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It is Chris Fry’s job, as senior vice president of engineering at Twitter, to make sure his flock of engineers continues to fly in formation. Fry is an expert engineer whose team does a number of things, including making sure Twitter can handle more than 500 million daily Tweets. Yet it is his ability to build and manage innovative teams that makes him one of the most valuable technology leaders in the business today. Fry credits his versatility to the interdisciplinary education he gained while pursuing a Ph.D. in cognitive science at UC San Diego — a path that has proven to be invaluable. Read More »


Study Finds New Evidence that Autism Begins During Pregnancy

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have published a study that gives clear and direct new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. The study was published in the March 27 online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More »

Lab for Regenerative Ophthalmology

$6.5M Gift Establishes Laboratory at UC San Diego for Regenerative Ophthalmology

A $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient will create the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology in the department of ophthalmology at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center. The new lab will investigate cell replacement therapies, tissue engineering and other biomedical advances to reverse vision loss and blindness. Read More »

César E. Chávez

UC San Diego’s César E. Chávez Events Celebrate Chicano Culture and Civil Rights

César E. Chávez, civil rights advocate, labor leader and proponent of nonviolent activism, is the center of a series of celebratory events at UC San Diego throughout the months of April and May. The events will include the performance of a one-man show on Chávez, a presentation on the historic United Farm Workers march to Sacramento in 1966, the celebration of the 44th anniversary of Chicano Park and more. Read More »

Match Day

The Envelope Please

Medical students learn residency fate on Match Day

On March 21, the second day of spring, 116 graduating seniors from the UC San Diego School of Medicine joined thousands of medical students across the nation to simultaneously open 'Match' envelopes, revealing where they will spend the next three to seven years as a medical resident. Read More »

Campaign for Longer Learning Time

The Preuss School Launches Campaign for Longer Learning Time

The Preuss School UCSD employs a variety of research-based best practices proven to help prepare low-income students to be first-time college attendees. A longer school day and school year is one of these key practices. The result: After completing middle and high school, a Preuss student has accumulated almost an entire extra academic year of study. Read More »


Workplace Bias Against Parents Hurts Non-Parents, Too


UC San Diego Medical Center Named Among 100 Great Hospitals in U.S.

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36th Annual Cultural Celebration

36th Annual Cultural Celebration, April 5

Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Presented by Muir Musical Ensemble

Gypsy: A Musical Fable, Presented by Muir Musical Ensemble, April 10-12




Cymer Co-Founder Richard Sandstrom and Wife, Sandra Timmons Give $1.2 Million for Students

UC San Diego alumni Sandra Timmons and Richard Sandstrom, co-founder of Cymer, Inc., are passionate about their alma mater and helping future students achieve the same world-class education they received at UC San Diego. That’s why the couple recently pledged a gift of $1.2 million to the campus for student support through their charitable Timmstrom Family Fund. Read More »

Sandra Timmons and Richard Sandstrom



Campus to Celebrate Earth Week

UC San Diego’s Earth Week will unite the campus in celebrating environmental sustainability from April 21 to 25. This year’s theme “connecting the drops” helps illustrate the campus’s water-saving strategies and the need for individuals to conserve water as California faces a severe drought. Events across campus—many of them led by student sustainability organizations—will engage students, staff, faculty and local community members in fun and educational activities designed to raise awareness about recycling, sustainability and more. Read More »


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2014-2015 Salary Program for Academic Personnel

UC San Diego Celebration of César E. Chávez Month

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Call for Nominations: Faculty Research Lecturer 2014 - 2015

Proposed Revisions to UC Policy on Copyright and Fair Use



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Softball Team Sweeps Cal State Stanislaus in CCAA Series Doubleheader


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Forging China's Military Might

Forging China's Military Might

Edited By Tai Ming Cheung
School of International Relations and Pacific Studies


Is the American Middle Class Losing Out to China and India?
New York Times, April 1

What World War I Can Tell Us About International Commerce and War Today
Washington Post, April 1

UCSD Undergrad Wins $10K Microsoft Award for Social Change App
India West, March 30

Facebook Friends' Emotions Are Contagious - Good and Bad
SF Chronicle, March 26

A Physicist's Search for the Big Bang
U-T San Diego, March 23

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