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October 4, 2018
 
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BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD
UC San Diego welcomes dynamic incoming class: 37 percent are first-generation and 40 percent come from low-income households
“I’m most excited about meeting new people, trying new things and getting out of my comfort zone,” said UC San Diego freshman Lizzeth Serna, who started the fall quarter Sept. 24 along with 37,000 other students. The Marshall College student is pursuing a theatre and dance major to explore her love of acting and, like much of the new class, is the first in her family to attend college. Read More »
Anita Raj
Convocation Welcome Message: Know Your Value
Know your worth, build on your passions and use failure as an advantage. These were some of the messages delivered to approximately 9,000 new students last week at Convocation. Read More »
 
Welcome Week
Welcome Week Slideshow
New freshmen and transfer students took part in dozens of Welcome Week events, including Convocation, a six-college dance competition at UnOlympics and a weekend beach party that included surf lessons. View Slideshow »
Andrew J. Viterbi  
Qualcomm Co-Founder Andrew J. Viterbi Honors His Father with $50 Million Gift
Inspired by his father, an ophthalmologist, renowned communications pioneer Andrew J. Viterbi is creating a lasting legacy in health care through a philanthropic gift of $50 million to the University of California San Diego. Read More »
Angela Mendez and Carolina Martinez
Building Bridges and Batteries
 
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Physicists Train Robotic Gliders to Soar like Birds
NEWS CENTER
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
UC San Diego Organizes Its Third Annual Global Empowerment Summit »
Four Researchers Recognized for Innovative, Transformative Work by NIH »
UC San Diego Named a Top University for Serving Black Students »
Chamber Opera Addressing Gun Violence to Receive World Premiere at UC San Diego »
IN THE MEDIA
ABC News  |  Sept. 30
Nobel Prizes still struggle with wide gender disparity »
Wall Street Journal  |  Sept. 30
One year later, experts dig deeper to find Vegas shooter’s motive »
Washington Post  |  Sept. 30
Conquering cancer by attacking the disease’s genetic abnormalities »
PBS News Hour  |  Sept. 26
Why it will take more than basic recycling to cut back on plastic »
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SPOTLIGHT
Home Sweet Homecoming Oct. 19-21, 2018  
Homecoming: Catch the Campus Spirit
It’s the sweetest, most super-sized Homecoming Weekend ever – and the entire Triton family is invited! With 30+ events, there’s something for everyone, so join us! View the Lineup »
  One Card
One Card to Update Campus ID Cards
UC San Diego’s new One Card project will provide updated and improved ID cards for students, staff, faculty and affiliates. Incoming students will be the first to receive the new cards. Rollout to faculty and staff will begin in 2019. Learn More »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
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UC San Diego is one of three universities to earn the highest-ranking score in a new report card measuring how well public universities are serving black students. View »
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EVENTS
Home Sweet Homecoming
 
 
CALENDAR
Oct. 5
George Feher Memorial Symposium »
 
 
Oct. 6
Revelle College and Triton Fest Presents Art in the Dark »
 
 
Oct. 6-7
UC Health Hack »
 
 
Oct. 10
ArtPower Presents Gabriel Kahane »
 
 
SEE ALL CAMPUS EVENTS
ATHLETICS
women's volleyball
 
 
SCHEDULE
10/5/18 at 6 p.m.
Men’s Water Polo vs. California Baptist
 
 
10/5/18 at 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Cal State San Bernardino
 
 
10/6/18 at 7 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball vs. Cal Poly Pomona
 
 
10/13/18 at 7 a.m.
Row for the Cure on Mission Bay
 
 
SEE FULL ATHLETICS SCHEDULE
1ST ANNUAL WELL FEST
1st Annual WellFest
Join us for WellFest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Marshall Field. The free, large-scale zero waste event will feature live music and dance performances; cardio hip hop, yoga and other fitness classes; aerial silks workshops; as well as food vendors. More Info »
CAMPUS NOTICES
Holiday Schedule - December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019 »
SDSU Meningitis Outbreak: What You Need To Know »
Rideshare Week Oct. 1-5 »
University Policy on Hazing »
Stay #Cyberaware with Two-Step Login and LastPass »
Memorial Event to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Jeffrey L. Elman »
UPDATES ON ALL CAMPUS NOTICES
 
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