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UC San Diego Foundation Welcomes Nine New Trustees

July 26, 2021

The UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees works to connect the university with community partners and resources needed to launch innovative programs. On July 1, 2021, nine new trustees joined the Foundation Board, eight of whom are UC San Diego alumni.

UC San Diego Receives SANDAG Diamond Award for Making Strides in Commuting Programs

November 3, 2017

The San Diego Association of Governments recognized campus efforts to encourage the use of environmentally sustainable transportation.

UC San Diego Names Elizabeth H. Simmons New Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

August 3, 2017

Physicist Elizabeth H. Simmons has been appointed executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of California San Diego effective September 18, 2017. Her selection follows an extensive international search.

UC San Diego Police Officer Receives MADD Commendation

June 26, 2017

If not included, the first paragraph from release will be used): UC San Diego Police Sergeant Manuel “Nel” Garcia and his wife, Leah, were recently commended by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) San Diego County for their volunteer work over the past three years. The couple was recognized for their continued efforts to garner support for the organization by recruiting volunteers from UC San Diego’s Community Service Officer (CSO) program, and by promoting awareness of driving under the influence within UC San Diego communities such as Greek Life on Campus.

Nuvve and UC San Diego to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Through Energy Commission Grant

June 14, 2017

The United States is home to more than half a million electric vehicles. What if those vehicles could be turned into virtual power plants, feeding energy back into the grid while connected to a charger? Thanks to a $7.9 million grant from the California Energy Commission, San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation will demonstrate how this technology could work on a large-scale with help from UC San Diego.

UC San Diego to be Recognized for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

June 8, 2017

UC San Diego will receive two 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards for its electric vehicle leasing/charging program and a monitoring-based commissioning project. The annual awards highlight achievements that University of California and California State University campuses have made through innovative and effective energy efficiency projects and sustainable operations.

Preuss School Teacher Anne Artz Receives Fulbright Award

June 7, 2017

Anne Artz, a teacher at The Preuss School UCSD, will spend her summer vacation a little differently this year. Approximately one week after she finishes the school year on June 23, Artz will head to Vietnam for a six-week teaching stint as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Short-Term grant.

UC San Diego Recognizes 2017 Sustainability Award Recipients

May 24, 2017

The UC San Diego 2017 Sustainability Awards recognized individuals and groups that have made the campus more sustainable. Six recipients were honored for their efforts to share information about and prioritize sustainability in UC San Diego’s education, research, planning, and operations and outreach programs.

The Preuss School UCSD Named One of ‘America’s Most Challenging High Schools’ by The Washington Post

May 8, 2017

The Preuss School UCSD was named one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” in The Washington Post’s annual rankings of how successfully schools challenge their students. Preuss – a charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college – was ranked no. 1 in San Diego County, no. 7 in California and 65th nationally.

The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report

April 26, 2017

The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college—has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which just released its annual list of “Best High Schools.” Preuss was also ranked among the top five high schools in the State of California.
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