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UC San Diego is No. 1 in Nation for Sixth Year, According to Washington Monthly

For the sixth consecutive year, the University of California, San Diego has been ranked the number one university in the nation by Washington Monthly for its contributions to the public good. The magazine released its 2015 College Guide today, an annual issue that takes a different approach to ranking the nation’s colleges and universities.

UC San Diego is No. 1 in Nation for Sixth Year, According to Washington Monthly

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UC San Diego is No. 1 in Nation for Sixth Year, According to Washington Monthly
For the sixth consecutive year, the University of California, San Diego has been ranked the number one university in the nation by Washington Monthly for its contributions to the public good. The magazine released its 2015 College Guide today, an annual issue that takes a different approach to ranking the nation’s colleges and universities.
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New Rankings Name UC San Diego 14th Best University in World
UC San Diego is ranked the 14th best university in the world for the third consecutive year, according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). The rankings were recently released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a public research university located in Shanghai, China, renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious and selective universities in China. In addition, UC San Diego’s programs in life sciences, engineering, computer science, chemistry, and economics are ranked among the top 20 in the world. Nationally, UC San Diego is listed as the 12th best university.
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Novel Therapeutic Agent for Pediatric Cancer Developed at UC San Diego in Clinical Trials
Donald L. Durden, MD, PhD, pediatric researcher at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center has identified and developed a novel therapeutic target for neuroblastoma, the second most common solid-tumor childhood cancer. The agent, named SF1126, acts by inhibiting the part of the cancer cell engine that promotes tumor angiogenesis and growth.
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UC San Diego is Sierra Magazine’s 7th Coolest School in Nation for Sustainability Efforts
UC San Diego has been named the 7th “Coolest School” by Sierra magazine, climbing 10 spots from last year in the publication’s annual ranking of America’s greenest colleges. The campus was recognized for its commitment to protecting the environment, reducing water use significantly, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility.

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UC San Diego Theater Alumnus Steals the Spotlight with Prestigious Award

UC San Diego Theater Alumnus Steals the Spotlight with Prestigious Award

2013 M.F.A. graduate Joshua Brody wins a Princess Grace Award that he will apply toward a 12-month apprenticeship at La Jolla Playhouse.

UC San Diego Cancer Researchers Receive NCI Outstanding Investigator Award

Four University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers have been selected to receive the newly established National Cancer Institute (NCI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The multi-million dollar awards fund new projects that have an unusual potential in cancer research over seven years.

Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality

Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality

Experts from academia and industry will share insights into the future of virtual-reality technologies and content at the first Future of Virtual Reality Conference Sept. 8-9, organized by the Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego campus.

Degenerating Neurons Respond to Gene Therapy Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

Degenerating neurons in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) measurably responded to an experimental gene therapy in which nerve growth factor (NGF) was injected into their brains, report researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in the current issue of JAMA Neurology.

DNA Sequencing Used to Identify Thousands of Fish Eggs

Using DNA sequencing, researchers have accurately painted a clear picture of fish spawning activities in a marine protected area (MPA) and have created a baseline for continuing studies on the effects of climate variability on fish populations.

UC San Diego ArtPower’s 2015-16 Season Brings Global Artists to San Diego

UC San Diego ArtPower’s 2015-16 Season Brings Global Artists to San Diego

ArtPower, a multi-arts presenter at the University of California, San Diego, will offer six distinctive series in its upcoming season: chamber music, film, innovation, dance, global music and jazz. The season includes the return of audience favorites, such as the Calder Quartet and David Sedaris, as…

Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego

Howard University Alumnus Awarded Sloan Ph.D. Fellowship in Computer Science at UC San Diego

UC San Diego joins MIT and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as elite campuses selected to be part of the Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. Program, and the foundation recently announced the first computer science student at UC San Diego to become a Sloan Scholar.

These Microscopic Fish are 3D-Printed to do More Than Swim

These Microscopic Fish are 3D-Printed to do More Than Swim

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used an innovative 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots — called microfish — that are efficient swimmers, are chemically powered and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept synthetic…