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August 20, 2020
 
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One life: two viruses: HIV and SARS-COV-2.
Dr. Edward R. Cachay, an infectious disease physician at UC San Diego Health who specializes in caring for people with HIV, is trying to understand the impact of COVID-19 on his patients. Read More »
Temple of Bel.
Destroyed Ancient Temple Now Open for Virtual Exploration
Five years after its destruction, the ancient Temple of Bel in Palmyra, Syria, has been digitally reconstructed by the Library’s Digital Media Lab using cutting-edge 3D methods and AI applications. Read More »
 
Barbara Gallas.
A Kidney Named Lefty
UC San Diego Health patient Barbara Gallas desperately needed a kidney transplant to save her life. But she never expected that a Seattle woman would donate one to her remotely after reading about her plight on Facebook. Read More »
 
Asymptomatic Employee COVID-19 Testing Available Now
Faculty, staff and student employees are now eligible to schedule a no-cost asymptomatic COVID-19 test. Testing is voluntary, but participation can help keep our community safer by identifying cases early. Read More »
 
Gaurav Khanna.
Affirmative Action Incentivizes High Schoolers to Perform Better, New Research Shows
 
LRRK2’s kinase.
Leading-edge Technology Unmasks Protein Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Karl Gerth.  
Negating a Revolution
A China historian says ‘state consumerism’ evolved as an unofficial policy of the Chinese Communist Party, not anti-capitalism. Read More »
Return to Learn Q adn A with Vice Chancellor Gary Matthews.
 
Q&A: Campus Sanitation, Ventilation Upgrades and More
Vice Chancellor for Resource Management and Planning Gary Matthews shares how classrooms and other spaces are being regularly disinfected, ways water and air systems are maintained and more campus safety measures. Read More »
 
All faculty and staff are eligible for a no-cost asymptomatic COVID-19 test. Schedule now.
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
UC San Diego Named 4th Best Public Research University in Prestigious Global Rankings »
Is COVID-19 Transmitted Through Breast Milk? Study Suggests Not Likely »
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times  |  August 18
Why pooled testing for the coronavirus isn’t working in America »
The Washington Post  |  August 18
Trump fetal tissue ethics board urges rejection of nearly all research proposals »
NBC News  |  August 14
Sweltering heat is shattering records, triggering power outages across California »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  August 14
UCSD nurse and former hip-hop ambassador launch farm for the needy in Baja »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
UC President Michael V. Drake, MD.
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August 18, 2020 at 8:19 a.m.
A video message to the UC community from President Michael V. Drake, MD: "I look forward to learning and listening about the opportunities we face and collaborating with all of you as we move the University forward." View Video »
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SPOTLIGHT
Virtual Triton 5k at Homecoming at Home.  
Yep, It’s Back: Triton 5K Goes Virtual
Walk, run, stroll…no matter how you choose to participate, the Virtual Triton 5K is a fun way to support student scholarships. Plus, the first 1,000 to register get a race medal. It’s all a part of Homecoming @Home (Oct. 19-25). Register Today »
EVENTS
Cabinet conversations.
 
 
CALENDAR
August 21, 2020
 
 
August 26, 2020
 
 
August 27, 2020
 
 
Lean Six Sigma Scholorship. Application period August 3 to 21.
Apply for a Lean Six Sigma Scholarship
CAMPUS NOTICES
ACTION REQUIRED: Screening and Testing for a Safer Campus Environment; Work and Health Management Registration Reminder »
UC Advocacy for Federal Research Support »
Logistics Integration and Town Hall »
Construction Alert »
 
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