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  • Forecasting the Flu Better

    Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now.

  • Grant to Fund Restoration of Stuart Collection Artwork by ‘Grandfather of Video Art’

    If you’ve ever wondered about the old television sets scattered around the lawn in front of the Media Center/Communication Building, wonder no more. The TV graveyard – along with a reproduction of Rodin’s famous “Thinker” and several small statues of Buddha gazing into the empty monitors –…

  • Adele E. Shank, Developer of UC San Diego’s Playwriting Program, Dies

    Playwright Adele Edling Shank, who developed and led UC San Diego’s playwriting program, died Nov. 27 in San Diego. She was 74.

  • Selfies Reach New Heights with Wearable Drone

    A team of developers that includes UC San Diego cognitive science alumna Jelena Jovanovic has won the $500,000 grand prize in Intel’s Make It Wearable challenge for their wrist-mounted drone. The device—named Nixie—can travel a fixed distance from its owner to take a photo or video of them, and…

  • Too Many People, Not Enough Water – Now and 2700 Years Ago

    The Assyrian Empire once dominated the ancient Near East. At the start of the 7th century BC, it was a mighty military machine and the largest empire the Old World had yet seen. But then, before the century was out, it had collapsed. Why? An international study now offers two new factors as possible…

  • California Brain Research Program Launched

    Cal-BRAIN—a statewide research grants program that aims to revolutionize our understanding of the brain—is officially underway. The first call for proposals has gone out, and the program expects to announce its first awards in early 2015.

  • UC San Diego Philosophers Work to Fix Discipline’s Gender Disparities

    It’s no secret that philosophy, around the country and abroad, has “a woman problem.” From undergraduate majors through to faculty ranks, women are underrepresented in the discipline. Philosophers are also notorious for talking more than doing. Not so much at UC San Diego, where faculty and students…

  • 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.