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Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego

University of California San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio is donating $30 million to the university in support of programmatic expansion of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego

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Alumnus and Qualcomm Co-Founder Franklin Antonio Gives $30 Million to UC San Diego
University of California San Diego alumnus and Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio is donating $30 million to the university in support of programmatic expansion of the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
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Who’s Afraid of Free Speech?
What is “free speech” and is it at risk on college campuses? Are raucous and violent demonstrations that disrupt or shut down campus speakers and events a legitimate form of “counter-speech” or a chilling attempt to silence open debate and the free exchange of ideas?
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NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir Orbits Back to Scripps for Campus Visit
Jessica Meir is one of a few scientists and UC San Diego alumni who also hold the prestigious title of NASA astronaut. Meir obtained her Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2009. Last week, she returned to her alma mater to serve as keynote speaker for Blue Tech Week, an event led by the Maritime Alliance. The event that attracted more than 400 participants from academia, finance, government, industry, and the military to focus on the theme of "Smart Ocean, Smart Water."
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Women Rising
For Elizabeth Villa, 2017 was a banner year. Earlier this year, the biophysicist and assistant professor of molecular biology received her first of four years of research funding from the Pew Charitable Trusts following her selection last fall as a Pew scholar. Villa was one of only 22 early-career biomedical researchers nationwide to win the prize.

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Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

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A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a…

UC San Diego Named Nation’s 10th Best Public College for LGBTQ Students

UC San Diego Named Nation’s 10th Best Public College for LGBTQ Students

The University of California San Diego has been named the nation’s 10th best public university for LGBTQ students, according to BestColleges.com. The new rankings measure academic institutions that create environments and policies which meet the needs of students with a wide range of gender and sexual…

Six UC San Diego Professors Named 2017 AAAS Fellows

Six UC San Diego Professors Named 2017 AAAS Fellows

UC San Diego professors Michael Burkart, Catherine Constable, Richard Gallo, William Gerwick, Miroslav Krstic and Lorraine Pillus have been awarded the distinction of fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the United States…

Cross Off That “To Do” List, Study Shows All Daily Activity Can Prolong Life

Cross Off That “To Do” List, Study Shows All Daily Activity Can Prolong Life

That “to do” list of chores and errands could actually provide a variety of health benefits, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, found women over age 65 who engaged…

UC San Diego Chemist Named among World’s Top 10 ‘Public Defenders’

UC San Diego Chemist Named among World’s Top 10 ‘Public Defenders’

As a research institution working for the common good, the University of California San Diego is known for its bold approach. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Kim Prather exemplifies this reputation as one of the world’s 10 top “Public Defenders” by the Analytical Scientist, a print…

UC San Diego Launches Institute to Address Ethics of Today’s Innovation

UC San Diego Launches Institute to Address Ethics of Today’s Innovation

To help close the gap between the pace of innovation and society’s ability to deal with these advances responsibly, the University of California San Diego—one of the world’s greatest producers of technology, medical innovations and scientific knowledge—has launched the Institute for Practical…

Pioneering Physiologist Establishes Endowed Chair at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Pioneering Physiologist Establishes Endowed Chair at UC San Diego School of Medicine

Physiologist John B. West, M.D., Ph.D., can claim many firsts during his career at the University of California San Diego. He was one of the first faculty members hired at the School of Medicine, in 1969. He was the first to take physiological measurements at the summit of Mt. Everest—a dataset that…

Happy Founders Day UC San Diego

Happy Founders Day UC San Diego

The year was 1960. John F. Kennedy was elected president, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published and the U.S. launched satellite Transit-1B into space, ushering in a new era in navigation technology. One other pivotal event happened that year—the University of California San Diego was officially…