Alicia Thomas knows the transformative power of The Preuss School UCSD firsthand. A 2009 graduate of Preuss—a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students whose parents have not graduated from college—Thomas was born to Mexican and Panamanian immigrants who had little more than a high school education.
Advances in tattoo sensors for health monitoring, on-chip optical networking, low-cost cancer diagnostics, video games designed to teach computer programming, new materials for protecting soldiers from blasts, and energy-efficient high-wire robots. These are just a few of the 200+ projects from Jacobs School of Engineering graduate students that will be on display at Research Expo on April 18 at the University of California, San Diego.
Engineers who think like artists, physicists who thinks like dancers, scientists who think like poets, and designers who think like Mother Nature: These are some of the researchers from the University of California, San Diego on display at a public event on Friday, April 12 that will extol and explore the virtues of interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity.
On Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., UC San Diego Health System is hosting an interactive conference in La Jolla, focused on women’s health. The event is free and open to the public. Fifteen leading experts will host insightful talks on subjects, including stress reduction, gene therapy for heart repair, cancer prevention, successfully reducing menopause symptoms, and achieving longevity through diet and fitness.
The University of California, San Diego will recognize the contributions of César E. Chávez throughout the months of April and May with a series of events which will include a lecture from Hilda Solis, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; a celebration of Chicano Park’s 43rd anniversary; film screenings and several outreach events with the San Diego community.
The University of California, San Diego’s annual Muir Musical returns this year with a production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” This chilling tale of a man wrongly accused and seeking revenge through the guise of a barber shop will bring together students from all six colleges for a full-scale Broadway show by the Muir Musical Ensemble.
Amos Oz, one of Israel’s most distinguished novelists and public intellectuals, will deliver a free public talk in UC San Diego’s Mandeville Auditorium on April 22, at 7 p.m.
“Five! Four! Three! Two! One!” A robotic skateboard soared high into the air and above Paul Schmitt, a scientist and skateboard designer, then landed with a thud on the floor of the Main Gym on the UC San Diego campus on Monday, March 18.
For newly admitted students, Triton Day serves as a chance to learn what it means to be a Triton, and an opportunity to accept UC San Diego’s offer of admission. For current students, staff, and faculty, the April 6 event provides a rare opportunity to rediscover the excitement that is UC San Diego—even if you are on campus every day.
Every February, posters for UC San Diego’s United Way/CHAD Campaign begin to appear in campus elevators, break-rooms, hallways and offices. Invitations to fundraising events and requests to make a pledge to the campaign follow. For some, that’s where their involvement with the campaign ends.