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Nashaya Ross remembers walking home from Lincoln High School, thrilled that she had gotten into her top college choice: UC San Diego. But her excitement soon turned to anxiety. “I started thinking, ‘How am I going to pay for college?’” But then, she got a telephone call with good news. She would receive a Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship, a full ride to attend UC San Diego. Last week, Ross was one of 33 students who were honored by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla as part of a special reception to welcome incoming Chancellor’s Associates Scholars. Read More »


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Chancellor Shares Strategic Plan Outcomes at Town Hall

UC San Diego is embarking on an era of transformation – one that will improve our campus and increase our societal impact – thanks to the collective creation of our first-ever Strategic Plan. That was the message Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla shared at the April 24 Town Hall at the Faculty Club. Read More »

NASA Identical Twins Study

UC San Diego Researcher to Lead First-of-Its-Kind NASA Identical Twins Study

Brinda Rana, a professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, has been awarded NASA funding to study fluid flows in the brains of identical twin astronauts—one of whom will spend a year in space, while the other is left on Earth. Read More »

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UC San Diego Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Raza Resource Centro

More than 250 campus and community members gathered in Matthews Quad to celebrate the dedication of the Raza Resource Centro on April 23. The newest resource center at UC San Diego, it was developed to support the recruitment, retention and success of historically underrepresented students. Read More »

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Scripps Oceanography Laboratory Building Awarded LEED Platinum

The Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling Laboratory at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum rating by the United States Green Building Council. Read More »

Earth Week 2014

Want a Young Child to “Help” or “Be a Helper”? Word Choice Matters


SDSC Resources, Expertise Used in Genomic Analysis of 115 Year-Old Woman

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TEDxUCSD, May 10

Mito Walk and Roll 5K

2nd Annual Mito Walk and Roll 5K, May 17




Two UC San Diego Professors Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two UC San Diego faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies, which includes accomplished leaders from academe, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts. Read More »

Christopher K. Glass and Clifford P. Kubiak



Faculty and Staff Alert: New Design for Student Triton ID Cards

The Campus Card Office is alerting faculty and staff to be aware that beginning in fall 2014, incoming students will be carrying a redesigned Student Triton ID Card. In addition to serving as our students’ official photo identification card, the Triton Card provides access to campus buildings and events, lets them check out materials through the Library, allows the use of recreation facilities, serves as ID for tests and so much more. Read More »


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UC San Diego's 8th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Celebration, May 2014

Appointment of Dean Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The UCSD Office of the Registrar Final Registration Report-Spring Quarter 2014


Transfer Triton Day, Saturday, May 10, 2014

Call for Nominations for Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal

Revisions to the UC San Diego Student Conduct Code and Student Conduct Regulations



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Women’s Water Polo Wins WWPA Championship


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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


This Is Why Your Co-Workers Judge You
Time Magazine, April 23

Reading Pain in a Human Face
New York Times, April 28

#Happy? #Sad? Twitter Selfies May Reveal Our Moods
NBC, April 28

UC San Diego Autism Research Described as "Game Changer"
NBC San Diego, April 28

UCSD Conference Looks at Press in Mexico
U-T San Diego, April 29

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