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  • UC San Diego Offers New Major in Global Health

    Undergraduates at UC San Diego will now be able to pursue a bachelor of arts in global health – an increasingly popular new field of study and urgent social concern.

  • UC San Diego Lecture Series Explores Legacy of WWI, the ‘War to End All Wars’

    “World War I and the Birth of the Modern World,” a free public lecture series featuring UC San Diego faculty, launches on Oct. 14 and continues through Dec. 2.

  • Hooked on Learning

    “Learning How to Learn,” the most popular massive open online course (or MOOC) offered by UC San Diego to date, is starting again Oct. 3. Based on research in neuroscience and cognitive psychology, the four-week class drew nearly 200,000 people from around the world in August and appears to be the…

  • Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

    This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego. Darwin thought so, too. But emotion researchers have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an…

  • Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

    If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each other genetically.

  • Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

    The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is…

  • UC San Diego Names New Dean of Arts and Humanities

    Cristina Della Coletta, a professor of Italian and an associate dean at the University of Virginia, has been appointed dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego. Effective Aug. 15, 2014, the appointment follows an extensive national search.

  • UC San Diego Names New Dean of Social Sciences

    Carol Padden, an award-winning scholar of sign languages and a longtime member of the University of California, San Diego community, has been appointed dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego, effective Oct. 1, 2014. The appointment follows an extensive national search.

  • Lied-to Children More Likely to Cheat and Lie

    People lie – we know this. People lie to kids – we know this, too. But what happens next? Do children who’ve been lied to lie more themselves? Surprisingly, the question had not been asked experimentally until Chelsea Hays, then an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of California,…