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Colleen Kollar Smith to Lead UC San Diego’s New Campus Performance and Events Office

July 25, 2022

UC San Diego has named Colleen Kollar Smith as the inaugural Executive Director of the newly created Campus Performance and Events Office, led by the Division of Student Affairs.

14 New Latinx Studies Faculty to be Hired at UC San Diego

July 21, 2022

UC San Diego is steadily becoming known as “mi universidad,” the university of choice among many Latinx and Chicanx students.

Stuart Collection Welcomes Jessica Berlanga Taylor as New Director

June 23, 2022

This spring, the collection welcomed a new creative leader: curator, writer and art project manager Jessica Berlanga Taylor. As director of the Stuart Collection, she is responsible for the growth and conservation of the diverse works.

To the Stars, Tritons

June 16, 2022

You could hear the swish of gowns as graduates hurried from one end of Ridge Walk to the other, eager to line up with their peers on the most important day of their academic career.

Grads Give Thanks

June 16, 2022

The road to success is rarely a solo journey. Here, UC San Diego graduates reflect on the faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars who have made a difference for them in moments of both triumph and tribulation, giving thanks to those who encouraged, advocated for and inspired t

Take the Leap

June 7, 2022

Jessica Meir had dreamed for decades about what it would be like to sail among the stars. And when she got her chance in 2019, the experience surpassed all of her expectations. This weekend, the UC San Diego alumna will return to the university to share her journey to space as a NASA astronaut.

Celebrations of Pride

June 7, 2022

Brightly colored streamers marked the way to the Stage Room on Saturday morning where a record number of graduates who identify as LGBTQIA+ gathered to celebrate the completion of their UC San Diego degree. The event, called Rainbow Graduation, was hosted by the university’s LGBT Resource Center.

It Starts from Within

June 7, 2022

As Lucas Anthony Lima prepares to deliver a message of congratulations to his 7,000 peers as Commencement student speaker, he draws inspiration from the lessons he has instilled in his little brother. The most important of these is believing in yourself, especially when the road gets rocky.

Counseling on Common Ground

May 26, 2022

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has hired six new counselors over the past year, each one specializing in identity-based counseling. With the new hires, the CAPS team is now 40-strong and striving to serve all UC San Diego students.

Undergraduate Research Gives Rise to Doctoral Dreams

May 12, 2022

​​​​​​​Preparing for graduate school can often present more questions than answers. For more than 30 years, UC San Diego’s McNair Program has been helping undergraduate students navigate these uncertainties on their path to earning a doctoral degree.

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