In December, the university announced its plans to build an Innovative Cultural and Education Hub in downtown San Diego at the corner of Park Avenue and Market Street. The new center will connect a wide range of campus programs to the downtown innovation community and more closely link diverse neighborhoods throughout San Diego’s urban core.

UC San Diego is one step closer to the reclassification as a non-football NCAA Division I university. The campus’s Academic Senate recently announced by vote of its membership that it has endorsed moving forward to Division I.

From city council to the admiral’s seat, from genetic ingenuity to inventing the Dothraki language—and not to mention winning the Nobel Prize—this year’s alumni honorees are truly cause for celebration.

James Stuart DeSilva envisioned an art collection that allowed “generations of bright, eager young people the opportunity to find art even when they weren’t looking for it. Nineteen installations later, we asked Stuart Collection Director Mary Beebe for the inside stories behind them.