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February 25, 2021
 
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A Campus Playbook for Pandemic Success.
UC San Diego is on target to conduct 100,000 COVID-19 student tests in the first two months of winter quarter, a 98 percent increase in testing compared to fall quarter. Student participation in the campus’ Return to Learn weekly mandated testing protocols has helped keep the positivity rate at 0.2 percent, compared to San Diego County’s average of 5 percent. By March 1, the university will have processed 200,000 student tests. Read More »
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Beating the Odds: How a Longtime Heart Disease Survivor Helps Others Facing Surgery
Jessica Vargas-Miranda was born with congenital heart disease and now uses her experience to support others as part of an ambassador program at UC San Diego Health. Read More »
 
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First-in-Human Clinical Trial to Assess Gene Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease
UC San Diego researchers are assessing the safety and efficacy of a gene therapy to deliver a key protein into the brains of persons with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More »
Vaccinations at RIMAC.
 
UC San Diego Leadership Tours New Campus Vaccination Site
UC San Diego Health opened a COVID-19 vaccination station at RIMAC Feb. 8. Join UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla, UC San Diego Health CEO Patty Maysent and UC San Diego CCMO Anne Buckley as they tour the site. View Video »
 
Group of African Americans at the beach.
UC San Diego Library’s Special Collections and Archives Acquires First African Americana Collection
 
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Division 1 Draws International Scholar-Athletes to UC San Diego
 
Celebrating Community Connections
With the flip of a switch, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Joan and Irwin Jacobs illuminated the Gilman Bridge Feb. 18, marking all the university has achieved in creating connections on our campus and beyond. View Video »
 
SPOTLIGHT
 
On Black History: Jim Casey ’08
UC San Diego alumnus and Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Penn State University discusses early Black organizing in America and how can it inspire action today. Read More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Human Lung and Brain Organoids Respond Differently to SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Lab Tests »
You’ve Got to Move It, Move It »
IN THE MEDIA
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Feb. 23
UC San Diego graduate Megan McArthur will pilot SpaceX Dragon to space station »
Wired  |  Feb. 21
The brain’s ‘background noise’ may be meaningful after all »
CBS Sports  |  Feb. 19
Black athletic directors keep fighting as they navigate a college athletics landscape slow to change »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Feb. 22
Composer and UCSD professor Lei Liang wins American Academy of Arts and Letters Music Award »
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EVENTS
How to be an Antiracist with Ibran X. Kendi.
 
 
CALENDAR
February 25, 2021
 
 
March 2, 2021
 
 
March 4, 2021
 
 
ATHLETICS
Earl Edwards Minority Student-Athlete Development Program.
 
 
SCHEDULE
2/25/2021 at 7 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Volleyball vs. No. 2 Hawaii
 
 
2/26/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Blue & Gold Night

Women's Basketball vs. UC Irvine

 
 
2/27/2021 at 10 a.m. (DH), BigWest.TV
Women's Water Polo vs. Cal Baptist
 
 
2/28/2021 at 1 p.m. (DH), ESPN3
Baseball vs. San Diego State
 
 
March 15: Staff Association Scholarship Application Deadline
CAMPUS NOTICES
Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program (CDIIP) »
In Memoriam: Walter Savitch, Professor Emeritus in Computer Science and Engineering »
March 2, 2021 Representative Assembly Meeting »
Appointment of Matthew Proctor as the Director of the Early Childhood Education Centers »
 
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