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Celebrating Black History Month
Celebrating Black History Month at Triton Leaders Conference
UC San Diego invites you to join in a university-wide celebration of Black History Month throughout February. The annual theme for 2024 is “Black Culture through Artistic Expression,” showcasing opportunities to watch live performances, learn about campus artists—and even groove to the beats of Afro-Caribbean drums as part of an interactive workshop.VISIT EVENT CALENDAR
A Standing Ovation for Opera Icon Anthony DavisUC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Music Anthony Davis has been inducted into the Opera Hall of Fame. The honor comes on the heels of an immensely successful production of “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X” at the Metropolitan Opera, a work the Pulitzer prize-winning musician composed 37 years ago, and which drew packed houses nearly nightly.
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In research spending by total R&D expenditures.Featured in: National Science Foundation
Among all institutions across the globe of highly cited researchers. We merge disciplines and surpass expectations, empowering students to think creatively across.Featured in: Clarivate
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In a series of successful launches, most recently aboard the Axiom 3, researchers affiliated with the UC San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute have sent various types of stem cells to space aboard the International Space Station, where the unique microgravity environment offers an unparalleled view into the molecular mechanisms of cancer and aging.
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