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Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus

More than 300 researchers from around the world will travel to UC San Diego next month for an international meeting designed to showcase new biological and chemical approaches to utilizing solar energy for direct fuel production.

Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus

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Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus
More than 300 researchers from around the world will travel to UC San Diego next month for an international meeting designed to showcase new biological and chemical approaches to utilizing solar energy for direct fuel production.
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Community Eager for UC San Diego Events Featuring the Dalai Lama
Last October, leadership at the University of California, San Diego—thrilled that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama had accepted the campus’ invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 2017 commencement—were told by the Friends of the Dalai Lama Foundation that “all of this is bigger than anyone can imagine.” This is big: the Dalai Lama is one of the most recognized and respected individuals in the world.
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And the Award Goes To ...
UC San Diego takes the stage in many programs—its Department of Theatre and Dance easily commanding the spotlight. Proof positive are three recent Tony Award nominations earned by alumni Michael Greif (MFA directing, ’85), nominated for Best Direction of a Musical, “Dear Evan Hansen;” Jefferson Mays (MFA acting, ’91), nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, “Oslo;” and Paloma Young (MFA, costume design, ’06), nominated for Best Costume Design of a Musical, “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.”
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UC San Diego’s Connections with the Dalai Lama Run Deep
During his June 2017 visit to the University of California San Diego, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will share messages of global compassion, with an emphasis on education, scientific inquiry and global responsibility––all values that deeply align with UC San Diego’s academic mission.

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UC San Diego Biologists Named Pew Scholars

UC San Diego Biologists Named Pew Scholars

The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced that Rachel Dutton and Elizabeth Villa, researchers in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences, have been selected as Pew scholars in biomedical sciences.

My Summer Vacation: Tritons Use Their ‘Time Off’ to Get Ahead, Go Abroad and Gain Experience

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Scientists Report Large-Scale Surface Melting Event in Antarctica during 2015-16 El Niño

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Nuvve and UC San Diego to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Through Energy Commission Grant

Nuvve and UC San Diego to Demonstrate Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Through Energy Commission Grant

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UC San Diego and Baja California Institutions Launch CaliBaja Education Consortium

UC San Diego and Baja California Institutions Launch CaliBaja Education Consortium

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Obituary Notice: James (Jim) Stewart, Pioneering Diving Officer

Obituary Notice: James (Jim) Stewart, Pioneering Diving Officer

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UC San Diego to be Recognized for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

UC San Diego to be Recognized for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

UC San Diego will receive two 2017 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Best Practice Awards for its electric vehicle leasing/charging program and a monitoring-based commissioning project. The annual awards highlight achievements that University of California and California State University campuses…