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It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday morning and the UC San Diego Health System Level-1 Trauma Center is quiet. The only sounds are beeps and tones from machines monitoring the health and status of a handful of patients, the subdued bustle of staff tending to their work and family members visiting their sick or injured loved ones in the adjacent Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Read More »

Physics Girl

UC San Diego’s ‘Physics Girl’ Wins National Science Communications Competition

Videos featuring Rihanna, One Direction and Bruno Mars are, not surprisingly, among YouTube’s most viewed channels. Videos on physics? While some videos on physics have gained a cult-like following and hundreds of thousands of views, the subject that makes most people’s eyes glaze over still can’t compete with entertainers like Katy Perry in the YouTube world. Read More »

Distinguished Teaching Award

Academic Senate Honors Campus Scholars for Distinguished Teaching

After a well-attended and sunlit reception al fresco, UC San Diego’s Academic Senate presented the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Awards to 12 campus scholars in a formal ceremony. Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Academic Assembly Chair Kit Pogliano were featured speakers for the event, held May 27 in the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club. Read More »


UC San Diego Faculty ‘Go Global’ with Two New MOOCs

Two new Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, created by UC San Diego faculty and featuring lectures from some of the campus’ world-renowned scientists, social scientists and historians are being made available free to students and anyone else around the world with access to the Internet. Read More »

Mindfulness Training Program

Mindfulness Training Program May Help Olympic Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Research suggests that meditation may help U.S. military personnel cope with the stresses of combat more effectively. Now, UC San Diego researchers are looking at whether strengthening the mental muscle of Olympic athletes could also confer a competitive edge in the world of sports. Read More »

Imperial Counties and Baja California Region as Nexus

First-of-its-Kind Study Reveals San Diego, Imperial Counties and Baja California Region as Nexus

Results from a cross-border collaborative research effort studying employment and industries of the San Diego and Imperial counties as well as Baja California provides evidence of the region’s importance as a hub for manufacturing. Read More »

2013-14 Athletic Year in Review

2013-14 Athletic Year in Review

Andisheh Bagheri (8) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal against Cal State Monterey Bay. UC San Diego men’s soccer team completed the program’s best season since moving up from the NCAA Division III to Division II in 2000, at 14-3-5 overall. View Slideshow »


How to Erase a Memory – And Restore It


UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center’s Survivor Beach Brings Community Together June 15

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Commencement, June 14-15

50th Annual Watermelon Drop

50th Annual Watermelon Drop, June 6




UC President to Appoint Advisory Group on LGBT Issues

University of California President Janet Napolitano announced June 3 that she will appoint a President’s Advisory Group on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues to advise her on how best to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBT students, faculty and staff across the UC system. Read More »


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2013-14 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Recipients

Freshman Seminar Program and Senior Seminar Program-Winter Quarter 2015 Proposals


Review Period Extended: Proposed New Campus Policy-Implementing Rules for the Regents’ Policy on Non-Affiliate Access to the UC San Diego Campus




UC San Diego Honored With NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence


Four Tritons Earn Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country Recognition


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Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

By Lynn Sherr


Alzheimer’s Hope: Lost Memories Restored in Rats by Stimulating
Brain Nerve Cells

Yahoo! News, June 2

Scapegoating Africa’s Immigrants
The Washington Post, June 3

Binational Study Looks at Strengths of CaliBaja Region
U-T San Diego, June 3

Jogging to Music? Unplug for a Safer Workout
NBC News, June 2

Scientists Discover How Two Gene Mutations Cause Melanoma of the Eye
Fox, May 29

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