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Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several UCSD venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

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    University of California, San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093; (858) 822-1455; School Website
    Student-led walking tours : 11AM Monday through Saturday (excluding holidays).

    Located on the north side of La Jolla, this campus has achieved great distinction in fulfilling its missions of education, research, and public service.

    UC San Diego Triton - NCAA Athletics
    Intercollegiate Sports Programs include - hockey, cross country, golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, fencing, swimming, diving, volleyball, water polo, track & field.

    Major schools and educational divisions at UCSD:
    Arts & Humanities - history, theater, drama, literature and art.
    IRPS - UCSD Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies
    Preuss - Public college prep school for grades 6-12.
    Rady - Rady School of Management - MBA Programs

    UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
    Engineering majors include aerospace, bioengineering, chemical, computer, electrical, physics, mechanical, structural, etc.
    Engineering -

    UCSD School of Medicine
    UCSD School of Medicine -
    Pharmacy - UCSD School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    ARI - AIDS Research Institute
    SIRA - Stien Institute for Research on Aging
    ADRC - Alzheimers Disease Research Center
    Department of Pediatrics -
    UCSD Medical Center - UCSD Health Care

    Schools of Life Sciences
    A vast collection of research facilities, laboratories and educational programs that emphasize the life sciences.
    Division of Biological Sciences - degree programs in physiology, biology, ecology, microbiology, etc.
    Saltman Quarterly - UCSD Student Run quarterly newspaper on the sciences
    Divison of Physical Sciences - Includes degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics and physics
    CMRR - Center for Magnetic Recording Research
    CALIT - California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
    SDSC - San Diego Supercomputer Center - advance research on cyberinfrastructure
    CASS - UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences
    CSI - California Space Institute -
    SDCMA - San Diego Center for Molecular Agriculture
    CMG - UCSD Center for Molecular Genetics
    CIMS - UCSD Keck Center for Interface and Materials Science
    IPAPS - UCSD Institute for Pure & Applied Physical Sciences
    INC - UCSD Institute for Nueral Computation
    INLS - UCSD Institute for Nonlinear Science
    NPACI - National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure
    WMRS - White Mountain Research Station - Owens Valley Lab (Bishop CA)

    Division of Social Sciences
    Anthropology -
    Cognitive Sciences - Study brain behavior and computation
    Communications =
    Economics -
    Ethnic Studies -
    Linguistics -
    Political Science -
    Psychology -
    Sociology -
    CCIS - Center for Comparitive Immigration Studies
    CHD - Center for Human Development
    CRL - Center for Research in Languages

    Birch Aquarium at Scripps
    Located adjacent to the world-renown Scripps Institute of Oceanography this facility has large salt-water aquariums primarily dedicated to the study of both cold water and tropical water marine life of the Pacific Ocean.

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography - UCSD
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (founded in 1903) is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. Ongoing investigations include the topography and composition of the ocean bottom, waves and currents, and the flow and interchange of matter between seawater and the ocean bottom or the atmosphere. Scripps's research ships are used in these investigations throughout the world's oceans. As many as 300 research projects may be underway at any time under that guidance of the 1300 staff members.

    Salk Institute of Biological Studies - 453-4100
    10010 N. Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92038 Tours Mon-Fri 10-Noon;
    World's foremost clinical research and bio-medicine laboratory with special emphasis on molecular biology and genetics. Famous for its discovery of a cure to polio and other major diseases.

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Days Inn San Diego - Budget rates with king, queen and double queen guestrooms and many locations

    Birch Aquarium at Scripps
    2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla, CA 92037; (858) 534-FISH; Aquarium Website;
    Open: daily 9AM-5PM (Exc : Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years);

    Located adjacent to the world-renown Scripps Institute of Oceanography this facility has large salt-water aquariums primarily dedicated to the study of both cold water and tropical water marine life of the Pacific Ocean. Includes giant octopus, jelly-fish, garibaldi, kelp forest and live coral. Several educational exhibits. Offshore is the San Diego-La Jolla Underwater Park - the subject of a lot of scientific research.
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography;
    San Diego - La Jolla Underwater Park;

    • Aquarium Guided Explorations - Weekday morning school group tours
    • Guided tours to local tide pools and sea caves
    • Ocean simulator ride
    • Tide pool plaza discovery center
    • Ocean pier moon-walks
    • Shark aquarium
    • Dive Show - Tues & Thurs at 12:30PM
    • Family day - 3rd Saturday of each month - arts and crafts
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    Scripps Institution of Oceanography - UCSD
    9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0210; Institute Website;
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography (founded in 1903) is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world. Ongoing investigations include the topography and composition of the ocean bottom, waves and currents, and the flow and interchange of matter between seawater and the ocean bottom or the atmosphere. Scripps's research ships are used in these investigations throughout the world's oceans. As many as 300 research projects may be underway at any time under that guidance of the 1300 staff members.

    San Diego - La Jolla Underwater Park
    Park Info;
    Created in 1970, the underwater park is a continuing community project to preserve the natural ecology, reestablish the underwater sea life and maintain the natural beauty of the shoreline. Within the Park there are two special areas created by the California Fish & Game Commission; the Ecological Reserve and the Marine Life Refuge.

    Sea World San Diego
    150-acre zoological park with shows, aquariums, marine-life attractions, rides, research and medical labs and other attractions.

    Mission Bay Park
    Miles of shoreline with facilities for picnicking, boating, camping and fishing. Watersports activities include sailing, water-skiing, swimming, wind-surfing and jetbikes.

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Hawaiian Island Getaway
One of the most popular tourism destinations in the world is the Hawaiian Islands. Local attractions include touring royal palaces, miles of beautiful beaches and polynesian cultural entertainment venues.


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This desert oasis is a most popular warm-weather winter retreat with over 100 championship golf courses to play on, fine dining and great entertainment.

    Division of Arts & Humanities
    School Website; The Arts and Humanities departments have been a powerful presence at UCSD since the earliest days of the campus as the founders appreciated the crucial role it plays in the training of the citizens of a democratic society, and the preparation of future leaders, thinkers, and artists.
    History - Faculty of 40 scholars teach undergraduate and gradute programs and classes
    Literature - nine undergraduate majors in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Literatures of the World, and Writing, plus a masters and doctorate program.
    Philosophy - science of philosophy, ethics, law and politics and epistemology
    CRCA - Center for Research in Computing in the Arts - fields of media arts/digital culture
    Center for the Humanities -

    UCSD Department of Music
    Department Website;
    Bachelor or Arts in Music, Music Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts - Music (ICAM). Performance Ensembles are open for participation by all UCSD students which include choral, orchestral, wind, and jazz ensembles. Private instrumental and vocal lessons are available to students that declare a music major or minor.
    UCSD Musician Referral List -

  • ICAM - The Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts program in the Music and Visual Arts Departments draws upon ideas and paradigms from computer science, art and cultural theory.
  • CMIL - Computer Music Instructional Laboratory (CMIL)
  • DMPS - Digital Music Project Studio (DMPS)
  • OCL - Open Computing Laboratory (OCL)
  • Media Networking
  • Concert and Recording Technology
  • Music Center Studios

    UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance
    Department Website;
    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Graduate Program in Theatre was created in 1974 and offers six MFA degrees including in Acting, Design, Directing, Playwriting and Stage Management. MFA students have opportunity for a professional residency with the La Jolla Playhouse. Most instruction and facilities are located in Galbraith Hall and the Wagner Dance Building. The undergraduate department produces three theatre and two dance productions each year.
    Theater Calendar
    Mandell Weiss Center - Performing Arts Center includes three stages - The Weiss Theatre, The Weiss Forum, and The Weiss Forum Studio.
    Galbraith Hall Studio -
    Dance Studio DS3 -
    UCSD Theatre Forum - an international theatre journal on contemporary art forms

    UCSD Department of Visual Arts
    Department Website; Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) across painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, computing in the arts, film, video, photography and criticism; and a Ph.D./M.A. degree in art and media history, theory and criticism.
    The Stuart Collection - Fine art displayed on campus
    University Art Gallery - rotating special art exhibits

  • Art & Architecture Library, Music Library, Film & Video and Visual Resources.
  • Computing Arts The ICAM program portal of the UCSD Visual Arts Department.
  • CAL-IT - California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.
  • CRCA - The Center for Research and Computing in the Arts at UCSD.
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Family Theme Parks
Disneyland California - The Happiest Place on Earth celebrates its 50th anniversary
Universal Studios: Hollywood - Several new thrill rides added
Six Flags Magic Mountain - Best rollercoasters in California
Sea World San Diego - Home of Shamu the Killer Whale
Legoland California - Fun adventure for little kids
Knott's Berry Farm - Check out Camp Snoopy and many thrill rides

    UC San Diego Tritons
    UCSD Athletic Department -
    Intercollegiate Sports Programs include - hockey, cross country, golf, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, fencing, swimming, diving, volleyball, water polo, track & field.
    UCSD Miracle Mile - Fastest Downhill Mile Race - October Event
    UCSD Tritons Ice Hockey - all practices and games held at Ice Town.
    UCSD Triton Crew -

    UCSD Sports Facilities
    There are over 100 sports facilities on the UCSD campus.
    Sports Facilities - include a mix of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, climbing centers, activity rooms, sports arena, weight rooms ballfields and game courts.

    RIMAC Arena
    This 44,000 s.f. multi-use facility is built to accomodate a great range of events and activities including concerts and sports tournaments such as basketball, badminton and volleyball.

  • Auxiliary Gym - two court gymnasiums designed for use in basketball, volleyball, badminton, dance, soccer, and floor hockey.
  • Ballet activity rooms
  • martial arts activity room
  • Weight room
  • Conference rooms
Adventure Links Tour UCSD Student Life

    UCSD Student Life
    KSDT 95.5 FM - UCSD Fiercely Independent Radio
    UCSD Guardian - Student Life Newspaper
    UCSD-TV - UCSD community access television station. Broadcasts informational, educational and enrichment programming

    UCSD Recreation Department
    Informal Recreation is time allotted for participation in an unstructured recreation activity, be it basketball, volleyball, racquetball, squash, tennis, weight lifting, swimming, etc.
    Recreation Dept - Student Recreation facilities
    Outback Adventures - 10-day wilderness program
    Aquatic Centers - serve UCSD students and community with a variety of offerings. There are two pool facilities, the Canyonview 50 meter by 25 yard Olympic style pool and the indoor 6-lane Natatorium.
    MBAC - Mission Bay Aquatic Center - one of the largest collegiate instructional waterfront facilities in the country.
    UCSD Sports Clubs -

    Ice Town - La Jolla Village UTC Large indoor skating rink offers an extensive variety of ice skating programs. Daily public sessions are available for recreational skaters. Learn to skate with group skating lessons and private lessons, and progress on to both ISI and US Figure Skating competitive programs. The hockey program includes: In-House Youth Hockey, Jaguars Travel Hockey League, In-House Adult Hockey, clinics, and tournaments. Ice Town can also accommodate birthday parties, private group reservations, and broom ball. Home to Okanagan Hockey School, ISI Championships, Jaguars Hockey and UCSD Tritons Ice Hockey.
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    Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack
    This large facility is host to horse racing (July-Sept), the San Diego County Fair (June), the ScreamZone (October), and Holiday Lights (December).

    Two antennas got married recently, the wedding wasn't much to speak about, but the reception was awesome.

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