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President Obama announces BRAIN Initiative in which UC San Diego, ‘Mesa’ colleagues and private-public partners will play key roles

The President of the United States gathered together on April 2 “some of the smartest people in the country, some of the most imaginative and effective researchers in the country,” he said, to hear him announce a broad and collaborative research initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the brain. Read More »

End of Men

‘End of Men’? Not Even Close, Says UC San Diego Report on Gender in the Professions

A new report from the Center for Research on Gender in the Professions at UC San Diego contradicts the idea that the recent recession had a greater impact on working American men than women. Instead, it finds that men retain the lion’s share of power in the post-recession service economy. Read More »


UC San Diego Events to Recognize the Life and Legacy of César E. Chávez

The University of California, San Diego will recognize the contributions of César E. Chávez throughout the months of April and May with a series of events which will include film screenings; a celebration of Chicano Park’s 43rd anniversary; a lecture from Hilda Solis, former U.S. Secretary of Labor; and several outreach events with the San Diego community. Read More »

Research Expo

Want to See the Future? Attend Research Expo

Time machines? Not yet. But at Research Expo on April 18, you can talk to Jacobs School of Engineering graduate students who are working on the future. They’ll present advances on tattoo sensors for health monitoring, fire-fighting robots, solar forecasting, video games designed to teach computer programming, new materials for protecting soldiers from blasts, and much more. Read More »

Faculty Chairs

UC San Diego Establishes Five New Endowed Faculty Chairs

For more than 500 years, the world’s great universities have attracted and supported distinguished educators by endowing academic chairs. Now, thanks to charitable donations totaling more than $8.5 million, five new endowed faculty chairs have been established at the University of California, San Diego. Read More »


Multidisciplinary Research Institute at UC San Diego Named in Honor of Qualcomm


Scripps Scientists Image Deep Magma Beneath Pacific Seafloor Volcano

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Triton Day

Triton Day, April 6

Women's Wellness Day

Women’s Wellness Day, April 13




Two New SuperLoop Bus Routes Connect to UC San Diego Campus

MTS SuperLoop routes 201 and 202—which provide transportation to the surrounding North University City area—began pilot service March 28 to the existing bus stops on Gilman Drive, just south of Eucalyptus Grove Lane, where MTS Routes 30 and 150, and NCTD BREEZE Route 101 are located. This addition seeks to improve service to students, faculty, staff and visiting guests and test the potential of creating permanent SuperLoop stops for these routes. Read More (PDF) »


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Proposed Revisions to Systemwide Academic Personnel Policies

New Onward California Video Series, Keck Observatory Anniversary and More


Funds Available for Staff Training and Career Development

UC DC - Academic Senate Faculty Positions Open Call for AY 2015-16

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Pitching Power

Pitching Powers UC San Diego in Doubleheader Sweep of San Francisco State


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Book: Radical Sensations

Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence, and Visual Culture

By Shelley S. Streeby
Departments of Literature and Ethnic Studies


Mapping the Brain is Wave of the Future
U-T San Diego, April 02

UCSD to Rename IT Institute for Qualcomm
U-T San Diego, April 02

Is Self-Help the Secret to Reducing Childhood Obesity?
Time, April 01

San Diego on Shortlist for Postdocs
U-T San Diego, April 01

UC San Diego To Go Smoke Free
KPBS, March 26

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