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January 21, 2021
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Jessica Weir and Kate Rubins.
UC San Diego alumnae Jessica Meir and Kate Rubins selected to NASA’s Artemis program that aims to land first woman and next man on the moon by 2024
“That’s one small step for a woman, one giant leap for humankind ...” By 2024, the famous quote from astronaut Neil Armstrong could be updated and revised to include the first woman to step foot on the moon … and that woman just might be a UC San Diego alumna. Superstar alumnae Jessica Meir and Kate Rubins were among 18 astronauts selected to be part of the Artemis program team. Read More »
Erik Engelson.
UC San Diego Alumnus at Helm of Company Behind First At-Home COVID Test
Erik Engelson is president and CEO of Lucira Health, which received emergency use authorization for the first rapid at-home COVID-19 test. Read More »
Jesse Jokerst.
Making Masks Smarter and Safer Against COVID-19
Researchers at UC San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva. Read More »
Padmini Rangamani  
10 Simple Suggestions for Female Faculty and Staff During a Pandemic
Engineering professor Padmini Rangamani and colleagues offer advice to help women cope with juggling work and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »
Dr. Becky Petitt and Dr. Kathy Obear.  
Creating a More Racially Just Campus Environment
In this engaging conversation, explore many of the critical skills and actions that will help white allies to move beyond being “non-racist” to being an active and effective anti-racist member of the UC San Diego community. Register Here »
Triton Leaders Conference Feb. 5-6 graphic.  
Shaping a More Equitable Future
Join us online Feb. 5–6 as we explore the themes of equity, diversity and inclusion with a lineup of more than 20 dynamic speakers, representing multiple disciplines and viewpoints. Register Here »
Designer DNA Therapeutic Wipes Out Cancer Stem Cells, Treats Multiple Myeloma in Mice »
Metabolism May Play Role in Recurrent Major Depression »
The San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Jan. 17
UC San Diego stages in-person classes in outdoor tents to fight pandemic, loneliness »
The New York Times  |  Jan. 19
Could a smell test screen people for Covid? »
KPBS  |  Jan. 18
San Diego County expands vaccine eligibility to people 75 and older »
KPBS  |  Jan. 18
San Diego climate leaders weigh in on Biden’s climate plan »
Students outside on campus.
UC San Diego
January 19, 2021
Students living on campus are enjoying time outside socializing and learning while wearing face coverings and participating in self-administered testing each week. View Post »
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