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The pandemic has changed a lot of things. UC San Diego’s Partners at Learning is no exception. In a typical year, the university’s largest service-learning program connects about 500 undergraduates with more than 40 schools and organizations in under-resourced and underserved San Diego communities.
The United States’ global leadership on science technology faces formidable competition from the People’s Republic of China; however the U.S. can take actions to maintain its competitive edge while enhancing innovation and protecting national security, according to a new report.
A team of American and Canadian researchers report that while they may feel uncomfortable, there is little empirical evidence that wearing a face mask significantly diminishes lung function, even when worn during heavy exercise.
UC San Diego was the first university in California to connect 40,000 student health records to the electronic health record platform of its top-ranked academic medical center, UC San Diego Health. The experience has created a model for other colleges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has flooded communities that are already at a disadvantage, disproportionately affecting underserved populations.Research and service conducted by UC San Diego faculty, students and staff are pinpointing where these inequities are most prevalent in San Diego.
SDSC is part of a multi-year NSF award to harness the computing capacity of thousands of computers assembled in a network of campus clusters to substantially cut time to science results that might take years to be done in days, especially for applications that are parallel by design.
As part of the Return to Learn program, we invited students to submit their questions about how to safely socialize on campus, what happens if residential students must travel off-campus for an extended period, outdoor recreation classes offered, study spaces available and more.
Testing for COVID-19 antibodies can provide important information for communities, informing epidemiologists whether someone has had an infection. Yet for testing to provide a good understanding, take-up needs to be broad and independent of income, political orientation or ethnicity.
Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.