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UC San Diego’s Energy Conservation Efforts Win Top Prize in National Freezer Contest

October 20, 2017

The University of California San Diego’s commitment to reducing energy use recently garnered the campus a first place award in the North American Laboratory Freezer Challenge. The nationwide best practice competition encourages laboratories to reduce the environmental and financial costs of ultra-low temperature freezers.

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.

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.

UC San Diego Awards Campus Champions of Integrity

May 11, 2017

On April 19, one department and 11 members of the UC San Diego community were recognized at the 7th Annual Integrity Awards Ceremony for their contributions to academic, research and professional integrity on campus. The awards were hosted by the Academic Integrity Office and Research Ethics Program to honor our university’s commitment to uphold the six pillars of integrity—responsibility, honesty, fairness, respect, trustworthiness and courage.

Making Voices Heard: UC San Diego Commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 4, 2017

Throughout the month of April, UC San Diego will recognize Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) as part of the campus’s mission to provide resources, education and support for the prevention of sexual violence. This year’s SAAM theme, “Engaging New Voices,” was established by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center to encourage and inform a wider audience about how to take action and stop sexual violence before it happens.

Activism and Civil Rights Center of UC San Diego’s 2017 César E. Chávez Celebration

March 29, 2017

From film screenings and folk art to a forum on animal rights, UC San Diego’s 2017 César E. Chávez Celebration promises to uphold a vibrant tradition of activism, cultural heritage and social justice. The annual campus celebration, which takes place from March to May, commemorates the life and legacy of American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist César E. Chávez for his commitment to the rights of underserved community members through nonviolent activism.

UC San Diego Inspires Local Students to Reach for Higher Education

February 15, 2017

As part the University of California San Diego’s continued outreach efforts to high schools across San Diego and the state, staff and leadership from campus including Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan González will travel to Madison High Feb. 21 and Chula Vista High Feb. 23 to deliver the message that a UC education is within reach. As a first-generation college student, González knows the important role education plays in enhancing the future of young students.

UC San Diego Undergraduate Named Principal Community Scholar

February 9, 2017

Selena Lopez was recently recognized for her efforts to give back to the San Diego community while promoting health, the environment and social justice. The Sustainability Office student ambassador has been selected to participate in the Principal Community Scholar Program, a prestigious opportunity to lead a campus community service project and receive a $1,000 scholarship.
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