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University of California, San Diego

Motto: Fiat Lux
Let there be light
Established 1960
Type: Public
Space Grant
Sea Grant
Endowment: US $1.109 Billion [[1]]
Chancellor: Marye Anne Fox
Faculty: 1,471
Undergraduates: 21,369
Postgraduates: 4,878
Location La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA
Campus: Suburban, 1,152 acres (4.66 km²)
Colors: Navy Blue and Gold           
Mascot: Tritons
Athletics: 23 varsity teams
Affiliations: University of California
AAU
WUN
Website: www.ucsd.edu

The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UCSD, or sometimes UC San Diego) is a highly selective, research-oriented[1] public university located in La Jolla, a seaside resort community of San Diego, California. The university, one of ten University of California campuses, was founded in 1960[2] around the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. UCSD tends to attract students who are interested in science and engineering due to the prominent San Diego biotech sector that developed nearby because of the presence of the university. The university is also near several well-known and respected research centers, such as the Salk Institute, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Scripps Research Institute. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 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UCSD is consistently ranked among the top ten public universities for undergraduate education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.[3] It is a Public Ivy. [2] For graduate studies, most of UCSD's Ph.D. programs are ranked in the top 20 for academic quality in the United States by the National Research Council. In 2007, the Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked UCSD 12th in the United States and 14th in the world in terms of quality of scientific research leading towards a Nobel Prize. UCSD has a total of 12 Nobel Laureates affiliated with it. U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Public Ivy is a term first used by American author Richard Moll to mean a public institution that provide[s] an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ... The National Research Council (NRC) of the USA is the working arm of the United States National Academy of Sciences and the United States National Academy of Engineering, carrying out most of the studies done in their names. ... Shanghai Jiao Tong University (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated Jiao Da (交大) or SJTU), located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities in China. ... The following list provides information on nobel laureates and their affiliation to academic institutions. ...

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History

When the Regents originally authorized the San Diego campus in 1956, it was planned to start as a graduate school of science and engineering comparable in quality to Cal Tech. Citizens of San Diego enthusiastically supported the idea, voting the same year to transfer to the university fifty-nine acres of mesa land on the coast near the Scripps Institute. General Dynamics Corporation donated a large sum of money to be used for recruiting a distinguished founding faculty. California Institute of Technology The California Institute of Technology (commonly known as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, United States. ... General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures. ...


In 1957, an undergraduate curriculum was planned as part of the general science curriculum, and Roger Revelle, Director of Scripps, was named dean of the new school. UCSD was the first general campus of the UC to be designed "from the top down" in terms of curricular and research emphasis. Stellar faculty were recruited as they became available as opposed to the dictates of a pre-planned curriculum or academic schedule. The graduate division of the school opened in 1960, with instruction offered in the fields of physics, biology, chemistry and earth sciences, with 20 faculty in residence. Classes initially met in the Scripps Institute. Roger Revelle (March 7, 1909 – July 15, 1991) was a scientist and scholar who was instrumental in the formative years of the University of California, San Diego and was one of the first scientists to study global warming and the movement of earths tectonic plates. ...


Before the selection of San Diego was made final, however, the Regents requested an additional gift of 450 acres (1.8 km²) of undeveloped mesa land northeast of Scripps, as well as 500 acres (2 km²) in Camp Matthews, a Marine Corps rifle range adjacent to the site. The city voted in agreement to its part in 1958, and the UC, convinced that all its other conditions would be met, approved construction of the new campus in 1960. Herbert H. York was designated its first chancellor, and he worked out the planning of the main campus according to the "Oxbridge" model, relying on many of Revelle's ideas.


By 1963, new facilities on the mesa been finished for the School of Science and Engineering, and new buildings were under construction for Social Sciences and Humanities. Ten additional faculty in those disciplines were hired, and the whole site was designated the First College of the new campus. The campus accepted its first undergraduate class of 181 freshman in 1964, and was designated Revelle College the next year.[4]


Organization

Undergraduate colleges

The Library Walk leading toward the Geisel Library; it is the geographical center of the colleges on campus.
The Library Walk leading toward the Geisel Library; it is the geographical center of the colleges on campus.

Undergraduate housing is organized around a system of residential colleges modeled after those at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, and somewhat similar to the systems at UC Santa Cruz and Princeton University. The colleges each have their own campuses, places of residence, and offices. In addition, there are unique core writing courses as well as other general education requirements that are exclusive to each college. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1712, 1185 KB)[edit] Summary UCSD Library Walk, the geographical center of the UCSD campus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1712, 1185 KB)[edit] Summary UCSD Library Walk, the geographical center of the UCSD campus. ... UCSDs distinctive Geisel Library, named for Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and featured in UCSDs logo. ... A residential college is an organisational pattern for a division of a university that places academic activity in a community setting of students and faculty, usually at a residence and with shared meals, the college having a degree of autonomy and a federated relationship with the overall university. ... The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... “UCSC” redirects here. ... Princeton University is a private coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. ...

Jacobs School of Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering

UCSD's six colleges are: Roger Revelle College, founded in 1964 as First College, which has highly structured requirements; John Muir College, founded in 1967 as Second College, which emphasizes a "spirit of self-sufficiency and individual choice" and offers loosely structured general-education requirements; Thurgood Marshall College, founded in 1970 as Third College, which emphasizes "scholarship, social responsibility and the belief that a liberal arts education must include an understanding of [one's] role in society"; Earl Warren College, founded in 1974 as Fourth College, which requires students to pursue a major of their choice while also requiring two "programs of concentration" in disciplines unrelated to each other and to their major; Eleanor Roosevelt College, founded in 1988 as Fifth College, which focuses its core education program on a cross-cultural interdisciplinary course sequence entitled Making of the Modern World; and Sixth College, founded in 2002 with a focus on "historical and philosophical connections among culture, art and technology." Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2803x1802, 704 KB) Summary Jacobs School of Engineering, looking towards Geisel Library. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2803x1802, 704 KB) Summary Jacobs School of Engineering, looking towards Geisel Library. ... Roger Revelle College was the first college founded at the University of California, San Diego, and named after oceanographer Roger Revelle (who was instrumental in founding UCSD out of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) in 1964. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... John Muir College is one of the six undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... Thurgood Marshall College (or TMC) is one of the six undergraduate colleges at the University of California, San Diego. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Earl Warren College is one of the six undergraduate colleges at the University of California at San Diego and is named after the three term California Governor and former Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warren. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Eleanor Roosevelt College (or ERC) is one of the six colleges located on the campus at the University of California, San Diego. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Sixth College is the newest college of the University of California, San Diego and is as of yet unnamed (but see below). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Undergraduates may major in any discipline offered at UCSD, regardless of undergraduate college. However, each college issues unique undergraduate diplomas and holds an individual commencement ceremony.

UCSD's distinctive Geisel Library, named for Theodor Seuss Geisel ("Dr. Seuss") and featured in UCSD's logo.
UCSD's distinctive Geisel Library, named for Theodor Seuss Geisel ("Dr. Seuss") and featured in UCSD's logo.

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Student life

The campus's undergraduate population is represented by a formal student government, known as the A.S. Council. Recently, the council made national news over a controversy regarding pornography broadcast over the A.S.-funded television station by members of The Koala. The A.S. Council also funds three quarterly festivals during the year: FallFest, WinterFest, and Sun God. Sun God, named after the statue created by artist Niki de Saint Phalle, is the best-known of the three festivals. During the event, there are day long series of concerts, performances, free items, and celebration before the final free concert takes place in the evening. A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... Porn redirects here. ... Information Type College newspaper Editor(s) Nicholle Pierro Founded 1982 Frequency 2-3 times a quarter Circulation 6,000-8,000 Format Tabloid Mailing address UCSD, La Jolla, CA, U.S. Web address http://www. ... For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Niki de Saint Phalle Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle (October 29, 1930 - May 22, 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. ...


Two other popular campus events include the Pumpkin Drop and the Watermelon Drop, which take place during Halloween and at the end of the third academic quarter, respectively. The Watermelon Drop is one of the campus's oldest traditions, famously originating in 1965 from a physics exam question centering on the velocity on impact of a dropped object. A group of intrigued students pursued that line of thought by dropping a watermelon from the top floor of Revelle's Urey Hall to measure the size of the resulting splat. A variety of events surround the Watermelon Drop, including a pageant where an occasionally male but generally female "Watermelon Queen" is elected. In 1979 the Queen rode to Urey Hall in a theatrical-prop sedan chair that had been knocking around the Revelle dorms for years. The Pumpkin Drop is a similar event celebrated by the dropping of a large, candy-filled pumpkin from the tallest residential building on the Muir college campus. This article is about the holiday. ...


Each of the undergraduate colleges focuses on enhancing student life through various programs and organizations as well as through residential life programs. Upon admission to UCSD, each undergraduate student is assigned to a college. Currently there are six colleges--Revelle, Muir, Marshall, Roosevelt, Warren, and Sixth College (not yet named). The college a student is assigned to determines their General Education requirements. Each college also has a unique college specific writing class that all students must take.


The campus's graduate population is represented by a separate formal student government, known as the Graduate Student Association (GSA). The Association's membership comprises representatives from each of the graduate departments. The number of representatives is proportional to the number of graduate students within that particular department. Additionally, graduate students who serve as teaching or research assistants are represented by the UC-wide union of Academic Student Employees, UAW Local 2865. A students union, student government, or student council is a student organization present at many colleges and universities, often with its own building on the campus, dedicated to social and organizational activities of the student body. ... The United Auto Workers (UAW), officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, with more than 700,000 members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico organized into approximately 950 union locals. ...


There are also three campus centers that cultivate a sense of community among faculty, staff, and students: the Cross-Cultural Center, the Women's Center and the LGBT Resource Center. UCSD was the last UC campus to have such centers. All three centers, especially the Cross-Cultural Center that was created first, were founded in the mid-1990s and were the result of student movements that demanded change despite opposition by the campus administration.[citation needed] The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... Gender in common usage refers to the sexual distinction between male and female. ... The initialism LGBT also GLBT is in use (since the 1990s) to refer collectively to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender people. ...


One of the more controversial aspects of student life at UCSD is the student-run comedy paper, The Koala, a satirical paper often criticized for its bad taste and provocative and often racist articles and drawings and also funded by the A.S. [5] Information Type College newspaper Editor(s) Nicholle Pierro Founded 1982 Frequency 2-3 times a quarter Circulation 6,000-8,000 Format Tabloid Mailing address UCSD, La Jolla, CA, U.S. Web address http://www. ...


The campus does host a small independent radio station, KSDT, which no longer broadcasts over the airwaves, but still operates online. There is a music venue on the campus grounds of some fame called The Che Cafe, a collective organization serving multiple functions as an underground music venue, vegan food collective, center for grassroots organizations such as Food Not Bombs, and similar groups and activities. Due to occasional protests and political rallies, UCSD administration has taken steps to limit activities there. Prominent local San Diego bands such as The Locust and Pinback, and national tours such as Mates of State and Dillinger Escape Plan have given the Che Cafe some fame and praise as a radical vegan collective despite its small size (it fits a few hundred people) and mediocre sound equipment. KSDT currently calls itself fiercely independent college radio. ... The Che Cafe is a worker co-operative and social center located on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla, California, USA. // History Founded in 1980 by UCSD students, the Che originally began its life as a vegetarian cafe. ... Logo Food Not Bombs is a loose-knit group of independent collectives, serving free vegan and vegetarian food to others. ... For other uses, see Locust (disambiguation). ... Pinback is an indie rock band from San Diego, California currently signed to Touch and Go Records[1] . The band was formed in 1998 by singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Armistead Burwell Smith IV (also known as Zach Smith) and Rob Crow. ... Kori Gardner, Stockholm 2005 Mates of State are an American indie rock duo, active since 1997. ... Dillinger Escape Plan is a mathcore band that integrates grindcore with a little bit of free jazz via variating time signatures and free jazz guitar interludes. ... The Che Cafe is a worker co-operative and social center located on the University of California, San Diego campus in La Jolla, California, USA. // History Founded in 1980 by UCSD students, the Che originally began its life as a vegetarian cafe. ...


Major divisions

In addition to academic division by college, courses and programs at UCSD are also divided into the following divisions:

Graduate and professional schools

Jacobs School of Engineering
Jacobs School of Engineering

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Professional Education and Public Service Division

  • UC San Diego Extension

UC San Diego extension is the continuing education and public program branch of the university. As part of their goal, Extension strives to combine local impact with national reputation and global reach. Extension has been recognized for linking the community to expert professionals and the knowledge resources of the university.
Approximately 20,000 students per year are enrolled into the university-level professional courses. Extension provides over 100 certificate programs and over 25 specialized study programs. Most courses are held evenings and weekends for the convenience to working adults at one of the four locations; UC San Diego main campus in La Jolla, the Extension Sorrento Mesa Center, the Extension Rancho Bernardo Center, and the Extension Mission Valley Center.


Research centers

Charter school

The Preuss School is a charter school established on the UCSD campus in 1999 to provide an intensive college preparatory curriculum for low-income students from the greater San Diego area. The Preuss School UCSD is a coeducational college-preparatory charter day school established on the University of California, San Diego campus in 1999 for students between 6th and 12th grade. ... Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... This article is about the year. ... Poverty is the state of being without, often associated with need, hardship and lack of resources across a wide range of circumstance. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


Admissions

For the 2007-2008 academic period, UCSD received 45,093 freshmen applications of which 18,547 students were offered fall admission, making the admission rate about 41.1%. Also, the number of students applying to UCSD makes it the second most popular UC campus, after UCLA. [3] Admitted students attained a mean weighted high school GPA of 4.06 and average SAT scores of 635, 670, and 640 for Critical Reading, Math and Writing, respectively. Of the 18,547 freshmen that were admitted, 99% were in the top ten percent of their high school class. [4]. [5] Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... In the United States, grading is done with several different systems. ...


Matriculating students tend to indicate a preference for the University's large environment and largely renowned professors and programs. The top four overlapping schools for applicants are UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, and Stanford. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Stanford may refer: Stanford University Places: Stanford, Kentucky Stanford, California, home of Stanford University Stanford Shopping Center Stanford, New York, town in Dutchess County. ...


Graduate admissions are largely centralized through the Office of Graduate Studies. However, the Rady School of Management and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) handle their own admissions.


Alumni

The UCSD Alumni Association was formed by a small group of honorary members in 1964. The Association has grown today to represent over 116,000 alumni. Its mission - to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship of alumni and students with UCSD. The Association works to provide alumni with continued access to the resources of the University, communicate UCSD news and happenings, and facilitate a network for alumni and student interaction through UCSD Alumni Activities and Programs. The Association also awards undergraduate scholarships, recognizes outstanding alumni, faculty and students, assists the University with legislative advocacy, and brings alumni together in social, educational and networking forums - in San Diego and across the nation. // The UCSD Alumni Association was formed by a small group of honorary members in 1964. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... // The UCSD Alumni Association was formed by a small group of honorary members in 1964. ...


Athletics

UCSD’s sports teams are called the Tritons. This mascot is largely unknown nationally due to the university lacking a football team. However, without such a large financial draw, the university can support a large number of other sports, including swimming, water polo, soccer, volleyball, crew, track and field, fencing, basketball, golf, cross country, softball, baseball, and tennis, many of which have become perennial strengths and national contenders. UCSD participates in the NCAA's Division II, in the California Collegiate Athletic Association, although water polo, fencing, and men's volleyball compete at the Division I level. Before joining Division II in 2000, for years the school participated at the Division III level and won numerous national championships there. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the deep. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... Water polo is a team water sport that combines some elements of swimming and football. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Fencing advertisement for the 1900 Summer Olympic Games This article is about the sport, which is distinguished from stage fencing and academic fencing (mensur). ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ... The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is an intercollegiate athletic conference in the Division II of the NCAA. It was founded in December of 1938 and began competition in 1939. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Division III (or DIII) is a division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association of the United States. ...


Until the 2007-2008 school year, UCSD is the only NCAA Division II school that does not offer athletic scholarships. In 2005, the NCAA created a rule that made it mandatory for Division II programs to award athletic grants; a measure has been proposed to begin offering 500 dollar "grants-in-aid" to all intercollegiate athletes in order to meet this requirement. In February 2007, a 78 dollar fee referendum was voted on and approved in the largest vote in UCSD history. This fee increase puts the UCSD athletic department budget on par with rival DII schools for the first time since the transition. This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


In its best season since moving to DII, in 2006-2007 19 of its 23 programs qualified for post-season competition, including 17 to the NCAA Championships. Eight of those teams finished in the top-5 in the nation at NCAA's. Women’s crew was the national runners-up for DII finishing 6 seconds behind Western Washington University. Men’s water polo finished third in DI behind USC and national champion Cal. Women’s basketball, men’s tennis and women’s swimming also finished third in the country. The women’s volleyball, women’s soccer and men’s swimming teams all finished fifth in the nation. Western Washington University (WWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of higher education in the U.S. state of Washington. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ...


As part of the University's ideology for students to have ample involvement with their lives and future, UCSD fields a number of club sports teams. The UCSD surfing team has won the national title six times. UCSD has consistently been rated one of the best surfing schools in the nation with its proximity to some of the best surfing beaches in California. UCSD also has sport clubs in badminton, cycling, dancesport, dance team, equestrian, ice hockey, lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby union, sailing, soccer, snow skiing, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, and water skiing. A sports club, athletics club or sports association is an eclectic institution oriented to multiple sports, which fields many teams and has varied sports departments in several sports, working under the same umbrella organization. ... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... Police officer on a bicycle Cycling is a means of transport, a form of recreation and a sport. ... An amateur dancesport competition at MIT. Dancesport denotes dance as a sport activity. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Roller Hockey is a form of hockey played on a dry surface using skates with wheels. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... For either of the songs named Sailing, see Sailing (song). ... Soccer redirects here. ... Members of the US Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest An alpine skier Deep powder skiing Skiing is the activity of gliding over snow using skis (originally wooden planks, now usually made from fiberglass or related composites) strapped to the feet with ski bindings. ... Ping Pong redirects here. ... The three components of triathlon: Swimming, Cycling, Running A triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. ... Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee or similar flying disc most commonly weighing 175 g. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Water polo is a team water sport that combines some elements of swimming and football. ... // Water skiing began in 1922 when Ralph Samuelson strapped two boards to his feet and rigged a clothesline up to his boat on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota. ...


Recognition

In the 2006 Newsweek Magazine review, "America's 25 Hottest Colleges," UCSD was selected as the "Hottest for Science," noting the school's location, research grants, tradition, and diverse topics of study as key points [6]. For 2008, US News and World Report ranks UCSD as 38th in the nation overall and 10th among public universities for its undergraduate program. When compared to other public universities in California, UCSD is ranked third behind Berkeley and UCLA. The 2006 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked UCSD 11th in the United States and 13th in the world in terms of quality of scientific research leading towards a Nobel Prize. In 2005, The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked UCSD as 42nd in the world overall, 14th in the world for biomedicine, and 48th in the world for science [7]. In its 2007 annual college rankings, The Washington Monthly ranks UCSD fourth nationally with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility.[6] Kiplinger's ranked UCSD 11th in the nation for “First-Class Education at Bargain Prices." [8] The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The University of California, Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Shanghai Jiao Tong University (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated Jiao Da (交大) or SJTU), located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities in China. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ... The Washington Monthly is a monthly magazine of United States politics and government that is based in Washington, DC. Its founder is Charles Peters, who started the magazine in 1969 and continues to write columns occasionally. ...


The most recent 'National Research Council review of PhD programs' performed in 1995 ranks UCSD as 10th overall (2nd among public universities, behind UC Berkeley), including 4th in biological sciences, 9th in physical sciences, 9th in engineering, as well as 12th in social sciences and 19th in arts and humanities.


In 2007, US News and World Report ranked the graduate School of Medicine as 14th in nation for medical research and 33rd for primary care. UCSD's graduate program in behavioral neuroscience was ranked second in the nation while its cognitive psychology program was ranked third. The Jacobs School of Engineering overall was ranked 11th in the nation, and 6th in the nation among public universities. [9] All five of the Jacobs School's academic departments were ranked in the top 20: The Department of Bioengineering, ranked 2nd in the nation for biomedical engineering behind Johns Hopkins. The department has ranked among the top five programs in the nation every year for the past decade. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), ranked highly in all categories surveyed: computer systems (9), computer science (13), theory (14), programming language (17) and artificial intelligence (19). The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ranked 16th in mechanical engineering and 19th in aerospace engineering; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), ranked 16th in electrical engineering and communications, and 17th in computer engineering; and the Department of Structural Engineering, ranked 17th in the specialty of civil engineering. The interdisciplinary Bioinformatics program, which is offered jointly by eight UCSD departments including the Jacobs School's bioengineering and computer science and engineering departments, ranked 6th in the nation. The Jacobs School of Engineering is also the 9th best in the world for engineering/technology and computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published online in February 2007 by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. [10] This is the first year the ARWU ranked universities by subject fields. Other fields in which UCSD is ranked among the world’s elite universities include: Life and Agriculture Sciences (14th); the Natural Sciences and Mathematics (19th); Clinical Medicine and Pharmacy (23rd); and the Social Sciences (25th). The Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1876, is a private institution of higher learning located in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. ...


According to US News and World Report rankings of graduate programs, UCSD biology program is ranked 2nd in neuroscience and neurobiology, 6th in genetics and genomics, and 10th in cell biology. UCSD physics program is ranked 6th in plasma and 10th in condensed matter and low temperature physics. UCSD chemistry program is ranked 7th in biochemistry. UCSD earth sciences program is ranked 5th in geophysics and seismology. UCSD computer science program is ranked 9th in systems, and math program is ranked 2nd in discrete mathematics and combinations. UCSD Economics department is ranked 10th in the nation, Econometrics, subsector of Economics, is ranked 2nd in the nation, right below Massasachusetts Institute of Technology.


Graham-Diamond report ranks UCSD 8th overall in the country, including top-10 rankings in biological sciences (3rd), economics (5th), social and behavioral sciences (7th) and physics (9th).


UCSD has total annual research funding of more than $600 million. The National Science Foundation has ranked UCSD first in the UC system and sixth in the nation in terms of Federal research expenditures. Some 200 San Diego companies have been founded by UCSD faculty and alumni, and over 40% of the people employed in the San Diego biotechnology industry work in UCSD spin-offs. Science Watch ranked UCSD fifth in the world for highest research impact, based on papers published and cited in the field of molecular biology and genetics [11]. Research funding is a term generally covering any funding for scientific research, in the areas of both hard science and technology, and social science. ... The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ...


Sixteen UCSD faculty members have won the Nobel Prize, nine of whom are currently on the faculty. UCSD faculty also include nine MacArthur Fellows and 146 Guggenheim Fellows. UCSD ranks sixth in the nation in terms of National Academy of Science membership. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a major private grant-making foundation based in Chicago that has awarded more than US$3 billion since its inception in 1978. ... The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded in 1925 by Mr. ... President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ...


In 1995, the National Research Council ranked UCSD faculty the 10th-best in the nation, and ranked numerous graduate programs among the top ten in the United States in terms of quality: neurosciences (1st), oceanography (1st), bioengineering (2nd), physiology (2nd), pharmacology (3rd), theatre and dance (3rd), genetics (6th), geosciences (6th), cell and developmental biology (7th), anthropology (9th), biochemistry and molecular biology (2nd), political science (2nd), aerospace engineering (10th), and mechanical engineering (10th).


UCSD also counts among its research centers the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Scripps Institution of Oceanography pier Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography or just Scripps) in La Jolla, California, is one of the oldest and largest centers for ocean and earth science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. ... The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). ...


UCSD's biological science related research, aided by a strong local biotechnology sector, is especially well-respected. The structure of insulin Biotechnology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ...


Public art

The Sun God statue by Niki de Saint Phalle.
Main article: Stuart Collection

More than a dozen public art projects, part of the Stuart Collection, decorate the campus. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Sun God, a large winged creature located near the Faculty Club. Other Stuart Collection art includes a collection of Stonehenge-like stone blocks, a large coiling snake path, a building that flashes the names of vices and virtues in bright neon lights, and three metallic Eucalyptus trees, the Music Tree, the Literary Tree and the Third Tree commonly referred to as the Silent Tree. One of the newest additions to the collection is Tim Hawkinson's giant teddy bear made of six boulders located in between the newly constructed [CAL-IT2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calit2] buildings. Another notable campus sight are the graffiti tunnels of Mandeville Hall, a series of corridors that have been tagged with graffiti by generations of students over decades of use. Students in the university's visual arts department also often create temporary public art installations as part of their coursework. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1712x2304, 1720 KB)[edit] Summary The Sun God statue on UCSD campus. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1712x2304, 1720 KB)[edit] Summary The Sun God statue on UCSD campus. ... The Sun God statue. ... Niki de Saint Phalle Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle (October 29, 1930 - May 22, 2002) was a French sculptor, painter, and film maker. ... The Sun God statue by Niki de Saint Phalle was the first Stuart Collection installation. ... The Sun God statue by Niki de Saint Phalle was the first Stuart Collection installation. ... The Sun God statue. ... For other uses, see Stonehenge (disambiguation). ... This article is about the plant genus. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ...


Notable people

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References

  1. ^ The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institutions: University of California-San Diego
  2. ^ UCSD History
  3. ^ America's Best Colleges 2007. U.S. News & World Report.
  4. ^ Stadtman, Verne A. "The University of California, 1868-1968," pages 407-411
  5. ^ "Shameful hypocrisy alive and well on campus" UCSD Guardian
  6. ^ "National Universities", The Washington Monthly, August 2007. Retrieved on 2007-08-21. 

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