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Data Support Theory on Location of Lost Leonardo da Vinci Painting

Evidence uncovered during research conducted in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio late last year appears to support the theory that a lost Leonardo da Vinci painting existed on the east wall of the Hall of the 500, behind Giorgio Vasari’s mural “The Battle of Marciano.” The research team's announcement quickly became one of the top news stories around the world, with more than 100 reporters turning up for the March 12 press conference in Florence. Read More »


UC San Diego Gets High Marks for Academic Excellence

UC San Diego was recently highly ranked for its academic excellence by both U.S. News & World Report and the Times Higher Education. The 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report named UC San Diego’s graduate programs among the best in the country. The university also was ranked 36th in the World Reputation Rankings by the London-based Times Higher Education. Read More »

Triton Day

Get an Insider’s Look at UC San Diego at Triton Day Experience

“I am so excited to be accepted to UC San Diego––it is an incredible feeling,” said Jose Roberto Sandoval, one of a record 60,785 freshmen who applied to UC San Diego for fall 2012. Current UC San Diego students, faculty and staff are invited to share the Triton spirit with newly-admitted students for the Triton Day Experience, a combination of Admit Day and Open House that will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 7 on campus. Read More »


UC San Diego Scholars Honored with Faculty Excellence Awards

What do a political scientist, pathologist, psychologist, neurobiologist, molecular biologist and musician have in common? They are all recipients of prestigious awards presented by the UC San Diego Chancellor’s Associates donor group for excellence in teaching, research, community service and performing and visual arts. Read More »


More Trans Fat Consumption Linked to Greater Aggression

Might the "Twinkie defense" have a scientific foundation after all? Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have shown that consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) is associated with irritability and aggression. Read More »


Discovery Provides Blueprint for New Drugs That Can Inhibit Hepatitis C Virus


UC San Diego, Taiwan's Academia Sinica to Collaborate on Research

UC San Diego and Taiwan's Academia Sinica have agreed to collaborate across a broad range of research areas. The agreement will be signed by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox for UC San Diego and President Chi-Huey Wong for Academia Sinica on March 23 on the La Jolla campus. Read More »


Job Woes Drive Certificate Admissions Up at UC San Diego Extension

Peter Chen, after being downsized from a job in company finance, decided it was time to bridge to a new career in the emerging discipline of data mining. The ongoing economic challenges have led Chen and many other people to enter certificate programs at UC San Diego Extension. Read More »


UC San Diego Graduate Students Take Their Research to State Capitol


UC San Diego Renews Lifeguard Services at Black's Beach


March Matchness

Medical students learn residency fate at rite of passage



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UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Named Among Nation’s Best

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center is the only San Diego hospital to be featured in Becker's Hospital Review list of 70 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs. "We are pleased to be listed with our nation's very best cancer centers," said Dr. Thomas Kipps. "Moores Cancer Center is truly motivated to provide the best of both worlds – cancer research and the ability to bring the most advanced and most effective treatments directly to the bedside." Read More »


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Allocation, Reallocation and Administration of Gifts and Bequests (410-20)

Funds Available for Staff Training and Career Development

2012 Kyoto Prize Symposium


Notice of Election

UC Provost Pitts Letter re: Tax Checkoff for Cancer Research

Open Letter to the UC Community from President Yudof



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UC San Diego Swimmer Wins 200 Breaststroke Title on Final Day of NCAA Championships




Rady School Dean Robert S. Sullivan Elected Vice Chair-Chair Elect of AACSB International


UCSD Composer Phillippe Manoury Wins French Grammy


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San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, March 17 - 24


Economics Roundtable: Replumbing the Financial System: Uneven Progress,
April 12


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The History and Future of Bioethics

By John H. Evans,
Department of Sociology


Miles Under the Pacific, A Director Will Take On His Riskiest Project
The New York Times, March 8

Art Historians Say They Have Found Evidence of Hidden Leonardo da Vinci
The Guardian (UK), March 12

Lose Weight to Help Your Child Lose Weight
Medical News, March 18

Agent Snickerdoodle Launches Secret Cookie Service at University of California San Diego
Huffington Post, March 16

New Website is All About the Brain
KPBS, March 15

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