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February 11, 2021
 
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UC San Diego and San Diego County test COVID-19 Early Alert System in Schools.
Safer at School Early Alert pilot program uses wastewater and surface monitoring to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in TK-8 schools and child care centers
In an effort to help schools reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks as they resume in-person instruction, UC San Diego and the County of San Diego are testing the Safer at School Early Alert system, an evidence-informed program to detect SARS-CoV-2 at schools and child care centers. The program is modeled after UC San Diego’s Return to Learn, a first-of-its-kind approach that positioned the university as a nationwide leader in COVID-19 detection and mitigation. Read More »
Evenings of Nonconventional Wisdom.
Evenings of Nonconventional Wisdom Series to Showcase Expertise of Campus Community
As part of the yearlong celebration of its 60th anniversary, UC San Diego will showcase the expertise of its award-winning faculty and acclaimed researchers with a virtual event series. Read More »
 
Alex Luong backstage.
Theatre and Dance Student One of 15 Selected for National Diversity-Focused Scholarship
Undergrad Alex Luong is one of only 15 students from across the U.S. selected for the inaugural cohort of The Cody Renard Richards Scholarship Program. Read More »
Breastfeeding mother.
Breastfeeding Research Improves Lives and Advances Health, But Faces Conflicts
 
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UC San Diego Earns Five CASE Awards
SPOTLIGHT
James Gordon Williams.  
On Black History: James Gordon Williams, Ph.D. ’13
The assistant professor of music at Syracuse University discusses the influence of history and current events on the artistry of musicians as well as the impact of UC San Diego on his trajectory. Read More »
Craft Center and Annika Nelson.  
Make Crafts and Meet UC San Diego Craft Center Instructors
Meet Craft Center instructors, participate in an online tour of the new studios and make crafts during a free virtual event, For the Love of Craft, February 11 – 14. Register Here »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Can Current Smartphone Technology Tell You When a Pandemic Might Come Calling? »
Poorer Mental Health Smolders After Deadly, Devastating Wildfire »
IN THE MEDIA
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Feb. 8
Gov. Newsom visits Petco Park vaccination superstation, praises San Diego’s efforts »
KFMB  |  Feb. 8
COVID-19 vaccination site opens at UC San Diego in La Jolla »
National Graphic  |  February Issue
Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant? Here's what experts say »
KFMB  |  Feb. 7
Experts concerned Super Bowl gatherings may be super spreader events »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
100,000 plus people vaccinated at Petco park Super Station.
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February 5, 2021
100,000+ people have been vaccinated at the UC San Diego Health Petco Park Super Station! ⁠Big shout out to the amazing medical staff, faculty, support teams and volunteers. View Post »
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EVENTS
Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall.
 
 
CALENDAR
February 11, 2021
 
 
February 17, 2021
 
 
February 18, 2021
 
 
UC San Diego branded mask.
 
Free UC San Diego Masks Available to Employees
Campus employees can pick up a UC San Diego branded mask at the bookstore weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an employee ID or other form of identification. Departments can also send a designee to secure masks for their team. Learn More »
 
ATHLETICS
Gloria Kalt and Renée Kalt.
 
 
SCHEDULE
2/12/2021 at 4 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Basketball @ CSU Bakersfield
 
 
2/12/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Black History Night | Women's Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield
 
 
2/13/2021 at 4 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Basketball @ CSU Bakersfield
 
 
2/13/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Women's Basketball vs. CSU Bakersfield
 
 
Staff Associateion Cabinet Conversations
Feb. 16 | Cabinet Conversation: Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences
CAMPUS NOTICES
Accepting Nominations for the Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program »
Nominations for Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Awards 2020-2021 »
In Memoriam: Juan C. Lasheras, Distinguished Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor »
In Memoriam: Carlos Rey Sotelo »
 
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