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UC San Diego Dinner in the Library to Feature Best-Selling Author Ann Patchett on Sept. 8

August 10, 2017

She first took the world by storm as an international best-selling author. Then, she became known as a fierce champion of the corner bookstore, those nearly extinct havens for bibliophiles who cherish the opportunity to talk about and be around books. Ann Patchett will share her remarkable life and work as a New York Times bestselling author, independent bookstore owner and literary advocate on Friday, Sept. 8, as part of the University of California San Diego’s Dinner in the Library, an annual benefit to support the UC San Diego Library.

New UC San Diego Foundation Board Trustees Inspire Philanthropy

August 7, 2017

UC San Diego scholars and students take a nontraditional approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues. To help realize these breakthroughs and enhance student success, the UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to garner private support and connect the campus to community partners. This year, six new trustees and two returning trustees will join the 2017-18 Foundation Board.

‘Dante’ Pizza Oven Fires Up at Faculty Club’s New Lounge

October 17, 2016

With the turn of a dial, “Dante” is alight, a ring of flames burning at 600 degrees. The new Neapolitan brick pizza oven at the UC San Diego Faculty Club is the centerpiece of a revamped contemporary lounge designed to host departmental gatherings, conferences, private parties and more. The campus community is invited to join in happy hour from 4-7 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday this fall quarter.

UC San Diego Foundation Welcomes 10 New Trustees

October 12, 2016

Comprised of distinguished community members, university administrators and faculty and alumni representatives, the University of California San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to connect the university with community partners to obtain resources needed to launch innovative programs. To ensure the continued success and growth of the campus, six new trustees and four returning trustees will join the 2016-17 Foundation board.

Three UC San Diego Biologists Receive Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar Awards

September 26, 2016

Three University of California San Diego professors in the Division of Biological Sciences have been named Faculty Scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Honorees include Professor Samara Reck-Peterson and Professor Gürol Süel as well as Associate Adjunct Professor Clodagh O'Shea.

UC San Diego Professor Gürol Süel Receives $1.5 Million Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Simons Grant

September 22, 2016

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today named University of California San Diego Molecular Biology Professor Gürol Süel an HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar. Süel will receive a total of $1.5 million over five years in support of his studies on how bacterial cells communicate with each other via electrical signals, similar to the way neurons transmit messages in the brain.

UC San Diego’s Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board Connects Campus with Community

September 22, 2016

The Chancellor’s Community Advisory Board at the University of California San Diego is composed of 27 local leaders and professionals who work to foster and strengthen positive relationships between the campus and community. A new chair and six new members have joined the 2016-17 board.

White House Recognizes UC San Diego Senior Meghan Yap as a ‘Champion of Change’

April 14, 2016

Today, the White House will be honoring University of California San Diego student Meghan Yap, one of 10 students from across the country being recognized as an “It’s On Us White House Champion of Change.” The event is part of a series of campaigns happening around the country in recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
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