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January 28, 2021
 
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How bioengineering could bring greater sustainability to the apparel industry
The idea that one day the clothes you wear will be made from spider silk, or maybe even mushrooms, might sound very… Californian. You know, a little over-the-top earthy and too good to be true. For David Breslauer ’05, the co-founder and chief scientific officer at Bolt Threads, a bioengineering company in Emeryville, Calif., the potential of the spider and the mushroom represent not just another way to make apparel, but a way to bring greater sustainability to the clothing industry. Read More »
volunteer at Petco Park Vaccination Super Station.
Give Volunteering a Shot
Volunteers are needed at the COVID-19 Vaccination Super Station near Petco Park. In addition to licensed medical professionals, there are several roles for non-medical volunteers, including Check-in, Runner and Observer. Read More »
 
COVID-19 test vending machine.
Campus COVID-19 Case Rates Drop Dramatically to Fall Quarter Levels
The number of students living on campus who tested positive for COVID-19 has plunged to pre-break levels of less than 1%, far below San Diego County’s average. Read More »
Triton Health Ambassadors.
Triton Health Ambassadors Inspire a Culture of Caring
 
Karen Christman and Padmini Rangamani.
A Call to End Funding Discrimination Against Black Scientists in the United States
 
Researchers Expand Clinical Trials Investigating Convalescent Plasma Therapy for COVID-19
UC San Diego Health physicians are assessing if convalescent plasma therapy can either reduce COVID-19 symptoms or prevent infections after exposure. 
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UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
When—Not What—Obese Mice Ate Reduced Breast Cancer Risk »
California Energy Commission Grant Brings Scientists Closer to Transformative Forecast Ability »
IN THE MEDIA
EdSource  |  Jan. 25
How UC San Diego has avoided Covid-19 outbreaks while housing thousands of students »
CBS News  |  Jan. 24
Researchers are developing color-changing stickers for masks to detect COVID-19 »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Jan. 26
There’s an added protection against COVID-19 that fits in your pocket. Why aren’t you using it? (Opinion) »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Jan. 26
UK variant, UCSD researcher warns, looks like a COVID-19 time bomb »
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University photographer Erik Jepsen captured Geisel Library’s reflection in a rain puddle after one of the storms this week. View Post »
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Triton Leaders Conference. February 5 to 6, 2021.
 
 
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ATHLETICS
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SCHEDULE
1/29/2021 at 4 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Basketball at Long Beach State
 
 
1/29/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Women's Basketball vs. Long Beach State
 
 
1/30/2021 at 4 p.m., ESPN3
Men's Basketball at Long Beach State
 
 
1/30/2021 at 5 p.m., ESPN3
Women's Basketball vs. Long Beach State
 
 
Geisel Library.
Join the Conversation on Transformational Policing at UC San Diego on Jan. 28
CAMPUS NOTICES
Campus Operations Update »
Inclusive Excellence Award Recipients »
Get Involved! Virtual Triton Day and Virtual Transfer Triton Day 2021 »
Update on W-2 Availability »
 
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