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February 13, 2020
 
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Microplastics: A Macro Problem
Somewhere over the planet, a pilot is collecting microfiber samples for Dimitri Deheyn, an associate researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. These plastic fibers, Deheyn has found, are everywhere—from the deepest parts of the ocean to the most remote polar regions. How they get there, and how they degrade, has Deheyn taking his research down an entirely new path. Read More »
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Campus Focuses on Impact of Triton Women in Leadership
Turn off the critical voice in your head. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Remember that you belong in the room. These were just some of the valuable insights shared by speakers at UC San Diego’s inaugural Triton Women Who Lead Forum on Saturday. Read More »
 
Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs with Triton baseball players
Stepping Up to the Plate to Support Students
Alumnus Gary Jacobs and his wife, Jerri-Ann, believe that education provides a path to upward social mobility. They gave UC San Diego $2 million to fund scholarships for scholar-athletes, and graduate fellowships in the Division of Social Sciences. Read More »
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Predicting Autism Risk May Begin with a Drop of Blood
 
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Students Spearhead Fundraising Efforts to Help Combat Spread of Coronavirus in China
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Human Gut-in-a-Dish Model Helps Define ‘Leaky Gut,’ and Outline a Pathway to Treatment »
More than Just a Carnival Trick: Researchers Can Guess Your Age Based on Your Microbes »
IN THE MEDIA
NBC News  |  Feb. 10
'I really love the vibes': How Yelp boosts black market pot shops »
EdSurge  |  Feb. 6
'Cheating economy' brings frustration for colleges—and teachable moments »
KPBS  |  Feb. 11
Race dominant factor in shaping U.S. Elections: UCSD professor »
FOX5  |  Feb. 10
UCSD researchers create ‘mini-gut’ to learn about ‘leaky gut’ condition »
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EVENTS
 
 
CALENDAR
Feb. 20
ArtPower Presents: Deirdre Bair »
 
 
Feb. 21
CARTA Presents: “Exploring the Origins of Today’s Humans” »
 
 
Feb. 22
Black History Month Scholarship Brunch »
 
 
ATHLETICS
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2/13/2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Women's and Men's Basketball (DH) vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills
 
 
2/14-15/2020 6 p.m./2 p.m.
Baseball hosts Cal Poly Pomona
 
 
2/15/2020 at 5:30 p.m. *Senior Night*
Women's and Men's Basketball (DH) vs. Cal State L.A.
 
 
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Volunteer Opportunity | Cherry Blossom Week on March 20 – 22
CAMPUS NOTICES
NOMINATION DEADLINE APPROACHING - Search for the Faculty Director, Teaching + Learning Commons »
February 18, 2020 Representative Assembly Meeting »
Sustainability Awards ­Call for Nominations »
First-Year Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program – Call for Proposals, 2020-21 Academic Year »
 
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