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Making a Difference, One Stitch at a Time
Quilts are stacked up in piles, two feet high, on top of bookshelves and desks. More are stashed in open-door wooden cabinets, their colorful patterns spilling out of the frames. They come from as far as Hawaii, Alaska and Maine. They're headed for more than 70 research centers throughout the nation, from California, to New York, to Florida, where they will be handed out to patients taking part in the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, run in collaboration by UC San Diego and the National Institute on Aging. More arrow

First Total Artificial Heart Implanted on
West Coast at UC San Diego Medical Center

UC San Diego Medical Center has performed the West Coast's first implant of the world's only FDA-approved total artificial heart. During the four-hour procedure, the patient's diseased heart was removed and replaced by a lifesaving device that rapidly restored blood flow to his entire body. The patient, who suffered from a near-fatal heart virus in his 20s, recently underwent heart transplant surgery and is now recovering. More arrow

Teaching Diversity Focus of New Conference on Campus
Tony JacksonHow do you teach students about privilege and discrimination? How do you teach students to embrace and celebrate other cultures? How do you teach the Principles of Community and instill a sense of respect toward others? These are some of the questions that members of the UC San Diego community examined during a daylong teaching diversity conference that took place Thursday at the Cross-Cultural Center on campus. More arrow

Campus Recognizes
Black History Month with Expanded
Events Celebrating Social Justice and Equality

UC San Diego will honor U.S. heroes who broke barriers of exclusion and forged a path of success for African Americans as part of the university’s celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2011 is “Breaking Down Barriers for Over 150 Years,” which champions the men and women who rallied around the cause of freedom. Events this year will be amplified as part of UC San Diego’s ongoing effort to enhance the campus climate and broaden the diversity of the campus community and curriculum. More arrow

Campus Celebrates Mexico's Future
with Symposium, Music and Cuisine on Campus
Manuel ArangoUC San Diego is sponsoring a glitzy, entertaining and thought-provoking two-day event titled “Mexico Moving Forward” that will be full of spice, song and the insights of a dozen visionary Mexican leaders in science, art, culture and business. While celebrating the excellence of their country, the Mexican leaders — from novelist and historian Rafael Tovar y de Teresa to businessman and philanthropist Manuel Arango — will lead a lively, unscripted and open dialogue on the future of the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world. More arrow

Tritons Earn Top Spot in National Collegiate
Baseball Writers Association Preseason Poll
Tritons Top SpotThe UC San Diego baseball team, after breaking a school record with 54 wins and advancing to the national championship game in 2010, unanimously earned the No. 1 spot in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association West Region Preseason Poll released Thursday. In addition, seven Tritons were named to the association's Preseason All-West Region First Team. More arrow

Have Sun God, Will Travel
Staff AdvisorsHong Kong. London. Sydney. Barcelona. What do all of these places have in common? They were recently paid a visit by one of UC San Diego's favorite and most famous campus icons — the Sun God. Well, not the Sun God, but rather a paper cutout of Niki de Saint Phalle's colorful sculpture, the first work installed as part of the Stuart Collection. More arrow

Rady School Partners with Swedish Accelerator
to Commercialize Technologies in San Diego
The Rady School of Management has formed a partnership with, the Swedish organization created to accelerate technology transfer from universities and to help companies enter the U.S. market. The partnership will focus on San Diego's leading industries: wireless technology, life sciences, clean tech and defense — providing leadership opportunities for Rady MBAs and potentially creating new jobs in the regional economy. More arrow

Study Finds Common Ground for
Ecosystems and Fishing in Northwest Mexico
Staff Advisors Researchers at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography have completed a new study on the geography of commercial fisheries in Northwest Mexico, and the results could have far-ranging implications for the sustainable future of marine wildlife in the area. The scientists, led by Scripps postdoctoral researcher Brad Erisman, analyzed data from local fisheries offices around the region that includes Baja California as well as Gulf of California coasts from Sonora south to Nayarit. The region accounts for more than 60 percent of fishing production in Mexico. More arrow


Three Researchers Receive Awards to Support Stem Cell Work from California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Staff Advisors The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has awarded three grants totaling nearly $5.8 million to researchers at UC San Diego for development of innovative technologies designed to advance translational stem cell research. The grants are part of $32 million awarded to 19 projects at 10 California institutions that were announced by CIRM last week. More arrow

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Long-Term Hypoxia in Flies Shown
to Result in Permanent DNA Changes

Press Clips


A Lion in the Undergrowth
The New York Times, Jan. 28

  arrow Genes Play Role In Selecting Friends, Study Finds
NPR, Jan. 29

  arrow UCSD Implants 1st Total
Artificial Heart on West Coast

NBC San Diego, Jan. 24

  arrow UCSD Stem Cell Researchers
Get $5.6 Million From State

San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 27

  arrow UCSD Expecting Another Big Baseball Season
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 28


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January 31, 2011

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Feb. 25, 2011

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Feb. 1, 2011
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Chinese Universities and Innovation: Comparisons with the U.S.
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Feb. 8, 2011
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Winter Student Org Fair

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Feb. 3, 2011
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You Do The Math

70,474 = record number of applicants at UC San Diego for fall 2011.

12.1 = percentage increase for freshman applications.

19.9 = percentage increase for transfer student applications.

Faculty Authors

Closing America's Job Gap

By Mary Walshok and Henry DeVries

This book sounds the alarm about America's job gap, the disparity between the good jobs being created by innovation and the lack of U.S. workers with the right job skills. While there are many books for job seekers and countless others on growing innovative companies, this book is written for both employers and employees because their futures are inseparably intertwined. More arrow

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