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In a two-day summit at UC San Diego, the University of California resolves to be a beacon for carbon neutrality

University of California climate experts announced 10 scalable solutions for moving the world towards carbon neutrality at a summit held at UC San Diego that brought the state’s top climate researchers and policymakers into the same room. Read More »


Using Filmmaking to Teach Students the Science Behind Natural Disasters

Forget notebooks, pencils and erasers. For a class at the Elementary Institute of Science, students need a large geological map, aluminum foil, a seismometer app, whipped cream, pie tins and a first-aid kit. The students will use the materials to make a disaster movie based on real science. The class is a joint effort with UC San Diego to provide STEM education to underserved students in the community. Read More »


Who’s the ‘Enviest’ of Them All?

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall – who’s the fairest of them all?” New research doesn’t have an answer to that. But it does show that what and how much we envy depends, at least in part, on how old we are. Older people are less envious than younger people. It also appears that both men and women are more likely to envy someone who is approximately their own age. Read More »

Halloween 2015

New University Center of Exemplary Mentoring Launches

Eleven incoming students in the Jacobs School of Engineering and Division of Physical Sciences have been awarded fellowships as part of the new University Center for Exemplary Mentoring, launched by UC San Diego with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Each student will receive $40,000 over four years and participate in professional development activities designed to prepare students for a career in academia. Read More »


Education at Top of Agenda at Mexico Moving Forward Symposium

Education reform was a key focus of this year’s Mexico Moving Forward symposium, organized by UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. The two-day event brought a packed house of academic, political and civil-society leaders to campus Oct. 29 – 30 for talks in part addressing a series of reforms the Mexican government adopted in the last three years. Read More »


UC San Diego Visual Arts Partners with Museum of Contemporary Art to Host International Artists

For more than two decades, the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) have joined forces as leaders in local contemporary art to present the Russell Lecture Series, a program established by the late arts patron and philanthropist Elizabeth 'Betty' W. Russell. Read More »

Halloween 2015

NSF Funds ‘Big Data’ Innovation Hub for the Western U.S.


California’s Fish Populations are Declining

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Founders Symposium, Nov. 12


Founders Day, Nov. 13




Colleges Rock Hunger Food Drive Happening Now

Colleges Rock Hunger is UC San Diego’s annual food drive for the holiday season to help provide nourishment to San Diego families in need. This year, the food drive also benefits the UC San Diego Food Pantry, a resource for students who are food insecure. From now through Nov. 15, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items in the red bins located across campus or make a monetary donation online. Read More »


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Appointment of Professor Emeritus Joel Dimsdale as the First UC San Diego Faculty Retirement Liaison

Join the Campus Community for Founders Celebration 2015


CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Graduate and Professional Student Housing Project and Early Childhood Education Center

New “Open-Flow Innovation” Process Speeds Creation of Campus Start-Ups


Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Highlights for 2016





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Women’s Volleyball Earns Sixth Straight Win


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Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness

By Janis H. Jenkins,
Department of Anthropology


Developing the Robot of the Future
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 31

10 Best Colleges for Beach Lovers
TIME, Nov. 3

Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family
The New York Times, Nov. 4

Why it is So Hard to Get an Earthquake Warning System
The Washington Post, Nov. 2

ResMed Gives UCSD $5 Million for Sleep Research
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 30

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