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February 18, 2021
 
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Organization cofounded by late astronaut marks major milestone of providing STEM inspiration for the next generation
After America’s first woman in space retired from NASA, she had plenty of opportunities to capitalize on her celebrity, but she preferred to keep a low profile. Then in 2001, while teaching physics at UC San Diego, she decided the time was right to use her famous name for a cause she cared about—narrowing the gender gap in science and engineering. She would do it by cofounding a company called Sally Ride Science. Read More »
Triton Leaders Conference 2021 – Advancing Equity
UC San Diego’s fourth annual Triton Leaders Conference, hosted virtually to a global audience, held an added importance this year with the theme of “Advancing Equity.” Read More »
 
COVID-19 diaries graphic.
Using Plague Diaries to Keep a Record of COVID-19
Humanities courses in history, philosophy and literature bring a discussion of today’s pandemic into the classroom, offering students a unique way of learning. Read More »
A Deep Look into the New World of COVID-19 Innovation
 
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New Skin Patch Brings Us Closer to Wearable, All-In-One Health Monitor
Anela Choy, Brandon Seward, Sheng Xu and Joel Yuen-Zhou.  
Four UC San Diego Faculty Members Awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships
The awards honor “extraordinary” researchers “whose creativity, innovation and research accomplishments make them stand out as the next generation of scientific leaders.” Read More »
Care Packages from the Heart slideshow.
 
Care Packages from the Heart
Two classes from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning put together 500 sweet Valentine’s Day gift bags and cards for seniors and the homeless clients of local community organizations. View Slideshow »
 
SPOTLIGHT
Return to Learn Faculty Town Hall.  
Evenings of Nonconventional Wisdom Kicks Off Monday
Join us Feb. 22 for "The Fear Factor: Examining Mistrust and Vaccines." This virtual event will feature a discussion of negative public perceptions of vaccines, their historical drivers and more. Learn More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Engineers Earn NASA Grant to Enable Flying Taxis »
New Grant Funds Clinical Trial to Assess Psychedelic as Treatment for Phantom Limb Pain »
IN THE MEDIA
The New York Times  |  Feb. 11
Tiny blobs of brain cells could reveal how your mind differs from a Neanderthal’s »
KGTV  |  Feb. 16
Ballast Point launches scholarship to increase diversity in craft brewing »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Feb. 14
Quiet giant who helped slow AIDS crisis has UC San Diego on fast track out of coronavirus pandemic »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Feb. 16
Medical community warming to novel treatment for COVID-19 patients »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
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EVENTS
19th Annual Black History Month Celebration and Scholorship Awards Ceremony.
 
 
CALENDAR
February 22, 2021
 
 
February 23, 2021
 
 
February 24, 2021
 
 
ATHLETICS
Triton swimmers Miranda Renner, Luke Pusateri and Teagan Monroe.
 
 
SCHEDULE
2/19/2021 at 4 p.m., BigWest.TV
Women's Basketball @ UC Riverside
 
 
2/19/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Basketball vs. UC Riverside
 
 
2/20/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Basketball vs. UC Riverside
 
 
2/21/2021 at 12 p.m. (DH), ESPN3
Softball vs. Grand Canyon
 
 
Feb. 19: Health Sciences Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Community Fair
CAMPUS NOTICES
Reminder: Faculty Town Hall: Thursday, February 18 »
In Memoriam: Professor Emerita Lesley Stern, Department of Visual Arts »
Updates from your CHRO »
Search for the Dean of Extension »
 
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