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Alcohol and Drug-Related Incidents Have Drastically Decreased Since 2014

By Aleena Karamally on Oct 20, 2017 09:00 am

3637758402_e300677769_bSubstance-related arrests and disciplinary referrals at UC San Diego have almost declined in half since 2014, according to statistics in the 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released on Sept. 29.   Specifically, drug abuse arrests declined by 46 percent and liquor law arrests fell 21 percent. Disciplinary referrals, where students are referred to […] Read in browser » 

New Arcade Replaces Outback Adventures Store

By Ethan Coston on Oct 19, 2017 01:00 pm

The arcade sits in Price Center West and is open to students 24/7/Rohan Grover.A new arcade room replaced Outback Adventures Surf Shop in Price Center West at the beginning of fall quarter. The arcade, which is free, is open 24/7 and features an air hockey table, Rave Racing, Strike Fighter, and Ms. Pac-Man. The arcade also has several multicades, which come with multiple games available for play, including […] Read in browser » 

New $25.7 Million Marine Conservation Facility to be Built at SIO

By Cynthia Leung on Oct 19, 2017 09:00 am

A rendering of the new facility. Photo courtesy of Safdie Rabines Architects.UC San Diego is planning to construct a new $25.7 million marine science building at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO). The Marine Conservation Facility will compose of eight new teaching and research labs as well as a multi-purpose outdoor space, rooftop cafe, and two large-stepped terraces for special events. The building is designed by […] Read in browser » 

Westfield UTC Mall Expands; Opens New Flagship Nordstrom and Restaurants

By Rohan Grover on Oct 18, 2017 09:00 am

Nordstrom at Westfield UTC La Jolla / Dora Wang.The Westfield UTC Mall continued its $600 million expansion of retail and housing options last week, opening a new-and-expanded Nordstrom with a full-service restaurant inside. At least 90 stores are expected to open in November as part of the 401,000 square-foot second phase of the UTC mall’s expansion. Additionally, the renovation features new landscaping, a […] Read in browser » 

UCSD Prof. Rob Knight Wins $200,000 Massry Prize

By Natalie Lam on Oct 17, 2017 09:00 am

UCSD Prof. Rob Knight. Photo courtesy of the Knight Lab.UC San Diego professor Rob Knight and two other researchers were awarded the Massry Prize, a distinguished award to honor those who have contributed to advancement in the fields of health and the biomedical sciences. At UCSD, Professor Knight holds appointments in both the departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science. Knight’s previous work at the […] Read in browser » 

Former Student Sues UCSD, Alleging Disability Discrimination

By Gabe Schneider on Oct 16, 2017 09:15 am

Arianna Gorman / The Triton.A former undergraduate student is suing UC San Diego, alleging that the university failed to accommodate his disability throughout his undergraduate career. Shahram Jazirian, who entered Warren College as a bioengineering undergraduate transfer student in 2012 and left in 2015, is suing the Regents of the University of California and Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. Jazirian and […] Read in browser » 

Two UCSD Students Win $25,000 in ZPower Battery Bowl Design Challenge

By Cindy Zhan on Oct 16, 2017 09:00 am

Mentors Postdoctoral Research Moran Amit and Assoc. Professor Tina Ng  (left) with students Carl Demolder and Quyen Hoang (right). Photo courtesy of the team.Two UC San Diego students won $25,000 last month in a battery design challenge hosted by ZPower, a California-based battery company. The competition was open to undergraduate engineering students who could develop and prototype products or devices that make use of ZPower’s rechargeable microbattery technology.   Quyen Hoang, a recently graduated nanoengineering major who is […] Read in browser » 

300 Transfer Students with Housing Contracts Placed Two Miles Off-Campus

By Ella Chen on Oct 13, 2017 01:35 pm

Connor Gorry / The Triton.Around 300 first-year undergraduate transfer students are temporarily living in the graduate student quarters located on the Health Sciences Campus because the university underestimated the amount of students in need of on-campus housing this school year. Transfer students are typically housed in The Village on the north-west side of campus, but 400 were designated to […] Read in browser » 

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