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Breaking Ground on a New Era of Health Care

Jacobs Medical Center to transform world-class research into top-quality clinical care

Philanthropists, community leaders, health care visionaries, architects and contractors, along with faculty and staff of UC San Diego, gathered April 9 to celebrate the official start of construction for the Jacobs Medical Center, a ten-story, multi-specialty medical center that will open in La Jolla in 2016. The new medical center will transform the delivery of health care by ensuring that medical research discoveries are quickly translated into enhanced patient care. Read More »


Scripps Delivers Science to James Cameron’s Historic Dive into the Abyss

When filmmaker James Cameron recently reached the depths of the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot in the world, the historic event culminated nearly a decade of interaction with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Read More »

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Research and Development

UC San Diego Ranks 6th Among U.S. Universities for Research & Development Dollars

The University of California, San Diego again ranked 6th among top U.S. universities in total research and development expenditures for fiscal year 2010, with $580,279 million in federal R&D money and $943,219 million in total R&D expenditures. Read More »



Faculty Research on Autism


Q&A with John Wixted

Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology


Dalai Lama

Campus Counts Down to Dalai Lama Visit


Faculty, Staff Leaders Travel to State Capitol to Advocate for UC San Diego


Baldwin New Play Festival to Showcase Talent of MFA Playwriting Program Students

Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala

Philanthropists, Foodies Unite at Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala May 5


Global Manhunt Pushes Limits of Social Mobilization


Studies Reveal How Cells Distinguish Between Disease-Causing and Innocuous Invaders

How are roundworms like humans? They have similar intestinal cells. Biologists at UC San Diego used that similarity to figure out how roundworms—and humans—discriminate between disease-causing microbes and those that are beneficial to us.
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Depression More Common Than You think, But Stigma Persists

Employee Assistance Programs offer free help to those experiencing symptoms of stress or depression

Jeanette Scott has no qualms sharing her family's story. The customer service assistant at the University of California’s headquarters in Oakland talks about her sister's suicide to peers and classmates in the hope that it will drive others to seek help for depression. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 9.1 percent of Americans have depression. At the University of California, campus Employee Assistance Programs report increases either in the number of employees seeking help or in the severity of symptoms, or both, over the last few years. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


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Outstanding Senior and Graduate Student Awards

Darcy & Robert Bingham Scholarship


Memorial to The Regents

Reaffirmation Notice



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UC San Diego Women's Water Polo Team Wraps up Regular Season with 4-0 Weekend




New Director Named to Moores Cancer Center

Dr. Scott M. Lippman, chair of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has accepted the position of director of the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego, beginning May 1. Read More »


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Fiesta de las Estrellas, April 18


Walk UC San Diego, April 26


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The Titanic Story: Hard Choices, Dangerous Decisions

By Stephen D. Cox
Department of Literature


UC San Diego to Simulate Huge Earthquake
U-T San Diego, April 16

New Facility Will Let UCSD, Biotech Scientists Team Up
U-T San Diego, April 16

Local Surgeon Leads Way for Magnet GERD Treatment
NBC San Diego, April 10

Mock This: UCSD Team Off to Nationals
U-T San Diego, April 12

Walk on the (Not-So) Wild Side
NBC San Diego, April 10

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