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February 7, 2019
 
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UC San Diego undergrads modernize Tijuana’s emergency response system
In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, 13 ambulances, one fast response unit with an emergency physician and a rescue truck serve a city of almost 1.7 million people. Run by Cruz Roja—the Red Cross—these ambulances are dispatched by radios, without tracking in real time. This makes dispatching them effectively a challenge, with impacts on patients’ access to emergency care. UC San Diego engineering students are creating a mobile application that will change that, making it easier and faster for emergency medical crews to provide lifesaving help when and where it’s needed. Read More »
Marty Ralph, director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes at Scripps Institution of Oceanography
New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have created a scale to characterize the strength and impacts of “atmospheric rivers,” long narrow bands of atmospheric water vapor pushed along by strong winds. Read More »
 
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Nobel Laureate Returns to UC San Diego Crossroads
Nobel laureate and former UC San Diego graduate student Venkatraman “Venki” Ramakrishnan will give a public lecture on campus Feb. 15 to share the realities of life in science and the race to unlock a Nobel Prize-winning mystery.  Read More »
Ignite Conference
UC San Diego Ignites Southern California’s Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Third Annual Conference
 
Allison Kestenbaum
Granting the Gift of Hope
Spirit Night
 
2019 Spirit Night
Over a thousand students and alumni descended on RIMAC Arena to cheer on Triton Basketball vs. Stanislaus State for this year's Spirit Night. View Slideshow »
 
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UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
UC San Diego Health Expands Leading-Edge Cancer Care in Hillcrest »
Overcoming Delays in Long-Distance Surgery »
Training Clinical Engineers »
How Men Continually Produce Sperm — and How that Discovery Could Help Treat Infertility »
IN THE MEDIA
Los Angeles Times  |  Feb 05
New scale will measure atmospheric rivers in California from 1 to 5, like hurricanes »
FOX5  |  Feb. 04
Local entrepreneur wins UCSD innovation award for weight-loss headset »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  Feb. 03
UC San Diego will open bridge Friday that spans I-5, linking main campus, health sciences »
KFMB  |  Feb. 04
Clinical trial for Alzheimer’s drug happening at UC San Diego »
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22nd Annual Black History Celebration: Poetry and Migration »
 
 
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2/8/2019 at 12:00 PM
Women's Tennis Hosts Azusa Pacific
 
 
2/8/2019 at 1:00 PM
Softball Hosts Cal State Dominguez Hills
 
 
2/8/2019 at 7:00 PM
Men's Volleyball Hosts UC Irvine
 
 
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Women's Water Polo Hosts Triton Invitational
 
 
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Earth Month participant
Call for Nominations: 2019 Sustainability Awards
As part of UC San Diego’s Earth Month celebration in April, the UC San Diego Advisory Committee on Sustainability will recognize individuals and groups (teams, departments, units, student organizations, etc.) that have made our campus more sustainable. Submissions will be accepted through March 11. More Info »
CAMPUS NOTICES
CONSTRUCTION ALERT – La Jolla Village Drive Closed at Genesee Feb. 8-15 »
Triton Day and Transfer Triton Day 2019 – Registration Now Open – All Campus Community »
Gilman Bridge Ribbon Cutting and Official Opening »
2019 Sustainability Awards - Call for Nominations »
UC San Diego Celebrates Black History Month »
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