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UC San Diego Undergraduates Organize First TEDxUCSD

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” a team of UC San Diego undergraduate students has organized the first TEDxUCSD. Slated for Saturday, May 11 at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall in San Diego, the event brings together 18 prominent thinkers and doers from across disciplines—about half of whom are associated with UC San Diego—to engage and inspire the campus and local community. Read More »

Brain Research at UCSD

Brain Research at UC San Diego Brings Excitement to Celebration of Former Engineering Dean

Within days of each other, Robert W. Conn recently made two trips to Washington, D.C. to meet President Barack Obama at the White House. The dean emeritus of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, Conn is president of The Kavli Foundation. Read More »

Saura Naderi's Award-Winning Week

Saura Naderi's Award-Winning Week

It was shaping up to be just another typical week for UC San Diego’s Saura Naderi: She’d prepped robotics kits for her engineering classes, given advice to an engineering undergraduate about what servos she should buy for her senior design project and met with members of the National Society of Black Engineers junior chapter for San Diego to review the chapter’s bylaws. Read More »

Plant Protein Discoveries

New Plant Protein Discoveries Could Ease Global Food and Fuel Demands

New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests, increase salt and drought tolerance, control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for increasing the supply of food and energy for our rapidly growing global population. Read More »

UCSD 3rd Annual Powwow

UC San Diego to Host Traditional Powwow Celebration May 4-5

UC San Diego will celebrate its 3rd annual Powwow May 4-5 on the campus’s Warren Field. The festival is open to the public and will feature a number of attractions including Native American arts and crafts, food, dancing and singing. Read More »

UCSD Earth Week 2013 Slideshow

2013 Earth Week Celebration

Students, staff and faculty at the University of California, San Diego paid homage to Mother Earth during the university’s annual Earth Week celebration. View Slideshow »


UC San Diego Named 15th Best Research University in the World for Scientific Impact


Longer Days Bring ‘Winter Blues’—For Rats, Not Humans

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Robert Price

Business Leader, Author Robert E. Price Shares Legacy of Price Club Founder, Sol Price, May 6

The Good Life Event

The Good Life Festival, May 2




Three UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences


American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Three UC San Diego Professors




Sustainability Town Hall to be Held May 7

UC San Diego students, staff and faculty are invited to attend a Sustainability Town Hall on Tuesday, May 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Cymer Conference Room in the Structural and Materials Engineering Building. This is an important opportunity for members of the campus community to learn more about and participate in the assessment of past and future UC San Diego sustainability efforts. The event is open to the public. For more information, please contact Kristin Kielich, the Sustainability Program manager at
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2012-13 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Recipients

UC San Diego’s 7th Annual Asian and Pacific Islander American Celebration, May 2013


UC San Diego Office of the Registrar Final Registration Report - Spring Quarter 2013

Collection of Campus Diversity Initiative Information




UC San Diego Women’s Water Polo Team Wins Western
Water Polo Association Championship Title for
Second Time


UC San Diego Softball Team Takes Second Seed in League Tournament


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Stephan Haggard

Witness to Transformation: Refugee Insights into North Korea

Coauthored by Stephan Haggard
School of International Relations and Pacific Studies


Universities Getting the Most Government Money
Yahoo Finance, April 29

Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Set to Pass 400 ppm Milestone
The Guardian (U.K.), April 29

UCSD Seeking Big Part in Brain Research Project Area Angling for Role in Brain Project
U-T San Diego, April 28

UCSD Offers New Opportunities for Local Students
U-T San Diego, April 26

UCSD to Explore Future of Starships
U-T San Diego, April 28

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