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New structure will be campus hub for advancing basic science to clinical applications

Rising above Interstate 5 on the east campus of UC San Diego, the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute Building officially opened its doors Friday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony under blue skies. The new seven-story building of steel, glass and grooved concrete is home to the Clinical and Translational Research Institute at UC San Diego, established in 2010 as part of a national consortium of 60 medical research institutions created to energize bench-to-bedside efforts. Read More »

Diversity Awards 2016

Diversity Awards Recognize Dedication to Empowerment and Community Engagement

At a ceremony on March 3 for the 21st Annual Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards, 22 individuals, departments and organizational units were recognized for outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego’s commitment to diversity. Read More »

Milana Vayntrub

More Than Meets the Eye

You probably recognize her as the quirky Lily Adams character in AT&T commercials, but there is far more to UC San Diego alumna Milana Vayntrub than what you see on screen. Dubbed “Advertising’s New ‘It Girl’” by Adweek, the self-made actress, comedienne, writer and producer just recently added filmmaker to her repertoire. Read More »

N Equals One Podcast

N Equals One: New Podcast Features Hot Topics in Health Sciences

UC San Diego Health Sciences launched a new podcast this month called N Equals One that will feature early-career scientists, such as graduate students and postdocs, talking about hot topics in science. Each will offer the story of one project, one discovery or one scientist. The name N Equals One alludes to truly personalized medicine, in which the experimental sample size (n) includes just one
person—you. Read More »

UC San Diego Jazz Camp

UC San Diego Jazz Camp Looks to Recruit More Female Students to Its Ranks

The lack of female jazz musicians is by no means a new phenomenon, but it is a persistent one. To help change that, UC San Diego Jazz Camp is working to recruit more girls and women to its five-day summer program. Holly Hofmann, a renowned jazz flutist and a Jazz Camp instructor, said a renewed focus on attracting girls and young women to the camp will not only help boost the confidence of young artists but will also strengthen and grow the musical genre. Read More »

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration 2016

Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision


Reconnaissance Flights Into Atmospheric Rivers Aim To Improve West Coast Storm Predictions

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UC San Diego Women’s Conference, March 18




Nominations Sought for Campus Sustainability Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Sustainability Awards, which recognize faculty, staff, students and other individuals and groups affiliated with the campus who have made UC San Diego more sustainable. The program acknowledges those who work to integrate and share how sustainability is an important part of UC San Diego’s education, research, planning, operations and outreach initiatives. The awards are part of UC San Diego’s Earth Month celebration, which takes place every April. Nominations will be accepted through March 24. Learn More »


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UC San Diego Women's Conference—March 18, 2016

Call for Student Speaker for All Campus Commencement

Course Development and Instructional Improvement Program (CDIIP)


Road Striping Work on Expedition Way and Voigt Drive

Black’s Beach Access Road Repair



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Women’s Water Polo Earns Sixth Straight Win, Defeats CSU Northridge


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Slaves of the State

Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary

By Dennis Childs,
Department of Literature


UCSD Continues Magical Basketball Season
San Diego Union-Tribune, March 3

Microbial Manifesto: The Global Push to Understand the Microbiome (Kavli Roundtable)
Yahoo News, March 8

Animal Rips Apart Own Skin Before Meals
Discovery News, March 8

UCSD Offers Living Donor Option for Liver Transplantation
KPBS, March 3

To See or Not to See: UCSD Open Studios 2016
San Diego CityBeat, March 8

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