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June 4, 2020
 
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From a national anthem mashup to a keynote by CBS journalist Bill Whitaker, UC San Diego celebrates achievements of Class of 2020 June 13
With COVID-19 dictating that online celebrations must take the place of in-person graduation ceremonies across the country, the University of California San Diego will be honoring the strength and resilience of its graduating class with Virtual Commencement 2020. In keeping with university tradition, all graduates will share in a “tassel-turning” moment after the conferral of degrees by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and University of California President Janet Napolitano will also each share a special video message for students. Read More »
Class Acts: 2020 Grads Step into the Spotlight
Help celebrate the class of 2020’s remarkable achievements by reading their stories of hope as these new alumni create better futures for themselves and the world. Read More »
 
Theatre and Dance Students Take the Lead in Spring Quarter’s Virtual Productions
The Department of Theatre and Dance shifts from in-person performances to presenting their final shows online. Read More »
 
Statement from UC San Diego on George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery
We must review these events with full transparency and recognize there are systemic problems in our society that desperately need our attention, time and energy to remedy. Read Statement »
 
Helping San Diegans Return to Work: Jean and Gary Shekhter Lead Support for a Collaborative COVID-19 Screening Effort
 
Students Poised to Tackle Environmental Challenges in ‘Hacking for the Oceans’ Course
UCPATH UPDATE
 
UCPath is Here
UCPath arrived at UC San Diego on June 1. The new Human Resources and Payroll system will support future growth, enhance data integrity, improve compliance, and provide a mobile-ready, 24/7 platform to all UC San Diego employees. Read More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Cheryl Anderson Named Founding Dean of School of Public Health at UC San Diego »
NOAA Selects UC San Diego for Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems »
IN THE MEDIA
KGTV  |  June 1
Ways to combat police brutality against black people without attending protests »
NBC News  |  June 2
The largest electric plane yet completed its first flight—but it's the batteries that matter »
CNN  |  May 27
Six feet of distance may not be enough to prevent coronavirus transmission, experts say »
KGTV  |  June 2
Doctors worry large protests could cause spike in COVID-19 cases »
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CAMPUS NOTICES
A Message from President Napolitano to the UC Community about George Floyd's Death and Related Protests »
UC San Diego Research Ramp Up: Orange Phase Launch »
Message from the Chancellor: Phased Approach to Campus Operations »
Appointment of the Founding Dean of the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science »
 
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