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April 23, 2020
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UC San Diego Recreation classes go virtual through ‘The Playground’
It has been five weeks since Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order to all Californians to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Cabin fever has now become widespread. The urge to move and socially connect is steadily growing—and UC San Diego Recreation has created a new virtual space for both called The Playground. All are invited to dance, meditate, compete in esports, work out and more through free online classes. Read More »
Coronavirus Global Slowdown Is Cleaning the Skies. How Long Will It Last?
On the 50th anniversary of Earth Week, Scripps Oceanography climate scientists ponder how the economic slowdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic will impact not only the planet’s climate—but also the public’s willingness to protect it. Read More »
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Deforestation Drives Disease, Climate Changeand It’s Happening at a Rapid Rate
As the campus marks the celebration of Earth Month in April, UC San Diego economist Teevrat Garg discusses the ripple effects of deforestation that can accelerate disease, global warming and economic harm. Read More »
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Letter from the Chancellor: A Great Triton Thank You
Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla thanks the campus community, spotlights front line health efforts and vital technology support, and highlights two creative solutions that are building a new online Triton community.

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Alibaba Co-founder Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai Donate PPE to Health Care Providers
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UC San Diego Health Launches Novel Coronavirus Blood Testing to Identify Past Exposure
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Landmark ABCD Study of Adolescent Brain Renewed for Seven Years
The National Institutes of Health has renewed its commitment to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study with awards to UC San Diego that total just over $60 million. Read More »
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Earth Month
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Apr. 22, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.
To celebrate Earth Month, we asked 2020 Student Sustainability Award Winner and Scripps Institution of Oceanography PhD student Laura Lilly to share how she is living sustainably and celebrating nature at home. Here are 8 simple things you can do to help protect the planet. View »
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