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January 23, 2020
 
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A Tornado at the Front Door, a Tsunami at the Back Door
Born with a rare disease called cystinosis, 20-year-old Jordan Janz arrived at a crossroads: continue toward a future most likely leading to an early death or become the first patient to undergo a new gene-and-stem cell therapy developed by UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers. “When we started this trial, my mom explained it like this: ‘We have a tornado at the front door and a tsunami at the back door, and we have to pick one to go through.' " Read More 
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Engineer Transforms Personal Experience into ‘Bridges to Education’ for Underrepresented Students
Oscar Vazquez-Mena helped build an academic program for high school students who are commuting across the border each day to go to school because their parents were deported to Mexico. Read More »
 
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Data for Life
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers are testing the use of edible medication trackers for long-term tuberculosis treatment. Read More »
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Softball Alumna Dana Chaiken Brings UC San Diego Athletics to ESPN Audiences with Gift to Production Studio
 
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Drug Lord’s Hippos Make Their Mark on Foreign Ecosystem
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2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Day of Service
Hundreds of UC San Diego community members gathered to march in the 40th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade held last weekend in downtown San Diego. They also volunteered to paint, garden and clean at Mission Bay High School during the Day of Service. View Slideshow »
 
SPOTLIGHT
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Love Your Wetlands Day: Feb. 1
A once-a-year opportunity for families to explore the off-limits Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve in Mission Bay, including guided walking tours, water testing, animal presentations, booths and native planting. Be prepared for some muddy fun! Read More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Mosquitoes Engineered to Repel Dengue Virus »
Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells »
IN THE MEDIA
Washington Post  |  Jan. 22
As families tell of pneumonia-like deaths in Wuhan, some wonder if China virus count is too low »
Wall Street Journal  |  Jan. 22
Top public and private colleges in the West »
Los Angeles Times  |  Jan. 20
Closing coal power plants has saved thousands of lives, study says »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Jan. 20
UCSD, National City plan to work on opening a hub in the South Bay city »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
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UC San Diego biologists synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. View »
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EVENTS
Under the Influencer: Josh Peck
 
 
CALENDAR
January 29
Fishing for the Future: A Celebration of Sustainable Seafood »
 
 
February 1
First-Gen Career Readiness Conference »
 
 
February 1
BRC Change-a-thon »
 
 
ATHLETICS
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SCHEDULE
1/25/2020 at Noon
Swimming and Diving hosts Pomona-Pitzer
 
 
1/26/2020 at Noon
Women's Tennis at San Diego State 
 
 
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Jan. 24 | Bias and the Brain Workshop
CAMPUS NOTICES
Immediate Change in Grant Application and Conflict of Interest Disclosure »
Search for the Faculty Director, Teaching + Learning Commons »
ESR Announces WalkMe Digital Adoption Platform »
Annual Senate Service Preferences Update »
 
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