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Science fiction and fantasy came to life in the real and human forms of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and author Kim Stanley Robinson May 2 at the Price Center West Ballroom. The novelists, each with ties to UC San Diego through the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, offered the large audience inspiring insights from their fantastic journeys through fiction—from Martin’s monster love to Robinson’s Martian romanticism. Read More »

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UC San Diego’s Veteran Entrepreneur Initiatives Take Flight

In order to better serve the men and women who have served our country, UC San Diego is expanding its already robust lineup of entrepreneur programs to include two specifically geared toward veterans: a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Veteran Ventures. Read More »

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Giving Students a Place to Prep for Tomorrow’s Virtual (Reality) Economy

UC San Diego officially opened its Virtual Reality Lab last week with an open house. Located in the Computer Science and Engineering department, the lab was created specifically to serve undergraduate students who take courses in software programming for virtual and augmented reality. Read More »

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UC San Diego Professor Nancy Cartwright Recognized as One of World’s Most Influential Living Philosophers

Asking questions is a matter of course for UC San Diego philosopher Nancy Cartwright. Her queries include, “What makes something evidence for something else?” and “Does policy work define outcomes?” Read More »

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Measuring the Impact of a Changing Climate on Threatened Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Climate change is altering the environment in Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding region, and scientists at UC San Diego and Unity College are studying the impacts on the diets of threatened grizzly bears. Read More »

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Health Beat: Campus Pumps New Life into Career Service’s Pre-Health Resources

The Career Center wanted to optimize their usefulness to pre-health students. The solution? They partnered with the other major pre-health advising service on campus, HMP3 (Health and Medical Professions Preparation Program), and rebranded the program as Health Beat. Read More »

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UC San Diego Powwow, May 20

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UC San Diego Design Conference, May 20



Integrity Awards

UC San Diego Recognizes Contributions to Campus Integrity

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UC San Diego Chief Small Business Officer Named Minority Small Business Champion of the Year




Bike to Work Day is May 18

Join thousands of your fellow Tritons and San Diegans by participating in Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 18. UC San Diego will host a pit stop from 6 to 10 a.m. in Town Square featuring refreshments and raffle prizes, while supplies last. If you register and log your trip by May 18 using the iCommute TripTracker tool, you’ll also be entered in a drawing to win the regional sweepstakes prize. Biking is a healthy, environmentally friendly and cost-saving commute choice. So leave your car at home and go by bike! Read More »


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Faculty and Staff Participation on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CSW)

UC Walks on Wednesday, May 17

NIH Developing a Policy to Cap Number of Individual Awards


Formal Review - Employee-Initiated Reduction In Time Program

Formal Review of PPSM-3: Types of Appointment

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Mid-Coast Light Rail Transit Project: Campus Point Drive and Voigt Column Construction



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Track and Field Men Finish Second, Women Fourth at CCAA Championships


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Living With Complexity

By Don Norman,
Department of Cognitive Science and Design Lab

Genetically Engineered Algae Safely Grown Outdoors
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 6

UC San Diego Engineers Build Working Bone Transplants for Mice
KPBS, May 9

North Korea's Arrest of U.S. Citizens Is 'Classic Asymmetric Warfare,' Says Expert
TIME, May 7

‘Alternative’ Take on Spring Break: Social Justice Takes Center Stage
NBC San Diego, May 5

New Aquarium Exhibit Helps San Diego Scientists Explore Reefs Worldwide
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 3

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