|University of California, San Diego|
|Motto:||Fiat lux (Latin)|
|Motto in English:||Let there be light|
|Endowment:||US $525 million|
|Chancellor:||Marye Anne Fox|
|Location:||La Jolla, San Diego, California, U.S.|
|Campus:||Suburban, 1,152 acres (4. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Let there be light is an English translation of the Hebrew יְהִי אוֹר (or yehiy 'or) 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 Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A public university is a University that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government as opposed to private universities. The space-grant colleges compose a network of 52 consortia, based at universities across the United States, for Space -related research The sea grant colleges are a group of 30 US universities that are involved in the National Sea Grant College Program. A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Marye Anne Fox (born 9 December 1947) is a physical organic chemist and university administrator A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California. 66 km²)|
|Colors:||Navy Blue and Gold|
|Athletics:||23 varsity teams|
|Affiliations:||University of California|
The University of California, San Diego (popularly known as UC San Diego or UCSD) is a highly selective  research-oriented public university located in the La Jolla community of San Diego, California. School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification Navy blue is a dark shade of the Color Blue. Navy blue got its name from the dark blue (contrasted with white worn by officers in the Royal Navy since In Heraldry, or (from the French word for gold) is the tincture of gold, and belongs to the class of light tinctures called "metals" The term mascot – defined as a term for any person animal or object thought to bring Luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common Triton (Τρίτων gen Τρίτωνος is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the deep The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research Introduction Founded in 2000 the Worldwide Universities Network is an invitation-only nonprofit group of universities from Australia, A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages La Jolla (ləˈhɔɪə "luh-HOY-uh") is a wealthy Seaside resort community of up to 42808 residents within the city of San Diego, California California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The university, one of ten University of California campuses, was founded in 1960 around the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography or just Scripps) in La Jolla California, is one of the
The university is also situated near and associated with several research centers, such as the Salk Institute, the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and The Scripps Research Institute. Salk Institute2jpg|thumb|right|200px|Salk Institute]]The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is an independent non-profit scientific research institute located in La Jolla California The Burnham Institute for Medical Research is a non-profit Medical research institute with facilities located in California and Florida focused on The Scripps Research Institute ( TSRI) is a Medical research facility that focuses on research in the basic Biomedical sciences Primarily located
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. The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private, Coeducational research university located in Pasadena 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. General Dynamics Corporation ( is a defense conglomerate formed by Mergers and Divestitures and as of 2008 it is the fifth largest Defense contractor
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. Roger Randall Dougan Revelle ( March 7 1909 — July 15 1991) was a scientist and scholar who was instrumental in the formative years of the UC San Diego 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.
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 United States Marine Corps rifle range adjacent to the site. Camp Calvin B Matthews or Marine Corps Rifle Range Camp Matthews or Marine Corps Rifle Range La Jolla (prior to World War II) or more simply 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. 
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 Princeton University. 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 The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. 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.
UC San Diego's six colleges are: 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. Revelle College was the first college founded at the University of California San Diego, and named after oceanographer Roger Revelle (who was instrumental in Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar. 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 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 See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. "
Undergraduates may major in any discipline offered at UC San Diego, regardless of undergraduate college. However, each college issues unique undergraduate diplomas and holds an individual commencement ceremony.
In addition to academic division by college, courses and programs at UC San Diego are also divided into the following divisions:
UC San Diego extension is the continuing education and public program branch of the university. The Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego is a graduate -level Business school offering full-time and part-time 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.
|USNWR National University||38th|
|USNWR Medical School (research) ||14th|
|USNWR Medical School (primary care) ||35th|
|USNWR Engineering School||11th|
|ARWU Natural Science & Math||19th|
|ARWU Engineering & CS||10th|
|ARWU Life Sciences||14th|
|ARWU Clinical Medicine||25th|
|ARWU Social Sciences||26th|
UC San Diego is a Public Ivy and among the top eight public universities for undergraduate education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, and it is ranked 38th among all universities in the United States by the same publication. In Higher education, college and university rankings are listings of Universities and Liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based The Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP is a research center at Arizona State University. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D Public Ivy is a term coined by Richard Moll in his 1985 book Public Ivys A Guide to America's best public undergraduate colleges and universities to refer to universities which USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  For graduate studies, most of UC San Diego's Ph.D. programs are ranked in the top 20 for academic quality in the United States by the National Research Council. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. 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 In 2007, the Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked UC San Diego 12th in the United States and 14th in the world in terms of quality of scientific research leading towards a Nobel Prize. The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities UC San Diego has a total of 12 Nobel Laureates affiliated with it. The following list provides information on nobel laureates and their affiliation to academic institutions. In the 2006 Newsweek Magazine review, "America's 25 Hottest Colleges," UC San Diego was selected as the "Hottest for Science," noting the school's location, research grants, tradition, and diverse topics of study as key points. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City.  For 2008, US News and World Report ranks UC San Diego as 38th in the nation overall and 7th among public universities for its undergraduate program. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D  When compared to other public universities in California, UC San Diego is ranked third behind Berkeley and UCLA. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United The 2007 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked UC San Diego 12th in the United States and 14th in the world based on achievements and publications of the faculty. The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities In 2007, The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked UC San Diego as 58th in the world overall, 11th in the world for biomedicine, and 27th in the world for natural sciences. Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based In its 2007 annual college rankings, The Washington Monthly ranks UC San Diego fourth nationally with criteria based on research, community service, and social mobility. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D  In its 2008 report on best values in public colleges, Kiplinger ranked UC San Diego 11th in the nation for in-state value and 17th in the nation for out-of-state value. Kiplinger (pronounced /kɪp'lɪŋɜr/ "KIP-ling-er" is a Washington D 
The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) 2007 Collegiate Power Rankings rate colleges and universities comprehensively based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess of the university. The institutions posted in the 2007 Power Rankings represent less than 6% of colleges and universities across the nation. UC San Diego placed 4th on the overall ranking list, trailing behind Williams College, Amherst College, and Duke University, and first on the Division II list. Williams College is a highly selective private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Amherst College is a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Duke University is a private Research University located in Durham, North Carolina, United States.
The most recent 'National Research Council review of PhD programs' performed in 1995 ranks UC San Diego 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. Several of its individual graduate programs ranked first, such as neuroscience and oceanography.
In 2008, US News and World Report ranked the graduate School of Medicine as 14th in the nation for medical research and 35th for primary care. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D UC San Diego'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.  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 UC San Diego 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 10th 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 2008 by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  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 (25th); and the Social Sciences (26th). 
According to the US News and World Report rankings of graduate programs, the UC San Diego biology program is ranked 2nd in neuroscience and neurobiology, 6th in genetics and genomics, and 10th in cell biology. The UC San Diego physics program is ranked 6th in plasma and 10th in condensed matter and low temperature physics. UC San Diego chemistry program is ranked 7th in biochemistry. UC San Diego's 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 combinatorics. The UC San Diego Economics department is ranked 10th in the nation; Econometrics, a subdiscipline of Economics, is ranked 2nd in the nation, right below Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Department of Political Science is ranked 7th overall.
The 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. Research funding is a term generally covering any funding for scientific Research, in the areas of both "hard" Science and Technology and The National Science Foundation has ranked UC San Diego first in the UC system and sixth in the nation in terms of Federal research expenditures. The National Science Foundation (NSF is a United States Government agency that supports fundamental Research and Education in all the non-medical 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 the eighth most cited institution during the period 1995 to 2005 in the field of molecular biology and genetics. 
Sixteen UC San Diego faculty members have won the Nobel Prize, nine of whom are currently on the faculty. UC San Diego faculty also include nine MacArthur Fellows and 146 Guggenheim Fellows. The John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation is a major private grant -making Private foundation based in Chicago that has awarded more than US$4 billion The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded in 1925 by Mr UCSD ranks sixth in the nation in terms of National Academy of Science membership. 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
In 1995, the National Research Council ranked UC San Diego 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).
UC San Diego also counts among its research centers the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the San Diego Supercomputer Center. Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography or just Scripps) in La Jolla California, is one of the The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC is an organized research unit of the University of California San Diego (UCSD
UC San Diego's biological science related research, aided by a strong local biotechnology sector, is especially well-respected. Biotechnology is Technology based on Biology, especially when used in Agriculture, Food science, and Medicine.
UC San Diego received 47,364 freshmen applications of which 19,022 students were offered fall admission for the Fall 2008 quarter, making the admission rate about 40. 16%. Also, the number of students applying to UC San Diego makes it the second most popular UC campus, after UCLA. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United  Admitted students attained a mean weighted high school GPA of 4. The following is a summary of the academic grading systems in North America. 06 and average SAT scores of 629, 670, and 641 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 . It is number 3 among just the UC system. The University of California ( UC) is a Public university system in the state of California. The top four overlapping schools for applicants are: Berkeley, UCLA, USC, and Stanford respectively. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in
Graduate admissions are largely centralized through the Office of Graduate Studies. However, the Rady School of Management, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) handle their own admissions. The Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego is a graduate -level Business school offering full-time and part-time Scripps Institution of Oceanography (sometimes referred to as SIO, Scripps Oceanography or just Scripps) in La Jolla California, is one of the The Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS, at the University of California San Diego, is devoted to the study of international affairs
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 (commonly Preuss ( IPA:/pɻoːyːs/ Preuss School UCSD, or Preuss Model School) is a Coeducational college-preparatory Charter schools are elementary or secondary schools in the United States that receive public money but Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Poverty (also called penury) is deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life including food clothing shelter and safe Drinking water, and The Preuss school has been ranked as one of the top ten best high schools in the United States by US News & World Report. 
The campus's undergraduate population is represented by a formal student government, known as the A.S. Council. A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization The A. S. Council also funds three quarterly festivals during the year: FallFest, WinterFest, and Sun God. A festival is an event usually and ordinarily staged by a local community which centers on some unique aspect of that community Sun God, named after the statue created by artist Niki de Saint Phalle, is the best-known of the three festivals. Sun God is a statue by French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle located on the campus of the University of California San Diego. Art refers to a diverse range of Human activities creations and expressions that are appealing to the Senses or Emotions of a human individual Niki de Saint Phalle, born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle ( October 29 1930 &ndash May 22, 2002) was a French 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.
The main student hub is the UCSD Price Center located in the center of campus, just south of Geisel Library. The UCSD Price Center is a student center located in the center of UCSD 's campus just south of Geisel Library. This entry is about the library at the University of California San Diego The Price Center offers a variety of services, places, and spaces geared to the needs of students including restaurants, the central bookstore, movie theater, and various student organizations. In the Spring of 2003 a Student Referendum was passed to expand the Price Center to nearly double the original size. The expansion is currently open but not yet complete.
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 (Spring) academic quarter, respectively. Halloween, or Hallowe’en, is a Holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. 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.
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 UC San Diego, 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). A students' union, student government, student senate, students' association, or guild of students is a Student Organization 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.
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. The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the Demographics of a specified Gender comprises a range of differences between men and women extending from the biological to the social LGBT (also GLBT) is an initialism referring collectively to Lesbian, Gay, bisexual, and Transgender / transsexual UC San Diego 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.
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 provocative articles and drawings, which is also funded by the A. The Koala is a satirical comedy college paper distributed primarily on the campus of the University of California San Diego. S.  In 2005, the student council made national news over a controversy regarding pornography broadcast over the A. Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer S. -funded television station by members of The Koala. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic The Koala is a satirical comedy college paper distributed primarily on the campus of the University of California San Diego.
The campus newspaper, operated independent of student funds, is the UCSD Guardian. The UCSD Guardian is a student-operated newspaper at the University of California San Diego. The campus also hosts a small independent radio station, KSDT, which no longer broadcasts over the airwaves, but still operates online. KSDT is an online Radio station which refers to itself as "fiercely independent College radio. 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. The Che Cafe is a Worker co-operative and Social center located on the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla California Food Not Bombs is a loose-knit group of independent collectives serving free Vegan and Vegetarian food to others 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 limited sound equipment. The Locust is a musical group from San Diego California, United States known for theirunique mix of Grindcore speed and aggression Mathcore Pinback is an Indie rock band from San Diego California, currently signed to Touch and Go Records. Mates of State are an American Indie rock duo active since 1997 The Dillinger Escape Plan (sometimes abbreviated DEP or TDEP) is an American Mathcore band from Morris Plains New Jersey. The Che Cafe is a Worker co-operative and Social center located on the University of California San Diego campus in La Jolla California
More than a dozen public art projects, part of the Stuart Collection, decorate the campus. The Stuart Collection is a collection of public art on the campus of the University of California San Diego. The Stuart Collection is a collection of public art on the campus of the University of California San Diego. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Sun God, a large winged creature located near the Faculty Club. Sun God is a statue by French sculptor Niki de Saint Phalle located on the campus of the University of California San Diego. 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. Stonehenge is a Prehistoric Monument located in the English county of Wiltshire, about west of Amesbury and north of Salisbury Eucalyptus (From Greek ευκάλυπτος meaning "well covered" is a diverse Genus of Trees (and a few shrubs the members of which 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 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. Graffiti (singular graffito; the plural is used as a Mass noun) is the name for images or lettering scratched scrawled painted or marked in any manner on property Students in the university's visual arts department also often create temporary public art installations as part of their coursework.
The university is also sponsoring a $56,000 performance art project to develop a sense of community at the sprawling campus. This article is about Performance art For other uses see Performance (disambiguation 
UC San Diego’s sports teams are called the Tritons. Triton (Τρίτων gen Τρίτωνος is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the deep 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. Swimming is the movement by humans or animals through Water, usually without artificial assistance Water polo is a team water sport A team consists of six field players and one Goalkeeper. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet GB coxless pair of Toby Garbett & Rick Dunn at Henley Royal Regatta 2004 Fencing is the art of armed Combat involving Cutting, Stabbing, or slapping bludgeoning Weapons directly manipulated by hand Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Cross Country running is a Sport of running Compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain faster than other teams Softball is a team Sport popular especially in the United States. Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each Tennis is a sport played between two players ( singles) or between two teams of two players each ( doubles) UC San Diego 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. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Before joining Division II in 2000, for years the school participated at the Division III level and won numerous national championships there. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the 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, UC San Diego is the only NCAA Division II school that does not offer athletic scholarships. A scholarship is an award of access to an institution or a financial aid award for an individual student scholar for the purpose of furthering their Education 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. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In February 2007, a 78 dollar fee referendum was voted on and approved in the largest vote in UC San Diego history. A referendum (plural referendums or referenda) ballot question, or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita This fee increase puts the UCSD athletic department budget on par with rival DII schools for the first time since the transition. 
In its best season since moving to D II, 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. Western Washington University ( WWU or Western) is one of six state-funded, four-year universities of Higher education in the Men’s water polo finished third in DI behind USC and national champion Cal. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley 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.
As part of the University's ideology for students to have ample involvement with their lives and future, UC San Diego fields a number of club sports teams. A sports club, athletics club or sports association is an eclectic institution oriented to multiple Sports which fields many Teams and in several The UC San Diego surfing team has won the national title six times. Surfing is a surface water sport in which the participant is carried along the face of a breaking wave, most commonly using a Surfboard, although wave-riders UC San Diego 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. UC San Diego 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, volleyball, water polo, and water skiing. Badminton is a racquet sport played by either two opposing players (singles or two opposing pairs (doubles who take positions on opposite halves of a rectangular court Cycling is the use of Bicycles or - less commonly - Unicycles Tricycles Quadricycles and other similar wheeled Human powered vehicles DanceSport denotes Dance as a Sport activity Initially this term was applied to competitive ballroom dancing, in its International Style. Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic For the Roman class see Equestrian (Roman Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving Horses This broad description Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. Lacrosse is a full contact Team sport played using a solid rubber ball and long handled racket called a crosse or Lacrosse stick. Roller hockey is a form of Hockey played on a dry surface using skates with wheels Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short Sailing is the art of controlling a Sailing vessel. By changing the Rigging, Rudder and dagger or centre board a Sailor manages the force Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment A triathlon is an endurance sports event consisting of Swimming, cycling and Running over various distances Ultimate (often called Ultimate Frisbee in reference to the trademarked brand name) is a non-contact Team sport played with a 175 gram Flying Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet Water polo is a team water sport A team consists of six field players and one Goalkeeper. Water skiing is a Sport where an individual (or more than one individual is pulled behind a Motor boat or a cable ski installation on a body of water wearing
The UCSD Alumni Association was formed by a small group of honorary members in 1964. History 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 is to foster a lifelong, mutually beneficial relationship of alumni and students with UC San Diego. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" The Association works to provide alumni with continued access to the resources of the University, communicate UC San Diego news and happenings, and facilitate a network for alumni and student interaction through UCSD Alumni Activities and Programs. History The UCSD Alumni Association was formed by a small group of honorary members in 1964 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.