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On April 18, 1947, a monkey in Uganda’s Zika Forest fell ill with a fever of 103 degrees Fahrenheit, 4 degrees higher than normal. “Rhesus No. 766” was part of a yellow fever virus study. Scientists took a blood sample. They conducted tests. The rhesus monkey had been stricken by something unknown. In time, the revealed virus would be named after the place where it was first discovered. Seventy years after its discovery, Zika remains relatively—and alarmingly—unknown. But that's changing fast—and some of the progress is being driven by researchers at UC San Diego. Read More »

Engineers Launch Cross-Border Center

Engineers Launch Cross-Border Center to Create Materials that Withstand Extreme Environments

In a few months, a series of laboratories tucked away on the third floor of Jacobs Hall will buzz with teams of researchers and students from UC San Diego and Mexico. Working together, the teams will create materials that can withstand extreme conditions, from the heat of an engine turbine to the cold of space. Read More »


How the Brain Makes—and Breaks—a Habit

Not all habits are bad. Some are even necessary. But inability to switch from acting habitually to acting in a deliberate way can underlie addiction and obsessive compulsive disorders. An international team of researchers demonstrates what happens in the brain for habits to control behavior. The study was led by Christina Gremel, assistant professor of psychology at UC San Diego. Read More »

Brilliant Minds, Inspiring Lives

Brilliant Minds, Inspiring Lives

On the evening of June 4, five distinguished members of the Triton family will be recognized at the 38th annual Alumni Celebration. These outstanding graduates have brought honor and distinction to UC San Diego through their leadership, professional accomplishments and personal achievements. Read More »

Downed World War II Aircraft Recovered

Downed World War II Aircraft Located in Pacific Islands by Project RECOVER

An American aircraft missing since July 1944 was recently located in the waters surrounding the Pacific Island nation of Palau by Project RECOVER—a collaborative effort to combine the most advanced oceanographic technology with advanced archival research methods. Read More »

6th Annual Powwow

UC San Diego’s Class of 2016 to Graduate June 11 and 12


Imaging Biomarker Distinguishes Prostate Cancer Tumor Grade

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Alumni Weekend, June 1–5

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All-Campus Commencement Ceremony, June 11




Neal Devaraj Named Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Neal Devaraj, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego, has been named a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, one of 13 faculty members nationwide to receive the honor. Read More »

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Volunteers Needed for All Campus Commencement June 11

Join Volunteer50 and help congratulate the Class of 2016 at the All Campus Commencement Ceremony, taking place Saturday, June 11 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at RIMAC Field. UC San Diego is reviving a time-honored tradition to celebrate and unify all graduates together. For the first time in 16 years, a campuswide commencement featuring an internationally renowned speaker will be held in tandem with the separate undergraduate and graduate school ceremonies. Please note, volunteers must attend an orientation session on Friday, June 10 from noon to 12:45 p.m. View More »


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Track & Field’s Dan Golubovic Takes Sixth in Decathlon on Day Two of NCAA Championships


Four Student-Athletes Earn All-Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Recognition


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New Binational Research Institute Represents the Future for U.S.-Mexico Relations
Huffington Post, May 28

Missing for 72 Years: WWII Aircraft Finally Located in Pacific
Yahoo News, May 26

Dolphin Snot Might Play a Crucial Role in Echolocation
Washington Post, May 26

Your Genes Could Determine How Well You Lose Weight
Huffington Post, May 31

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