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Larry Smarr uses data-driven visualizations to turn fairly routine procedure into bold experiment

Before Dr. Sonia Ramamoorthy, chief of colon and rectal surgery at UC San Diego Health, took a scalpel to Larry Smarr, director of Calit2, she first took a virtual tour of his large intestine. It encompassed an entire room. The creation of dramatic, data-driven computer models of Smarr's abdomen and affected organs allowed Ramamoorthy to essentially conduct the operation in advance—before ever drawing a drop of blood. Read More »

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New Faculty Represent Campus’s Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Protecting the Planet

Six new faculty members have joined UC San Diego this academic year in support of the cross-campus research theme of Understanding and Protecting the Planet. All the new professors have joint appointments between Scripps Institution of Oceanography and other departments at UC San Diego. Read More »


Regional Transportation Projects Impacting Campus Gear Up

Whether you exit the I-5 freeway at Genesee Avenue, travel on Regents Road or pass through campus on Gilman Drive, there are plenty of transportation projects underway on and around campus. And with construction ramping up on the Mid-Coast Trolley extension, things are about to get a whole lot busier. Read More »

Student speaker needed for All Campus Commencement
Diversity awards

Honoring UC San Diego’s Diversity Champions

Recipients of the 22nd Annual Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards, honored at a ceremony on March 2, were celebrated for their standout efforts to make a positive impact, from tackling bias in the workplace to increasing underrepresented students in STEM. Read More »

Martha Longenecker Roth

Martha Longenecker Roth’s Legacy Lives on at UC San Diego

The late artist, educator and Mingei International Museum founder Martha Longenecker Roth is being remembered with a $1 million artist-in-resident endowment at UC San Diego. The program will bring exceptionally talented, high-caliber artists to the Department of Visual Arts to practice and instruct students. Read More »

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration 2017
UC San Diego Triton 5K Support the Campaign for UC San Diego April 9, 2017

New Blood Test Could Help Detect and Locate Cancer Early On


Fault System off San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles Counties Could Produce a Magnitude 7.3 Quake

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Gender Equity & Health: A Discussion with Dr. Anita Raj, March 9

Kyoto Prize Symposium

Kyoto Prize Symposium, March 15




Undergraduates Invited to Annual Financial Horizons Conference on March 11

The Financial Horizons Conference is a free, one-day event designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to learn from and network with accomplished professionals, UC San Diego alumni and leading minds in finance. The conference is ideal for students looking to broaden their financial knowledge, explore career paths and build connections with leading professionals. The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 11 at the Rady School of Management. In addition, a pre-conference event will be held the day before to help equip students with networking skills. Read More »


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Memorial Event for Biological Sciences Founder Jonathan Singer

Nature Masterclasses: Scientific Writing and Publishing


PPM 300-02, Funds Management (Overdraft) Policy

General Campus Compensation Plan Trial – Year 5



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No. 1 Seed UC San Diego Will Host NCAA West Regional March 10-13 at RIMAC Arena


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Filming the Everyday: Independent Documentaries in Twenty-First-Century China

Edited by Paul Pickowicz and Yingjin Zhang, Department of History and Department of Literature


A Section of the San Andreas Fault Close to L.A. Could Be Overdue for a Major Earthquake
LA Times, March 7

UC San Diego Archaeologist Finds Rare Jade Pendant While Researching Maya in Belize
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 3

UCSD Swimmer Stays Close to Twin Brother with Down Syndrome
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 7

After Taking CCAA Title, UCSD Men Draw Top Seed, Will Host
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 5

The Prestigious Kyoto Prize Comes to San Diego
San Diego Magazine, March 8

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