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Brand New


Our campus is brimming with great minds who are willing to break concepts, ideas—and even things—apart to make the world a better place. To communicate UC San Diego’s unparalleled uniqueness, the campus has launched an historic new brand campaign, which you may have already seen in action. The new brand features the theme “Break Things Better,” designed to communicate our university’s unconventional distinctiveness. Read More »

Cliff Kapono

Surfing the World for Microbes

Cliff Kapono, UC San Diego chemistry doctoral student, is embarking on a worldwide quest to map the surfer microbiome to better understand how bacteria, fungi, viruses and other microbes impact human health. Read More »

Maker Faire

UC San Diego Showcases Real-World Applications of Research at Maker Faire

Students, faculty and alumni from UC San Diego showed off some of their innovations this weekend at San Diego Maker Faire, a gathering of more than 200 innovators in a festival-like atmosphere at Balboa Park. Read More » View Slideshow »

SD Hacks

Coding Under Pressure: Students Prototype Ideas in 36-Hour Hackathon

Close to 1,000 students from around campus and the country gathered at SD Hacks to share ideas, network with companies and take technological inventions from start to finish. Students had 36 hours to invent, build and iterate on their hack. Read More »

Nimbus exhibit

‘Cloudy’ Exhibit Rains Music on Visitors to Walt Disney Concert Hall

A new multimedia installation, “Nimbus,” opened Oct.1 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with a storm of clouds and music conjured up by artists from UC San Diego and the LA Philharmonic. The innovative exhibition floods the concert hall’s atrium space with 24 composed pieces of richly textured sounds. Read More »

R/V Polarstern

What Are You Doing this (Austral) Summer?

As the sunny days in Antarctica begin their annual progression from nonexistent to never-ending, Scripps Institution of Oceanography is in the midst of one of its most diverse research seasons there ever. Read More »


New Fault Discovered in Earthquake-Prone Southern California Region


UC San Diego Health Joins Precision Medicine Initiative to Tackle Pancreatic Cancer

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Blue Line

UC San Diego Blue Line Launch Celebration, October 15

Contextual Robotics Forum

Contextual Robotics Forum, October 28



UC San Diego Researchers

Six Researchers at UC San Diego Receive $5 Million from NIH for Transformative Research

2016 Nobel Prizewinning Physicist

2016 Nobel Prizewinning Physicist Was Professor at UC San Diego




Join the iCommute Rideshare 2016 Challenge

Make your commute count. Take the Rideshare 2016 Corporate Challenge and join the 57 percent of UC San Diego commuters who don’t drive alone. During October, you can earn Challenge points by trying carpooling, taking public transit, walking, cycling or telecommuting and logging your trips. Experience the many benefits of alternative transportation for yourself. Save money, go green and help UC San Diego win the iCommute Rideshare Challenge! Read More »


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UC San Diego Faculty and Staff Customer Satisfaction Survey

Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

October 11, 2016 Representative Assembly Meeting


Proposed Revisions to APM-015, The Faculty Code of Conduct and APM-016, University Policy on Faculty Conduct and The Administration of Discipline

Reminder regarding November Elections

Free Food and Fun at Trolley Groundbreaking Celebration on Campus



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Women’s Soccer Earns Fifth Straight Victory with Win Over Humboldt State


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Open for Business: The New Cuban Economy

By Richard Feinberg,
School of Global Policy and Strategy


Fears of “The Big One” Rise as Researchers Find a Second Fault Line That Runs Parallel to San Andreas in Southern California
Daily Mail, Oct. 4

Carbon Dioxide Levels Cross 400 ppm Threshold, Likely Highest in Millions of Years
USA Today, Sept. 30

Facing a Silent Liver Disease Epidemic
Scientific American, Oct. 4

Genetic Score Predicts Age-Related Risk of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Says
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 2

San Diego Company Aims To Create 3-D Printed Liver Transplants
KPBS, Oct. 5

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