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High school senior got his start at UC San Diego

At just 16 years of age, Eric Chen began working in a UC San Diego biology laboratory on a more effective way of developing drugs to treat the flu virus. Now, his name and his study have gone viral. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy, has been awarded the grand prize in the Google Science Fair. His project, “The Taming of the Flu,” was chosen in the competition open to students ages 13 to 18 from 120 countries worldwide. Read More »

Donors Help UC San Diego

30,289 Donors Help UC San Diego Raise $150 Million

As a leading research university and academic powerhouse, UC San Diego is an agent of change, spurring innovation and economic growth that addresses local, national and global challenges. For fiscal year 2012-13, a total of 30,289 donors helped to continue this legacy of achievement, raising $150.3 million in private support. Read More »

UC San Diego Ad Campaign

Branding Push Makes Big Splash in Key Media

Whether on campus, on the road or on your laptop, you’ll see UC San Diego featured in print and online as a new awareness campaign begins. On Sunday, Sept. 29, a full-page ad appeared inThe New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and U-T San Diego that touted the exceptional faculty who teach and conduct research at UC San Diego. Read More »

Promise for Education Campaign

University of California Launches Promise for Education Campaign

Brittaney Khong, a 2013 graduate of UC San Diego, is promising to climb a mountain if she meets her goal of raising $1,000 for undergraduate scholarships. Khong has her eye on Mount San Gorgonio, located in the San Bernardino Mountains near her hometown. Read More »

Career Services Center

Career Services Center Integrates with Alumni and Community Engagement

For Priscilla Lee, a 2013 UC San Diego graduate with a major in communication, her work as a student Alumni Ambassador provided a connection with alumni who offered valuable opportunities for career and professional development. Read More »

Postdoc Appreciation Week

Post-docs an Unstoppable Force at UC San Diego

Although one of the smallest academic demographics on campus with just 1,250 individuals, postdoctoral scholars at the University of California, San Diego are instrumental in driving the university’s groundbreaking research and innovative discoveries. These scholars skillfully manage immense research projects, work to secure grants to support the continuation of their work, present their findings at conferences and mentor budding students. Read More »


UC San Diego, UMD Researchers to Build ‘WIFIRE’ Cyberinfrastructure


Is Massive Open Online Research the Next Frontier for Education?

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Senate Select Committee on Emerging Technology

Senate Select Committee on Emerging Technology: Biotechnology and Green Energy Jobs, Oct. 4

Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series

Our Energy Future Public Lecture Series - Production and Utilization of Energy, Oct. 3 - 24




UC Announces New Medical Plans for 2014

Some big changes and new choices in medical plans are coming to Open Enrollment this fall. UC is offering a revamped menu of plans for 2014 that offers better value and clearer choices, including two new plans: Blue Shield Health Savings Plan, which features a UC-funded health savings account; and UC Care, UC's own three-tier PPO plan that offers members access to UC doctors and hospitals as well as the Blue Shield PPO network. Four plans–Anthem Blue Cross PPO and PLUS, Anthem Lumenos with HRA and Health Net Full HMO–are being discontinued. Read More »


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Our University – Student Scholarships Get Social and Medical Benefits Changes

Notice of the Annual Security Report

UC Community of Learning


Reaffirmation Notice – Fall 2013

Federal and University Work-Study Programs

UCEAP Opportunities for Faculty



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Men’s Soccer Takes over First Place in CCAA South


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Rich People's Movements

Rich People's Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

by Isaac Martin
Department of Sociology


In Fragmented Forests, Rapid Mammal Extinctions
The New York Times,
Sept. 26

Oyster is a Canary in a Coal Mine as Oceans Warm
CBS News,
Sept. 27

Local Organizations form Partnership to Boost Fire Safety
U-T San Diego,
Sept. 29

Ultra-Wide Angle Lens Fits In Tiny Package
Sept. 26

San Diego Researchers Lead the Way in Early Warning Earthquake Sensors
Sept. 30

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