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Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program


One hundred undergraduates, 80 Ph.D. students and 20 postdoctoral scholars all received a big boost to their careers–and UC San Diego made a big investment in the future of interdisciplinary research–through recent competitive awards by the Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program. Postdoctoral scholars and Ph.D. students were awarded up to $25,000 each; undergraduate students were awarded $3,000 each, with the funding going to projects led by principal investigators. Read More »

U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World Report Again Names UC San Diego’s Graduate Programs Among Best in Nation

The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released this week, highly ranks the UC San Diego’s professional schools and programs in engineering and medicine. The campus’s academic Ph.D. programs in the sciences, social sciences and humanities earn top marks in the book as well. Read More »


KFMB’s INNOVATE 8 Initiative Shines a Light on UC San Diego STEM Outreach Efforts

It’s a sunny afternoon on Coronado Beach and 7th graders from Albert Einstein Academy are taking in some rays…that is, viewing a solar eclipse through specialized gear. The students were taking part in hands-on physics experiments on the beach to engage them in STEM learning—science, technology, education and mathematics. Read More »

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Connection Made on Facebook Leads to Lifesaving Organ Transplant

Connection Made on Facebook Leads to Lifesaving Organ Transplant

In January 2015, the lives of more than 60 people changed forever when Paul and Susan Lebowitz made the decision to donate their son’s organs and body tissue to recipients across the United States. That month, their beloved son James had suffered a fatal brain aneurysm at his university dormitory at Cal Poly Pomona. Doctors informed the parents that James’ life could not be saved and suggested organ donation. Read More »

Former foster youth welcomed at UC San Diego

Against the Odds

Former foster youth welcomed at UC San Diego

UC San Diego recently hosted a special group of prospective students on campus: former foster youth who are currently attending local community colleges. The daylong program for prospective transfer students was designed to introduce them to the campus and highlight resources made available to them. Read More »

UC San Diego to Lead Major Project on Immigration

UC San Diego to Lead Major Project on Immigration

If California were its own country, it would have the world’s fourth largest immigrant population. A new research collaboration at five University of California campuses will help policymakers, non-governmental organizations and the public to better understand the impacts of immigration on California and to plan more effectively for the state’s future. Read More »

UC San Diego Women’s Conference

UC San Diego Women’s Conference

The 7th Annual UC San Diego Women’s Conference connected the campus community with business professionals, healthcare providers, scientists and award-winning faculty to share ideas about empowering today’s working women. Hosted by the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women on March 10 at the Price Center, the theme was (Re)Defining the UC San Diego Woman: Equality for Women is Progress for All. Keynote speaker Tricia Downing, elite athlete and author, shared how she reemerged from a life-threatening accident to become the first paraplegic to complete an IRONMAN Triathlon. The conference also included breakout sessions with topics ranging from “Pop Culture Feminism” to “Women Who Made America” and “All Day Energy the Natural Way.” Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

UC San Diego’s International Women’s Day Celebration

UC San Diego’s International Women’s Day Celebration

In honor of International Women’s Day, UC San Diego held a celebration March 6 to recognize the achievements of women and draw attention to the need for further progress toward equality. The campus community gathered at Price Center for a feature talk by Dr. Lianne Urada and Dr. Elizabeth Reed, both assistant professors in the Division of Global Public Health, who talked about improving sexual and reproductive health among high-risk women and girls. The event also included a spoken word performance by undergraduate student Alyssa Langworthy, a dance sequence from the UC San Diego Finesse Dance Company and other presentations that highlighted women’s experiences around the world. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications.


Blood-Based Genetic Biomarkers Identify Young Boys with Autism


Gene Networks for Innate Immunity Linked to PTSD Risk

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Kyoto Prize Symposium

Kyoto Prize Symposium Featuring Edward Witten, March 18

25th Annual Urban Expo

25th Annual Urban Expo, March 12




Ivan Evans Named Provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College

Ivan Evans, professor of sociology, has been named provost of Eleanor Roosevelt College, effective July 1, 2015. Evans received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1986 and joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1990. He formerly served as lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and as a visiting professor at UCLA. He has a long-standing affiliation with Roosevelt College, having taught in the Making of the Modern World (MMW) program for more than 16 years. Read More »


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Pharmaceutical Self

Pharmaceutical Self: The Global Shaping of Experience in an Age of Psychopharmacology

By Janis Jenkins
Department of Anthropology


$6M Aquarium Gift to Fund Education
U-T San Diego, March 4

San Diego Universities Get High Marks in Grad School Rankings
Fox 5 San Diego, March 10

UC San Diego Finds Possible Way To Test for Autism
KPBS, March 9

Who Will Get PTSD? Genetic Breakthrough Brings Us Closer to Knowing
Yahoo Health, March 10

UCSD Dramatists Make National Splash
U-T San Diego, March 10

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