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UC San Diego Celebrates Oldest Living Alumnus Walter Munk as He Turns 100


“Einstein of the Oceans” transformed how the world understands the sea

If you’ve ever checked a surf report to know how big the waves will be for a surfing session, you have Walter Munk to thank. And those calendars that predict high and low tides? They wouldn’t be possible without the research from the legendary UC San Diego oceanographer. Munk, whose commitment to bold, seafaring science is part of the fabric of UC San Diego, is being honored by the university at multiple events throughout October. Read More »


At the Front Lines of San Diego’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

In the past three months, UC San Diego Health staff have vaccinated more than 2,245 community members and 1,710 UC San Diego Health employees. They are also distributing information and hygiene kits to patients who need them. Read More »

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'Californian Shaman' High School Students Explore Plants, Medicine

As part of a science program for students called Californian Shaman, students learn about native plants, their traditional uses by the Kumeyaay tribal band and modern analytic techniques for studying plant compounds of interest. Read More »

Judith Rodin

Agents of Change: How Universities Can Transform Urban Communities

When it comes to changing the world, universities must act locally—and boldly. That is the message from Judith Rodin, former president of both The Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, who has spent her career examining how universities can be the key drivers in developing cities that foster both equity and excellence. Read More »

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UC San Diego Receives Three International CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized UC San Diego for excellence in advertising, branding and video production with three 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards. Read More »


Common Acid Reflux Medications Promote Chronic Liver Disease


UC San Diego Scientists Garner National High-Risk, High-Reward Awards

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Launch of the UC San Diego Campus Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence, Oct. 19

WOW Festival

WOW Festival, Oct. 19–22




Webinar on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence to be Offered Nov. 8

The Employment Practices Improvement Committee is pleased to present the next EPIC webinar: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: The New UC Investigation and Adjudication Procedures for Staff and Faculty, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. EPIC webinars are intended for members of the University of California community whose work deals with employment practice-related matters. The webinar will be led by Kathleen Salvaty, systemwide Title IX coordinator for the University of California; Allison Woodall, deputy general counsel in the Office of General Counsel; and Jennifer Chin, senior counsel in the Office of General Counsel. Advanced registration is required. Read More »


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Passing of Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Jeffrey B. Remmel

Hepatitis A Information and Resources

Launch of the UC San Diego Campus Plan for Inclusive Excellence


Call for Applications and Nominations - Sixth College Provost

REMINDER - Research Town Hall Meetings – Thursday, October 12, 2017

UC Travel Policy Update - New Reimbursement Rates



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UC San Diego and Triton Soccer Stadium to Host CCAA Tournaments for First Time Since 2008


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Autobiography of a Disease

By Patrick Anderson,
Departments of Communication and Ethnic Studies


For fighting cybercrime and boosting internet security, UCSD’s Stefan Savage wins a MacArthur award
Los Angeles Times, Oct. 10

This new Alzheimer’s test looks beyond a single problem gene
WIRED, Oct. 10

Blood test may find liver cancer earlier, improve survival
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 10

Scientists foresee major change in rainfall patterns across California
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 10

How smartphones hijack our minds
The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 6

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