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February 27, 2020
 
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An Incomplete Victory: Passage of 19th Amendment did not benefit black women
As we celebrate the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, it is important to remember that it did not provide all women immediate access to the polls. Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Sara Clarke Kaplan illuminates the significant, and often unsung, contributions of black women suffragists to secure the right to vote for all citizens. Read More »
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Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water
A team of researchers has developed a new approach to monitoring heavy metal contamination that they hope will produce water testing systems that can be installed at faucets. Read More »
Fonna Forman and Teddy Cruz with Chancellor Khosla
‘Community Station’ Opens at U.S.-Mexico Border
A mixed-use project almost 20 years in the making is now a real place that both people and some powerful ideas can call home. It includes a UC San Diego “community station” blocks from the U.S.-Mexico Border where the university and a local nonprofit can collaborate on addressing pressing social needs. Read More »
 
Annie Colin with her ESPCI postdoctoral fellow Michael Pruvost
Burbidge Visiting Professor Uses Physics of Mayonnaise to Develop Electronic Skin
French researcher Annie Colin is working with UC San Diego scientists on developing electronic skin in pursuit of applications like more responsive prosthetics for human-robot interfaces and pressure sensors to prevent necrosis in diabetic patients. Read More »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Researchers Tackle the Flu with Breakthrough Virus Simulations »
Resetting the Biological Clock with Flip of a Molecular Switch »
IN THE MEDIA
ABC News  |  Feb. 23
Colombians grapple with a big problem: wandering hippos »
KPBS  |  Feb. 22
International symposium at UC San Diego aims to amplify indigenous voices »
NBC News  |  Feb. 24
Uncharted territory: Carbon dioxide expected to peak at levels last seen during Pliocene Epoch »
U.S. News & World Report  |  Feb. 25
Alcohol is growing as a prime-time killer »
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UC San Diego has teamed up with American Talent Initiative (ATI) to expand opportunity for low-income students. We added 1,642 Pell Grant students over the last 3 years, more than any other institution that is part of ATI. View »
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EVENTS
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CALENDAR
March 2
Dr. Seuss’ 116th Birthday Celebration »
 
 
March 3
“Inventing Tomorrow” Film Screening & Discussion with Alumna Filmmaker Laura Nix ’03 »
 
 
March 4
She Persisted: International Women’s Day Panel and Reception »
 
 
SPOTLIGHT
Triton Food Pantry's 5th Birthday  
Triton Food Pantry Turns 5
Since its founding, the pantry has averaged growth of about 50 percent a year. To celebrate, the food pantry will host a special event at 3 p.m. on March 2 in the Student Center Courtyard next to the pantry. Come tour and learn about exciting plans for the future. Read More »
ATHLETICS
2020/21 basketball season tickets on sale Feb. 28
 
 
SCHEDULE
2/28/2020 at 7 p.m.
Men's Volleyball vs. UC Santa Cruz
 
 
2/28-3/1/2020
Baseball hosts San Francisco State
 
 
2/29/2020 at 11 a.m./3 p.m.
Men's Tennis hosts UC Davis & St. Katherine
 
 
3/1/2020 at 11 a.m./4 p.m.
Women's Water Polo hosts Stanford & Long Island
 
 
YWCA’s “Tribute to Women & Industry” Award ceremony
Call for Nominations | YWCA’s “Tribute to Women & Industry” Award
CAMPUS NOTICES
Appointment of the Chief Communications and Marketing Officer »
Supporting UC San Diego Graduate Students »
Enterprise Systems Renewal (ESR) Kicks Off Student Information System (SIS) Project »
Call for Nominations and Moderators – 33rd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference »
 
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