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From UC San Diego to the Moon

Undergraduates man mission that takes pictures of moon at request of middle school students

Students in more than 2,700 schools from 52 countries have started requesting pictures in the past few weeks of specific areas of the moon from two spacecraft orbiting the Earth. But little do they know that their requests go to an operations center located on the UC San Diego campus manned by undergraduate students. The MoonKAM mission kicked off March 12 and is an outreach project of Sally Ride Science, a science education company headed by the first American woman in space, who also is a former UC San Diego physics professor. Read More »

from the chancellor

Letter from Chancellor Fox

Triton Day, César Chávez Month, graduate student appreciation and the Dalai Lama

Triton Day Experience

Interactive Displays, Cutting-Edge Research To Take Center Stage at Triton Day Experience April 7

The sights, sounds and endless discoveries of UC San Diego will be on display April 7 for the Triton Day Experience, a combination of Admit Day and Open House. Featuring education, entertainment and fun for the whole family, this free event open to the campus and San Diego community is expected to have more than 15,000 guests. Read More »

King Triton

Physicists Find Patterns in New State of Matter

Think March was cold? Try the basement of the Natural Sciences Building. Temperatures near absolute zero in a laboratory there have recently allowed UC San Diego physicists to produce the most detailed images ever seen of a new property of matter called “spontaneous coherence in excitons.” Watch the Video


Using Social Media to Catch a Thief

A group of crowdsourcing experts, including Manuel Cebrian, a computer science researcher at UC San Diego, are building a team to participate in a perhaps impossible worldwide gaming challenge: track down five ‘suspects’ of a jewel heist in five different cities on two different continents within 12 hours.


Chronic Stress Spawns Protein Aggregates Linked to Alzheimer’s

Repeated stress triggers the production and accumulation of insoluble tau protein aggregates inside the brain cells of mice, say researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine in a new study published in the online Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Transportation Services Helps Keep Campus Green, Launches Initiative to Garner Campus Feedback


UC San Diego’s Early Childhood Education Center Offers Caring Learning Environment


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Autism Expert Nominated for 2012 Time 100 Poll

Karen Pierce, assistant director of the Autism Center of Excellence, has been nominated by TIME magazine writers and editors to be included in the 2012 TIME 100 LIST for her work to help identify children at risk of autism at an early age. Cast your vote for Pierce, assistant professor in the UC San Diego department of neurosciences, to be included among the leaders, artists, innovators, icons and heroes that you think are the most influential people in the world. Official voting ends Friday. The poll winner will be included in the TIME 100 issue and revealed on April 17. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


UC President Answers Employee Questions in Web Chat

If you missed UC President Mark Yudof's web chat with UC faculty and staff, check out this selection of key questions and responses or view the full web chat online. Read More »


campus notices


James R. Arnold Memorial Tribute Saturday,
May 5


Search for Associate Director of Center for Teaching Development



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Sprinter's School Record Highlights Final Day of Cal/Nevada Track and Field Championships




UC San Diego Executive Vice Chancellor Meets with State Legislators in Sacramento

Suresh Subramani, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, met with state legislators in Sacramento Tuesday to discuss the university’s academic mission and vision for the future. Subramani clearly communicated the value of UC San Diego’s academic programs, faculty and students for the state.  He also stressed the importance of investing in higher education to ensure a vibrant economy and to remain competitive internationally.


San Diego Supercomputer Center Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship

A graduate student working in the Walker Molecular Dynamics laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center is a recipient of the 2012-2013 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program award for his innovative molecular dynamics research using GPU computing. Benjamin Madej, a chemistry and biochemistry Ph.D. student at UC San Diego, will receive a $25,000 scholarship to further his research.


what’s happening


Open Studio, April 7


Muir Musical Presents: RENT, April 12 and 13


faculty authors


press clips


The Copernican Question

By Robert Westman
Department of History


Can Eating Chocolate Help Keep You Slim?
Time, March 27

Exploring Our Own Alien World
The New York Times, March 27

Deep Sea Adventure Spurs Local Science
U-T San Diego, March 26

This Is Your 8-Year-Old Brain on Violin and Karate
Voice of San Diego, March 29

Theater preview: Hold on to your 'Hat'
U-T San Diego, March 27

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