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San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Presents Countywide Events March 17-24

Interactive demonstrations and exciting speakers, ranging from skateboard legend Tony Hawk to icon of engineering Irwin Jacobs, get students excited about science and engineering

January 31, 2012Events, General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Events

Q&A with Tim Lee: Biologist Turned Comedian

Alumnus Tim Lee wasn't supposed to be a comedian. A biologist by training, he graduated in 1993 magna cum laude from UC San Diego with honors in biology. He went on to complete his Ph.D. at UC Davis. He spent years developing simulation and analytical models of population dynamics before he discovered that this bored him to tears. So he tried comedy, and has become an underground sensation, with over 4 million views on his YouTube videos. He now sells out performances from New York to Sydney. In this interview, Tim talks about his transition from biology to comedy, and how his biology research recently helped him out in a San Francisco coffee shop.

January 31, 2012Q and A, Q & A

How Do You Fight Fire in Space? Experiments Provide Some Answers

Improving fire-fighting techniques in space and getting a better understanding of fuel combustion here on Earth are the focus of a series of experiments on the International Space Station, led by a professor at the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego.

January 31, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

Campus Recognizes Black History Month with Events Celebrating Achievements of African-American Women

The University of California, San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-American women for the university’s celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2012 is “Black Women in American History––Our History, Our Journey, Our Legacy.”

January 31, 2012Alumni, Events, General, Giving, Students, Giving, Alumni, Students, Events

Sandra Daley Receives Grant to Increase Diversity in Health Professions

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $742,222 to UC San Diego’s Dr. Sandra Daley, professor of pediatrics and director of the Comprehensive Research Center in Health Disparities, to fund the Health Careers Opportunity Program/San Diego Regional Consortium (HCOP/SDRC).

January 31, 2012Health, Health & Medicine

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Presents Countywide Events March 17-24

Interactive demonstrations and exciting speakers, ranging from skateboard legend Tony Hawk to icon of engineering Irwin Jacobs, get students excited about science and engineering

January 31, 2012Events, Events

UC San Diego to Compete in ‘RecycleMania’

The UC San Diego campus community will participate in recycling program competition from Sunday, February 5th to Saturday, March 31st against other colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.

January 31, 2012Events, Events

Twenty Straight Wins for Top-Ranked Women’s Basketball Team

The No. 1 UC San Diego women's basketball team collected its 20th consecutive victory on Saturday, defeating San Francisco State, 68-55, in a defensive struggle at The Swamp on the SFSU campus.

January 31, 2012Athletics, Athletics

UCSD Celebrates Diversity and Service with Awards

Twenty-five individuals, units and departments will be recognized for their contributions to diversity and equal opportunity at UC San Diego and in the community at a ceremony 2 p.m.

January 31, 2012Awards, Awards, Honors & Appointments

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