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Animal Encounters, Augmented Reality and More to be Featured at San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Where can you touch a real shark egg case, build a circuit and extract your own DNA? Or get a behind-the-scenes look at how computer chips are made and the future of augmented reality technology? It’s all part of the 2012 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, taking place March 17 to 24. The largest celebration of innovation and education in Southern California, the festival spans eight days and includes 38 events across the county—with more than 140 booths at the free March 24 EXPO DAY alone. Read More »

Lost Da Vinci

UC San Diego in the Hall of the Lost Da Vinci

Why are the UC San Diego name and logo prominently displayed across one of the most famous walls in Florence? It is a story that starts more than five hundred years ago, when a Leonardo Da Vinci mural of the ‘Battle of Anghiari’ was painted on the wall of the Salone dei Cinquecento (the Hall of the Five Hundred). Read More »


Students Use Engineering Know-how to Help People at Home and a World Away

A small village in the Philippines will soon be safer from typhoons, thanks to the work of a group of undergraduates at the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego. They are designing a model home for the village that uses new and sustainable technologies and will make the dwelling stronger against both typhoons and earthquakes. Read More »

Viral Vector

UC San Diego Among First in Nation to Treat Brain Cancer with Novel Viral Vector

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center researchers and surgeons are among the first in the nation to treat patients with recurrent brain cancer by directly injecting an investigational viral vector into their tumor.

Ocean Science

Cables Spanning Pacific Ocean Seafloor to Give Ocean Science a New Edge

Marine scientists and a commercial telecommunications company are exploring partnerships that could dramatically advance scientists’ ability to observe and study ocean processes, provide early alerts for potential disasters and study deep Earth geodynamics.


Navy Selects Shipyard to Build Scripps’ New State-of-the-art Research Vessel

The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) has announced the shipyard responsible for constructing the next chapter in ocean exploration for Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.


Pioneering Astrophysicist Rashid Sunyaev to Speak at Kyoto Prize Symposium March 21


Thousands of cupcakes were passed out on library walk in front of Geisel Library Friday to commemorate Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday.


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Chief Procurement Officer Named Practitioner Pro of the Year

Ted Johnson, chief procurement officer at UC San Diego, has been named this year’s Practitioner Pro of the Year in the Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 12th annual listing of Pros to Know. By implementing an eProcurement platform, Johnson and his team were able to gain greater visibility into spending-data that previously was only visible at line-item detail to suppliers. The university quickly realized the benefits of the new purchasing system; the amount of time to process orders was dramatically reduced, with 94 percent of all purchase order transactions finalized within one business day. Read More »


Upcoming Courses


UCSD Blood Drive

The Bloodmobile will be on Library Walk from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 6 to March 8. Please call The San Diego Blood Bank at 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or log onto: to schedule an appointment. When scheduling an appointment, please provide Sponsor Code: UCPC. Walk-ins are welcome as openings are available, but appointments will be honored first. Read More »


campus notices


Rate Increases for Meals - Travel and Meetings/Entertainment

Undergraduate Research Conference Nominations


Minutes of the January 31 Meeting of Academic Senate

Faculty and Staff Customer Satisfaction Survey



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UC San Diego Women's Basketball Team Awarded No. 1 Seed in NCAA Division II West Regional

Campus to host eight-team regional beginning Friday



what’s happening

Science Festival

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, Mar. 17 to 24


Pre-exams/De-stress Sunday Brunch, Mar. 18


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press clips

Radical Justice

Radical Justice: Spain and the Southern Cone Beyond Market and State

By Luis Martin-Cabrera
Department of Literature


Turn It Down: How Human Noise Is Disturbing the Whales
Time, March 1

Innovator Tracks Everything His Body Does
U-T San Diego, March 3

Meet the Masters of the Viral Video
Brisbane Times, March 5

Sub-sea Coms Cable to Watch for Tsunamis
Electronics Weekly, March 2

Sleeping Pills Called 'as Risky as Cigarettes'
Web MD, Feb. 27

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