UC San Diego to Host Medical Education for Diverse Students Conference Jan. 26

The University of California, San Diego is hosting its first-ever conference designed specifically for undergraduate students interested in medical or pharmacy school. Titled “Medical Education for Diverse Students,” or MEDS, the all-day conference will include keynote speakers and workshops on various components of the application process, as well as behind-the-scenes, hands-on experiences at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

January 24, 2013Events, General, Students, Students, Events

Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Risk of Premenopausal Breast Cancer

A prospective study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found that low serum vitamin D levels in the months preceding diagnosis may predict a high risk of premenopausal breast cancer.

January 24, 2013General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Do the Right Thing

“Liar, liar, pants on fire!” Name-calling is not nice. And resorting to schoolyard taunts is surely not the way to make the world a better place. But a little bit of ego sting may not be such a bad thing.

January 24, 2013General

Black History Month to Celebrate Anniversaries of Emancipation Proclamation and March on Washington

This year marks two momentous anniversaries in U.S. history. 150 years ago, in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that released enslaved Africans from bondage. A century later, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which helped shape civil and economic rights for African Americans and all U.S. citizens. The significance of these two benchmarks of U.S. history will be recognized during the University of California, San Diego’s celebration of Black History Month.

January 24, 2013Events, General, Giving, Students, Giving, Students, Events

Campus Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy with Parade and Day of Service

Embracing the theme “Freedom through Education,” hundreds of members of the UC San Diego community participated in San Diego’s 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Sunday.

January 24, 2013Events, General, Events

Nathan Fletcher Named First ‘Professor of Practice’ at UC San Diego

UC San Diego has created a new type of position to complement its existing series of academic appointments: The Professor of Practice.

January 24, 2013General

Flu Season Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again: flu season. The epidemic this year is widespread, afflicting millions in every state across the country. This year’s flu strain has been reported as particularly virulent, but there are essential steps that the UC San Diego community is encouraged to take to prevent contracting and spreading the flu.

January 24, 2013General, Health, Health & Medicine

Poked to Vote

If you logged into Facebook on Election Day 2012, you may have seen – along with political rants and raves from your friends (and pictures of cats) – a nonpartisan message from Facebook at the top of your newsfeed, urging you to vote or to be a voter. Or, if you happened to be in the control group, you may have seen no voting message from Facebook itself. Either way, if you logged in from the United States, you were part of a project to increase democratic participation, led by UC San Diego’s James Fowler.

January 24, 2013General

Rady Study Examines How to Best Persuade Consumers to Help Protect the Planet

We’ve all seen those message cards in hotel rooms asking us to reuse our towels. Many of us likely wonder, do those signs actually work? It turns out that hotel-goers are more likely to hang up their towels if they voluntarily commit to it, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research by Ayelet Gneezy, an assistant professor at the Rady School of Management, her Ph.D. student, Elizabeth Keenan, and colleagues. Their work suggests that carefully nudging people can promote eco-minded behavior.

January 24, 2013General

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