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42nd Faculty Excellence Awards Recognize Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

March 28, 2016

Six UC San Diego faculty members will be honored at the 42nd annual Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their teaching, research and service. The recognition ceremony will be held Thursday, April 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

April 5: “Fallen Star: Finding Home” Film Reveals the Making of Do Ho Suh Sculpture

March 24, 2016

On Tuesday, April 5, the campus and local community are invited to attend the free premiere of “Fallen Star: Finding Home,” a 50-minute film by artist Do Ho Suh. The documentary tells the behind-the-scenes story of the planning, engineering and installation of “Fallen Star,” the 18th addition to UC San Diego’s Stuart Collection, an ongoing program of commissioned, site-specific sculptures.

Free Public Tours Highlight Art, Architecture and History of UC San Diego

March 4, 2016

Every Sunday afternoon, the local community is invited to explore the University of California, San Diego’s unique architecture, public art collection and vibrant living and learning neighborhoods. The free, two-hour tours highlight the history of the university and its role in the biotech boom; the evolution of UC San Diego’s six colleges; its green building designs and strategies; and other notable points of interest across the 1,200-acre campus.

UC San Diego Summer Programs Introduce College Life to Prospective and Incoming Students

September 17, 2015

Numerous summer programs at the University of California, San Diego offered the opportunity for new and prospective students to experience living in a dormitory, explore campus programs and resources, as well as take part in hands-on social and learning activities.

Q Camp Invites Incoming UC San Diego Students to Discover Campus’ LGBT Community

August 25, 2015

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center at the University of California, San Diego will host Q Camp on September 23, a day-long program for incoming LGBT freshman, transfer and graduate students as well as returning students who are newly out. The goal is to introduce students to LGBT life on campus as well as resources that support equity, diversity and inclusion.

Undergraduate Summer Research Projects to Be Showcased at UC San Diego Aug. 13

August 3, 2015

More than 300 undergraduates will present faculty-mentored research to peers, professors and the general public at the annual Summer Research Conference on Aug. 13 at the University of California, San Diego. This year’s event will feature presentations focusing on a range of topics including earthworm-inspired robotics and the early cotton industry’s influence on border culture to the blood brain barrier and sea spray aerosols.

UC San Diego Academic Enrichment Programs Promote Student Success

July 6, 2015

Robert She and Angela Zou, undergraduates at the University of California, San Diego, have been recognized with national scholarship awards for research and service. Both are part of UC San Diego Academic Enrichment Programs, which pairs students with faculty mentors and research opportunities in preparation for graduate school.

Gorder Walk 5K to Promote Melanoma Awareness on October 11

October 2, 2014

It was out of tragedy that Charles Gorder was inspired to start a movement to illuminate and help counter the pervasive and dangerous role of melanoma. In 1993, he launched the Bruce Gorder 5K UC San Diego Walk for Melanoma in honor of his late son who lost a seven-year battle with the deadly skin cancer at age 37. Today, it is still the only 5K dedicated to raising funds for melanoma research in San Diego. The event has grown exponentially over the past two decades, garnering over $1.3 million to support melanoma research, treatment and education at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. This year the 21st Annual Gorder Walk will take place on Oct. 11.

Seven New Trustees Join the UC San Diego Foundation Board

September 8, 2014

Proactive stewards, higher education advocates and expert financial strategists, UC San Diego Foundation trustees play an important role in cultivating community partnerships and garnering resources to support UC San Diego research, teaching and public service initiatives. Trustees govern the Foundation, including managing net assets totaling $715 million, including an endowment of approximately $513 million, and help advance the university’s fundraising efforts. Seven trustees join the 2014-15 Foundation board this year, three new and four returning, including regional business executives, philanthropists, law professionals and alumni.

240 Undergraduates to Present at UC San Diego Summer Research Conference August 14

August 4, 2014

Undergraduate students conducting faculty-mentored research at a San Diego County institution of higher learning will have the opportunity to present their findings this summer to peers, professors and the general public at the annual Summer Research Conference held at the University of California, San Diego on August 14. This year’s event will feature more than 240 students from colleges around the region, as well as eight University of California campuses, two dozen universities across the U.S. and several visiting international students.
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