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UC San Diego’s Newest Class Makes an Entrance

September 22, 2022

This week marks the beginning of classes, and the campus is abuzz with the addition of about 9,500 first-year students who are ready to use their diverse talents and ambitions to enhance the UC San Diego community.

UC San Diego Receives $16 Million NIH FIRST Award

September 20, 2022

The UC San Diego FIRST Program will recruit 12 diverse, early-career research faculty in the biomedical sciences and the implement strategies to improve faculty recruitment, retention, success and inclusion.

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.

Celebrate the Preuss Promise on April 22

April 3, 2022

The community is invited to join the annual Preuss Promise celebration, which supports the dreams of scholars at The Preuss School UC San Diego, this year happening in-person on April 22 at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.

New Faculty Bridge Black Studies and STEM

February 28, 2022

UC San Diego is welcoming 13 new faculty members across eight disciplines who will serve as connection points between the experiences and outcomes of Black and African American people and issues in science, technology, engineering and health.

Q&A with Edwina Welch, Director of the Cross-Cultural Center, on Her Retirement

August 11, 2021

As the Cross-Cultural Center's inaugural director, Edwina Welch, Ed.D., shares her path to UC San Diego, how the center took shape, origins of her passion for community building and more on her retirement.

UC San Diego Admits Record 52,946 First-Year and Transfer Students

July 19, 2021

The University of California San Diego received thousands of outstanding applications and has admitted 40,616 first-year and 12,330 transfer undergraduate students for the fall 2021 quarter.

Ninety-Six Percent of Seniors at The Preuss School UC San Diego Accepted to a University

June 11, 2021

Among 108 seniors at The Preuss School UC San Diego, 96% were accepted to at least one four-year college or university, while a record 52 were accepted to UC San Diego. The entire cohort will be the first in their family to graduate from college.

Nelika-Fai Watson Named Vice Principal of The Preuss School UC San Diego

November 16, 2020

Nelika-Fai Watson has been appointed as vice principal of The Preuss School UC San Diego, effective Nov. 9, 2020. Most recently, Watson served as the director of Independent Study for two public K-12 charter schools in San Diego County.
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