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Who’s Afraid of Free Speech?


What is “free speech” and is it at risk on college campuses? Are raucous and violent demonstrations that disrupt or shut down campus speakers and events a legitimate form of “counter-speech” or a chilling attempt to silence open debate and the free exchange of ideas? Speaking Nov. 8 to a full house—many of them students—in UC San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom, Seton Hall Law Professor Thomas Healy addressed these and related questions in his talk, “Who’s Afraid of Free Speech.” Read More »

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NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps for Campus Visit

Jessica Meir is one of a few scientists and UC San Diego alumni who also hold the prestigious title of NASA astronaut. Last week, she returned to her alma mater to serve as keynote speaker for Blue Tech Week and engage with Scripps students. More »

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Wildfire Watch

Last week, San Diego Gas & Electric announced a major upgrade to a network that monitors San Diego’s back country for wildfires. As part of a partnership with UC San Diego, 15 high-definition cameras were installed to offer a live-streaming view of San Diego’s most fire-prone areas. Read More »

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Teaming up with the Padres on STEM

Earlier this month, UC San Diego Health and San Diego Padres staff held a STEM career day at Petco Park for about 90 students at e3 Civic High, a unique charter school located in the San Diego Central Library. Many of the scholars are from historically underserved communities and backgrounds. Read More »

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Happy Founders Day UC San Diego!

UC San Diego's Founders events offer an opportunity to celebrate our risk-takers, trendsetters and changemakers who continue to push boundaries and challenge expectations. Innovative faculty and graduate students will present their research to donors and invited guests on Thursday evening, Nov. 16, at the Founders Symposium. Read More »


UC San Diego Launches Institute to Address Ethics of Today’s Innovation

To help close the gap between the pace of innovation and society’s ability to deal with these advances responsibly, UC San Diego has launched the Institute for Practical Ethics. Its mission is to develop and promote cross-disciplinary research on ethical issues facing the public, with special emphasis on fostering deliberation amongst ethicists, scientists and policymakers. Read More »


A New Strategy for Prevention of Liver Cancer Development


Speedy Collision Detector Could Make Robots Better Human Assistants

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Hullabaloo, Nov. 17

Annual Turkey Calling Show

Annual Turkey Calling Show, Nov. 22




Seeking Host Families for Thanksgiving Holiday Exchange Program

Students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the Thanksgiving Holiday Exchange Program, organized by the International Students and Programs Office. Volunteering host families invite two international UC San Diego students into their homes for a Thanksgiving meal and share how the holiday is celebrated in their family. This program is a wonderful opportunity for both international students and host family members to learn more about each other’s culture and foster new friendships. The deadline to join the program as a host family is Friday, November 17th. Read More »


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Notice of Senate Election – Voting Open

Annual Campus Lighting Review Walks


Myers Drive & Rupertus Lane Closures: November 17th

Temporary Closure of Miramar Street (Entry to Mesa Housing Community from Regents Road)



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Women’s Soccer Returns to West Region Finals; Head Coach Brian McManus Earns 500th Career Win


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press clips


The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East

By Michael Provence,
Department of History


Global carbon pollution rises after 3 straight flat years
New York Times, Nov. 13

Heart failure tied to meth use rising among veterans, study finds
CNN, Nov. 14

New study: When it comes to financial aid, UC is the most generous of top public universities
Los Angeles Times, Nov. 14

California earthquake early warning system still years away
KFMB, Nov. 10

Helping small grocers make a big health impact
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 10

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