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UC San Diego Health System Reaches New Heights with ‘Topping Out’ of Jacobs Medical Center

Today, UC San Diego celebrates the “topping out” of UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, a new state-of-the-art facility that will transform health care in California. Slated for completion in 2016, Jacobs Medical Center, a technology-rich, 10-story facility, is currently the largest hospital project in Southern California, and one that is destined to change the face of health care in San Diego. The $839 million facility is part of a multi-billion dollar university investment in the future of health care for the region. Read More »

Margaret Leinen

This is the third of a three-part series introducing our new incoming vice chancellor and deans

New Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences Creates Vision for Scripps Institution of Oceanography

On Oct. 1, UC San Diego welcomed Margaret Leinen as vice chancellor for Marine Sciences, director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and dean of the School of Marine Sciences. Leinen is a highly distinguished, award-winning oceanographer and an accomplished executive. Read More »


From Twitter to Town Square, Campus to Celebrate Tritons United at Founders’ Day Celebration

Taking place Nov. 14-16, Founders’ Celebration recognizes all Tritons—those on campus, in the local community and around the world; undergraduate and graduate students; physicians, staff and faculty; alumni and friends—and their collective achievements. Read More »


Chancellor’s Message to High School Students: A UC Education is Affordable

Every qualified student who wants to go to college can and should go, regardless of family income. That was the message conveyed by UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla to hundreds of high school students Thursday. Khosla visited two local high schools—Clairemont and Mission Bay—as part of Achieve UC. Read More »


Four Staff Members Recognized for 40 Years of Service as part of Awards Ceremony

Collectively contributing more than 16.8 million hours to UC San Diego, nearly 500 staff members were recognized for their outstanding service and dedication at the 46th Annual Service Awards held Oct. 14 in the Price Center West ballroom. Acknowledgement and awards were given to those who had reached 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year milestones in their careers. Read More »


Prospective Transfer Students Learn About Pathways to UC San Diego at Series of Outreach Events

Hillary Fitzmaurice, currently a student at Fullerton College in Orange County, hopes to study linguistics at UC San Diego. “I plan on applying for next fall and am very excited about the opportunities available for research,” she said. Fitzmaurice was one of the 160 prospective transfer students who attended the campus’s “Transfer Friday” event Oct. 11. The event was the first of three scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic school year. Read More »


Study Identifies Safe Delivery System for Tricky Yet Potent Anti-Cancer Cancer Compound


San Diego Supercomputer Center, Indiana University, University of Texas to Build Science Gateway Service Platform

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Herb York Memorial Lecture

Arati Prabhakar, Director, DARPA - Herb York Memorial Lecture, Oct. 30

Our Energy Future Public Lecture

Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series - Energy, Water, and Food, Oct. 24




Alumnus J. Craig Venter to Speak at UC San Diego to Mark Release of Latest Book


Two UC San Diego Researchers Elected to Institute of Medicine




Transportation Services Transitions – Town Hall to be held Nov. 6

Transportation Services will hold the last of three Town Halls on Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Eleanor Roosevelt College’s The Great Hall. The Town Hall will feature panelists representing Auxiliary Business Services, Transportation Services, Physical and Community Planning, Commute Solutions and undergraduate students. Read More »


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campus notices


BigData@UCSD Workshop November 25, 2013 Qualcomm Institute

Office of Research Affairs Newsletter

A Note from UC President Janet Napolitano


2013-14 Representative Assembly Meetings

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Periods

Government Re-Opening – Guidance and Updates for Research Community



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UC San Diego Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Inaugural Class


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Achieving Equity for Latino Students

Achieving Equity for Latino Students: Expanding the Pathway to Higher Education Through Public Policy

By Frances Contreras
Department of Education Studies


Chancellor: Cost Shouldn’t Deter Students
U-T San Diego, Oct. 17

Using Music to Close the Academic Gap
The Atlantic, Oct. 9

Yes, It Is Rocket Science
U-T San Diego, Oct. 19

Life Sciences Visionary J. Craig Venter at UCSD
U-T San Diego, Oct. 15

The Talent Providers
Our City, Sept.-Oct., 2013

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