Alzheimer’s Cognitive Decline Slows in Advanced Age

The greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is advancing age. By age 85, the likelihood of developing the dreaded neurological disorder is roughly 50 percent. But researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say AD hits hardest among the “younger elderly” – people in their 60s and 70s – who show faster rates of brain tissue loss and cognitive decline than AD patients 80 years and older.

August 02, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Annual Philanthropic Dinner to Benefit UC San Diego Library Set for Sept. 14

The University of California, San Diego will host its annual Dinner in the Library fundraiser Friday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m. The evening’s festivities—which will take place in the iconic Geisel Library building—will include a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and a keynote talk on “The Lost Art of Reading” by Los Angeles Times book critic David Ulin.

August 02, 2012Events, General, Giving, Giving, Library, Events

Tai Ming Cheung Appointed New Director of UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)

Tai Ming Cheung has been appointed director of the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), a multi-campus research unit (MRU) located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. IGCC focuses on security and nuclear proliferation and examines how policy affects the state of conflict and peace.

August 02, 2012General, International Affairs, Social Sciences, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

Changing the World through Renewable Energy

Chancellor Khosla visits alumni-founded energy research company Sapphire Energy

August 02, 2012

Together We Build

I’m honored and excited to begin my tenure as UC San Diego’s eighth Chancellor. Yesterday, on my first day, I had the opportunity to meet with staff and faculty, interact with students who are here for summer camps, visit the Sapphire Energy company founded by UC San Diego faculty, and chat via Skype with alumni who are also beginning new chapters in their lives.

August 02, 2012General

Finding Cures for Devastating Diseases

Chancellor Khosla capped off his day with a visit to the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

August 02, 2012

Sharing Common Bonds

Chancellor Khosla kicked off the day with a Skype conversation with UC San Diego alumni who all share a common bond—beginning a new, exciting stage in their careers.

August 02, 2012

Prepping for a Successful Student Experience

Our new chancellor meets with incoming engineering students who competing in the program’s annual “tomato drop.”

August 02, 2012

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