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Keeping the Dream Alive

January 19, 2023

Members of the UC San Diego community gathered to recognize one of history’s most influential civil rights leaders—Martin Luther King Jr. Two annual events were organized by the Center for Student Involvement, a day to serve and a day to celebrate.

Diverse Applicants Awaken Their Inner Storyteller

December 1, 2022

Dozens of local high school students from across San Diego County took part in UC Insights, a program developed by the Raza Resource Centro to help distill their diverse stories into compelling personal insight questions (PIQs) for the University of California (UC) application.

Sixth College Celebrates 20 Years with a Festival on the Green

November 29, 2022

A vibrant carnival marked a special milestone–the 20th anniversary of UC San Diego’s Sixth College. The “Festival on the Green” was one of several events held in honor of the occasion throughout the fall quarter.

Vice Chancellor Becky R. Petitt: Leading Transformational Change

November 22, 2022

Every leader has a story, an inner drive to do what they do. On the occasion of her recent receipt of the Impact in Education award from the San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce, we had the chance to learn more about Vice Chancellor Becky R. Petitt and what drives her.

UC San Diego Celebrates 18th Annual International Education Week

November 10, 2022

Every November, UC San Diego joins hundreds of higher education institutions worldwide to celebrate International Education Week, an opportunity to champion the benefits of international education and exchange.

Twelve New Faculty to Be Hired to Design Just Futures

November 8, 2022

Up to 12 new faculty members will be hired at UC San Diego whose work centers on designing just futures, particularly for Indigenous, Black and migrant communities.

November Brings a Joyful Celebration of Native Tradition and Culture

November 8, 2022

This November UC San Diego recognizes the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and stories of Native American tribes and communities with educational and community-building events.

Q&A: Strengthening Antibody Armor for Tripledemic Times

November 3, 2022

This season there are three prevalent respiratory viruses to be aware of—influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), all of which are transmitted via aerosols.

Dia de los Muertos: An Evening of Storytelling

November 1, 2022

On Oct. 27, UC San Diego students, staff, faculty and community members were invited to join in a storytelling and musical performance event to learn about the Day of the Dead tradition.

New Tritons Enjoy Fun in the Sun

September 29, 2022

There’s so much to explore at UC San Diego for those who have just set foot on the sprawling campus. As new and returning students arrived for the start of the fall quarter, they were embraced by their college community.
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