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Campus Rolls Out Red Carpet for Founders’ Celebration

UC San Diego is putting the finishing touches on preparations for its 2013 Founders’ Celebration, which kicks off today. For Founders’ Day alone, this includes bringing in more than 1,000 bags of popcorn, 300 feet of extension cords, 30 pounds of Atlantic City salt water taffy, 124 square feet of artificial turf and 375 chairs—just to name a few of the items on the setup list. The result: a transformation of the heart of campus into a festival reminiscent of the time when UC San Diego was officially established, that is, San Diego in the 1960s. Read More »

Letter from the chancellor

UC San Diego Shake Table, Robot Win Best of What's New Award from Popular Science

The biggest outdoor shake table in the world and a robot designed to move along utility lines have received Best of What’s New awards from Popular Science, the world’s largest science and technology magazine. The two projects are featured in the magazine’s December issue, now on newsstands. Read More »

UC San Diego a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

UC San Diego a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

The U.S. Department of State recently released its list of colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright students for 2013-2014, and UC San Diego is one of them. The campus had 24 applicants for the program, of which 12 students and recent graduates were selected—the highest number on record for the university. Read More »

Government Assistance Drives Use in Next Generation

Parents’ Use of Government Assistance Drives Use in Next Generation

Does the use of government assistance by parents make their children more likely to use welfare, too? Yes, suggests research coauthored by University of California, San Diego economist Gordon Dahl. The question has been a difficult one and has fueled policy debates for decades. Read More »

College-Ready Conference Reaches out to African American Students

College-Ready Conference Reaches out to African American Students

For fourth graders and high school seniors alike, now is the time to be thinking about college. That was the message of ‘Dare to Dream College: The African American Experience,’ held Nov. 2 on the UC San Diego campus. Read More »

Faculty Club Turns 25

Faculty Club Turns 25

The UC San Diego Faculty Club means many things to many people. A home away from home, comfort food and familiar faces draw regulars for weekday lunch buffets. As a central meeting place on campus, the club builds a sense of fellowship among faculty and staff, alumni and community members. Permanently established as a campus forum in 1988, the Faculty Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a special celebration. Read More »


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Single-Cell Genome Sequencing Gets Better

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Founders’ Symposium

Founders’ Symposium, Nov. 14

Founders’ Day

Founders’ Day, Nov. 15




Campus Community Reaches Out to Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

Students in the Kaibigang Pilipin@ student organization have joined together to help victims of the Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines. Yesterday, Kaibigang Pilipin@ (KP) org members tabled on Library Walk to collect donations that included canned food and clothing. In addition, the students placed a donation bin in the Cross Cultural Center to collect items such as wound care materials, mosquito repellent and infant formula. Read More »


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Founders' Celebration 2013

Faculty Research Lectures

Proposed Revisions to Systemwide Academic Personnel Policies


Excellence in Stewardship Awards

Invitation to Join the Education Initiative

Campus Lighting Concerns



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Men’s Soccer Returns to NCAA Championship for First Time Since 2003


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How Race Is Made in America

How Race Is Made in America: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Historical Power of Racial Scripts

By Natalia Molina
Department of History


New Science Center at UCSD Feted
U-T San Diego, Nov. 10

UC San Diego Students Hold Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Victims
10 News, Nov. 10

Unlocking Brain’s Mysteries
U-T San Diego, Nov. 11

Stem Cell Agency Reaching Patients
U-T San Diego, Nov. 10

Veterans Resource Center Dedicated at UCSD
U-T San Diego, Nov. 7

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