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A new era in American exploration of the oceans will formally begin on Nov. 4 when research vessel Sally Ride begins its career, operated by UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The campus community will have a chance to tour the ship on Oct. 29 before it heads out to sea to perform a survey of biological and oceanographic conditions in the California Current. Read More »

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Birch Fellows Create Immersive Experience for New R/V Sally Ride Gallery

When UC San Diego’s new Expedition at Sea: R/V Sally Ride gallery opens Oct. 28 at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, visitors will be immersed in real-time ocean science. Read More »

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Lead Engineer for Pokémon GO Nabbed Game-building Skills at UC San Diego

Next time you see someone playing Pokémon GO, the popular mobile-phone based game, keep this in mind: Ed Wu, an engineer who graduated from UC San Diego, leads the game’s technical team. Read More »

Teaching + Learning Commons

Improving How Instructors Teach and Students Learn

It’s year two, and not only does the Teaching + Learning Commons have a full suite of programs and services in place to support UC San Diego undergraduates, graduate students and instructors—it also has a new home in Geisel Library. Read More »


Incoming Students Boost Math Skills with Summer Bridge

Students participating in the 2016 Summer Bridge program were the first to participate in a new math track, designed to prepare students for college-level math courses and assist with their time to degree. Read More »

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UC San Diego Students to Highlight Food Resources on Oct. 24

As part of University of California’s systemwide efforts to address food access and security through the Global Food Initiative, UC San Diego students are highlighting campus food resources such as the Sustainable Food Expo, Triton Food Pantry and other programs on national Food Day, Oct. 24. Read More »

UC San Diego Blue Line Launch

Migraine Sufferers Have More Nitrate-Reducing Microbes in their Mouths


UC San Diego Selected as Energy Storage North America 2016 Innovation Award Winner

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Mid-Coast Trolley Groundbreaking Celebration, October 22

Costume Contest

UC San Diego Bookstore Halloween Costume Contest, October 31



Rachel Dutton

UC San Diego Biologist Awarded Prestigious Packard Fellowship

Two UC San Diego Researchers

Two UC San Diego Researchers Elected to National Academy of Medicine




New Faculty Club Lounge Features Pizza Oven, Fall Happy Hours

A new lounge has opened at the Faculty Club featuring “Dante,” a brick oven that bakes pizza, barbecue chicken and other small plates at 600 degrees Fahrenheit. The renovated contemporary lounge is open to the entire campus community this fall quarter—no membership required—for happy hour from 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. The space includes a bar that serves craft beer and wine from local vineyards, as well as a patio that looks out over “Sun God” and the eucalyptus grove, complete with outdoor heaters and a fireplace. Learn More »


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UC San Diego Research Administration Training Program

Proposed UC Presidential Policy, Clery Policy on Crime Awareness and Campus Security

IT Services Launches New Self-Service Customer Portal


UC San Diego Office of the Registrar Final Registration Report - Fall Quarter 2016

Postdoctoral Scholar Contract Bargaining Update

Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program - Spring Quarter 2017 Proposals



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Men’s Soccer Earns Fifth Consecutive Win with Defeat of Cal State Dominguez Hills


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Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

By Nancy Caciola,
Department of History


UCSD Launches Global Climate Change Initiative
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 13

NIH Awards $2M To UCSD Neuroscientists
KPBS, Oct 14

$2.59M Mellon Grant Expands Humanities Pipeline Between UC San Diego, SDCCD
San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, Oct. 16

David Antin Dies at 84; Poet Created a New Performance Style
The New York Times, Oct. 18

UCSD, Downtown Partnership Launch First ‘Collaboratory’ Event
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 13

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