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Raise your consciousness and seek every day to do something to better the life of someone around you and, in that, your life will become richer, happier and more fulfilled. These words of advice were delivered to about 6,000 new freshmen and transfer students from alumna Dr. Coleen S. Sabatini at UC San Diego’s Convocation on Sept. 21. The ceremony marks the official entrance to the campus community for new students. Read More »


Welcome Week

UC San Diego Welcomes New and Returning Students for Start of Fall Quarter

Sixth College freshman Breanna Allen is a San Diego native who is the first in her family to attend college. Over the summer, Allen prepared for the start of fall quarter at UC San Diego by taking part in the Triton Community Leadership Institute, a three-day residential program geared toward incoming first-generation college students that helps them navigate the university prior to the beginning of the school year. Read More »


Making Dreams a Reality

The first day of college could feel a little daunting, but at a welcome reception for the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associates Scholars, the mood was pure joy and celebration—complete with selfies with Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. Read More »


Arthur Wagner, Founding Chair of UC San Diego Theatre and Dance, Dies

Arthur Wagner, founding chair of the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance and philanthropist of the arts, has died. He was 92. Read More »


Uncovering the Secrets of the Adolescent Brain

A cross-disciplinary team of University of California, San Diego social and medical scientists will lead an ambitious, longitudinal national study to probe the mysteries of the adolescent brain. Read More »


SENTRI: Ensuring Security, Efficiency and Innovation at the Border

As a strong contributor to our community and regional economy, UC San Diego plays a key role in working with our partners to improve border innovation and crossing efficiency. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SENTRI program to ease border congestion, an event featuring keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was held on campus. View Slideshow »


Grad Students Practice the Art and Science of Communication

For Matt Leslie, a doctoral student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, science communication is a passion. Leslie was one of 30 graduate students to participate in Inspiring Research: Creative Strategies for Communication. The pilot workshop was developed as part of Gradvantage, a new initiative that aims to prepare UC San Diego graduate students for careers outside of academia. Read More »


Region’s Indigenous Cultures Commemorated at UC San Diego Native American Celebrations

UC San Diego’s 10th annual California Native American Day celebration kicked off Friday with an opening ceremony featuring a blessing, traditional bird singing and creation story workshop. Other upcoming events include an undergraduate research symposium, a Native American film festival, a powwow and more throughout the 2015-16 academic year. Read More »


UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute Gears Up for Maker Faire San Diego


San Diego Supercomputer Center Upgrades Cloud Computing Storage Services

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Carrie Mae Weems, Color: Real and Imagined, Oct 12


Family Weekend, Oct 16-18




UC San Diego American Council on Education Fellow Selected

Michelle Madsen Camacho has been chosen as a fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program at UC San Diego for the 2015-16 academic year. The yearlong program helps ensure that future higher education leaders are ready to take on real-world challenges and serve the capacity-building needs of their institutions. Participants are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture, policies and decision-making processes of another institution. Camacho formerly held two postdoctoral fellowships at UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and Department of ethnic studies. She is currently a professor of sociology at the University of San Diego. Read More »


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Celebration of Life for Professor, Founding Chair, and Benefactor of the Department of Theatre and Dance, Arthur Wagner

New Integrated Information Technology (IT) Organization


The Great California ShakeOut – October 15

Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program (FISP) - Fellowships for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars for the 2015-16 Academic Year


Fraudulent E-mail Attempt

Holiday Schedule - December 24, 2015 to January 3, 2016


CONSTRUCTION ALERT – SANDAG Mid-Coast Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project



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Women’s Soccer Earns Critical 1-0 Triumph Over Cal State Stanislaus


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Modernity's Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

By Roshanak Kheshti
Department of Ethnic Studies


Does Mindfulness Make for a Better Athlete?
New York Times, Sept 30

Walls Are Not the Solution (Opinion Piece)
CNN, Sept 29

What This Robotic Baby Can Teach Us about How Infants Communicate
Huffington Post, Sept 25

This is Why Paul Krugman is Wrong About the Federal Reserve (Opinion Piece)
Washington Post, Sept 30

San Diego Teams Up with UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept 25

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