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Margarita Baggett Elected President of Association of California Nurse Leaders

Margarita Baggett, MSN, BSN, RN, chief nursing officer (CNO) and interim chief operating officer (COO) for UC San Diego Health System has been elected President of the Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL), a prestigious statewide organization that advances the art and profession of nursing.

November 01, 2012Awards, General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Awards, Honors & Appointments

What’s New at Founders’ Day 2012

Founders’ Day itself is not new at UC San Diego. Launched in 2010 during the campus’s 50th Anniversary, the tradition celebrates the anniversary of UC San Diego’s founding and the innovation that has helped us become one of the top 10 public universities in the nation.

November 01, 2012Events, General, Events

New U.S. Focus on Pacific Puts UC San Diego at Leading Edge of Critical Foreign Policy Issues

The rise of the Pacific region has been a focus of U.S. foreign policy. In the last presidential debate between candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, the president said the U.S. “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific is partly because it is “going to be a massive growth area in the future.”

November 01, 2012General, International Affairs, International Affairs

Paul Crutzen, Chemistry, 1995

Paul Crutzen shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with UC San Diego’s Mario Molina and the late F. Sherwood Rowland for their work discovering the damaging effect that use of fertilizers had on Earth’s protective ozone layer. He joined Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1992.

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

Roger Tsien, Chemistry, 2008

Four years ago, UC San Diego professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry Roger Tsien, won the Nobel Prize for chemistry (with Martin Chalfie and Osamu Shimomura) for their ground-breaking research in developing green fluorescent proteins derived from a bioluminescent jellyfish.

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

The Quest for a Better Electric Vehicle Battery

As the United States moves toward a switch from gas-powered to electric vehicles, one significant stumbling block remains: the massive batteries needed to run them. The devices remain fairly heavy, costly and slow to charge.

November 01, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Mario J. Molina, Chemistry, 1995

Mario J. Molina’s move from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to UC San Diego in 2004 provided him with two important advantages: First, he was able to join a world-renowned group of atmospheric scientists that included Paul Crutzen, with whom he shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Second, as the only Mexican-born Nobel laureate in science and one who has become increasingly interested in developing ways to mitigate the air quality problems of major cities around the world, his move to La Jolla put him closer to a science policy center he established in Mexico City.

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

Volunteers Pack More Than 18,000 Meals for Hungry as Part of Family Weekend Service Event

More than 1,700 parents and family members participated in UC San Diego’s fifth annual All-Campus Family Weekend, where students and their parents, guardians and friends gathered to explore all that makes UC San Diego a world-renowned university.

November 01, 2012Events, General, Events

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Nobel Peace Prize, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Thousands of scientists and policymakers around the world have contributed to the ongoing summaries of climate research and dozens of Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers have participated to varying degrees since the first report was issued in 1990.

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

Harry Markowitz, Economic Sciences, 1990

Harry Markowitz is best known for his pioneering work in modern portfolio theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1990. Modern portfolio theory outlines the concept of investment diversification to optimize reward while minimiz¬ing risk.

November 01, 2012Awards, Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Society & Politics, Social Sciences, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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