Q&A with the Visitors Tour Program

You don't have to take a class to learn something new at UC San Diego. Just take a tour. Every Sunday, knowledgeable adult volunteer guides offer free tours of the campus through the UC San Diego Visitors Tour program. The guides present a general overview of our 1,200-acre campus, imparting their insight about UC San Diego's history, architecture, and our mission of education, research and public service. This interview features a conversation with the program's director and three of the tour guides; keep reading and you'll probably learn something you didn't know about our university. For more information on the bus and walking tours, click here.

November 14, 2011Q and A, Q & A

Rady Professor Ayelet Gneezy Receives Robert B. Cialdini Award

The UC San Diego Rady School of Management today announced that Professor Ayelet Gneezy is the recipient of this year’s Robert B. Cialdini Award for excellence in a published field study.

November 14, 2011Awards, General, Rady, Rady School of Management, Awards, Honors & Appointments

Text4baby Mobile Service Shows Positive Results for New Moms

Researchers at UC San Diego Health System’s Department of Reproductive Medicine and the National Latino Research Center (NLRC) at Cal State San Marcos University recently presented data at the American Public Health Association Conference in Washington D.C., demonstrating the impact of text4baby, a free mobile service that provides pregnant women and new mothers in San Diego with maternal, fetal and newborn health information via text messages and connects them to national health resources.

November 14, 2011General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Stem Cell

Dr. Chien and his colleagues have developed an array system (with thousands of combinations) that allows the rapid determination of the optimum physical and chemical conditions that direct the differentiation of stem cells into specific cell types. The ability to control stem cell differentiation to desired cell types is crucial for the use of human embryonic stem cells for regenerative medicine, and hence the results of this study will be valuable for almost all types of stem cell research.

November 14, 2011Faculty Research, Research

Q&A with Garry MacPherson

Being Director of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) at UC San Diego is a 24/7 job that requires quick thinking, resourcefulness and preparation. Fortunately, we have Garry Mac Pherson leading the department, and he is a self-professed "Plan B type of guy." He came to UC San Diego in 2009 after serving more than 30 years as a fire division chief in fire prevention, emergency management services, and operations and training for the City of Poway. On any given day on campus, he's dealing with a wide range of high-tech and low-tech issues, from coyotes to cancer research. In this interview, Mac Pherson talks about the significant role EH&S has at UC San Diego and how the campus dealt with the recent regional power outage.

November 14, 2011Q and A, Q & A

New Way to Target – And Kill – Proliferating Tumors

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center have identified a new drug discovery approach enabling the destruction of the most highly proliferative tumors. The discovery, published in the November 13 online issue of the journal Nature Medicine, points to an effective, alternative method for killing fast-growing cancer cells without causing some of the negative effects of current therapies.

November 14, 2011General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

SDSC’s Gordon Ranks Among Top 50 Fastest Supercomputers in the World

Gordon, a unique data-intensive supercomputer using flash-based memory that will enter production in January at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, made its debut as the 48th fastest supercomputer in the world, according to the latest Top500 list.

November 14, 2011General, Science and Engineering, SDSC, Science & Engineering, SDSC

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