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Hundreds of volunteers arrived on campus Saturday to welcome newly admitted freshmen to UC San Diego for Triton Day. Now in its third year, Triton Day is an annual event designed to inspire admitted freshmen to see themselves as future Tritons and accept their offer of admission from the campus. From greeting students and families in the parking lot to helping set up booths, answering questions and managing the schedule of entertainment, campus volunteers were involved in nearly every aspect of the day, helping to ensure it left a memorable first impression of UC San Diego. Read More »

 
 

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Smart Car Meets Smart Charger

Smart Car Meets Smart Charger at UC San Diego

Call it an electronic meeting of the minds: Smart cars will meet smart chargers in the nation’s first demonstration of the next generation of "Smart Cars." Known as the Intelligent Charging Project, the California Energy Commission-funded endeavor brings together smart fortwo electric drives from Daimler, electric vehicle charging stations supplied by RWE – Germany’s second largest utility – and UC San Diego as the demonstration site. Read More »

 
Venture Capital Fund to Commercialize Innovations

New Venture Capital Fund to Commercialize Innovations from UC San Diego Community

A group of UC San Diego alumni has created a venture capital fund—the Triton Technology Fund—that is specifically focused on commercializing innovations by UC San Diego faculty, students and alumni. The fund will offer an additional option for UC San Diego innovators looking for the investment and expertise that is often crucial for successful technology commercialization. Read More »

 
 
Visual Artists and Engineers Collaborate

Hybrid Projects Begin to Bloom as Visual Artists, Engineers Collaborate

Gigantic corpse flowers take their name from the rotting stench they emit when they bloom – a two-day spectacle that only happens every few years. Very few of us will ever see or smell one in person. But in a UC San Diego department of visual arts research lab, artist MR Barnadas is creating life-size models of two varieties of the plant, which can grow to 10 feet tall or more. Read More »

 
Ramachandran 'Scientist of the Year'

ARCS Foundation Names V.S. Ramachandran 'Scientist of the Year'

V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, was recently honored as the 2014 Scientist of the Year by the San Diego chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation. The award was presented April 4 at the organization's annual Scientist of the Year dinner. Read More »

 
 

Engineering a New Biomaterial Therapy for Treating Heart Attacks

 

For Good and Ill, Immune Response to Cancer Cuts Both Ways

 
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SPARK Gala hosted by UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, April 26

   
 

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Funds Available for Staff Training and Career Development

The Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program is now taking funding proposals for staff education, training and professional development. Individual staff members seeking a promotion or career change may be eligible to receive up to $500 to support education and training. Financial assistance is also available for departmental development that will enhance the skills of employees. A workshop about how to submit an application will be held on April 17. Read More »

 

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UC San Diego's Commitment to Conserve Water through Drought Action Plan

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Formal Review–PPSM 62 Corrective Action

Revised Academic Personnel Manual Section 035–Academic Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination in Employment

 
 

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Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective

Edited by Miles Kahler, IRPS, and David A. Lake
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College Students to Spark Zero-Gravity Fires for Science This Week
Yahoo News, April 9

California's Meager Snowpack will Exacerbate a Dangerous Drought
Slate, April 8

Insights Into Causes of Autism Grow
U-T San Diego, April 5

San Diego Scientists Offer Free Online Course On Climate Change
KPBS, April 8

Budding Musicians Plant Seeds for Springfest 2014 at UCSD
La Jolla Light, April 2

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