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Research funding at the University of California San Diego has surpassed $1 billion for the 2015 fiscal year, the university announced this week.

Junior Achievement of San Diego County announced Thursday that Marla Black will join the nonprofit as its president and CEO, effective in September.

During the depths of our economic recession, at a time when the legal sector, like so many others, experienced turbulent upheaval, many questions were asked about the value of a legal education. While much of the legal community focused upon the lack of jobs available for law school graduates at many of the sector’s largest firms, often overlooked was the enormous number of students whose goals were not necessarily to become board room power brokers, but rather to affect real and positive change right in their own local communities.

On July 10, 2015, San Diego Superior Court Judge Joel M. Pressman ordered UC San Diego to set aside its panel findings and sanctions made against an undergraduate student accused of sexual misconduct in a campus disciplinary hearing. Judge Pressman, ruling on a petition for writ of administrative mandate filed by the accused male student, held that the hearing had violated the accused student’s rights to due process and was unfair.

San Diego State University announced Tuesday that it has completed its best-ever year of fundraising since the start of the university's Campaign for SDSU in 2007.

California Western School of Law professors William Aceves, Thomas Barton and Justin Brooks are not only Top Attorneys, but top advocates in their fields of law practice and scholarship — with tangible impact in the world outside of academia.

San Diego's ResMed has signed on to be the first participant in Teach for America San Diego's new Innovation Consortium for Education.

When businesses are looking for ways to get ahead, analyzing data on their customers, suppliers and financial transactions is a way to stay competitive.

California State University presidents and other executives will receive an across-the-board 2 percent pay increase, a raise faculty union leaders brandished as part of a trend of “misplaced priorities.”

The San Diego Community College District has selected three recipients for its fourth annual Contractor Recognition Program, honoring businesses for exemplary performance on propositions S and N construction bond projects.

San Diego State University's Visualization Center is helping to develop software that more accurately predicts wildfire movement.

Fifty proud apprentices and craft trainees, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated the culmination of many years of hard work at their June graduation from the Associated Builders and Contractors Apprenticeship Training program.

Construction remains one of the most male-dominated professions left in the United States, just slightly better than the National Football League. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that women hold just 3 percent of the 7 million construction industry jobs in the country. This isn’t much different from the number of women in construction in the 1970s.

The high quality of the ABC San Diego Apprenticeship Training Program is due in large part to its highly skilled and dedicated instructors. All instructors are experienced professionals who devote significant time to building the future generation of skilled construction craftworkers.

San Diego City College President Anthony Beebe visited the Associated Builders and Contractors Training Academy for a tour of the classroom and lab facilities.

Castle Park High School in Chula Vista offers an industrial arts program to its students featuring courses including “Introduction to Construction” and “Introduction to Construction Plumbing.” Both classes provide entry-level training and exposure to residential and commercial construction in the building trades.

Construction professional training is an ongoing process and continues long after an individual completes an initial apprenticeship or craft training program. Training in new techniques, materials, codes and safety is a vital part of being a qualified construction professional.

A unique, accelerated safety certification program is underway at UC San Diego Extension in partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego. The program emphasizes hands-on training, including a guaranteed job internship.

Many San Diego high school graduates from the Class of 2015 have been enjoying their summer break since getting their diplomas. Many will be college bound in a few weeks. Others are starting to consider their job options.

A ruling by a judge that a California university unfairly punished a student for sexual misconduct sends a strong warning that schools under federal pressure to better address rape should not forget to respect the rights of the accused, legal experts said.

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