‘Blinking Microbubbles’ for Early Cancer Screening Take Grand Prize at Research Expo 2012

Carolyn Schutt, a Ph.D student in bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego is developing a new imaging technique that could lead to highly-sensitive light imaging deeper inside the body, improving the way we diagnose breast cancer.

April 24, 2012Health, Science and Engineering, Students, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering, Students

Experts Say Distracted Driving Among College Students in San Diego on Upswing

According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (CADMV), distracted driving is on the rise due to an increase in the use of cell phones and other electronic devices and the increasing importance of these devices in individuals’ lives.  Studies have shown that phoning and driving increases the risk of crashes four-fold, with hands free and hand held devices equally dangerous.  Texting increases this risk 8-16 times.

April 24, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

UC San Diego’s Mexico Moving Forward Celebrates Prospects of Prosperity

Mexico’s most visionary leaders, vibrant culture and extraordinary accomplishments will be on display for the “Mexico Moving Forward” symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the University, California San Diego campus. This year’s symposium, “Charting a Path to Prosperity,” is designed to promote economic development in Mexico.

April 24, 2012Events, General, Events

25th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Showcases Original Student Work

After graduating from high school, Aimee Chabot enlisted in the military and began four years of service with the U.S. Army. As a military intelligence analyst, Chabot participated in peace-keeping efforts in Kosovo, as well as in a Southwest border mission in San Diego.

April 24, 2012General, Students, Students

HIV Prevention in a Pill

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the first clinical reports of AIDS, a then-mysterious and invariably fatal disease. Patients diagnosed with an HIV infection faced a looming death sentence. Most had just months to live.

April 24, 2012

Graduate Students Recognized for Commitment to Diversity

Ten UC San Diego graduate students were recently inducted into the prestigious Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in recognition of their outstanding scholarly achievement and work towards promoting diversity in higher education. The induction ceremony took place at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education held at Yale University, where the new members joined faculty, administrators and fellow students from across the country to discuss this year’s conference theme, “Determining the Future of Diversity Discussions.”

April 24, 2012General

Seismic Stress Test

What happens when you put a fully equipped five-story building, which includes two hospital floors, computer servers, fire barriers and even a working elevator, through a series of high-intensity earthquakes?

April 24, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Conan O’Brien Advises Students to Navigate Tough Economy by Following Their Passion

RIMAC Arena filled with laughter from thousands of UC San Diego students, staff, faculty and alumni who came together Friday night for a special guest appearance from Conan O’Brien, host of the late-night talk show, “Conan.”

April 24, 2012Events, General, Events

Global Warming Solutions Dependent on ‘Oneness of Humanity’ Dalai Lama Tells Campus Audience

With a UC San Diego Triton visor protecting him from the hot glare of spotlights, the 14th Dalai Lama deconstructed the barriers between science and spirituality Wednesday on his first official visit to San Diego.

April 24, 2012Events, General, Events

Dean of Graduate Studies Begins Term as President-Elect of American Physiological Society

Kim E. Barrett, professor of medicine and dean of graduate studies at UC San Diego, assumed her new duties as president-elect of the American Physiological Society (APS) at its annual meeting, which started Saturday in San Diego.

April 24, 2012General, On Campus, Campus & Community

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