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SISTERS in Science

 

How do you build the perfect water filter: with cotton balls or coffee filters? Or maybe sand? And how about decorations: feathers or duct tape? These were some of the questions groups of girls energetically debated on a recent Thursday afternoon at Paul Ecke Central Elementary School in Encinitas. It was all part of a girls-only after school program led by undergraduate students at UC San Diego, and funded by a three-year $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The project is called SISTERS—short for Sustaining Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Research in Society. Read More »

 
Relationships Are Vital to School Reform

Network News: Relationships Are Vital to School Reform

Alan Daly explores ecosystems. He also parses networks. But the former schoolteacher and school psychologist is neither a biologist nor a computer scientist. Daly is chair of education studies in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences who believes that the only way to improve schools is to understand the environment in which we’re trying to effect change. Read More »

 
UC San Diego Launches Teaching & Learning Commons

UC San Diego Launches Teaching & Learning Commons

UC San Diego’s Gabriele Wienhausen has always enjoyed the challenge of a start-up. Since becoming a faculty member in 1987, she has provided leadership and innovation for a variety of new programs and initiatives. Now, Wienhausen has accepted her latest entrepreneurial appointment: inaugural faculty director responsible for the launch of UC San Diego’s Teaching & Learning Commons. Read More »

 
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2015 Match Day

Medical Students Learn Residency Fate at Match Day

There were smiles, gasps and a few tears March 20 as 115 UC San Diego School of Medicine graduates tore open envelopes revealing their fate for the next three to seven years. This annual rite of passage, known as Match Day, informs thousands of medical school graduates across the country where they will spend their medical residency. Read More »

 
César E. Chávez celebration

Labor and Civil Rights Leader César E. Chávez Center of Series of UC San Diego Events

The annual 2015 UC San Diego César E. Chávez celebration, taking place from March to May, honors the life and legacy of Chávez, a civil rights advocate, labor leader and proponent of nonviolent activism. Latino leaders, artists and activists will participate in events planned for the celebration. Read More »

 
 
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Local Students Inspired by Top Scientist at Kyoto Prize Symposium

UC San Diego hosted the Kyoto Prize Symposium on March 18, featuring a talk by Edward Witten, who is regarded by many as the world’s greatest living physicist. One of three recipients of the prestigious Kyoto Prize in 2014, Witten shared with the audience his journey in theoretical physics and how his work has brought science closer to the long-sought “theory of everything.” With the goal of inspiring local high school students to consider careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, UC San Diego facilitated bringing approximately 350 students—many from underserved regions—to the event. Students had the opportunity to hear Witten’s talk, meet the world-renowned scientist and attend a reception where information was available about admission to UC San Diego and more. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

 
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Qualcomm Institute Launches Industry Innovation Space on UC San Diego Campus

 

Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning

 
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Triton 5K and Festival Slated for June 6

Registration is now open for the 19th annual Triton 5K and Festival, happening Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. as part of the seventh annual Alumni Weekend. Open to all campus and community members, the 3.1 mile course will wind runners and walkers through the heart of the campus, ending with a festival at the finish line with live music, a fun zone and hands-on activities for Tritons of all ages. A campus tradition, the event supports student scholarships and has raised more than $3.9 million. Read More »

 

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Message from UC President Janet Napolitano

Final Review of Proposed Revised Academic Personnel Policy Section 210-1-d (APM 210-1-d), Review and Appraisal Committees

Funds Available for Staff Training and Career Development

 

UC San Diego Celebration of César E. Chávez Month

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Social Network Theory and Educational Change

Social Network Theory and Educational Change

By Alan J. Daly,
Department of Education Studies

 

Antarctic Ice Shelves Are Shrinking, Study Says
Wall Street Journal, March 26

Study: Global Warming Causes More Global Warming
CBS News, March 30

Money, Brain Size Linked
U-T San Diego, March 31

Gratitude Journaling May Enhance Health in Cardiac Patients
Huffington Post, March 31

How Scientists Are Engineering Algae to Fuel Your Car And Cure Cancer
Forbes, March 30

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