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Market Assessment Developed by UC San Diego Students Positions Region to Boost Exports

A recently released analysis, conducted and designed by students at the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), reveals San Diego’s competitive strengths and opportunities to increase global competitiveness through exports of goods and services.

May 15, 2013Awards, General, International Affairs, Social Sciences, Students, Society & Politics, Students, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

American Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Three UC San Diego Professors

Three UC San Diego faculty members have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: neuroscientist Steven Allen Hillyard, linguist David M. Perlmutter and anthropologist Kathryn Ann Woolard.

April 26, 2013Awards, Health, Social Sciences, Health & Medicine, Society & Politics, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Launches Groundbreaking Policy Research Lab

How can we alleviate poverty? What policies can be implemented to promote health, welfare and security? The University of California, San Diego is helping to answer these questions with the launch of a new lab designed to find innovative solutions, utilizing information technology, to help address the most pressing issues around the globe.

April 22, 2013Awards, General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Beyond the Campaign Poster: UC San Diego’s United Way/CHAD Campaign

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.

March 21, 2013Events, General, On Campus, Social Sciences, Campus & Community, Society & Politics, Social Sciences, Events

‘End of Men’? Not Even Close, Says UC San Diego Report on Gender in the Professions

It’s March 2013 – 50 years after Betty Friedan’s explosive book launched feminism’s “second wave,” 41 after Title IX, the equal-opportunity amendment banning sex discrimination in education, was signed into law – and some exceptionally successful women are making a lot of news. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is riding high in public opinion, winning straw polls for the 2016 presidency.

March 19, 2013General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

UC San Diego’s Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best, According to U.S. News and World Report

The 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities.

March 12, 2013Arts, Awards, General, Health, International Affairs, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Students, Arts & Culture, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Students, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Linguistics Scholar John Moore Appointed Muir College Provost at UC San Diego

John Moore, professor of linguistics at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed the new provost of John Muir College, effective September 1, 2013. Moore, who joined UC San Diego’s faculty in 1992, will be replacing visual arts professor Susan Smith, who is stepping down after seven years of service as provost.

March 08, 2013Awards, General, Social Sciences, Students, Society & Politics, Students, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Breaking Down Barriers to Online Education

The self-described “tinkerers” and “hacker-ninjas” behind a free web app they call “KA Lite” have an immodest goal: They aim to bring the revolution in online education to the 65 percent of the world that isn’t online.

February 21, 2013General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

Healthcare Services for Rural Sub-Saharan Africa Within Reach, According to New UC San Diego Study

A new paper published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has determined that providing rural sub-Saharan Africans a close-to-client health system by paid, full-time community health workers by 2015 would cost $2.6 billion per year, or just $6.86 per person covered by the program.

February 14, 2013General, International Affairs, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

SDSC Mourns the Loss of Dr. Robert P. Harkness

Dr. Robert P. Harkness, a computational astrophysicist with the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, died on Sunday, January 27, after a brief bout with cancer. He was 56.

February 01, 2013Science and Engineering, SDSC, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, SDSC, Social Sciences

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