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UC San Diego student and Team USA figure skater Richard Dornbush sets his sights on 2018 Winter Olympics

Landing a jump on ice takes confidence and skill, not to mention courage. Years of training and preparation culminates in a make-or-break moment that can end in triumph or catastrophe. But the pressure doesn’t get to Richard Dornbush anymore. In fact, he has learned to channel it in order to accomplish his goals, including completing his bachelor’s degree in physics from UC San Diego while working towards qualifying for the 2018 Olympic Games. As part of Team USA, he will compete at the annual U.S. Figure Skating Championships Jan. 22-24 in Saint Paul, Minnesota—and be back just in time for the first round of midterms. Read More »

Transfer Applications for Fall 2016

UC San Diego Receives Record Number of Applications

UC San Diego has received a record total of 102,678 freshman and transfer applications for fall 2016; more than 85 percent of transfer applicants are from California Community Colleges. The university had the second highest number of applicants among the University of California campuses. Read More »

Robotic Force Awakens

The Robotic Force Awakens at UC San Diego

The movie premiere was still more than a week away, but Star Wars fever was already peaking at UC San Diego Dec. 9 during the campus’ semi-annual robotics competition. This year, the event was themed after the movie—of course—with teaching assistants dressing up as Jedi Knights and professor Michael Tolley donning a Star Wars rebel helmet. A total of 45 teams and 165 students vied for the big win. Read More »

Ethnic Recipes Go Low-Cal Recipes

Somali, Swahili and Other Ethnic Recipes Go Low-Cal Thanks to Community Health Partnership

Promoting good nutrition and combatting obesity are worthy goals, but in some San Diego neighborhoods you’d better speak Swahili or you won’t get far. Amina Sheik Mohamed knows that addressing cultural and language differences is key if community health outreach efforts are to be successful. That recognition is behind a unique partnership that recently resulted in the publication of healthy, affordable and easy-to-prepare versions of traditional African and Middle Eastern recipes. Read More »

Pharmacists Helping to Redefine Diabetes Care

Pharmacists Helping to Redefine Diabetes Care

Health care providers are facing increasing pressure to achieve better patient outcomes, faster. With that in mind, Candis Morello, PharmD, and her team set up what they call a Diabetes Intensive Medical Management “tune up” clinic for complex type 2 diabetes patients. The clinic is unique because it’s managed by a pharmacist, pharmacy students and an endocrinologist. Together, the team provides personalized clinical care and real-time, patient-specific diabetes education in hour-long visits. Read More »


New UC San Diego Visual Arts Major Emphasizes Designing for the Future


Vaccine Targets Alzheimer’s Disease-like Characteristics in People with Down Syndrome

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MLK Parade & Day of Service

UC San Diego Martin Luther King Parade & Day of Service, Jan. 17

Barry Lopez

UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture Series Presents Barry Lopez, Jan. 20




New Entrepreneur Innovation Series Launches Jan. 28

The UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization is launching a program of seminars and workshops called the “Innovation Series–The Entrepreneur Toolkit.” The series will provide information and tools to help campus entrepreneurs better navigate the process of innovation from ideation to forming a new company. The first seminar, “Business Strategies for Intellectual Property in the Knowledge Economy,” will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the UC San Diego Basement. Learn More »


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campus notices


Understanding and Protecting the Planet (UPP) Town Hall Meeting and Poster Session

Please Welcome Steph Barry (BA ’94) Assistant Vice Chancellor, Alumni & Community Engagement

Notice of Senate Election


Darcy and Robert Bingham Scholarship (for UC San Diego-employed students)

Triton Spirit Week Office Decoration Contest 2016

UC-Wide Statement of Principles Against Intolerance



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Men’s Basketball Earns 78-64 Win Over Cal State LA


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Pirate Nests

Pirate Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, 1570-1740

By Mark Hanna,
Department of History


As Growth Slows, China’s Era of Easy Choices Is Over
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 8

Record High Apply to UC San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 11

What’s For Dinner? San Diego Experts Examine New USDA Dietary Guidelines
KPBS, Jan. 11

Apple Buys San Diego Emotion-Recognition Startup
KPBS, Jan. 8

Sharp, UCSD Create Joint Transplant Program
San Diego Union-Tribune, Jan. 10

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