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  • Retired Physician Creates a Legacy at Shiley Eye Center with Endowed Faculty Chair

    The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine will establish a new endowed chair thanks to a legacy gift from Trude Kahn Hollander, M.D. A longtime friend of the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center, which houses the department, Hollander has made arrangements…

  • Boren and Fulbright Awards Support Graduate Student Research Abroad

    Thirteen UC San Diego students will take off for research projects around the world this fall with funding from the Boren Awards for International Study and Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The merit-based federal programs each support study and research abroad to foster global understanding and partnerships…

  • Faculty Mentors Inspire Howard University Students to Pursue Doctorates at UC San Diego

    Last summer, Howard University students Daril Brown and Nailah Seale came to UC San Diego to participate in hands-on bioengineering research alongside faculty and graduate students. This fall, they return to campus to pursue their doctoral degrees, thanks in part to mentorship through the UC San Diego…

  • Five Students Win Free Tickets to TEDxUCSD

    Five winners have been selected to receive complimentary pairs of tickets to TEDxUCSD and dinner with the speakers at a pre-conference mixer courtesy of Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. More than 1,800 entries were received for the giveaway contest, which was open to the campus community from April 24 through…

  • Run, Walk or Roll to Support Mitochondrial Disease Research May 17

    When Brayden Burge was 15 months old, his parents noticed a significant drop in his skills and a sudden increase in illness. Brayden was taken to the University of California, San Diego Health System and diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.

  • TEDxUCSD Presents “The Power of One, the Power of Many” at UC San Diego May 10

    New York Times bestselling author and physicist David Brin, angel investor and Red Cross instructor Kai Chang and Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee are among the speakers selected to present at the 2014 TEDxUCSD. Now in its second year, the on-campus event will bring together 15 leading thinkers and doers…

  • City Year Recruits UC San Diego Undergraduates to Help K-12 Students Succeed

    Last quarter, Shaila Bonanno graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in human biology and aspirations to pursue medical school. Before she begins her medical training, however, Bonanno is taking a gap year to pursue another passion: teaching. She applied to and has been accepted to serve…

  • Inaugural Grad SLAM Competition Showcases Impact of Graduate Student Work

    Imagine being asked to condense years of focused study and research into a three-minute talk. Now make sure those three minutes are understandable, relatable to the general public and, ideally, inspiring. That’s exactly what UC San Diego graduate students were challenged to accomplish for the inaugural…

  • ARCS Foundation Names V.S. Ramachandran ‘Scientist of the Year’

    V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, was recently honored as the 2014 Scientist of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation. The award was presented April 4 at the organization’s annual Scientist…