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Top UC San Diego Researchers Win ‘Oscars of Science’


Each will receive $3 million award as recipient of Breakthrough Prize

In a televised ceremony replete with red carpet and movie stars, three UC San Diego professors were honored Sunday as recipients of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize. The prize is among science’s richest: Each comes with a trophy and a no-strings cash award of $3 million. Read More »

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Hunting Atmospheric Rivers

As the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are poised for more chances to understand the phenomenon that can make or break California’s annual water supply. Read More »

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UC San Diego Researcher Named Semi-Finalist for Women’s Safety XPRIZE

UC San Diego’s Debashis Sahoo is one of 21 semi-finalists in the $1 million Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE, which challenges competitors around the world to develop technological solutions to improve women’s safety in instances of violence or harassment. Read More »

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Smart Earplug Company Developed by UC San Diego Undergrads Acquired by Bose

Hush, a noise-cancelling smart earplug startup company that was conceptualized by UC San Diego engineering undergraduates in professor Nate Delson’s Product Design and Entrepreneurship class, has been acquired by audio giant Bose. Read More »

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Teaching the Joy of Coding

UC San Diego undergrads are learning how to teach others how to code in the wild—in libraries, as well as elementary, middle and high schools. The class is taught by Sarah Guthals, who received a Forbes 30 Under 30 award in 2016 for her efforts to teach children how to code.

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Forbes 30 Under 30 Honors Four with Ties to UC San Diego

Forbes recently named four UC San Diego affiliates to its 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, an annual “encyclopedia of creative disruption” featuring 30 young leaders in each of 20 featured industries ranging from music and media to education and finance. Read More »

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Campus Recognizes Impact of Mentorship at Annual Postdoctoral Scholar Awards

Each year since 2012, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring and for Outstanding Postdoctoral Scholar are given in recognition of the scholars and mentors who contribute to making UC San Diego one of the top research institutions in the nation. Read More »


Mental Health is a Casualty of War

UC San Dieogo epidemiologist Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy is leading an effort to launch a program to train Jordan’s primary care doctors on how to better treat mental health issues. The initiative is specifically focused on Arab countries and refugees disproportionally affected by war, related trauma and other risk factors.

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New Smartphone case offers blood glucose monitoring on the go

UC San Diego engineers have developed a smartphone case and app that will make it easier for patients to record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they’re at home or on the go.

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State’s Stem Cell Agency Awards Nearly $8 Million for New Leukemia Therapies


UC San Diego Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Named to California Hall of Fame

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43rd Annual Staff Appreciation Holiday Breakfast, Dec. 19

Therapy Fluffies Extravaganza

Therapy Fluffies Extravaganza, Dec. 12




UCSD Bookstore Holiday Sale through Dec. 16

Shop local; shop UC San Diego this year. Visit the UCSD Bookstore for the annual Holiday Sale, which runs until Dec. 16 and includes up to 50 percent off select items throughout the store—from holiday décor and gift items to clothing and books. On Dec. 7, pay no sales tax on all Mac and iPad products. Other promotions include 25 percent off emblematic clothing, select Dr. Seuss collection items, accessories and more. Plus, receive free gift wrapping on same-day, in-store purchases courtesy of TriDelta sorority. Read More »


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Dean, Division of Biological Sciences

December 12, 2017 Representative Assembly Meeting

New IDC Rates


Fall 2017 Academic Senate Special Election Results

Reminder - Call for Applications and Nominations - Sixth College Provost



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Men’s Basketball Collects Big Victory Against Cal State San Marcos


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Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed

By Brian “B+” Cross,
Department of Visual Arts


Sweet recognition—and major cash—for three San Diego scientists with Breakthrough Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 3

Former Qualcomm executive donates $1 million to UC San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 5

UC San Diego researcher semifinalist for Women’s Safety XPRIZE
KPBS, Nov. 29

UCSD graduate students concerned over GOP tax plan
KGTV, Dec. 4

Dreamers pushing for legislative action by end of week
San Diego Union-Tribune, Dec. 4

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