

with Angela Fang


Plaque Deposits Alone Do Not Trigger Clinical Symptoms of Alzheimer's, Researchers Find

Elevated levels of protein called "p-tau" also required for progressive clinical decline

According to a new study, the neuron-killing pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, which begins before clinical symptoms appear, requires the presence of both amyloid-beta plaque deposits and elevated levels of an altered protein called p-tau. Read More »

Grad Nite

Seniors Get Ready for Graduation at Grad Nite



Guillermo Pino

Family of Missing Hiker Seeking Information

The family of UC San Diego psychology student Guillermo Pino, who disappeared on April 8, 2012 while hiking at Anza Borrego desert with friends and family, asks anyone with information to contact the San Diego Sheriff’s Office at (858) 565-5200. More information may also be found here (PDF).




UC Health Initiative Seeks to Increase Faculty Diversity

It's not easy becoming an academic, particularly if you're a woman having to balance work and family life. But the recent sixth annual UC Diversity Pipeline Initiative conference made clear that the path is possible. The conference, which included participants from UC San Diego, encourages UC underrepresented female professional and graduate students to pursue academic careers in the health sciences. It supports those efforts with mentoring— both for the students and for the faculty conference speakers. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


UC San Diego Blood Drive

The Bloodmobile will be on Library Walk from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 1 to May 3. Please call The San Diego Blood Bank at 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or log onto: to schedule an appointment. When scheduling an appointment, please provide Sponsor Code: UCPC. Walk-ins are welcome as openings are available. The San Diego Blood Bank requires proof of identification for all donors.


campus notices


Family Member Eligibility Verification Project - Health and Welfare Benefits

Academic Freedom Symposium

MyTravel 3.0


The UCSD Office of the Registrar - Final Registration Report - Spring Quarter 2012

Release of the New Cost Sharing System 2.0

UC San Diego’s 6th Annual “Spring Roles” Celebration



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UC San Diego Softball Team To Begin National Title Defense Friday at NCAA Division II West Regionals




Economist, Writer-performer Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Two members of the UC San Diego faculty have won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2012: Writer-performer Eileen Myles and economist James E. Rauch. Myles and Rauch join four others from the University of California, among 181 scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada, who have been named Guggenheim fellows in the 88th annual competition. They were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants. Read More »

Research Expo

‘Blinking Microbubbles’ for Early Cancer Screening Take Grand Prize at Research Expo 2012


what’s happening


Campus Community Invited to 'Celebrate the Good Life', May 3


Asian & Pacific-Islander Heritage Celebration Kick-off, May 1


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By Mark Dresser
Department of Music


SoCal Edison, UC San Diego Study Earthquake Risks Near San Onofre Nuclear Plant
KPCC, April 27

College Kids Often Use Cell Phones While Driving: Study
U.S News & World Report, April 26

Where International Climate Policy Has Failed, Grassroots Efforts Can Succeed: Researchers, April 27

UCSD Named to Sony Digital Media Academy Collaborative
La Jolla Patch, April 27

Study Finds Twist To The Story Of The Number Line
Red Orbit, April 26

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