Several University of California, San Diego graduate students will receive full financial support over the next few years thanks to an additional $500,000 gift from the Robertson Foundation for Government. This most recent gift is an extension of the foundation’s initial commitment of $450,000, which was pledged in 2010 and created the Robertson Fellows Program at UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS).
When members of UC San Diego’s Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) participated in a program for over 100 graduate and undergraduate students and alumni from various disciplines under the aegis of the university’s International Affairs Group (IAG), both sides came away pledging to continue the interaction.
While the search for a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece by UC San Diego’s Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) is temporarily on hold pending the outcome of forthcoming elections in Italy, project leader and alumnus Maurizio Seracini (Class of ’73) played host to royalty when Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived in Florence for a private visit on October 15.
Important changes are taking place on the Korean peninsula, including elections in the South and the succession and possible reforms in the North. Yet, progress on the denuclearization of the peninsula through multinational talks remains blocked. The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Sung Kim, and the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the U.S., Young-jin Choi, will reflect on these recent developments and the current state of the U.S.–Korea alliance during a public forum “The Future of the Korean Peninsula and the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance.”
With the presidential election heating up, more Americans have been tuning into their favorite news broadcast for the most up-to-date reporting from the campaign trail. However, they might not be getting the whole truth, according to Paul Ramadge, former editor of The Age, one of Australia’s most respected newspapers.
Tai Ming Cheung has been appointed director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), a multi-campus research unit (MRU) located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. IGCC focuses on security and nuclear proliferation and examines how policy affects the state of conflict and peace.
Penrose Albright, an eminent authority on U.S. national security, will discuss the role of national laboratories in defense and technological innovation as part of the 2nd annual Herb York Memorial Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18.
Fudan University in Shanghai, China is partnering with the University of California to establish a Fudan-UC center to foster academic exchange and collaborative research on China. The center, a first-of-its-kind internationalization initiative made by a major Chinese university, will be located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, hosted by the campus’ School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS).
The world can significantly slow the pace of climate change with practical efforts to control so-called “short-lived climate pollutants” and by bringing successful Western technologies to the developing world, according to three UC San Diego scientists in the journal Foreign Affairs.
A major Mexican-American advanced network project led on the U.S. side by the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has been honored by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as a recipient of the 2012 Innovations in Networking Award for High-Performance Research Applications.