Newsweek Again Names The Preuss School UCSD the Nation’s Top Transformative High School

The Preuss School UCSD––a charter middle and high school on the campus of UC San Diego for motivated, low-income students whose parents have not graduated from college––has again been named the top transformative school in the country by Newsweek magazine for the school’s ability to lead the way in getting low-income and first-generation students ready for college and beyond.

May 21, 2012Awards, General, Students, Students, Awards, Honors & Appointments

UC San Diego Researchers in Florence Explore New Ways to Search for Lost Leonardo Mural

In 1505 Leonardo da Vinci began painting a mural – to commemorate the Battle of Anghiari – in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Great Hall, the seat of government in Renaissance Florence.

May 21, 2012Giving, Science and Engineering, Students, Giving, Science & Engineering, Students

San Diego Book Arts to Showcase Artist’s Books at Geisel Library Exhibit May 26-July 8

The San Diego Book Arts will hold their Fourth National Juried Exhibition of works of art in book form at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library from May 26 through July 8, 2012.

May 21, 2012Arts, Events, General, Arts & Culture, Arts & Humanities, Library, Events

More Plant Species Responding to Global Warming Than Previously Thought

Far more wild plant species may be responding to global warming than previous large-scale estimates have suggested.

May 21, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Drug Found for Parasite that is Major Cause of Death Worldwide

Research by a collaborative group of scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine, UC San Francisco and Wake Forest School of Medicine has led to identification of an existing drug that is effective against Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite causes amebic dysentery and liver abscesses and results in the death of more than 70,000 people worldwide each year.

May 21, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

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