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Campus Celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
Each May, UC San Diego curates a lineup of programs that honor the contributions and culture of Asian and Pacific Islander American communities. DC Comics author Minh Lê will serve as the keynote speaker at the celebration kickoff event on May 6.Read about the heritage month
Undergraduate Research Gives Rise to Doctoral Dreams
For more than 30 years, UC San Diego’s McNair Program has helped low-income, first-generation undergraduates navigate the path toward earning a doctoral degree.
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Join the UC San Diego community on May 12-13 as we unite for 1,960 minutes of giving — in a nod to our founding year — with the goal of creating a better future for all.Give Now
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