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Renaming of IR/PS


UC San Diego today announced that its globally recognized School of International Relations and Pacific Studies will be renamed to become the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, effective July 1. The new name reflects the increasingly broadened scope of the school’s research impact worldwide. Read More »

McNair Program

Diverse Undergraduates Discover Pathway to Ph.D. through McNair Program

Led by UC San Diego Academic Enrichment Programs, this year the McNair Program celebrated its 100th undergraduate alumni to go on to receive a doctoral degree—one of the first in the nation to reach the milestone. Read More »

Sun God Festival 2015

Sun God Festival Draws Thousands for Weekend of Music Performances and Carnival Rides

UC San Diego’s 33rd annual Sun God Festival, this year themed the “Greatest Festival on Earth,” was part musical rendezvous and part lively carnival. Read More »  View Slideshow »

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Social Sciences Supper Club

Three Deans, One Alum Take a Look at Women’s Leadership in Higher Education

The April 29 Social Sciences Supper Club featured a wide-ranging conversation about gender disparities in the American academic workforce, as well as some personal solutions to overcoming them. Read More »

Grad Research Day

Graduate Students Show State Legislators Importance of Supporting Next Generation of Big Ideas

University of California graduate students and deans traveled to Sacramento April 28 to deliver the message to lawmakers that graduate student research is central to the future of UC and the nation. Read More »

Transfer Triton Day 2015
Dolores Huerta

Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta Serves as Keynote Speaker at Campus Awards Ceremony

Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers (UFW) co-founder and prolific labor leader and civil rights activist, served as the featured speaker at UC San Diego’s first annual Community Engagement and Service Learning Awards Ceremony April 29. The event, which took place at Great Hall, recognized individuals whose contributions have strengthened communities through academia, service and leadership. Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for the rights of workers, immigrants and women, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Photos by Alan Decker


Honoring Native American Culture and History

The 5th annual Powwow was held on the UC San Diego campus over the weekend. Hosted by the Native American Student Alliance, the Powwow unites tribal members in celebration of the connections to traditions and spirituality, to the Earth and to one another in a social, personal and spiritual meeting. Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, along with Vice Chancellor – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Becky Petitt and Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Juan González, attended the gathering to show support and to strengthen ties between the university and the Native American community. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications  View Slideshow »


Molecular Homing Beacon Redirects Human Antibodies to Fight Pathogenic Bacteria


Carillon Chimes at UC San Diego’s Iconic Geisel Library Make Telematic Debut at La Jolla Symphony

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CARTA Public Symposium

CARTA Public Symposium, Human-Climate Interactions and Evolution: Past and Future, May 15

Cross Cultural Center’s 20th Anniversary

Cross Cultural Center’s 20th Anniversary, May 23



UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award

UC San Diego Physicist to Receive Gothenburg Lise Meitner Award




Events to be Held Throughout May to Recognize Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

The campus and local community are invited to join in UC San Diego's 9th annual Asian & Pacific-Islander American Heritage Celebration. Events will be held throughout May to recognize Asian and Pacific-Islander culture, traditions and history. This year’s celebration will focus on the theme “The Stories We Tell” and will include lectures, film screenings, workshops and other social events in honor of Asian and Pacific-Islander experiences and identities. Read More »


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campus notices


Formal Review/Employee Comment - Presidential Policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence

Director Search for the Center of Energy Research (CER)

Revised Academic Personnel Manual 190, Appendix A, Whistleblower Policy and Whistleblower Protection Policy


Cloud-Based Skype and OneDrive for Business Available for Faculty and Staff

Proposed Revisions to Policy and Procedure Manual 230-20, Appointment of Academic Personnel, and Policy and Procedure Manual 230-28, Academic Advancements and Reappointments; and Proposed Rescission of PPM 230-41, Academic Off-Scale Salaries



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Men’s Track and Field Claim Conference Title for First Time, Women Third at CCAA Championships


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Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor

Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of Outsourced Labor

By Kalindi Vora,
Department of Ethnic Studies


UCSD Graduate New Blue Angels Commander
San Diego 6, May 5

UC San Diego Hosts Workshop to Figure Out What ‘The Blob’ Is in North Pacific Ocean
NBC 7, May 6

Liang, UCSD Team Tuned Into the Power of Paintings
U-T San Diego, May 4

UC San Diego Launches Minor in Entrepreneurship
San Diego Daily Transcript, May 4

UCSD Group Prepares for Rocket Test Launch
ABC San Diego, April 30

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