“[Climate change] has become, in my view, one of the most interdisciplinary science problems that exists and that’s part of what makes it so exciting.” -- Michael E. Mann, award-winning climate scientist, who spoke at an Earth Day event sponsored by Muir College.


Record number of freshman and transfer applications for fall 2016. UC San Diego had the second highest number of applicants among all UC campuses.
For the sixth year in a row, UC San Diego makes the top 15 schools for producing the most Peace Corps volunteers.
The Preuss School UCSD was ranked among the top 10 schools in California by U.S. News & World Report, and earned a Gold Award for its educational achievements.
A multimillion dollar bequest by esteemed pollster Daniel Yankelovich will help make the Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research the model in using social sciences to address the nation’s most urgent problems.
Bees use sophisticated signals to warn each other about danger from predators, according to UC San Diego biologists. The alarm level varies by frequency, pitch and duration of pulse.
“We’re creating the environment where no patient will ever have to leave San Diego to get world class health care.” — Patty Maysent, CEO of UC San Diego Health, on the grand opening of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building, part of a national consortium energizing bench-to-bedside efforts.
UC San Diego ranks the fifth Best Value College by Forbes for 2016, based on tuition costs, school quality, graduation rate and post-grad earnings.
Scripps Alumna Marcia McNutt, Ph.D. '76, is set to be the first woman president of the National Academy of Sciences after her July 6 nomination.
#On Campus : New York Times columnist Frank Bruni gave the keynote at Marshall College's 2015 commencement, emphasizing variety is the spice of life (the former restaurant critic knows his spices).
  #OnCampus : 50 years, 50 watermelons. Revelle College again inquired into the terminal velocity of a watermelon dropped from the seventh floor of Urey Hall. The answer? About 112 mph.