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Strange events have long been linked to nights of a full moon, though careful scrutiny dispels any association. So when signals bounced off the lunar surface returned surprisingly faint echoes on full moon nights, scientists sought an explanation in reason rather than superstition. Still, the most compelling evidence arrived during another event that once evoked irrational fears—on a night when Earth's shadow eclipsed the full moon. Read More »

Materials Documenting Birth of Nuclear Age to Be Digitized

Materials Documenting Birth of Nuclear Age to Be Digitized

Papers include correspondence with Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, and Edward Teller

The papers of physicist and inventor Leo Szilard chronicling the birth of the nuclear age and the work of the Manhattan Project­ will soon be digitized by the UC San Diego Library. The Library will digitize Szilard’s materials, which extend from 1938 to 1998, thanks to a $93,000 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Read More »

2014 Alumni Honorees

UCSD Alumni Announces 2014 Alumni Honorees

Five distinguished members of the Triton family will be recognized during UC San Diego’s annual Alumni Weekend, beginning June 5. This year’s scroll of honorees range from a successful entrepreneur and the new director of the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center, to an award-winning costume designer, a life sciences industry executive, and a passionate university advocate. Read More »

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New Campus Memorial

New Campus Memorial Honors Protesters for Peace

A memorial to honor student activism for peace was recently unveiled at Revelle College. The idea for the memorial was spurred by a group of students in Thurgood Marshall College’s Dimensions of Culture program after they learned about the history of UC San Diego student activism during the Vietnam War. Read More »


CIRM Awards $8.1 Million in Basic Biology Awards to UC San Diego


Split Decision: Stem Cell Signal Linked With Cancer Growth

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17th Annual Black History Luncheon

17th Annual Black History Luncheon, Feb. 12

Joshua White

Joshua White (((Codes))), Feb. 7




Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Ceremony to be Held Feb. 18

Nearly 20 individuals, departments and organizational units will be honored Feb. 18 for their outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego’s commitment to diversity. All campus community members are invited to join in the celebration, which will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Price Center West ballrooms. Read More »


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Softball Completes 4-0 Season-Opening Sweep Over Western Oregon


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Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Becoming Scientists: Inquiry-Based Teaching in Diverse Classrooms, Grades 3-5

Co-authored by Rusty Bresser,
Department of Education Studies


Ensuring Equal Access to Education
U-T San Diego, Jan. 31

California Drought: No Relief in Sight
The Guardian, Feb. 3

Program Aims to Encourage Girls to Pursue Computer Sciences
Fox 5 San Diego, Feb. 3

Schick Will Lead Ojai Festival in 2015
U-T San Diego, Feb. 3

AMA Chief Tells UCSD Med Students to be Good Stewards
U-T San Diego, Jan. 30

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