- UC San Diego Inducts 2012 Cohort at Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education
On March 31, 2012, 10 graduate students across a variety of academic disciplines, were inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the 9th Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education at Yale University. In addition to the induction, 4 UC San Diego graduate students presented their research: James G Williams from Music, Carolyn Chen from Music, Andro Rios from Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Kimberly Stiemke from Education Studies. Flights were provided through the generous sponsorship of Southwest Airlines.
- Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Award, John Yamauchi
The Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognize one graduating senior and one graduate or professional student for their outstanding academic performance, leadership and enhancement of the student experience. Strong academic performance is important, however, the primary purpose of the awards is to honor two students who are admired for their exceptional contributions to university life and service to the university.
- UC San Diego Gets High Marks for Academic Excellence
UC San Diego was recently highly ranked for its academic excellence by both U.S. News & World Report and the Times Higher Education. The 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report named UC San Diego’s graduate programs among the best in the country. The university also was ranked 36th in the World Reputation Rankings by the London-based Times Higher Education..
- Scripps Graduate Student Wins Sustainability Prize
Ayana Johnson is on a mission to find sustainable solutions for problems that affect oceans and coastal communities. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego graduate, along with fellow conservationist Tim McClanahan, is this year’s recipient of the global Solution Search prize sponsored by Rare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean sustainability, in association with the National Geographic Society. Johnson won for her research creating a low-tech solution to reduce accidental trapping of untargeted fish known as bycatch while preserving the livelihoods of fishermen in the Caribbean.
- Dean Kim Barret selected President-Elect of the American Physiological Society
Kim E. Barrett, PhD, professor of medicine and dean of graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego, will become president-elect of the American Physiological Society (APS). APS is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological science – the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function to create health or disease.
- Dean Kim Barrett receives the 2012 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award
Kim has been a selfless advocate for young researchers at both institutional level, as chair of the UCSD Biomedical Sciences PhD program and chair of the committee on research and faculty development at UCSD, and also at national level through her participation on many American Physiological Society and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) committees including a task force on the status of PhDs in the AGA, and running academic skills workshops.
- Pacific Standard Time: UC San Diego Artists Featured in a Celebration of Southern California Art
The Pacific Standard Time festival, a celebration and revitalization of Southern California art and the art scene in Los Angeles 1945-1980, marks the nation’s largest creative alliance. Spearheaded by the J. Paul Getty Trust, the festival is a “collaboration of 60 cultural institutions and more than 1,350 artists,” stretching from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The Getty has contributed more than $10 million in grants towards relevant events and exhibitions. Running from October 2011 to April 2012, Pacific Standard Time has spiraled from a conservation effort to a large-scale civic initiative.
- UC San Diego's Bill Ping Piu Kuo Named 2011 Young Scholar by the Marconi Society
UC San Diego Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and Marconi Young Scholar, Bill Ping Piu Kuo (right), works on a wide-band parametric mixer with Evgeny Myslivets, a postdoc in the UC San Diego Photonics System Group. Photo credit: Shana Ho, undergraduate research assistant, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
- Advocating for Graduate Student Research in Sacramento
San Diego and Sacramento, May 16, 2011 -- Graduate students are at the heart of research taking place on the University of California’s ten campuses, and many package their expertise, creativity and compassion to tackle and solve key problems in California and beyond.
- Campus Celebrates Legacy of African American Scholars with Exhibit, Reception
The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society hosted a special reception Thursday at Geisel Library to celebrate the Black History Month exhibit “Edward A. Bouchet: A History of Scholarly Achievement.” Named for the first African-American doctoral recipient in the United States, the society honors graduate students who exemplify a commitment to promoting diversity in doctoral education and supporting groups that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
- Flash Memories Researcher Wins Intel Ph.D. Fellowship
Future USB drives, memory cards for cameras, and solid-state drives for smartphones, laptops and enterprise systems may all benefit from the research being performed by University of California, San Diego electrical engineering Ph.D. student Eitan Yaakobi. For his past research accomplishments and future research potential, Yaakobi earned a sought after 2010-2011 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship.
- Rita and Richard Atkinson, Former UC President, Give $5.7 Million to UC San Diego
Richard Atkinson – former president of the ten-campus University of California system and chancellor at the University of California, San Diego from 1980-1995 – has designated, with his wife Rita, $5.7 million to support fellowships for graduate students at UC San Diego. The gift represents the largest gift to date for “Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign,” an initiative to raise $50 million for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships at the university.
- Washington Monthly Ranks UC San Diego 1st in the Nation for Commitment to Service
As the University of California, San Diego celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, the university’s legacy of community service has been recognized by theWashington Monthly as the top college in the nation according to new rankings measuring “what colleges are doing for the country.” The publication announced in its September “College Guide” that UC San Diego is ranked first in the nation for service.
- UC San Diego's newest on-campus Graduate Housing community!
Rita Atkinson Residences is convenient, sophisticated living. Located on the southwest corner of the Health Sciences neighborhood, the new apartments are close to everything you need on campus, within walking distance from local shopping, dining, and transportation. Overnight parking available on the Revelle campus.
- Graduate students drive UC research, help keep top faculty
The University of California attracts the top graduate students in the United States, but vital research programs could be hampered in the future if the university can't continue to draw the best students because of funding challenges.
- Campus Climate Update
The 2010-2011 academic year is under way and we continue our diligence in addressing the diversity and climate initiatives detailed in the March 4, 2010 agreement. During the summer, we worked to advance specific objectives and the Campus Council on Climate, Equity and Inclusion met twice. We’re making steady progress, and I encourage your review of our progress report.
- Kim Barrett, Dean of Graduate Studies, talks about the new Graduate Fellowship Campaign
As a former fellow herself, Dean Kim Barrett knows the importance of providing fellowships and scholarships for students. Now the head of the Office of Graduate Studies, she is encouraging the campus and community to get involved with the "Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign."
- Difficult Dialogue in an Academic Community
The Office of Graduate Studies supports a diverse community, in part by providing funding for a range of student organizations and cultural events. While some of the events, organizations, and academic curricula that we fund highlight complex issues, the Office of Graduate Studies itself does not endorse or promote partisan statements.
- Tribal Membership Initiative Recipient, Damien Cie, Shares his Graduate Experience
UC San Diego graduate student Damien Cie, pursuing a joint degree at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Rady School of Management, is taking advantage of an opportunity only recently made available to him and other Native Americans – the new tribal membership scholarships advanced by the university’s Office of Graduate Studies.
- Dr. Antonio de Maio Engages Minority Students with Research through UCSD’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program
UCSD professor Antonio De Maio is on a mission to change the face of biomedical science, and Mohamud Qadi and Jonathan Okerblom could serve as his poster boys.
- Students Who Are Parents Website
As a graduate student with children, you have many responsibilities. Take advantage of these resources to help you succeed as a student and parent..