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UC San Diego alumna Tanya Menendez is revolutionizing manufacturing. The online company Maker’s Row, founded in 2012 by Menendez and partner Matthew Burnett, quickly became a go-to source for the maker movement, connecting DIY artists to professional manufacturers throughout the United States. Design, materials, samples, production, packaging … Maker’s Row includes it all, giving entrepreneurs­—like Menendez herself—a safe place to start. Read More »

Support from Gary and Mary West to Launch Geriatric Emergency Department

$11.8 Million from Gary and Mary West to Launch Geriatric Emergency Department

Gary and Mary West have provided $11.8 million to create a state-of-the-art senior emergency care unit to be housed within the future Jacobs Medical Center. The facility will be the first of its kind in the region. The Wests' support will also enable a multi-year research initiative. Read More »

Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program

The Sky’s the Limit

Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship Program helps students reach their dreams

As a child in Vietnam, Huy Nguyen gazed up at the sky with wonder, captivated by space. Today, thanks to a Chancellor's Associates Scholarship, Nguyen is on his way to a career in aerospace engineering. Read More »

Planets Found Orbiting a Tiny Nearby Star

Three Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting a Tiny Nearby Star

An international team of astronomers, including UC San Diego astrophysicists, has discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting near the “habitable zone” of an ultracool dwarf star, the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star. Read More »

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Act

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Act

What can you do about climate change? The better question might be: What can we do about climate change? UC San Diego researchers show in a new study that framing the issue collectively is significantly more effective than emphasis on personal responsibility. Read More »

Sea Urchin’s Teeth Inspire New Design

From the Deep Sea to Deep Space: Sea Urchin’s Teeth Inspire New Design for Space Exploration Device

The sea urchin’s intricate mouth and teeth are the model for a claw-like device developed by a team of engineers and marine biologists at UC San Diego to sample sediments on other planets, such as Mars. Read More »

2016 Sun God Slideshow

Prestigious New Rankings Name UC San Diego 35th Best University in World


Two-Day ‘Hackathon for Startups’ Hopes to Spark Student Innovations

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Transfer Triton Day

Transfer Triton Day, May 7

Bill Keller

Helen Edison Lecture: Bill Keller on ‘The Future of Criminal Justice and Journalism,’ May 16




Share Your Ideas on Saving Energy

What can UC San Diego do to better support you in using less energy on campus? Share your suggestions on how we can save energy and become carbon neutral through the Sustainability IdeaWave campaign. All ideas are welcome whether they relate to recycling, energy conservation or efficiency, transportation, waste minimization or water conservation. Faculty, staff and students should submit ideas by May 23. After the submission deadline, you can continue to vote and comment on suggested ideas from May 24–30. Read More »


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Appointment of Professor Leslie Carver as Provost of Thurgood Marshall College

Appointment of Professor Emily Roxworthy as Provost of Earl Warren College

UC Walks on Wednesday, May 18


Reminder—Distinguished Teaching Awards Presentation

Notice of Senate Election—Voting Reminder

An Important Message About Civility at UC San Diego



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Softball Defeats Chico State, Wins CCAA Tournament Title


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Earth’s Deep History

Earth’s Deep History

By Martin J. S. Rudwick,
Department of History


These Three Earth-like Planets May Be Our Best Chance Yet at Detecting Life
Washington Post, May 2

Area’s First Geriatric ER Coming to UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 30

Scientists off Southern California Explore Why Some Fish Glow
LA Times, April 29

The Most Career-Minded Generation
The Atlantic, April 28

World-Class Science, Community Support Fuel Birch Aquarium
San Diego Newspaper Group, May 3

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