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UC San Diego's Strategic Plans, Part 1

As a prelude to the celebration of Founders’ Day 2011, the campus academic vice chancellors discussed faculty recruitment to support UC San Diego’s strategic initiatives. This installment is the first in a series of articles drawn from the videotaped conversations. Read More »

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Mac Pherson

Q and A

Garry Mac Pherson

Tour Guides

Point of View

The Visitors Tour Program

Eric Courchesne, PhD

Autism Linked with Excess of Neurons in Prefrontal Cortex

A study by researchers at the UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence shows that brain overgrowth in boys with autism involves an abnormal, excess number of neurons in areas of the brain associated with social, communication and cognitive development. Read More »


Kawasaki Disease Linked to Wind Currents

First evidence that long-range wind transport of an infectious agent might result in human disease

Surprising findings of an international team of scientists organized by UC San Diego's Dr. Jane C. Burns suggest that Kawasaki Disease cases are linked to large-scale wind currents that track from Asia to Japan and also traverse the North Pacific. Read More »

Fallen Star

"Fallen Star" House to be Hoisted Atop Jacobs School of Engineering Building Today

Video Contest

Winner of 'What R U Doing' Video Contest Named

Staff Members

Employee With 40 Years of Service Among Staff Members Recognized at Awards Ceremony


Navy Vet Honored as Veteran of Year


New Mentoring Program at Jacobs School of Engineering Connects Graduate and Undergraduate Students


Creative 'Storm' Set to Hit UC San Diego


Space Shuttle Data Helps Researchers Develop Better Model for Forecasting Solar Power Production


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University of California Outlines State Funding Needs

UC President Mark G. Yudof Nov. 8 unveiled the 2012-13 expenditure plan to be proposed to the Board of Regents outlining the minimal state funding needed to preserve UC access for eligible California students while maintaining academic excellence. The Board of Regents meeting, originally scheduled for Nov. 16 to 17, has been postponed. Late last week, UC law enforcement officials reported they had received information indicating that rogue elements intent on violence and confrontation with UC public safety officers were planning to attach themselves to peaceful demonstrations expected to occur at the meeting. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


campus notices


Founders' Celebration at UC San Diego

International Education Week 2011

U.S. Postal Service Rate Hike - Effective January 22, 2012


Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System



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Host UCSD Earns No. 2 Seed for Western Water Polo Association Men's Water Polo Championships



San Diego Magazine

Check out November's issue of San Diego Magazine and you'll see that our very own Chancellor Marye Anne Fox has been awarded the magazine's inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for her overall contributions to science, education and research. She'll also receive the Community Leadership Award from the San Diego Business Journal Nov. 17.


Oreskes' Book Wins History of Science Society Prize

"Merchants of Doubt," co-authored by Naomi Oreskes of UC San Diego's department of history, has earned its share of public plaudits—including repeated praise from former Vice President Al Gore. Read More »

what’s happening

Founders’ Celebration

UC San Diego Founders’ Celebration Events, Nov. 17-19


The U.S. - Mexico Security Buildup and its Consequences for the Migrant Population,
Nov. 15


faculty authors


press clips

Imagining Illness

Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Edited By David Serlin
Department of Communication


UCSD's 'Trojan Horse' Attack on Cancer
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

Autistic Brains Have Abnormal Number of Brain Cells, Study Finds
ABC News, Nov. 8

Meet the Scientist Nurtured in a Bread Warmer
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

What Did Students Build at LEGO Robotics Contest?
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 12

Philippe Manoury Makes Music Without Compromise
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 11

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