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Paul S. Viviano Named New CEO of UC San Diego Health System

Paul S. Viviano has accepted the position as the new CEO of UC San Diego Health System and associate vice chancellor for Health Sciences. His appointment was approved by the UC Board of Regents, and will commence June 1, 2012.

May 01, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Three Professors at UC San Diego Elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences today elected three professors at the University of California, San Diego to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers.

May 01, 2012Awards, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Insulin Resistance, Inflammation and a Muscle-Saving Protein

In the online May 2 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine publish three distinct articles exploring: the complex interactions of lipids and inflammation in insulin resistance; the roles of omega 3 fatty acids and a particular gene in fighting inflammation;how elevated levels of a particular protein might delay the muscle-destroying effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

May 01, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

World Leaders Gather at UC San Diego to Discuss Internationalization of Chinese Currency

China’s economy is growing rapidly, but Chinese currency has yet to join the ranks of the U.S. dollar, euro, yen and sterling pound to become a global reserve currency.  Three prominent keynote speakers and many distinguished economists, bankers and business people will give their views on the internationalization of Chinese currency (renminbi or RMB) at the University of California, San Diego June 7 to 8.

May 01, 2012Events, General, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences, Events

Faculty Awards and Honors May 2012

Dilip Jeste, Roberto Malinow, Neal Swerdlow, Ruth Williams, and William Young

May 01, 2012Faculty Awards and Honors, Faculty, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Students Demonstrate Smart Camera Trap at New Engineering Competition

Forget about building a better mouse trap. University of California, San Diego sophomore Riley Yeakle and his teammates have come up with a better camera trap, and they will be facing off with finalists from around the country when they unveil working prototypes of their visions for embedded systems at a new, national engineering student competition.

May 01, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Undergraduate Research, Research, Science & Engineering

Campus Community Invited to ‘Celebrate the Good Life’

New housing at UC San Diego has students seeing green. The newly completed Charles David Keeling apartments at Revelle College have been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certified––a first for any structure on campus, and a first for any residential housing building in the entire University of California system.

May 01, 2012Events, On Campus, Campus & Community, Events

Economist, Writer-performer Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Two members of the UC San Diego faculty have won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2012: Writer-performer Eileen Myles and economist James E. Rauch. Myles and Rauch join four others from the University of California, among 181 scholars, artists and scientists from the U.S. and Canada, who have been named Guggenheim fellows in the 88th annual competition.

May 01, 2012Awards, General, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Forges a Sustainable Future

Being green is part of UC San Diego’s institutional DNA. From the campus’s commute solutions, to its emphasis on sustainable operations, energy efficiency and recycling¬¬––UC San Diego practices, teaches and supports environmentally responsible choices.

May 01, 2012General

Distracted Driving is New DUI for College Students in San Diego

Fifty percent of San Diego area college students admitted to sending text messages while driving on the freeway, according to a study released Tuesday from UC San Diego's Trauma Epidemiology and Injury Prevention Research Center.

May 01, 2012General, Health, Health & Medicine

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