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James Hung has collected more than 17,000 wild bees from coastal, desert and mountain areas of San Diego County. But many of his specimens bear little resemblance to the honey bees we normally think of as bees. To the casual observer, his bee collection looks more like a menagerie of Insects Gone Wild—gnat-sized bugs with long snouts, gigantic black bees and curious iridescent creatures with termite-like wings. Read More »


Letter from Chancellor Khosla and VC-EDI Padden
Big Data is a Big Deal

Experts Explain Why Big Data is a Big Deal

Turns out even the experts have difficulty wrapping their heads around the concept of how quickly – and drastically – what’s come to be called ‘big data’ has changed our daily lives. Defined as the gathering, storing and analysis of massive amounts of computerized data, both unstructured and multi-structured, big data keeps growing at almost unimaginable rates of speed. Read More »

40th Faculty Awards

40th Faculty Excellence Awards Honors Outstanding Teaching, Research and Service

Six UC San Diego faculty members will be honored at the 40th annual Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for going above and beyond to make a positive impact in their teaching, research and service. The recognition ceremony will be held Thursday, March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the J.R. Beyster Auditorium at the Rady School of Management. Read More »

Computers Spot False Faces

Computers Spot False Faces Better
Than People

A joint study by researchers at the UC San Diego and the University of Toronto has found that a computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can. The work, titled “Automatic Decoding of Deceptive Pain Expressions,” is published in the latest issue of Current Biology. Read More »

How the West Gets Drier

How the West Gets Drier

Scripps Institution of Oceanography key to two new perspectives of human-caused climate change

New studies involving researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego project that human influences will lead to a drier world as the 21st century progresses. Read More »


Cosmologists Report Evidence for
Cosmic Inflation


Recent Computer Science Alumna Makes Waves – Not Photo Filters – at Instagram

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San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering

San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering, March 22

Women’s Wellness Day

Women’s Wellness Day—Live Your Healthiest Life, March 22




Salary Increase for 2014-15

Chancellor Pradeep Khosla has approved a salary increase program for non-represented (policy-covered) staff for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2014, the program calls for a 3 percent increase, with 2 percent distributed as an across-the-board increase and the remaining 1 percent used for merit-based increases. Read More »


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Departure of Vice Chancellor Steve Relyea

Recruitment for Director, Human Research Protections Program


Triton 5K: Race for the Future

IT Security Alert - Ending Support
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Women’s Water Polo Sweeps Harvard, Wagner at Aztec Invite


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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

By Don Norman
Department of Cognitive Science


Emotions Vented Online Are Contagious, Study Finds
Wall Street Journal, March 12

UC San Diego Expands Scholarship Offer
U-T San Diego, March 17

Scientists See 'Fingerprint' of Big Bang
U-T San Diego, March 17

Making Tech Transfer Work for Universities
U-T San Diego, March 16

Millions Searching for Plane Thanks to UCSD Alum
CBS, March 16

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