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Despite their minority status in STEM fields, women scientists at UC San Diego have overtaken men as leaders of the campus’s biggest research grants

Female scientists are pulling in the biggest research grants awarded to UC San Diego. Of the 10 largest grants awarded to researchers on the main campus this year, women serve as the leaders—or principal investigators—for eight of them. In the health sciences, which includes UC San Diego’s medical and pharmacy schools, six of this year’s top 10 grants by dollar amount are headed by women.

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UC officials

UC Officials Begin Developing Plans to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Senior officials from the UC President’s Office and UC campuses gathered at UC San Diego last week to assess the progress made thus far on setting the UC system on its path to becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Read More »

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Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week Empowers Students to Help Needy

Thousands of students at UC San Diego will participate in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, an annual program where people across the country draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Read More »

HIS Summit

Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success

University administrators, state legislators, college staff and students from across the nation, including academic leaders from UC San Diego, gathered to discuss improving educational opportunity for underrepresented students at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference. Read More »

Native American Heritage Month Celebration

UC San Diego’s Celebration of Native American Heritage Month Underway

Throughout November, UC San Diego is honoring the history, culture and achievements of Native American peoples and tribes with various Native American Heritage month events. Planned activities include everything from art exhibits and documentary screenings to a lecture by U.S. Gold medal Olympian Billy Mills. Read More »

San Diego Chamber of Commerce event

UC San Diego Honored for Cross-Border Commitment

For leadership that fosters opportunity and cross-cultural collaboration, the University of California San Diego has received the Cross-Border Collaboration Award from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read More »

Anna Sew Hoy

Anna Sew Hoy Selected as Inaugural Artist in Residence at UC San Diego

Artist Anna Sew Hoy has been named the inaugural Martha Longenecker Roth Distinguished Artist in Residence by the UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts. A renowned artist, Sew Hoy will both practice her craft as well as mentor and instruct UC San Diego students. Read More »


How Chronic Inflammation Tips the Balance of Immune Cells to Promote Liver Cancer


Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections

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International Education Week Kickoff and Flag Parade, Nov. 13

Dr. Irwin Jacobs

A Conversation with Dr. Irwin Jacobs on the Beginnings of a Great University, Nov. 15




Seeking Staff Applications for UC Management Skills Assessment Program

Staff members are invited to take part in the University of California Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP), which will take place April 23-26, 2018 at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. The professional development program is designed to strengthen the engagement and preparation of UC supervisors, managers and professionals. The program, coordinated by Staff Education and Development, supports upward mobility by offering a unique assessment center experience for early career managers and professionals. Applications are due by Dec. 22. Read More »


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13th Annual International Education Week (IEW) Celebration

Notice of Senate Election – Voting Open


Campus Comment Period for Policy on Major Events on Campus

Faculty and Staff Supporting Students



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women's soccer

Women’s Soccer Defeats Sonoma State, Earns Third Consecutive CCAA Tournament Title


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press clips


Essentials of Glycobiology

Edited by Ajit Varki and Jeffrey Esko,
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine


The crazy-ambitious effort to catalogue every microbe on Earth
Wired, Nov. 1

Astronaut Jessica Meir, on the horizon where space and ocean science meet
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 6

New alert cameras offer critical fire watch tool: SDG&E
KNSD-TV, Nov. 7

'Bionic' UC San Diego explorer Albert Lin returns to the jungles
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 3

UC San Diego students join annual U.N. Climate meeting
KPBS, Nov. 6

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