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Getting to a Zero Carbon Future


Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change by reducing global carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible is one of humanity’s most pressing challenges. The University of California San Diego has launched the Deep Decarbonization Initiative to do just that. And they plan to do so in the real world—where costs matter. Read More » Watch Video »

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UC San Diego’s Path to Carbon Neutrality

From using renewable energy to building green, the campus has long made a concerted effort towards reducing carbon emissions throughout operations, but it will take more hard work as well as individual and collective action to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025. Read More »

Chancellor’s and Revelle Medals

UC San Diego Announces Recipients of Chancellor’s and Revelle Medals

UC San Diego today announced the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal. The honorees will receive their awards during Founders Celebration, slated for Nov. 17-19. Read More »

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Students Initiate Ambitious Get Out the Vote Campaign as Nov. 8 Election Nears

Massive voter registration efforts are underway at UC San Diego, as students from the nonpartisan Student Organized Voter Access Committee (SOVAC) race to register 4,000 students by the California deadline of Oct. 24. Read More »

Signature Events

Events to Offer Inside Look at UC San Diego’s Path-breaking Projects

Join us for a series of free signature events: catch the Oct. 15 unveiling of UC San Diego Blue Line’s wrapped trolley cars; hop on board Scripps Oceanography’s R/V Sally Ride for an exclusive tour of the mighty ship on Oct. 29-30; and celebrate Founders Day on Nov. 18 with a carnival and live entertainment. Read More »


Gift to UC San Diego Library Honors Legacy of Late Holocaust Survivor, Lou Dunst


Technique May Identify Patients with Fast-Progressing Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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R/V Sally Ride

Research Vessel Sally Ride Public Tours, Oct. 29-30

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Contextual Robotics Forum, Oct. 28



Five UC San Diego Physicists

Five UC San Diego Physicists Named American Physical Society Fellows

Five physicists at the University of California San Diego have been named 2016 Fellows of the American Physical Society, a distinct honor of professional achievement from the nation’s largest society of physicists. Read More »




Student Innovators Encouraged to Enter Big Ideas Contest

Graduate and undergraduate teams who have innovative solutions to issues affecting our society and world are invited to enter the Big Ideas social innovation contest. The yearlong program is aimed at providing funding, support and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of University of California students who have creative solutions to address pressing social, environmental or economic challenges. Teams can receive up to $18,000 in funding for projects that fall within nine categories—including art and social change, food systems, energy alternatives and more. The deadline for the pre-proposal round is Nov. 16. Learn More »


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Call for Applications – EDI Award for NCFDD Faculty Success Program - Deadline 11/1/16

Mentor an Undergraduate Researcher through the UC San Diego Faculty Mentor Program

Research Vessel Sally Ride Tours for the UC San Diego Community


UC San Diego Veterans Staff Association Veteran of the Year Ceremony

2015-16 Annual Service Awards Ceremony

Understanding and Protecting the Planet (UPP) Town Hall Meeting



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Men’s Soccer Completes Massive Sweep on First Conference Road Trip


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How Big Should Our Government Be?

Co-authored by Lane Kenworthy,
Department of Sociology


The Most Mysterious Fault in California
Forbes, Oct. 9

Women’s Better Verbal Skills May Mask Early Alzheimer’s
CBS News, Oct. 5

UCSD, Community Colleges Trying to Boost Humanities
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 8

Cameras Keep Watch Over Fire-Prone Regions Across San Diego County
KPBS, Oct. 10

Donors Help UC San Diego Build Region's First Breast Milk Bank
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 7

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