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September 17, 2020
 
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World-class breaks meet world-class brains
Surfing has a long and storied past at UC San Diego—from the university's premier perch over a world-class break to the legendary “Key to Black’s.” The Triton surf team is also one of the most successful sports teams in campus history. Read More »
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UC San Diego Scientists to Explore New Frontiers in Parkinson’s Disease Research with $7.2M Grant
The Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s initiative will support an international project that aims to unravel the biology of a gene linked to Parkinson’s disease. Read More »
 
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A Sense of Belonging
UC San Diego will have a new program in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies starting in fall. It will be housed in the Institute of Arts and Humanities, along with other programs such as African American Studies and Latinx Studies. Read More »
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Talk of a “Twindemic”: As the COVID-19 Pandemic Converges with Flu Season, It’s More Critical Than Ever to Get a Flu Vaccination
 
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UC Campuses Pilot Google-Apple Notification Technology to Help Prevent COVID-19 Outbreaks
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Robots to Help Children Touch the Outside World
A team of University of California researchers is working to improve telepresence robots and the algorithms that drive them to help children with disabilities stay connected to classmates, teachers and communities. Read More »
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Q&A: How Wastewater Monitoring Detects SARS-CoV-2 Virus
We spoke with Rob Knight, professor and director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation, about the importance of testing wastewater for SARS-CoV-2 and what happens when trace amounts are found. Read More »
 
SPOTLIGHT
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UC San Diego Wins SANDAG iCommute Diamond Award
UC San Diego was recognized for excellence in promoting alternative commuting choices with the iCommute Diamond Award, marking the sixth year in a row our campus earned the Platinum Level Winner distinction. Read More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
U.S. News & World Report Ranks UC San Diego 8th Best Public University in Nation »
How SARS-CoV-2 Went from Single Cases to Overwhelming Continents »
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times  |  September 13
In visiting a charred California, Trump confronts a scientific reality he denies »
Yahoo News  |  September 14
How this year's destructive U.S. West wildfire season came to be »
NBC News  |  September 11
Veteran House incumbents fight for their seats as districts evolve »
KNSD  |  September 14
UCSD launches COVID-19 ‘exposure notification' pilot program »
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September 14, 2020
Students: Read through the Return to Learn Back-to-School Toolkit and remember to register for the Student Symptom and Exposure Screening tool and complete the Student Symptom and Exposure Screening every day. Learn More »
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EdTech Showcase September 21 through 25, 2020.
2020 Virtual EdTech Showcase to be Held Sept. 21-25
CAMPUS NOTICES
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Voluntary COVID-19 Smartphone Notification Project to Launch »
Update on Wastewater Testing Results »
Fall 2020 Space Information Review »
 
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