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Undergrads re-create at-risk archaeology sites in virtual reality as part of hackathon

Somewhere in the at-risk ruins of Khirbat en-Nahas in the Faynan region of southern Jordan lie untold stories of copper mining and smelting industries from the time of David and Solomon and the Edomite kings. Stories that, until now, could only be told in words, maps and photographs. Thanks to UC San Diego engineering and archaeology students that teamed up for the world’s first cyber-archaeology hackathon, the story of King Solomon’s copper mines now exists in virtual reality. Read More »

Geeking Out in the Golden Years

Geeking Out in the Golden Years

Study by UC San Diego cognitive scientist advocates computer programming skills for all ages

Philip Guo, assistant professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, is eager to share his passion for programming with an unexpected demographic—adults age 60 and up. Read More »

Sensor-Equipped Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Measuring Spasticity

Sensor-Equipped Glove Could Help Doctors Take Guesswork Out of Measuring Spasticity

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed new wearable sensors and robotics technology to accurately measure muscle stiffness during physical exams. This is crucial for people who live with conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke and multiple sclerosis. Read More »

Sun God Then and Now: Health, Safety and Fun Remain a Top Priority for Beloved Tradition

Sun God Then and Now

Health, Safety and Fun Remain a Top Priority for Beloved Tradition

Since its inception in 1983, the annual Sun God Festival has been one of the most anticipated student events at UC San Diego. This year’s Sun God Festival on Saturday, April 29, will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the festivities. Read More »

A Will to Ensure Change

A Will to Ensure Change

In the wake of the hate-based shootings that occurred last year at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub with a largely gay clientele, David Gubser resolved to offer support to local LGBT programs, including establishing a $200,000 endowment that will support scholarships for LGBT undergraduates majoring in Critical Gender Studies at UC San Diego. Read More »


UC San Diego Welcomes Author George R.R. Martin in Support of Clarion Workshop


Pinning Down Abuse on Google Maps

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Grad Fair at the UC San Diego Bookstore

Grad Fair at the UC San Diego Bookstore, May 2–3

UC San Diego Out and Proud Week

UC San Diego Out and Proud Week, April 24–28




UC Re-Verifying Benefits Eligibility of Some Family Members

If you are faculty, staff or a retiree enrolled in UC-sponsored health plans and you cover a spouse, domestic partner, grandchild or legal ward under your benefits, Secova, Inc., should have contacted you in early April as part of the Family Member Eligibility Recertification project. The university strives to balance the demands of escalating health care costs while maintaining high quality benefits for our members and their families. If you are contacted by Secova, you must submit your completed and signed verification form and other required documentation to Secova by May 12, 2017. Read More »


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7th Annual Integrity Award Recipients

Seeking Your Input on Sustainability and Budgeting Issues at UC San Diego

Call for Nominations for Revelle Medal


CONSTRUCTION ALERT – Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Gilman Drive Detour

Expansion of Electric Vehicle Lease and Sale Offers



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Women’s Tennis Earns 6-3 West Region Victory Over Cal State LA


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The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

Co-authored by Robert Edelman
Department of History


After 63 Feet of Snow, Northern California Mountains Break Record for Wettest Water Year
Washington Post, April 13

North Korea May Have Just Displayed New ICBMs, Here’s What That Could Mean
CNBC, April 17

New Glove Might Give Doctors a Way to Measure a Patient’s Muscle Strength
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 19

Fencing is Serious Business at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 13

UCSD Studies Effect of Financial Incentives on Healthy Eating
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 14

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