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Cybercrime Fighter Wins Genius Award


Stefan Savage awarded $625,000 from MacArthur Foundation for unorthodox approach to cybersecurity

UC San Diego computer science professor Stefan Savage and his students and collaborators have hacked into cars remotely to point out security vulnerabilities. They’ve tracked the financial transactions responsible for funding email spam campaigns and botnets around the world. And they’ve found ways to pinpoint the source of attacks that cripple the internet and large websites such as Amazon and Facebook. Savage has now been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Better known as the “genius” award, the prestigious fellowship awards a total of $625,000 to each recipient over five years.

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Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla

Letter from the Chancellor: The Transformation of UC San Diego

UC San Diego is transforming physically and intellectually. Look around and you’ll see new buildings rising, columns readying to support the UC San Diego Blue Line trolley, and the Gilman Bridge stretching across Interstate 5. UC San Diego is literally evolving before our eyes and will look very different in five years. Read More »

John Lithgow

John Lithgow: An Actor’s Lessons

Being an actor is hard. It is fraught with rejection, failure, insecurity and envy. Just ask John Lithgow. “It is a profession that is very hard on your ego,” he told a group of UC San Diego master of fine arts in acting students during a visit to the campus last week. In the evening, Lithgow regaled an audience of nearly 700 about the ins and outs of his eclectic career. Read More »

Without Walls Festival

Without Walls Festival to Showcase UC San Diego Talent

The La Jolla Playhouse’s third Without Walls (WOW) Festival takes over San Diego Oct. 19-22, and UC San Diego students, alumni and faculty once again take center stage in a series of site-specific, innovative productions. Read More »

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UC San Diego Catalyzes Formation of Regional Group to Promote Innovative Technologies

UC San Diego is playing a key role in bringing together the region’s premier research institutions with other innovation-related organizations to form the San Diego Innovation Council. Read More »

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Town Halls Shed Light on Federal Changes Affecting Researchers

At three recent town halls, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of Government Research Relations engaged in frank discussions with faculty and listened to their concerns about regulations and other problems affecting their ability to secure research funding. Read More »

Cristina Della Coletta

UC San Diego Strength in Humanities Leads to Inclusion in Prestigious Research Consortium

UC San Diego has joined the American Council of Learned Societies Research University Consortium, a prestigious academic leadership group in the humanities. There are currently 35 additional top universities in the consortium. Read More »


Germs Are Your Friends, Top UC San Diego Scientist Shares the Dirt


Strauss Family Gives UC San Diego $1 Million to Help Develop a Cancer Vaccine

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10th Annual Family Weekend

10th Annual Family Weekend, Oct. 20-22

Changemaker Day

Changemaker Day, Oct. 25




UC Work Group to Be Formed to Evaluate Long-Term Sustainability of Retiree Health Benefits

UC has a longstanding commitment to providing high quality health care benefits for its faculty, staff and retirees. However, current and projected cost increases of UC’s health benefits for retirees are greater than inflation and growing faster than the university’s budget. In the face of continually rising health care costs, UC must evaluate options to ensure the long-term financial viability of the retiree health benefits program and manage costs. In early 2018, the UC Office of the President will convene an advisory work group to explore potential strategies and develop options for UC leaders to consider. Read More »


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Earthquake Preparedness/The Great California ShakeOut - October 19, 2017

UC San Diego Veterans Staff Association Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony

Final Systemwide Review for Clery Act Policy on Crime Awareness and Campus Security


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

Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program - Spring Quarter 2018 Proposals



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Women’s Volleyball Defeats Cal Poly Pomona, Ties for First Place in CCAA


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Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

By Gary Fields,
Department of Communication


Ultra-personal therapy: gene tumor boards guide cancer care
New York Times, Oct. 18

Famed oceanographer to have part of La Jolla Shores boardwalk named in his honor
KPBS, Oct. 17

Making sandals from the sea: biochemists fashion algae-based flip-flops
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 11

In early study, rare tumors respond to precision therapy
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 16

UCSD tool could help predict next big fire
KGTV-TV, Oct. 12

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