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Researchers Induce Alzheimer’s Neurons From Pluripotent Stem Cells

Led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, scientists have for the first time created stem cell-derived, in vitro models of sporadic and hereditary Alzheimer’s disease, using induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with the much-dreaded neurodegenerative disorder. “Creating highly purified and functional human Alzheimer’s neurons in a dish – this has never been done before,” said Lawrence Goldstein, director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program. Read More »

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Black History Month, community outreach and campus enhancements

Tim Lee

Point of View

Biologist Turned Comedian

Black History Month

Campus Recognizes Black History Month with Events Celebrating Achievements of African-American Women

UC San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-American women for the university’s celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2012 is “Black Women in American History––Our History, Our Journey, Our Legacy.”
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Dawn of Social Networks

Hunter-Gatherers Provide Clues About Evolution of Cooperation

Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests. Read More »

San Diego Festival of Science

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Presents Countywide Events March 17-24

Science and engineering take over PETCO Park for EXPO DAY, which is expected to draw more than 20,000 kids of all ages and their families to interact with hundreds of activities, enjoy shows and talk to scientists and engineers.

Peace Corps

UC San Diego Moves Up to 11th on Peace Corps’ Top Colleges Ranking

UC San Diego ranks 11th among all large universities in the nation, up from 14th last year, on the Peace Corps’ annual list of “Top Colleges and Universities."

Artificial Cell

Envelope for an Artificial Cell Developed

Chemists have taken an important step in making artificial life forms from scratch. Using a novel chemical reaction, they have created self-assembling cell membranes, the structural envelopes that contain and support the reactions required for life.


New Fluorescent Dyes Highlight Neuronal Activity


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UCSD Celebrates Diversity and Service with Awards

Twenty-five individuals, units and departments will be recognized for their contributions to diversity and equal opportunity at UC San Diego and in the community at a ceremony 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Price Center West Ballrooms. They will receive the 2011 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards. The awards recognize individuals, departments and organizational units that have made outstanding contributions in support of UC Diego’s commitment to diversity. Read More »


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Campus Installs LED Lighting

UC San Diego is reducing the use of energy and saving money with the installation of new light-emitting diode (LED) lights in some parking lots across campus. LED lights can be found in parking lots 302, 303 and 304 (Thurgood Marshall College area). Soon there will be LED lighting on the Scripps Institution of Oceanography bridge and potentially other areas on campus. The lights not only give UC San Diego a new look, (the color spectrum differs from the previous lights), but they are also highly energy-efficient, demonstrating UC San Diego’s continued commitment to sustainability.


campus notices


Our University: Budget, Online Education, Staff Advisor and HR News

M. Salah Baouendi (1937-2011)

January 31, 2012 Representative Assembly Meeting


Campus OSHA Injury and Illness Statistics Summary and Notice to Employees

Staff Advisor to The Regents - Application Period



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Twenty Straight Wins for Top-Ranked Women's Basketball Team



Sandra Daley

Sandra Daley Receives Grant to Increase Diversity in Health Professions


National Academy of Sciences Honors UC San Diego Professor


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RecycleMania, Feb. 5 - April 13

Heart di Vite

Heart di Vite, Feb. 5


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Thomas Mann’s World: Empire, Race, and the Jewish Question

By Todd Kontje,
Department of Literature


Stem Cell Tech May Aid Alzheimer’s Research
ABC News, Jan. 25

In 'Money Shot,' Poet Armantrout Reacts to Financial Crisis in Verse
PBS NewsHour, Jan. 27

Artificial Cell Membrane Created in Lab
Huffington Post, Jan. 25

San Diegans Search for Secrets of the Deep
U-T San Diego, Jan. 28

Ever-eclectic Lytle Devoted Years to Liszt Mania
U-T San Diego, Jan. 30

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