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Pavilion for Women and Infants named in recognition of the Radys’ $12 million gift

Helping others has been a decades-long tradition for Ernest Rady and his wife, Evelyn. Today, UC San Diego Health System announced the latest gift from these loyal campus supporters: the Radys committed $12 million to name the third and final specialty center at Jacobs Medical Center, which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2016. Named in the couple’s honor, the Rady Pavilion for Women and Infants will care for every kind of birth within a highly modern, technologically-advanced medical facility that includes a specialized neonatal intensive care unit. Read More »

 
Power to the Batteries

Power to the Batteries

New center promises better batteries for low-carbon future

Better solar panels and wind turbines are important to helping ensure a low-carbon future. But they are not enough. The energy from these intermittent sources must be stored, managed, converted and accessed when it’s needed most. And the cost of the battery systems that do this work needs to drop. This is where the new Sustainable Power and Energy Center at UC San Diego comes in. Read More » Watch Video »

 
A Cord of Confidence

A Cord of Confidence

Incoming Chancellor’s Associate Scholars awarded honor cord as pledge of support

Each spring, UC San Diego hosts a series of receptions to welcome a special group of incoming students—Chancellor’s Associates Scholars. Most of these students are the first in their families to embark upon a university education. Many come from underserved areas of San Diego and Imperial counties. Read More »

 
 
Nanosponges

Gel Filled with Nanosponges Cleans up MRSA Infections

Nanoengineers at UC San Diego developed a gel filled with toxin-absorbing nanosponges that could lead to an effective treatment for skin and wound infections caused by MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), an antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Read More »

 
Alumnus Reaches for the Stars

Alumnus Reaches for the Stars

When Robert Kolozs, a UC San Diego alumnus, toured the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral late last year, he had a sudden revelation: if everything went well, the spacecraft parts his company manufactured would someday share an exhibit with the space shuttle and the Saturn V rocket used during the Apollo missions. Read More »

 
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New Link between Ocean Microbes and Atmosphere Uncovered

 

Mayim Bialik of ‘Big Bang Theory’ and ‘Blossom’ to Speak at UC San Diego

 
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An Evening with Mayim Bialik

An Evening with Mayim Bialik, May 27

 
Triton 5K and Festival

Triton 5K and Festival, June 6

   
 

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University of California Reaches State Funding Agreement

The university has reached an agreement with Gov. Brown to increase state support for UC. The agreement is part of the governor’s revised state budget proposal known as the “May Revise.” It provides UC with significant new revenue and stable funding that keeps resident tuition at its current level for the next two years, with predictable tuition increases pegged generally to the rate of inflation beginning in 2017-18. In exchange for state funding provided for the university’s pension plan, UC would implement certain retirement benefit changes for future UC employees, subject to stakeholder consultation. Learn More »

 

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Appointment of Cynthia M. Palmer as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel

May 26, 2015 Representative Assembly Meeting

 

Integrated Digital Infrastructure (IDI) Call for Proposals in Fiscal Year 2015/16 Deadline is June 15, 2015

 
 

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Baseball’s Justin Donatella Earns American Baseball Coaches Association Pitcher of the Year

 
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Women’s Basketball Signs Four New High School Standouts for 2015-16 Squad

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Framing the Race in South Africa

Framing the Race in South Africa: The Political Origins of Racial Census Election

By Karen Ferree,
Department of Political Science

 

Ballet Isn’t Good Exercise for Kids — But Hip-Hop Is, Study Says
TIME, May 18

Health and Data: Can Digital Fitness Monitors Revolutionize Our Lives?
The Guardian, May 19

California Close to Eliminating Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccines
Newsweek, May 14

2015 SPARK Gala Raises $2.1 Million for Cancer Center
San Diego Magazine, May 18

Record Rainfall Breaks Through ‘Ridiculously Resilient Ridge’
KPBS, May 15

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