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Don’t Believe What You Read Only Once: Speed-Reading Apps May Impair Reading Comprehension

To address the fact that many of us are on the go and pressed for time, app developers have devised speed-reading software that eliminates the time we supposedly waste by moving our eyes as we read. But don’t throw away your books, papers and e-readers just yet – research suggests that the eye movements we make during reading actually play a critical role in our ability to understand what we’ve just read.

April 22, 2014General, Research, Alumni, Social Sciences

Mathematician Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Kiran Kedlaya has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, to further his work in number theory, one of the most classical branches of mathematics.

April 18, 2014Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Offers Admission to 24,552 Freshmen for Fall 2014 Quarter

The University of California, San Diego has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term. The new freshmen were selected from a record 73,437 applications. The university anticipates enrolling a diverse freshman class of 4,900 of students.

April 18, 2014General, Alumni, Students, Events

The Ilk of Human Kindness

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky individuals and those who have suffered a recent major loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers than other older adults.

April 17, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

$1 Million Endowment to Help Establish Center for Social Innovation and Impact at Rady School

A $1 million endowment from Carol Lazier and Family has been given to the University of California, San Diego to help establish the Center for Social Innovation and Impact and the Endowed Chair in Social Innovation and Impact at the Rady School of Management.

April 17, 2014Giving, Rady School of Management

Inaugural Grad SLAM Competition Showcases Impact of Graduate Student Work

Imagine being asked to condense years of focused study and research into a three-minute talk. Now make sure those three minutes are understandable, relatable to the general public and, ideally, inspiring. That’s exactly what UC San Diego graduate students were challenged to accomplish for the inaugural Grad SLAM competition, which concluded April 9.

April 17, 2014On Campus, Campus & Community, Students

Unveiling the Universe’s Earliest Secrets

It's the faintest light, yet it carries information from the beginning of time. A telescope trained on the Antarctic sky has picked up swirling patterns of light believed to be the imprint of the violent expansion of the universe a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after it burst into being.

April 17, 2014Science & Engineering, Physical Sciences

Qualcomm Institute Experiments with New Models for Blended and Online Courses

In 2013, Qualcomm Institute director Ramesh Rao extended an offer to provide support for development of as many as 10 massive open online courses (MOOCs) – especially those experimenting with different types of online course production and delivery.

April 16, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Social Sciences

Computer Software Accurately Predicts Student Test Performance

The University of California, San Diego and Emotient, the leading provider of facial expression recognition data and analysis, announced publication of a joint study by two Emotient co-founders affiliated with UC San Diego, together with researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University.

April 15, 2014General, Science & Engineering, Alumni

Breaking Bad Mitochondria

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a mechanism that explains why people with the hepatitis C virus get liver disease and why the virus is able to persist in the body for so long.

April 15, 2014General, Health, Science and Engineering

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