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Free Lecture Series at UC San Diego Invites Community to Explore ‘The Good Life’ Jan. 22 to March 5

What is happiness? How do we pursue it? How should we pursue it? And are there times we should refuse to make the pursuit of happiness a life goal? A series of talks from scholars at the University of California, San Diego will answer these questions and more in a free lectures series called “The Making of the Modern World: The Good Life,” running Wednesday evenings from Jan. 22 to March 5.

January 10, 2014Arts, Events, General, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Arts & Culture

Parents’ Use of Government Assistance Drives Use in Next Generation

Does the use of government assistance by parents make their children more likely to use welfare, too? Yes, suggests research coauthored by University of California, San Diego economist Gordon Dahl.

November 14, 2013Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

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

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe: International Study Documents Importance of Language to Learning Math

Talk to your toddler. And use numbers when you talk. Doing so may give a child a better head start in math than teaching her to memorize 1-2-3 counting routines. That’s the takeaway of an international study published this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

October 28, 2013General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

Students As Oracles: In Delphi, UC San Diego Researchers Report Cyber-Archaeology Findings

Students from the University of California, San Diego who are part of a National Science Foundation graduate training program in cultural heritage diagnostics spent part of October in the cradle of Western civilization – ancient Greece.

October 25, 2013General, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

UC San Diego Ranked 14th Best University in World by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 14th best university in the world, up from 15th place last year, and its life sciences and engineering programs are ranked 7th and 13th respectively, according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

August 21, 2013Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Students, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Students, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Marines to be Briefed at UC San Diego before Leaving for Middle East and North Africa

Officers from Camp Pendleton’s 1st Battalion, 4th Marines will be participating in a pre-deployment educational briefing on Aug. 12, just days before leaving for tours of duty in the Middle East and North Africa.

August 08, 2013Events, General, Social Sciences, Students, Society & Politics, Students, Social Sciences, International Affairs, Events

Technology-Enhanced Learning: From Campus to the World

The academic landscape is changing rapidly, due in no small part to recent advances in technologies to enable, enhance and deliver teaching and learning to a worldwide audience.

June 21, 2013General, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

UC San Diego to Confer 8,085 Diplomas at 2013 Commencement Ceremonies

Celebrated speakers of the University of California, San Diego’s commencement series, including comedian Lewis Black, San Diego City Council member Sherri Lightner, former White House doctor Connie Mariano and former president of the 10 campus University of California system Richard Atkinson, will give the keynote address to 7,860 graduating students this June.

May 30, 2013Alumni, General, Social Sciences, Students, Society & Politics, Alumni, Students, Social Sciences

UC San Diego Creates Center for Brain Activity Mapping

Responding to President Barack Obama’s “grand challenge” to chart the function of the human brain in unprecedented detail, the University of California, San Diego has established the Center for Brain Activity Mapping (CBAM).

May 16, 2013General, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

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