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STEM Success Initiative aims to gather community, university resources to lift region’s K-20 education in science, technology, engineering and math

“It’s basic physics: You can only lift a small rock above your own head, but if you press a lever you can move a giant boulder,” says Mica Pollock, professor of education studies in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences and director of the Center for Research on Educational Equity, Assessment and Teaching Excellence. Pollock is referring to the work of CREATE’s recently launched STEM Success Initiative. Funded in July by the Offices of the Chancellor and Executive Vice Chancellor, the initiative seeks to network UC San Diego’s resources to the education community’s, to collectively improve K-20 STEM – or science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education throughout the San Diego region. Read More »

Sandra Brown

The Last Decade in Research: “Startling New Avenues of Discovery”

From her unique perspective as Vice Chancellor for Research – overseeing more than 20 organized research units among other duties – as well as a faculty member with decades of research experience, Sandra Brown says that the most striking change she has noticed in the university’s research enterprise over the last 10 years is the rise of new research combinations, the “strengths across disciplines” touted by the Chancellor. Read More »

Human Stem Cell Therapies

Biologists Discover Solution to Problem Limiting Development of Human Stem Cell Therapies

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies. Their discovery may also provide scientists with a better understanding of how tumors evade the human immune system when they spread throughout the body. Read More »


Undergrads Discover Skills, Possible Career Paths at New Conference for Research in Arts, Humanities

Arts, humanities and social science undergraduate students at UC San Diego are taking the initiative to develop faculty mentorships and engage in immersive research projects. To support and showcase their efforts, Academic Enrichment Programs and the Office of Research Affairs have launched the Conference for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Read More »  

Growing the UC San Diego ‘House’ of Korean Studies

Growing the UC San Diego ‘House’ of Korean Studies

A grant for nearly $600,000 will boost Korean studies at UC San Diego for the next five years. The 2013-18 grant – awarded by the Academy of Korean Studies’ Korean Studies Promotion Service, an organization supported by the South Korean Ministry of Education – both recognizes UC San Diego as an “overseas leading university for Korean studies” and will build future capacity in a novel way. Read More »  


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Workshops Offered to Help Foster Collaborations, Guide Future of UC San Diego Research

A series of half-day workshops will be offered on campus to further develop and stimulate collaborative ideas on the research themes identified through the Strategic Plan process. The goal of the workshops is to foster new collaborations that can propel UC San Diego to a preeminent position as the top research university of the future. The workshops are open to all members of the UC San Diego community on a first-come, first-served basis. Read More »


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Interim Vice Chancellor - Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Medical Plan Changes After Open Enrollment


Formal Review and Comment Period Regarding University Policy on Sexual Harassment

Selection of UC San Diego Vice Chancellor - Advancement



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Assimilating Seoul

Assimilating Seoul

By Todd Henry
Department of History


San Diego’s Top Science Stories of 2013
U-T San Diego, Dec. 26

Embryonic Stem Cell Rejection Problem Fixed, Study Says
U-T San Diego, Jan. 2

The Alarm Ringer: Pradeep K. Khosla
Voice and Viewpoint, Dec. 30

New Scripps Director Seeks More Professors
U-T San Diego, Dec. 20

UCSD A Cash Cow in Research
U-T San Diego, Dec. 17

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