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A team of researchers from UC San Diego and The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) is one of only six groups to win one of Twitter's inaugural #DataGrants. To do so, they beat out more than 1,300 rival proposals from around the world. The pilot program will give the six winning teams free access to Twitter's public and historical datasets for the purpose of advancing their respective research efforts. The project will tackle a simple question: Is it possible to measure the overall happiness of metropolitan areas based on the study of images shared on Twitter? Read More »

 

 
TEDxUCSD 2014

TEDxUCSD Presents 'The Power of One, the Power of Many' at UC San Diego May 10

New York Times bestselling author and physicist David Brin, angel investor and Red Cross instructor Kai Chang and Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee are among the speakers selected to present at the 2014 TEDxUCSD. Now in its second year, the on-campus event will bring together 15 leading thinkers and doers from across multiple fields—many of whom are affiliated with UC San Diego—to engage the campus community with "ideas worth spreading." Read More »

 
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UC San Diego Offers Admission to 24,552 Freshmen for Fall 2014 Quarter

UC San Diego has admitted 24,552 freshmen for the fall 2014 term. The new freshmen were selected from a record 73,437 applications. The university anticipates enrolling a diverse freshman class of 4,900 of students. Of the admitted UC San Diego students, the average GPA is 4.13 (up from 4.11 last year) and the average SAT Reasoning scores are 651, 699 and 668, respectively, for Critical Reading, Math and Writing, also up from last year’s scores of 642, 692 and 659. Read More »

 
 
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Don't Believe What You Read Only Once: Speed-Reading Apps May Impair Reading Comprehension

To address the fact that many of us are on the go and pressed for time, app developers have devised speed-reading software that eliminates the time we supposedly waste by moving our eyes as we read. But don’t throw away your books, papers and e-readers just yet – research suggests that the eye movements we make during reading actually play a critical role in our ability to understand what we've just read. Read More »

 
City Year

City Year Recruits UC San Diego Undergraduates to Help K-12 Students Succeed

Last quarter, Shaila Bonanno graduated from UC San Diego with a bachelor's degree in human biology and aspirations to pursue medical school. Before she begins her medical training, however, Bonanno is taking a gap year to pursue another passion: teaching. She applied to and has been accepted to serve with City Year, an AmeriCorps program that partners with public schools in high-need communities to help keep students in school and on track to graduation. Read More »

 
 
New Online Voting Platform
 

New Online Voting Platform Aims to Give Public Unprecedented Lobbying Power

A new online voting platform developed by UC San Diego alumnus Arshya “Ary” Sharifian and UC San Diego undergraduate Miles Minton now allows voters in North County San Diego to directly lobby their elected officials through weekly polls. The platform was launched April 13 through a partnership with U-T San Diego and features real-time updates and follow-up emails on the stance elected officials ultimately take on various issues. Read More »

 
 

The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report

 

UC San Diego Undergraduates Awarded National Goldwater Scholarships

 
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4th Annual UC San Diego PowWow, May 3

 

San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk, May 4

   
 

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UC San Diego Alumnus and Research Scientist Honored with DRI Nevada Medal

Albert Yu-Min Lin may now be even better known in Nevada than he is in his home state of California. The research scientist from the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego was in Nevada in late March to accept the 27th Desert Research Institute Nevada Medal. Read More »

 
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Calling All Bookworms: Celebrate California Bookstore Day at UC San Diego on May 3

On Saturday, May 3, the UC San Diego Bookstore will host a special celebration as part of the inaugural California Bookstore Day to recognize book lovers of all ages and engage the campus and local community in literary-themed fun. In the spirit of Record Store Day, nearly 100 independent bookstores across the state will invite their readers to mingle with authors, experience performance art, join poetry readings and more. The UC San Diego Bookstore will offer exclusive limited-edition books, collectors' items and literature-based art pieces for one day only, as well as a 25 percent discount on all general books in the store. Read More »

 

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UC San Diego Women's Conference-May 6, 2014

April 29, 2014 Representative Assembly Meeting

Health Plan Survey

 

UCSD Student Transportation Fee Referendum

Appointment of Deborah Rico as Interim Controller

 
 

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Women's Water Polo Defeats SDSU, Wins Harper Cup for the First Time

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Boccacchio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works

Co-edited by Janet Levarie Smarr
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Preuss School Gets High Ranking
U-T San Diego, April 22

Archive of Cesar Chavez, UFW Unveiled
U-T San Diego, April 16

UCSD Makes Admission Offers to 25K Students Out of Record Number of Applications
San Diego 6, April 18

Vitamin D Can Treat and Prevent Breast Cancer
U-T San Diego, April 16

Rady School Establishes Carol Lazier and Family Endowed Chair
San Diego Daily Transcript, April 17

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