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Welcome Social Sciences Alumni!

We are a powerful network with the largest number of alumni of all the divisions at UC San Diego. However, success is not measured by numbers alone - we are most proud of the variety of areas in which our alumni make a difference and lead fulfilling lives in academia, private industry, public service and non-profit organizations.

We are eager to connect our alumni with the campus, students and faculty through cutting-edge programs and engagement opportunities showcasing the many highly-ranked departments and the global, national and local impact of fellow alumni. Suggestions and feedback regarding our programs are always welcome.

For questions, please contact Jenelle Dean, Director of Alumni Affairs, at jmdean@ucsd.edu or (858) 246-0232.

2014 Alumni Visionaries - Seeking Nominations

Do you know a visionary alumni leader? The Division of Social Sciences is looking to recognize alumni who, through professional accomplishments and/or public service, have demonstrated outstanding visionary leadership. We want to know who is out there making a difference and how they are doing it!

Who are outstanding visionary leaders?
- change agents building a better world through professional and/or public service endeavors
- alumni using their social sciences degree in a unique way to make a difference
- young alumni demonstrating potential to become leaders in their field
- inspirational role models for current UC San Diego students

Have someone in mind? Nominate him or her today and help us celebrate the distinguished service and achievements of our Social Sciences alumni community! Self-nominations are encouraged. Alumni selected will be featured in the next issue of E-Connection. Nominations due May 23, 2014.

Questions? Please email jmdean@ucsd.edu.

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UC San Diego Alumni Events

Social Sciences Alumni events:

Social Sciences Supper Club, April 8, 2014 – “What’s Next for U.S. Immigration Reform and Border Enforcement?” Find out when David FitzGerald, the Theodore E. Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations, associate professor of Sociology and co-director of the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego, presents at the UC San Diego Faculty Club, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 12-13, 2014 – Whether you are an alumni author, or an alumnus who just enjoys a good read, please join us!

Economics Roundtable, April 16, 2014 – Stephen Mayfield, director of the California Center for Algae Biotechnology, John Dove Isaacs Chair of Natural Philosophy and UC San Diego professor of Biology, will discuss “Programming Algae for Advanced Bio-Manufacturing: Food and Fuel for the 21st Century” at the UC San Diego Faculty Club, 7:30 to 9 a.m.

Cognitive Science Reunion, May 3, 2014 – Save the date! The reunion will be held at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute. Please contact renuion@cogsci.ucsd.edu with any questions.

Alumni Weekend, June 5-8, 2014 – Register now for Taste of UCSD, the 50th Anniversary of the Watermelon Drop, Night at the Padres, the Triton 5K and Festival, Alumni Celebration and the True Triton Brunch!


Regional Clubs - There are more than 25 UCSD regional alumni clubs around the world. Maximize your alumni network by joining a club near you!

Professional Groups - Check out the Communication Professionals Network, Financial Professionals Network, Capitol Tritons, Educators Alliance and more!

Cultural Groups - The core mission of each of the UCSD alumni cultural groups is leadership, advocacy, service and philanthropy. Join and make a difference today!


Share your time and talent through volunteering with UC San Diego. Whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that's right for you.

  • Student mentoring
  • Internship opportunities
  • Leadership roles
  • Campus volunteering

View all the exciting volunteer opportunities.

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Invent the Future

The Division of Social Sciences wishes to thank our alumni and friends who continue to make a positive impact. View the 2012-2013 Impact Report [PDF].

Did you know?

There are over 148,000 UCSD alumni*...

Including over 59,000 social sciences alumni*!

Over 17,000 alumni stay connected with UC San Diego through countless engagement opportunities.

This year, over 9,500 alumni (over 3,800 social sciences alumni) made gifts to support scholarships, research, discovery and more!

*Living alumni as of 2013

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