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October 8, 2020
 
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A Promise Undeterred by a Pandemic.
The Preuss School UC San Diego fundraiser raises $595,000 to boost distance learning success
Jaya Carter, a seventh-grade student at The Preuss School UC San Diego, wants to make her parents proud when she graduates. She already has a path outlined in her head—attend college, enroll in medical school and become an anesthesiologist. The Preuss School recently held a record-breaking Digital Day of Giving fundraiser to support the dreams of scholars like Jaya. More than $595,000 was raised to help fulfill the promise made to each scholar. Read More »
Stan Whittingham.
Nobel Laureate Helps Celebrate Launch of Institute for Materials Discovery and Design
The event on Sept. 29 featured a keynote address by Stanley Whittingham, who received a 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work as co-inventor of lithium-ion batteries. Read More »
 
Equality.
Women’s Incomes Improve When Democrats Hold Public Office, Study Finds
New research from UC San Diego reveals that Democratic control of state houses leads to substantial improvement in women’s incomes and unemployment relative to men. Read More »
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Unveiling the Accuracy of Tsunami Predictions
 
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This ‘Squidbot’ Jets Around and Takes Pics of Coral and Fish
Dr. Angela Scioscia.
 
Q&A: How Often Are Asymptomatic Tests Needed?
What can you expect at a COVID-19 drive-up testing site? How often is asymptomatic testing recommended? Dr. Angela Scioscia, interim executive director for Student Health and Wellness, demystifies the testing experience. Read More »
 
SPOTLIGHT
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Let’s Break a Record, Triton-style!
On Oct. 23, help us dance our way to a place in history with an online attempt at breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title: “The most videos of people doing Zumba® uploaded to Facebook in one hour.” Register »
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Study Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions »
Letter from Leading Researchers Urges Terminology Update, Shift in COVID-19 Guidance »
IN THE MEDIA
EdSource  |  October 2
As University of California campuses reopen, UC San Diego deploys aggressive strategy to contain Covid-19 »
ABC News  |  October 5
CDC confirms COVID-19 virus can spread through airborne transmission indoors »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  October 2
How UC San Diego Health Sciences is addressing racism in our classrooms, labs and clinics (Opinion) »
KGTV  |  October 6
UC San Diego research offers potential new treatments for COVID by revealing how virus enters cells »
Wear a mask, physical distance, test for COVID19, wash hands, Add California COVID notify.
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UC San Diego's Disability Awareness Month 2020 Virtual Art Exhibit.
UC San Diego's Disability Awareness Month 2020 Virtual Art Exhibit
CAMPUS NOTICES
Announcement of Changemaker Institute »
Important Information Regarding This Year's Flu Vaccination for Employees and Identifying Specific Work Location »
Return to Learn: Student Town Hall »
Passing of David R. Ringrose, Professor Emeritus of History »
 
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