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UC San Diego Turning Back the Clock on Parkinson’s


Like many young people, David Higgins was initially in denial about the possibility of having Parkinson’s disease. Eventually, after several years, Higgins’ worsening condition was impossible to ignore. “I went out for a run one day and it felt like I was moving through mud. I knew I had to do something.” That something was a life-changing consultation with Dr. Irene Litvan, director of the Movement Disorder Center at UC San Diego Health System. Read More »


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33rd Annual Sun God Festival

Students Gear Up for 33rd Annual Sun God Festival

Anticipation for this year’s Sun God Festival is strong, with many students looking forward to the event from the very first day of the fall quarter. It is expected to draw as many as 20,000 students to RIMAC Field from 2 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. In order to preserve the 30-year-old tradition, festival organizers have made health and safety a top priority. Read More »

Collective Action Stops Harmful Social Practice

It Takes a Village or 10: Collective Action Stops Harmful Social Practice

Can people change their ways? Yes. But don’t bother preaching against a culture’s conventions, or outlawing them. Neither will work – or not for long, says Gerry Mackie, associate professor of political science in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences. Read More »

Triton Day

Alumna, Incoming Student Share Passion for Computer Science and Basketball

There must be something about hoops, Tritons and computer science. Meet Marissa Hing. The 18-year-old high school senior was on campus April 4 to attend Triton Day, when more than 15,000 accepted students and their families converged on UC San Diego to get a taste of everything the university offers its students-to-be. Read More »

Lactation Conference

UC San Diego Research Collaborations Prompt Selection of South Africa for Lactation Conference

In a country burdened by myriad infectious diseases and widespread poverty, the value of breastfeeding to improve infant health cannot be overstated. Such is the feeling of Lars Bode, an associate professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego. Read More »


LGBT Resource Center Celebrates 15 Years of Changing the Culture at UC San Diego

In the early 1990s, concerned staff, faculty and student activists sought to establish a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at UC San Diego. In 1999, UC San Diego finally opened the LGBT Resource Office—the last campus to do so in the UC system. Fifteen years later, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center at UC San Diego celebrates a milestone anniversary. Read More »

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Civil Rights Activist Myrlie Evers-Williams Speaks on Campus

Distinguished civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke to students and community members April 9 at Price Center West on the topic of “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Building on the Legacy of Selma.” The event was co-sponsored by Thurgood Marshall College, Helen Edison Lecture Series and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Evers-Williams became a prominent social justice activist after the murder of her husband, civil rights activist Medger Evers, and was the first full-time female director to lead the NAACP. For more than three decades, she has worked to change the face of race relations and has become a symbol of courage and perseverance. Images by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications


Brain Imaging Explains Reason for Good and Poor Language Outcomes in ASD Toddlers


Qualcomm Institute Gallery Harvests Art from Noise of 3D Laser Scanning

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UC San Diego Earth Week

UC San Diego Earth Week, April 20-24

Social Sciences Supper Club

Social Sciences Supper Club, “A Culture of Women's Leadership: From Trailblazing to Teamwork,” April 29




3K Walk/Run Through Campus to be Held Tonight as Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The UC San Diego campus community is recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) throughout April to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals about their role in prevention. Tonight, members of the campus and surrounding community are invited to join the commemoration and take a stand against sexual violence in a fun 3K walk/run through campus. The event will feature music, raffle prizes and refreshments. Registration is $5 for UC San Diego students and $10 for community members. All proceeds benefit support group activities for UC San Diego students that have been affected by sexual assault. On-site registration will be held on Library Walk beginning at 5 p.m. Read More »


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campus notices


Deadline Extended – Call for Nominations for Faculty Research Lecturer 2015-2016

Outstanding Senior and Graduate Student Awards

UC San Diego Institute for Public Health – Faculty Presentations in Public Health and Strategic Meeting


Appointment of Cheryl Ross as Assistant Vice Chancellor – Business & Financial Services (BFS)

Improving Student Success via Academic Advising

Call for Nominations for Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal



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Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Teams Finish Strong at Mangrum Invitational


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Heart Failure: The Expert's Approach

Heart Failure: The Expert's Approach

By Alan Maisel,
Department of Medicine


Toddler Brain Images Reveal Which May Have Autism and Struggle with Language
Washington Post, April 9

Why You Should See the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Huffington Post, April 14

Body Maps Reveal the Bacteria and Chemicals Lurking On Skin
CNN, April 9

A Grateful Heart May Be a Healthy Heart
U.S. News & World Report, April 13

UCSD Unveils New $6.89M Ballpark
U-T San Diego, April 10

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