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What are some unforeseen damages caused by air pollution? How do we solve the problems of climate change? How do we feed the billions of people suffering from chronic hunger, and do it without causing further harm to the environment? These are just some of the questions that drive Jennifer Burney.

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What are some unforeseen damages caused by air pollution? How do we solve the problems of climate change? How do we feed the billions of people suffering from chronic hunger, and do it without causing further harm to the environment? These are just some of the questions that drive Jennifer Burney.
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Transcending Borders Through Education
UC San Diego is one of several U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education to join together and launch the CaliBaja Consortium for Higher Education with the goal of becoming a leader in cross-border education by 2020.
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Molecular Link between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes Reveals Potential Therapy
Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that the inflammatory molecule LTB4 promotes insulin resistance, a first step in developing type 2 diabetes. What’s more, the team found that genetically removing the cell receptor that responds to LTB4, or blocking it with a drug, improves insulin sensitivity in obese mice. The study is published Feb. 23 by Nature Medicine.
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UC San Diego Unveils New Black Legacy Mural
From Harriet Tubman to Nelson Mandela and Angela Davis, UC San Diego’s newest public artwork portrays more than two dozen historical figures and national leaders, as well as several UC San Diego alumni and professors. Unveiled at the Price Center on Feb. 11, the Black Legacy Mural was created by San Diego artist Andrea Rushing to honor the contributions of black leaders throughout history and promote a sense of belonging among current and future students.

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Meet Dr. James McKerrow, Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Meet Dr. James McKerrow, Dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Last July, Dr. James H. McKerrow became only the second dean of the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, which opened its doors to its first class in the fall of 2002.

Sawrey Re-elected to American Chemical Society Board of Directors

Sawrey Re-elected to American Chemical Society Board of Directors

Barbara A. Sawrey, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Education at UC San Diego, has been re-elected director-at-large of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. She began her second three-year term on Jan.…

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What are some unforeseen damages caused by air pollution? How do we solve the problems of climate change? How do we feed the billions of people suffering from chronic hunger, and do it without causing further harm to the environment? These are just some of the questions that drive Jennifer Burney.

UC San Diego to Receive $750,000 Bequest from Alumnus and Chancellor’s Associate James Kaplan

UC San Diego to Receive $750,000 Bequest from Alumnus and Chancellor’s Associate James Kaplan

It was some 12 years ago that James Kaplan remembers first receiving an invitation to attend a Chancellor’s Associates event at UC San Diego.

Looking Back and Ahead, Shiley’s Vision Remains Clear

Looking Back and Ahead, Shiley’s Vision Remains Clear

Time may blur, but the first quarter-century of the Shiley Eye Center–it celebrates that anniversary this year–remains sharply defined in its accomplishments and focus on the future.

Lake Tahoe Research Provides New Insights on Global Change

Lake Tahoe Research Provides New Insights on Global Change

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography-led study on how natural and man-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue lake.

New Engineering Research Centers at UC San Diego will be Highlighted at Research Expo

New Engineering Research Centers at UC San Diego will be Highlighted at Research Expo

Feb 24, 2015 San Diego, CA: Professors leading four new research centers at the University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering will speak at Research Expo on April 16, 2015. The faculty talks will focus on cutting-edge research in wearable sensors, extreme events research, sustainable…

Researchers Find Link Between Inflammation, Tissue Regeneration and Wound Repair Response

Writing in the February 25 online issue of Nature, an international team of scientists, headed by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report finding new links between inflammation and regeneration: signaling pathways that are activated by a receptor protein…