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Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies

University of California San Diego friend and supporter, Conrad Prebys died on Sunday, July 24, following a battle with cancer. The San Diego philanthropist and businessman was 82.

Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies

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Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies
University of California San Diego friend and supporter, Conrad Prebys died on Sunday, July 24, following a battle with cancer. The San Diego philanthropist and businessman was 82.
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New Global Rankings Name UC San Diego 17th Best University in World
UC San Diego has been ranked the 17th best university in the world, up four spots compared to last year, by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The fifth-annual global rankings measure universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and successful alumni.
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UC San Diego Admits Most Diverse Class of Freshman and Transfer Students for Fall 2016
The University of California San Diego has admitted a record 30,273 freshman and 9,802 transfer students for the fall 2016 term. The number of new freshmen is up 3,773 compared to last year and there is also an increase among transfer admits by 1,652 students. Of the 40,075 admitted students, the university anticipates enrolling a diverse class of 5,660 freshmen and 2,933 transfers.
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UC San Diego Tops List for Highest Number of Women Graduates in STEM
A recent study by BestColleges.com analyzing which colleges enroll and graduate women with majors in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) found that the University of California San Diego tops the list with one in three women graduating with a STEM degree. UC San Diego’s proportion of STEM graduates is three times the national average.

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Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies

Local Philanthropist and UC San Diego Supporter Conrad Prebys Dies

University of California San Diego friend and supporter, Conrad Prebys died on Sunday, July 24, following a battle with cancer. The San Diego philanthropist and businessman was 82.

$4.3 Million Bequest from Mary Andrews Haag Establishes New Scholarship at UC San Diego

$4.3 Million Bequest from Mary Andrews Haag Establishes New Scholarship at UC San Diego

The late Mary Andrews Haag left more than $4.3 million from her estate to establish The Frederick and Mary Haag Scholarship Fund at the University of California San Diego. The scholarship bequest was directed from the Mary Andrews Haag Trusts to provide scholarships for outstanding UC San Diego undergraduates.…

UC San Diego Inventions Gain $6-Million Venture-Capital Backing

UC San Diego Inventions Gain $6-Million Venture-Capital Backing

“MouthSense” and “SmartFoam,” two new inventions by engineers in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego, have attracted funding from NextWave Venture Partners.

Remembering Stanford ‘Sol’ Penner, a Founding Engineering Professor at UC San Diego

Remembering Stanford ‘Sol’ Penner, a Founding Engineering Professor at UC San Diego

Professor Emeritus Stanford S. “Sol” Penner, one of the founders and creators of the engineering program at the University of California San Diego, passed away on July 15, 2016 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 95 years old.

Synthetic Biology Used to Limit Bacterial Growth and Coordinate Drug Release

Researchers at the University of California San Diego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have come up with a strategy for using synthetic biology in therapeutics. The team engineered a clinically relevant bacterium to produce cancer drugs and then self-destruct and release the drugs…

Synthetic Membranes Created to Mimic Properties of Living Cells

Synthetic Membranes Created to Mimic Properties of Living Cells

Biochemists at the University of California San Diego have developed artificial cell membranes that grow and remodel themselves in a manner similar to that of living mammalian cells.

Researchers Create Means to Monitor Anthropogenic Global Warming in Real Time Based on Pacific Ocean

Researchers Create Means to Monitor Anthropogenic Global Warming in Real Time Based on Pacific Ocean

A research team including a Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego climate scientist simulated in a computer model, for the first time, the realistic evolution of global mean surface temperature since 1900.

Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families

Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health recently received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase affordable food access to low-income community members who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…