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Seismic Stress Test

Engineers test life-saving technologies in five-story building built on world’s largest outdoor shake table

What happens when you put a fully equipped five-story building that includes two hospital floors, computer servers, fire barriers and even a working elevator through a series of high-intensity earthquakes? Structural engineers at UC San Diego began to get some answers last week when they launched a series of tests conducted on the world’s largest outdoor shake table at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center. Read More »

Dalai Lama

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

14th Dalai Lama receives rock star welcome by some 4,200 people gathered at RIMAC

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. Read More »


Mexico Moving Forward

Symposium, street fair and expo highlight Mexico’s strides for economic growth

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


HIV Prevention in a Pill

UC San Diego researchers have received a $5.6 million grant to test if they can keep high-risk individuals from becoming infected with the virus that causes AIDS. Read More »


Campus Admits Record Number of Freshmen for Fall

UC San Diego has admitted a record 22,947 freshmen for Fall 2012. The number of admitted students is up 4,715, which represents a 25.9 percent increase from last year. Read More »

Earth Week

Campus Shows Its Support for Sustainability During Earth Week Celebration

Students, staff and faculty paid homage to Mother Earth during the university's annual Earth Week celebration April 16-20. Read More »


Graduate Students Recognized for Commitment to Diversity


25th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference Showcases Original Student Work


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

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Latest Edition of "UC San Diego Research Report" Now Available

The latest edition of the "UC San Diego Research Report" is now available. This quarterly newsletter covers news and issues of interest to the campus research community. Of special interest in this issue is a story on how a new laboratory-equipment insurance program is delivering big savings for campus research teams. Suggestions for the newsletter can be sent to the editor at Read More »


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April 24, 2012 Representative Assembly Meeting


Office of Research Affairs Newsletter



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Tritons to Compete in Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships April 28-29




Two UC San Diego Professors Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences


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


what’s happening


Book Signing, Reception to Spotlight New Book Featuring Former UC San Diego Chancellor Atkinson, May 2


Walk UC San Diego, April 26


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Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World

Co-edited by Daniel C. Hallin
Department of Communication


Preparing for ‘The Big One’
NBC Nightly News, April 18

Dalai Lama Discusses Climate Change at UCSD
Fox 5 San Diego, April 18

UCSD Accepts Nearly 23,000 for Freshman Class
KGTV, April 17

Alcohol Consumption ‘Halves Risk and Severity of Hepatitis’
News Track India, April 20

UCSD to Launch Study on Whether Anti-HIV Pill Can Prevent Infection
KPBS, April 17

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