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Commencement Keynote Muhammad Yunus: Discover Yourself and You Can Change the World

When economist and founder of the global microfinance movement Muhammad Yunus completed his doctoral studies in the United States, he soon returned to his home in Bangladesh. He said the country was rife with problems that ranged from lack of education, to extreme poverty and even famine. For any other graduate this may not have seemed like the ideal time to be starting out in life; however, for Yunus, the timing was perfect.

Commencement Keynote Muhammad Yunus: Discover Yourself and You Can Change the World

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Commencement Keynote Muhammad Yunus: Discover Yourself and You Can Change the World
When economist and founder of the global microfinance movement Muhammad Yunus completed his doctoral studies in the United States, he soon returned to his home in Bangladesh. He said the country was rife with problems that ranged from lack of education, to extreme poverty and even famine. For any other graduate this may not have seemed like the ideal time to be starting out in life; however, for Yunus, the timing was perfect.
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Global Change Makers
Nick Forsch relies heavily on clinician feedback for his research. As a bioengineering Ph.D. student at UC San Diego, he is developing computational tools to enable doctors to better understand their patients’ diseases. The challenges of translating his research to real-world doctors and patients led Forsch to join a new program at UC San Diego that places Jacobs School of Engineering graduate students and MBA students in the same Rady School of Management classes, including Rady’s signature Lab to Market program.
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Engineers Launch Cross-Border Center to Create Materials that Withstand Extreme Environments
In a few months, a series of laboratories tucked away on the third floor of Jacobs Hall will buzz with teams of researchers and students from UC San Diego and Mexico. Working together, the teams will create materials that can withstand extreme conditions, from the heat of an engine turbine to the cold of space.
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Building a Defense Against Zika
On April 18, 1947, a monkey in Uganda’s Zika Forest fell ill with a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, 4 degrees higher than normal. “Rhesus No. 766” was part of a yellow fever virus study. Scientists took a blood sample. They conducted tests. The rhesus monkey had been stricken by something unknown. In time, the revealed virus would be named after the place where it was first discovered.

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Aspirin Versus Blood Thinners in Atrial Fibrillation Patients with Stroke Risk

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine report that more than 1 in 3 atrial fibrillation (AF) patients at intermediate to high risk for stroke are treated with aspirin alone, despite previous data showing this…

Study Finds Manta Rays Are Local Commuters; Not Long-Distance Travelers

Study Finds Manta Rays Are Local Commuters; Not Long-Distance Travelers

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team studied satellite-tracked manta rays to shed light on the lives of these mysterious ocean giants.

UC San Diego Students Develop Games to Teach Kids ‘Cool Ways to Recycle’

UC San Diego Students Develop Games to Teach Kids ‘Cool Ways to Recycle’

Twenty-five students, only half of them from computer science, showcased their final presentations in Computer Science and Engineering 198 – a set of interactive mini-games called RecyCool, designed to start teaching third-graders how and why to recycle.

Six-Story Steel Frame Building Undergoes Seismic Testing on World’s Largest Outdoor Shake Table

Six-Story Steel Frame Building Undergoes Seismic Testing on World’s Largest Outdoor Shake Table

A team of engineers is testing a six-story, lightweight steel-frame building on the world’s largest outdoor seismic shake table this month at the University of California San Diego. The goal is to better understand how cold-formed steel structures withstand earthquakes and the fires that may follow.…

Cybersecurity Expert Named to Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair

Cybersecurity Expert Named to Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair

University of California San Diego professor Stefan Savage has been appointed to the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Information and Computer Science held until recently by emeritus professor Ron Graham, both from the Computer Science and Engineering department.

UC San Diego Receives Four International CASE Awards

UC San Diego Receives Four International CASE Awards

More than 3,350 stories, magazines, design portfolios and other demonstrations of outstanding work were considered by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for this year’s Circle of Excellence Awards. The national awards program recognizes superior accomplishments in the fields…

Graduating Student with Muscular Dystrophy Shows Incredible Strength to Achieve his Dreams

Graduating Student with Muscular Dystrophy Shows Incredible Strength to Achieve his Dreams

Raul Carranza, who is graduating with a degree in political science from UC San Diego, is not your typical student. The Chula Vista native, who will soon apply to law school and plans to run for public office someday, is passionate about American politics, cares about social justice, studies hard and…

UC San Diego’s Stellar Students from the Class of 2016

UC San Diego’s Stellar Students from the Class of 2016

From advocating for underrepresented students to conducting innovative research and enhancing student life, these UC San Diego students made their mark on campus. Read the second installment of this year’s list of outstanding graduates.