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Statement from UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla on the Death of Alumnus James Avery

The passing of acclaimed actor, poet and alumnus James Avery is a great loss for UC San Diego. He was a strong champion of our campus, returning often to his alma mater as a featured guest and commencement speaker.

January 03, 2014Alumni, General, Giving

Race and Romance, Online

Usually, research findings on the state of U.S. race relations are pretty bleak. But a study of online dating by UC San Diego sociologist Kevin Lewis suggests that racial barriers to romance are not as insurmountable as we might suppose.

November 04, 2013Alumni, General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Alumni, Social Sciences

UC San Diego Library Launches New Channel on UCTV

Thanks to a new partnership with the University of California’s award-winning television station, the UC San Diego Library has launched a new channel on UCTV.

October 29, 2013Alumni, General, Alumni, Library

UC San Diego Alumnus Publishes Manifesto on Computing for New Forms of Cultural Expression

2013 is turning out to be a banner year for University of California, San Diego alumnus D. Fox Harrell (Ph.D. Computer Science and Cognitive Science, ’07). In July he received tenure at MIT, where he is an associate professor of digital media.

October 28, 2013Alumni, General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Alumnus J. Craig Venter to Speak at UC San Diego to Mark Release of Latest Book

One of UC San Diego’s best-known graduates, scientist and visionary J. Craig Venter has entered new frontiers with his series of scientific discoveries that hold the promise of unraveling the secrets to life and mankind’s very existence.

October 24, 2013Alumni, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Career Services Center Integrates with Alumni and Community Engagement

For Priscilla Lee, a 2013 UC San Diego graduate with a major in communication, her work as a student Alumni Ambassador provided a connection with alumni who offered valuable opportunities for career and professional development.

October 03, 2013Alumni, General, Alumni

California Native American Day Events at UC San Diego Pay Tribute to Region’s Indigenous Cultures

“Honoring Tradition through Culture and Education” is the theme of the 8th annual California Native American Day celebration at the University of California, San Diego. The celebration, running from Sept. 27, 2013 through May 2014, will feature events that pay homage to the past, present and future cultures of Native American people in San Diego, the state and throughout the nation.

September 24, 2013Alumni, Events, General, Students, Alumni, Students, Events

PayScale Ranks UC San Diego 10th Best Public University for Alumni Salary-Earning Potential

Graduates of the University of California, San Diego are ranked 10th for salary earning potential in the 2013-2014 PayScale report measuring top state schools across the nation.

September 16, 2013Alumni, Awards, General, Students, Alumni, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Research Scientist Teams with TopCoder, NASA for Coding Challenge

A crowdsourcing effort led by University of California, San Diego research scientist Albert Yu-Min Lin has turned into a new type of challenge – inviting programmers worldwide to develop a machine-learning algorithm that would match human perception when picking out interesting features in satellite imagery used in Lin’s search for the lost burial site of Genghis Khan.

September 13, 2013Alumni, General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Alumni

More Realistic Simulated Cloth for More Realistic Video Games and Movies

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a new model to simulate with unprecedented accuracy on the computer the way cloth and light interact. The new model can be used in animated movies and in video games to make cloth look more realistic.

August 12, 2013Alumni, General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Alumni

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