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UC San Diego is No. 14 on the Peace Corps Top Colleges List

February 18, 2016

The University of California, San Diego has been ranked 14th nationally among large schools on the 2016 Peace Corps list of colleges and universities that produce the most Peace Corps Volunteers, moving up one spot from last year. This marks the sixth consecutive year that UC San Diego has been named in the organization’s top 15 rankings and the 10th straight year that the campus has appeared in the top 25.

Events, Activities Emphasize Importance of Ethics for Scholars and Scientists

February 17, 2016

As a public research university, UC San Diego is committed to the highest standards of integrity in research.

Presidential Advisor John Holdren to Speak at UC San Diego

February 17, 2016

John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s senior science and technology advisor, will speak at the University of California, San Diego for the fifth annual Herb York Memorial Lecture on Monday, Feb. 29. A keynote event for the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), the visit is cosponsored by the School of Global Policy and Strategy and Jacobs School of Engineering.

Correcting the Course on Climate Change Negotiations: the Road from Paris COP21

February 9, 2016

On February 24, the University of California, San Diego Library will sponsor Correcting the Course on Climate Change Negotiations: the Road from Paris COP21, featuring climate change policy expert David Victor and students Joaquin Vallejo and Shayla Ragimov, who attended COP21, and will provide their insights on the process and the outcome. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library.

Long-Distance Course Empowers Film Students to Tackle Ethnic, Religious and Sectarian Conflict

February 5, 2016

Looking back at a two-year interactive course linking the Qualcomm Institute and a classroom in Bangladesh, UC San Diego alumnus Robert Hooper (BA '69) reports success in teaching young filmmakers to combat violent extremism.

Geisel Library Exhibit Sheds Light on Chinese Workers Who Built Transcontinental Railway

January 13, 2016

The Chinese and the Iron Road: Building the Transcontinental, produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America and the Chinese Railroad Workers Project at Stanford University, is on display through February 29, 2016 in Geisel Library on the University of California, San Diego campus.

UC San Diego Receives Record 84,198 Freshman and 18,480 Transfer Applications for Fall 2016

January 11, 2016

The University of California, San Diego has received a record total of 102,678 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2016. The university had the second highest number of applicants among the University of California campuses.

UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities Hosts Lectures on Health and Well-being

December 10, 2015

The University of California, San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities hosts, “Degrees of Health and Well-being,” a public lecture series that runs from January 20 through February 24, 7:00 p.m., in the Great Hall, where six keynote speakers will present talks to campus and wider San Diego audiences.

A Gift with Global Impact

November 16, 2015

Qualcomm has helped shape UC San Diego into what it is today—a catalyst for economic, social and scientific impact. Most recently, Qualcomm established an endowment for the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy’s 21st Century China Program.

‘Recapturing the Mexico Moment’

October 20, 2015

The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego presents a diverse lineup of policy, scholars and community leaders for its annual symposium, Mexico Moving Forward. Called “Recapturing the Mexico Moment,” this year’s all-day event will be held Friday, Oct. 30, culminating in a Dia de los Muertos celebration with decorated altars and a live mariachi band.
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