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Convocation Keynote Urges Students to See World Through Eyes of Those With Different Point of View

UC San Diego professor of communication Carol Padden delivered the keynote address to thousands of new freshmen and transfer students Tuesday evening for the campus’s annual new student Welcome Convocation. Padden encouraged students to use their college experience as an opportunity to learn their value system and own truth and how to apply this insight in any area of study. Read More »

Welcome Week 2013

Welcome Week

Chancellor Khosla Powers Up Incoming Tritons

Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla welcomed incoming students with cookies and inspired Triton pride at the annual pep rally. Read More »

Students Explore Campus Resources at Student Services Fair

UC San Diego students filled Ridge Walk on Monday for the annual Student Services Fair. Read More »

Letter from the Chancellor
New students

Record Number of Incoming Freshmen Join Students Heading Back to Campus for Start of Academic Year

Fall quarter classes begin today for approximately 31,000 students at UC San Diego, including a record 5,179 incoming freshmen and 2,645 new transfer students. The freshmen bring wtih them an overall grade-point average of 4.06. Read More »

The Atlantic Meets the Pacific 2013

Global Innovators Convene at “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” Forum

UC San Diego will again be the stage for globally important conversations about advances in technology, life sciences and health at the third annual “The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” innovation conference. Set for Oct. 2 to 4, the forum is presented by UC San Diego in partnership with The Atlantic magazine. Read More »

UC San Diego Receives $6 Million Bequest

UC San Diego Receives $6 Million Bequest from Cubic Founder and Wife

UC San Diego Receives $6 Million Bequest

Philanthropist Darlene Shiley Among Star Cast in San Diego Performance of Surviving Grace

Superloop Transit Project

New Traffic Signals Installed on Campus as Part of SuperLoop Transit Project


Data from Across Globe Defines Distinct Kawasaki Disease Season


Bioengineers Researching Smart Cameras and Sensors that Mimic, Exceed Human Capability

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California Native American Day

California Native American Day, Sept. 27

WoW Festival

WoW Festival, Oct. 3-6



Champion of the Earth Award

Pioneering Black Carbon Researcher Receives U.N. ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award

Carlos Blanco Aguinaga

Carlos Blanco Aguinaga, One of Founders of UC San Diego Literature Department, Dies




UC San Diego Microgrid Ensures Reliable, Secure Energy Supply

Maintaining a steady supply of sustainable and cost-effective electricity and avoiding power outages is a top priority at UC San Diego. To do so, UC San Diego utilizes a microgrid system made up of natural and conventional energy technology for 90 percent of the electricity used on campus, thus saving $850,000 a month in power costs. In the event of a regional power outage, the system can disconnect from the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) power grid, effectively turning the campus into a self-sustaining energy island. Read More »


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campus notices


Celebration of Life for Tom McAfee, M.D., to be held October 11

UC San Diego Student Conduct Code revisions

Holiday Schedule - December 21, 2013 to January 1, 2014


New Cash Deposit System (CDS) Web Application

Nominations Due by Monday, 9/30/13: Revelle College Provost Search



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Tritons Again Rank No.1 in National Collegiate Scouting Association Division II Power Rankings


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press clips

The Art of Modern China

The Art of Modern China

Co-authored by Kuiyi Shen
Department of Visual Arts


Indian-Origin Scientist Chosen for UN's Highest Environmental Award
U-T San Diego, Sept. 17

Are Insomnia's Effects on the Brain as Bad As They Feel?
Wall Street Journal, Sept. 17

Is Kindness Contagious?
Chicago Tribune, Sept. 20

Teens Face Down Flu Viruses, Energy Crises in Winning Google Science Fair Entries
NBC News, Sept. 24

UCSD Gets Surprise Gift of $6 Million
U-T San Diego, Sept. 19

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