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Gene Expression Abnormalities in Autism Identified

A study led by Eric Courchesne, director of the Autism Center of Excellence at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has, for the first time, identified in young autism patients genetic mechanisms involved in abnormal early brain development and overgrowth that occurs in the disorder. The findings suggest novel genetic and molecular targets that could lead to discoveries of new prevention strategies and treatment for the disorder. Read More »


Celebrating UC San Diego Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni April 7

We work Hollywood red carpets, Congressional chambers and Mongolian mountains. We share innovative therapies, music, art and sports around the world. With patience, persistence and perseverance, we pursue our passions relentlessly. We have success in common. We are UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and alumni. We are Tritons. You are invited to celebrate what it means to be a Triton at the first-ever Triton Day Experience, a combination of Admit Day and Open House featuring education and entertainment with fun for all ages. Read More »

Triton Day
Festival of Science

Regular Chocolate Eaters are Thinner

Katherine Hepburn famously said of her slim physique: “What you see before you is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” New evidence suggests she may have been right. Dr. Beatrice Golomb and colleagues in the UC San Department of Medicine have found that adults who eat chocolate on a regular basis are actually thinner than those who don’t. Read More »


President Obama Visits Solar Power Plant Using UC San Diego-Developed Technolgy

When President Obama visited the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Nevada Wednesday, he got a first-hand look at the first large-scale solar facility equipped with solar forecasting devices called sky imagers. The devices are powered by sophisticated algorithms, which were developed by researchers at the UC San Diego. Read More »

Student Appreciation

Campus Celebrates National Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week

They teach, they discover, they create and they are part of what makes UC San Diego one of the world’s top-ranked public research universities. During the week of April 2 to 7, UC San Diego will join universities across the nation in celebrating these scholars with National Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week. Read More »

Festival of Science

Science and Engineering Fans Take Over PETCO Park

César Chávez

UC San Diego Salutes César Chávez Day with Month of Activities in April

Kyoto Prize

High School Students Inspired by Astrophysicist at Kyoto Prize Symposium


Venice Hasn’t Stopped Sinking After All


Faculty Club Celebrates Staff with April Membership Promotion


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Donations to University of California on the Rise

The University of California, grappling with years of declining state support, has made remarkable strides in attracting private donations from foundations, corporations and individual donors as it looks to develop new sources of revenue. The university received $1.6 billion in private support for research, teaching and public service during the 2010-11 fiscal year, a $250 million increase from the previous year, or nearly 20 percent. Read More »


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UC Seeks Applications for 2012 Information Technology Award

The University of California is seeking applications through May 15 for the Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. The Sautter Award recognizes innovative deployment of information technology in support of the university's mission. Named for UC Riverside's former associate vice chancellor for computing and communications, the award is open to faculty and staff from all UC campuses, the Office of the President and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Read More »


campus notices


Our University: President Takes UC Message on the Road and Other News

Invitation to Triton Day Experience on April 7


Notice of Election - Social Sciences Member, Committee on Committees

Family Member Eligibility Project about to Begin



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Carlisle Named Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-American; Elliott Voted West Region Coach of the Year


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Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown to Speak, April 3


Research Expo | Jacobs School of Engineering, April 12


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Jews and Ukrainians in Russia's Literary Borderlands: From the Shtetl Fair to the Petersburg Bookshop

By Amelia Glaser
Department of Literature


A Chocolate a Day to Get Slimmer?
The Wall Street Journal, March 26

Union-Tribune: Zeroing In On the Cause of Autism
U-T San Diego, March 23

Rocket Plunge to Deep End of the Planet
The New York Times, March 20

Urban Planning Students Tackle Obesity, Aging, Military Housing
U-T San Diego, March 23

UCSD to Showcase Itself with Triton Day Experience
U-T San Diego, March 14

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