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Impact Stories: One Gift Can Change Everything

Philanthropic investment can completely transform the heights students, faculty and researchers can reach. A gift can fulfill aspirations, empower talent and bring immense change to our university and our world. Explore our stories below to see the impact a single gift can create.

Campaign Timeline

Campaign Timeline The Campaign for UC San Diego began in 2012 with a goal to “continue the nontradition.” This timeline chronicles the moments and milestones that have played a key role in the success of

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Kimberly Cooper

Packard Fellowship Inspires Young Faculty to Pursue Bold Ideas

As a young faculty member just beginning her career at UC San Diego, Kimberly Cooper recalls the anxiety she felt when developing her own research program.

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Investiture Honors Faculty

Inaugural Investiture Honors Faculty Excellence at School of Medicine

As UC San Diego’s School of Medicine celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the campus recently honored medicine faculty chair holders with an inaugural investiture ceremony at the T. Denny Sanford Medical Education and Telemedicine Center.

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Snake Path

Stuart Collection Artist Alexis Smith Donates Cherished Mural

They are carefully melded to the earth, absorbed into woodlands and sewn into the fabric of existing structures. Meandering the 1,200-acre UC San Diego campus, you will likely stumble upon a treasure—a giant, vibrantly colored bird embellished with a gilded crown, an oversized red shoe frolicking through the theatre district, or a secret lookout with coded messages.

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