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Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative

In the News

Check out the latest news and media on the Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative. To learn more about the initiative, mission, and core values, please visit latinxchicanx.ucsd.edu.

Recent News

2020 Univision Television Media Campaign

UC San Diego Aidan Cuevas Segment  

Aidan Cuevas, UC San Diego student and member of the men's soccer team, talks with Elias Awad from Despierta San Diego about the conditions for joining the university's sports program and the responsibilities and benefits that come with it. For more information about the UC San Diego Tritons soccer team, visit: ucsdtritons.com.

 

UC San Diego Wilfrido Terrazas Segment 

Wilfrido Terrazas, flutist, composer and professor at UC San Diego, talks with Elias Awad from Despierta San Diego about his dream of studying at UC San Diego, how the University's Music Department adapted to virtual education and the opportunities UC San Diego provides to the Latino community. For more information about UC San Diego's Department of Music visit: music.ucsd.edu

 

UC San Diego Luisa Reyes Segment 

Luisa Reyes, executive assistant of the Teaching and Learning Commons at UC San Diego, has a conversation with Elias Awad from Despierta San Diego, discussing the reasons why she chose to study at UC San Diego and the support she received in the process, the benefits provided by the University, and its communication channels. If you are interested in more information visit the website: commons.ucsd.edu

 

UC San Diego Diana Hernandez Segment  

Diana Hernández, Director of UC San Diego's Education and Outreach Program, spoke with Elias Awad from Despierta San Diego about UC San Diego Extension and all the information about the summer programs. For more information visit the Sally Ride Science Junior Academy website; for more information about Research Scholars Program visit: researchscholars.ucsd.edu.

 

UC San Diego Analia and Marla Segment 

Analía Méndez, Director of Career Advising Education at UC San Diego, talks with Marla Marquez from Despierta San Diego about the Career Center's responsibilities and opportunities to gain work experience as a senior.

 

UC San Diego Belinda and Marla Segment 

Belinda Zamacona, Director of the UC San Diego CASP Scholarship Program, talks with Marla Marquez from Despierta San Diego about the opportunities and requirements of the Scholarship Program.

 

UC San Diego Sebastian Segment

Sebastián Bonilla, Political Science student at UC San Diego, talks with Felipe DeMaría from Despierta San Diego about the opportunities the University offers for the Latino community and his research on immigration policy.

 

UC San Diego Raza Resource Centro Segment

Gerardo Arellano, PhD, Director of the La Raza Resource Centro at UC San Diego, speaks with Despierta San Diego’s Felipe DeMaria about the Center’s mission and the community, academic, and cultural support they provide to Latinx/Chicanx students.  To learn more about the university, as well as the applications and admissions process, please visit the UC San Diego Admissions website

 

UC San Diego Latino Community Outreach Segment

Blanca Meléndrez, MA, Executive Director for the Center for Community Health at UC San Diego, speaks with Despierta San Diego’s Felipe DeMaria on strengthening ties to the Latinx community through the university’s Latinx/Chicanx Academic Excellence Initiative. 

 

UC San Diego Raza Resource Centro 2 Segment

Gerardo Arellano, PhD, Director of UC San Diego's Raza Resource Centro, and Claudia Martinez, Assistant Director of UC San Diego's Raza Resource Centro, talk with Mery Lopez-Gallo from Univisión Radio about the opportunities, moral, economic and academic support the University offers to UC San Diego Latino students. For more information visit the website: raza.ucsd.edu

ucsd raza resource centro interview

Radio Ads

Our radio campaign consists of ads, radio promotions of admissions events, and radio interviews with UC San Diego staff, faculty, and students.  Below are a few samples of our ads with English translation. Ads run on Radio Amor 102.9, Radio Latina 104.5, Que Buena 106.5.

Radio Ad: Imagine 

Click here to listen.

English Translation:

Imagine a student living in between two worlds.

Where culture and hope unite. 

Where students from diverse cultures are welcome and can pursue many career paths to improve themselves, help their family, their community and have a better future.

Now imagine that student is you .... Think about what you could achieve!

Look Deeper at the number one public University in the United States.

UC San Diego.    Visit UCSD.edu.

Radio Ad:  There is a place here for you

This ad features professor Olivia Graeve’s story.  The ad starts with her as little girl in Tijuana, then as a young adult heading to school at UC San Diego, until we hear professor Graeve.

Click here to hear the ad.

English translation:

CHILD: My mother taught me that if I respected others and studied hard I’d go far. I’m Mexican…

TEEN: and also Mexican American.  When I was accepted into UC San Diego it changed my life because I became part of a community who helped me be successful. 

PRESENT DAY OLIVIA: And, today I have a doctorate in materials engineering. I am Olivia Graeve the first Latina hired as an Engineering professor at UC San Diego.  Look Deeper at UC San Diego and discover, like me, that there is a place here for you.

Visit UCSD.edu.