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Study Shows Increased Prostate Cancer Risk from Vitamin E Supplements

Men who took 400 international units (I.U.) of vitamin E daily had more prostate cancers compared to men who took a placebo, according to an updated review of data from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention (SELECT) Trial. The results appeared in the Oct. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. “SELECT has definitively shown a lack of benefit from vitamin E and selenium supplements in the prevention of prostate cancer and has shown there are some real risks,” said Dr. J. Kellogg Parsons, one of the authors of the study and an investigator at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Read More »


Campus Leverages Milestone Anniversary to Raise Critically Needed Funds

In a memorable 2010-2011 fiscal year, the University of California, San Diego celebrated its 50th Anniversary, was named first in the nation for “what colleges are doing for the country” and hosted the Clinton Global Initiative University. The campus leveraged the amazing visibility generated from its milestone celebration to raise $120.7 million in critically needed private support, with $11.2 million committed to the Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign. Read More »

Car Talk

Fueling Hope

Chemistry lecturer teaches high school students how to power combustion engine using coffee grounds—but hopes they will also learn love for university life

Long lines at campus coffee carts suggest that more than a few of us fuel our mornings with caffeine. This summer, a group of students turned the spent grounds from all those cups into real fuel and used it to power a combustion engine. Skip Pomeroy, a lecturer in chemistry, brought more than a dozen students from Castle Park High School to UC San Diego to learn how to make biodiesel. Read More »


Chancellor’s Champions Gear Up for 5K

Cellist Charles Curtis

Camera Lucida Music Series Returns with Support from Local Patron Sam Ersan

Welcome Week

Students Give a Philanthropic Start to the New School Year

Family Weekend

UC San Diego to Welcome Thousands to Campus for Annual Family Weekend


Golden Age of Piracy to be Explored in Oct. 20 Talk at UCSD's Geisel Library

Art u can touch

Please Touch the Art

Campus crafts center to open new exhibit designed for visually impaired


Advisory Committee Named in Search for New UC San Diego Chancellor

University of California President Mark G. Yudof has named an advisory committee of university faculty, staff, students, alumni and foundation representatives to help in the national search for a new chancellor to lead UC San Diego. Read More »


School of Medicine Launches Hepatitis C Clinical Trials

A collaborative partnership between the UC San Diego Liver Center and Antiviral Research Center has resulted in 19 clinical trials for the hepatitis C virus, focused on developing more effective and well-tolerated treatments. Read More »


UC San Diego Libraries Receive $1.1 Million Bequest From Alumna Alice Marquis

The estate of Alice Goldfarb Marquis, an accomplished writer, historian and alumna of the UC San Diego, has left $1.1 million to support the UC San Diego Libraries. Read More »


$450,000 Gift from Robertson Foundation for Government Continues to Create Opportunities for UC San Diego Graduate Students


New 'Genome Mining' Technique Streamlines Discovery from Nature


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Campus to Hold Founders’ Celebration Events in November

Throughout its history, UC San Diego alumni, faculty and staff, parents and families, donors and friends have helped to create the traditions that make UC San Diego an academic powerhouse and economic engine. In November, the campus will celebrate today’s innovations and tomorrow’s traditions as part of its Founders’ Celebration. Events planned include a Founders’ Symposium Nov. 17, a Founders’ Day Nov. 18, and a Founders’ Dinner Nov. 19. Read More »

Internship Available in Chancellor’s Office

The Chancellor’s Office is seeking an intern. This internship will provide a unique opportunity for a staff member to get direct experience in event planning for Chancellor’s Office Diversity events, including Black History Month, César E. Chávez Celebration, California Native Day Celebration, Asian Pacific Islander Month, and Disability Awareness Month. This position will be working closely with university leaders as they plan these events. Application deadline is Oct. 21. Read More »


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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Nominations

Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars 2011


Fall Quarter Comment Period for the UC San Diego Conduct Code

Construction and Site Improvements for J. Craig Venter Institute on Torrey Pines Road



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Triton Cross County Teams Head to Santa Rosa for 2011 CCAA Championships




Preuss School’s Athletic Director Recognized as Coach of Year

For many of her students, Lisa Hawk is more than a lacrosse coach at The Preuss School UCSD, a unique charter middle and high school for low income, highly motivated students from throughout San Diego County. Read More »

Aaryn Kobayashi

A Winning Cap

Aaryn Kobayashi shows off her winning swim cap after the men's water polo match Friday night. The UCSD Athletic department passed out 500 free swim caps and provided materials to decorate them. Kobayashi won free Chick-fil-A for a year for designing the best cap.


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View from Washington

Why Can’t California Fix Itself? The View from Washington

5K Run/Walk

Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars


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Steve Erie

Paradise Plundered: Fiscal Crisis and Governance Failures

By Steve Erie
Department of Urban Studies and Political Science, with doctoral student Vlad Kogan and alumnus Scott MacKenzie


Obama to Honor UCSD’s Chien for Improving Human Health
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 15

Panel to Find Replacement for UCSD’s Fox
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 14

It’s Creative! It’s Exciting! It’s ArtPower!
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 16

Senegal Curbs a Bloody Rite for Girls and Women
New York Times, Oct. 16

The Eternal Adolescence of Beavis and Butt-Head
New York Times, Oct. 16

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