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Local Philanthropists Pledge $10 Million for Clinical and Translational Research Building
Philanthropists Steve and Lisa Altman have pledged $10 million to the planned Clinical and Translational Research Institute building to be constructed on UC San Diego's medical campus in La Jolla. Altman, president of Qualcomm, Inc., and his wife have been generous patrons of many local and national charities. Their annual charity event, "Rock the Cure," has raised money in support of research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. More arrow

Thousands of UCSD Students to Attend Clinton
GlobaI Initiative University to be Held on Campus

Bill ClintonA total of 2,600 UC San Diego students will have the opportunity to attend the opening session of the Clinton Global Initiative University conference, to be hosted here in April. The free tickets became available at 10 a.m. today on a first-come, first-served basis at the UCSD Box Office. More arrow

Region's First Dedicated Cardiovascular
Center at UC San Diego Ready for Patients

CenterThe doors of the UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center will open to welcome patients from across the county and around the world beginning April 3.  Six years after receiving a naming gift from the Sulpizio family, the center will open as the region’s first comprehensive, state-of-the art cardiovascular patient care and research facility. More arrow

Alumni Converge on State Capitol to Deliver Message to Legislators About Importance of University of California
sacramentoAlumni from all 10 University of California campuses participated in the 2011 "UC Day" at the state Capitol to deliver an important message: UC's excellence, accessibility and affordability are a driving force in California's economy, but are critically threatened by the proposed $500 million budget cut. More arrow

Campus Marks Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Dr. Seuss' BirthdayOne slice, two slice ... red slice, blue slice. Actually, staff members at the UC San Diego libraries handed out about 2,000 slices of cake to mark the 107th birthday of Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, Wednesday on Library Walk. Some of the slices were covered in blue fondant. Others sported red cream flourishes and red fondant dots. More arrow

Sustainability Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification
A hotbed of student activism and involvement focused on energy- and resource-efficient innovations is now green and gold. The SustainabilSustainability
Center Awardedity Resource Center has been awarded a LEED "Gold" certification for incorporating many of the students' sustainability ideas into the center, such as reclaimed wood and metal building materials and what looks like a hardwood table that is actually recycled cardboard. More

Scripps Research Vessel
Discovering Mammoth Undersea Mountains

Mammoth Undersea Mountains In the latest evidence of the vastness remaining to be explored in the world's oceans, scientists aboard Scripps Institution of Oceanography's research vessel Melville are mapping a series of colossal and previously uncharted undersea mountains in remote areas of the South Atlantic Ocean. More

Scripps Oceanography Researchers
Discover Arctic Blooms Occurring Earlier

Oceanography ResearchersWarming temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic may be behind a progressively earlier bloom of a crucial annual marine event, and the shift could hold consequences for the entire food chain and carbon cycling in the region. More

Mutations Found In Human
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Stem cellsOrdinary human cells reprogrammed as induced pluripotent stem cells may ultimately revolutionize personalized medicine by creating new and diverse therapies unique to individual patients. But important and unanswered questions have persisted about the safety of these cells, in particular whether their genetic material is altered during the reprogramming process. More arrow

Loss of Key Protein Boosts Neuron Loss in ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or more popularly, Lou Gehrig's disease, is a notorious neurodegenerative condition characterized by the progressive deterioration of brain and spinal cord neurons, resulting in the gradual but catastrophic loss of muscle control and ultimately, death. In a new paper, published in the Feb. 27 online edition of the journal Nature Neuroscience, a team of scientists at the School of Medicine and colleagues describe the profound and pervasive role of a key protein in ALS pathology called TDP-43. More

Certificate Enrollment Up 17
Percent at UC San Diego Extension

Certificate EnrollmentThe number of students entering certificate programs at UCSD Extension increased 17 percent last year. A total of 3,217 students entered continuing education certificate programs during 2010, as compared to 2,706 during 2009. More arrow

Scholarship Brunch Honors Outstanding
Students as Part of Black History Month

Black History MonthUC San Diego held its annual Black History Month Scholarship Brunch Saturday Feb. 26 at the Faculty Club. The event featured a keynote address from Shirley Ann Jackson, currently serving on President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Additionally, there was an awards ceremony for outstanding student scholars. Winners included Mireille Kamariza, recipient of the Joseph and Mary Watson Black History Month Award. Kamariza was recognized for her leadership skills and undergraduate research work in chemistry and biochemistry.


Alumni Celebrate Science
Alumni Celebrate In honor of the UC San Diego's milestone anniversary, UCSD Alumni will host "Celebrating 50 Years of Science," a provocative look at the future of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and its critical role in the global economy. The event takes place March 22 at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Part of the San Diego Science Festival—the largest celebration of science and engineering on the West Coast—the event is free and open to the public. More arrow

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Nanoparticles Increase Survival after Blood Loss

New Marker Found for Sanfilippo Disease

Press Clips


Qualcomm President Donates $10 Million to UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 3

  arrow Arctic's Spring Phytoplankton Arrive Earlier
MSNBC, March 6

  arrow Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
CNN, March 3

  arrow Toenails May Show Risk for Lung Cancer
FOX News, March 7

  arrow San Diego Researchers Shed
Light on Gene Mutations in Stem Cells

San Diego Union-Tribune, March 2


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March 7, 2011

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Academic Senate
Okays Campuswide
Diversity Requirement

UC San Diego's Academic Senate voted Tuesday to approve a proposed amendment to Senate Regulation 600 that will establish a campuswide diversity requirement for graduation. "A knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required of all candidates for a bachelor's degree who begin their studies at UC San Diego in lower-division standing in Fall 2011 or thereafter, or in upper-division standing in Fall 2013 or thereafter," says the wording in the proposed course-catalog text. More

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What's Happening

Green Open House
April 16, 2011
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Clinton Global Initiative-University
April 1 - 3

Womens Conference

2011 UC San Diego Women's Conference
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 23, 2011
Price Center

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Greenovation Forum: The Smart Grid: Greener Energy Systems for Sustainable Societies
4 p.m.
March 9, 2011
Calit2 Auditorium

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Fighting Climate Change: The Future of Carbon-Trading in California
6 p.m.
March 10, 2011
Robinson Building Complex

Womens Conference

Concerto for Florist! and More
8 p.m.
March 12, 2011
Mandeville Center


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You Do The Math

27.4 = percentage increase in the number of underrepresented freshmen and transfer student applying for fall 2011

12.8 = percentage increase for African-American freshmen applicants

16.8 = percentage increase for African-American transfer applicants

Faculty Authors

Our Biometric Future

By Kelly Gates

Culling news stories, press releases, policy statements, PR kits and other materials, Kelly Gates provides evidence that, instead of providing more security for more people, the pursuit of face-recoginition technology is being driven by the priorities of corporations, law enforcement and state security agencies, all convinced of the technology's necessity and unhindered by its complicated and potentially destructive social consequences. More arrow

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