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Mahatma Gandhi had a saying that he used to mobilize millions of poor people in India to gain independence: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” James Fowler, professor of political science and medical genetics at UC San Diego, told thousands of new freshmen and transfer students gathered at Welcome Convocation Tuesday that they should have a slightly different mantra: “Be the change you wish to see in your network." Read More »

UCSD Convocation Slide Show

Welcome Week

Academic Year Begins for UC San Diego Students with New Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

Approximately 31,000 UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students are coming back to school Oct. 2 to begin fall quarter. The class includes an estimated 4,900 incoming freshmen and 2,400 new transfer students. Read More »

Letter from the chancellor
UCSD founders day 2014

Celebrating the Past and Future

Learn the inside story of UC San Diego’s history from four chancellors, listen to TED talks by extraordinary faculty and enjoy a festival in the center of campus. It’s all happening Nov. 13 to 14 at Founders Celebration—a two-day event jam-packed with food, music, exciting research and historical intrigue—in recognition of the curiosity and passion that have allowed our campus to transform the world. Read More »

Hooked on Learning

Hooked on Learning

“Learning How to Learn,” the most popular massive open online course (or MOOC) offered by UC San Diego to date, is starting again Oct. 3. Based on research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, the free four-week class presents practical tips that can be put to use by learners of all stripes, including UC San Diego students and faculty. Read More »

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Four UC San Diego Teams Win NIH Grants from Obama’s BRAIN Initiative


UC San Diego to Host Contextual Robotics Forum on October 10

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UCSD Beach Day

Meet the Beach, October 4

Camp Matthews Monument

Commemoration of Camp Matthews Land Transfer to UC San Diego, October 6




Keith Brueckner, Founding Chair of Department of
Physics, Dies at 90

Keith Brueckner, University of California, San Diego's founding physicist, died September 19. He was 90. Roger Revelle, founder of UC San Diego, hired Brueckner in 1959 to create a physics department for the fledgling campus from scratch. Read More »

Keith Brueckner



Incoming Students Will be Carrying a Redesigned Triton ID card

The UC San Diego Campus Card Office is alerting faculty and staff to be aware that a redesigned student Triton ID card will be in use this fall. The new Triton Card will be phased in through attrition and begin circulation with the incoming class of 2014. Two cards—both the new design and the current card—will be in circulation on campus until 2018. Any questions or comments should be directed to the Campus Card Office, 858-534-6606 or Read More »


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Notice of the Annual Security Report

Revised UC San Diego Policy on Integrity of Scholarship

Commemoration of Camp Matthews Land Transfer to UC San Diego


UC San Diego Student Conduct Code Revisions

Appointment of Director of the Human Research Protections Program

UC San Diego’s Ongoing Commitment to Conserve Water



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Triton Ballpark Entrance

Pitch Perfect: UC San Diego Breaks Ground on Triton Ballpark


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Body Counts

Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refugees

By Yen Le Espiritu
Department of Ethnic Studies


Could the 2C Climate Target be Completely Wrong?
The Guardian, Oct. 1

The Coral Reef Challenge Is Here
Huffington Post, September 26

A Development-Savvy Climate Strategy for India
Huffington Post, September 29

Yes, Dogs Can Get Jealous Too
Time, September 28

Algae as Biofuel Focus of Summit
U-T San Diego, September 29

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