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Drought and overpopulation helped destroy the Assyrian Empire, a new study says. Researchers see parallels with modern Syria and Iraq, and caution that other regions may also face climate stresses. Adam Schneider of UC San Diego and Selim Adalı of Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, have just published evidence for their novel claim. Read More »

Letter from the chancellor
Veteran's Day Coverage 2014

UC San Diego Veterans Honored For Going Beyond the Call of Duty

Coming from a long line of veterans, John Cerda wanted to do his part to defend the country that had provided so much for his family. A UC San Diego alumnus and staff member, he served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army as a communications technician. Cerda was honored Nov. 6 as UC San Diego Veteran of the Year for going above and beyond his career duties to serve veterans on campus and in the community. Read More »

Achieve UC Event

Local High School Students Encouraged to Achieve UC

At Castle Park High School on Friday, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Juan González shared with students his own experience with applying to college and working to succeed as an undergraduate. A first-generation college student, González visited the Chula Vista school as part of Achieve UC, an initiative to help students understand that a college education is attainable and affordable. Read More »

Founders Celebration 2014

Part Living History, Part Community Festival, Founders Celebration Hits Campus Nov. 13-15

In just 54 years, UC San Diego has transformed into one of the world’s top public research universities. As part of Founders Celebration, UC San Diego’s fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth chancellors will come together—for the first time—to reflect upon the opportunities and challenges that have shaped the campus. Read More »

Dilip Jeste

UC San Diego to Host Its First National Think Tank on Aging Issues Nov. 14-16

As we get older, almost every aspect of life conjures new and pressing questions: Where will older Americans live? How will technology change their lives? What social roles will they play? Those are just some of the questions to be addressed by experts from across the country as they gather at UC San Diego’s first national think tank on aging issues Nov. 14-16. Read More »

47th Annual Service Awards

Annual Service Awards Honor Staff Commitment and Dedication

There are more than 16,000 staff members who serve UC San Diego each day, offering invaluable resources and technical expertise to students and faculty and ensuring smooth operations across campus. More than 500 of those staff members were recognized at the 47th Annual Service Awards held Oct. 29 in the Price Center West Ballroom. Read More »


Multiple Models Reveal New Genetic Links in Autism


Wireless Center at UC San Diego Organizes Forum on Future of 5G

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A Conversation with Our Chancellors

Through Their Eyes: A Conversation with Our Chancellors, Nov. 14

Founders Day

Founders Day, Nov. 14




Richard Rosenblatt, Renowned Scripps Oceanography Ichthyologist, Dies

Richard H. Rosenblatt, a world-renowned ichthyologist and professor associated with Scripps Institution of Oceanography since 1958, died at his home in San Diego Oct. 30. He was 83 years old. Read More »

Richard Rosenblatt



Volunteer Night at the San Diego Food Bank

Join your UC San Diego colleagues at the San Diego Food Bank every second Thursday of the month to help package fresh produce, sort food donations and assemble food packages for those who are hungry in our community. The Food Bank serves an average of 320,000 individuals per month in San Diego County who live below the poverty level and face food insecurity. The organization partners with soup kitchens, shelters, churches, schools and senior and disabled living facilities as well as distributes food directly to those in need. The next opportunity to volunteer is Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. Read More »


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November 18, 2014 Representative Assembly Meeting

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) Faculty Success Program Sponsorships


Reminder – Nominations Due by 11/15/14: Eleanor Roosevelt College Provost Search

Excellence in Stewardship Award Call for Nominations



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Men’s Soccer Selected to the NCAA Championship for Second Successive Season


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Party Ballots, Reform, and the Transformation of America’s Electoral System

Party Ballots, Reform, and the Transformation of America’s Electoral System

Co-authored by Samuel Kernell
Department of Political Science


The Ultimate, Wearable ‘Selfie’ Drone
Fox News, Nov. 4

How Drones and GoPro Cameras Are Helping Recover Lost WWII Planes
Washington Post, Nov. 7

Google Study Finds Email Scams Are More Effective Than You'd Expect
Huffington Post, Nov. 7

Listen to a Glacier, Forecast a Flood
Scientific American, Nov. 12

UCSD Aims to Send Rocket Into Space
U-T San Diego, Nov. 6

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