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Responding to President Barack Obama’s “grand challenge” to chart the function of the human brain in unprecedented detail, the University of California, San Diego has established the Center for Brain Activity Mapping (CBAM). Read More »

Socrates Fellow Brings Coral Research to Local High School

Socrates Fellow Brings Coral Research to Local High School

Coral reef health is the scientific specialty of Aaron Hartmann, a sixth year Ph.D. student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It’s also the subject of study he introduced to classrooms at High Tech High North County to give students a taste of what it’s like to be a scientist. Read More »

Alumni Weekend

UC San Diego Alumni to Re-connect with Campus During 5th Annual Alumni Weekend June 6-9

The University of California, San Diego will host the 5th Annual Alumni Weekend June 6-9, where thousands of graduates will enjoy signature events designed to engage and inspire. Read More »

Cuatro Corridos

Cuatro Corridos: New Chamber Opera Confronts Issue of Sex Trafficking Along Border

“Cuatro Corridos,” the new chamber opera by UC San Diego soprano Susan Narucki and Mexican author Jorge Volpi, earned rave reviews for its May 8 premiere on campus. But the opera, also performed May 10 and 11, represents only a portion of the project’s mission. Read More »

Staff of the Year Award

Staff Members Lauded for Compassion, Dedication at Annual Exemplary Employee of Year Awards

Kate McDevitt believes in the power of “taste education.” By teaching kids how to grow, harvest and cook fruits and vegetables, a new appreciation and enjoyment for health and nutrition can be fostered at an early age. Read More »


James Cameron to be Publicly Honored with Scripps Nierenberg Prize


DARPA Awards $6 Million to Develop Nanotech Therapies for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Student Film Festival

Up & Coming Student Film Festival, May 15-16

Starship Century Symposium

Starship Century Symposium, May 21-22




UC San Diego Energy Leader to Help Develop Sustainable Resources on Island of Lāna’i

The University of California, San Diego and Lānaʻi Resorts, LLC, have announced that Byron Washom, director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at UC San Diego, will lead a new initiative to transform the Hawaiian island of Lānaʻi into a model for sustainable energy.

Byron Washom



Veterans Association Memorial Day Recognition Events to be Held on Campus

In recognition of Memorial Day, the UC San Diego Veterans Association in collaboration with the Community Advocates for Disability Rights and Education (CADRE) will host Flowers For Vets on May 23. This will represent the 11th annual visit to the VA Medical Center where participants deliver thank you notes and carnations to patients. In addition, a guest lecture will be held May 31 by nationally known blind and multi-disabled Vietnam veteran Urban Miyares, a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author. To join these events, please email


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campus notices


Revisions to the UC San Diego Student Conduct Code

UC Faculty Survey Regarding Administrative Workload of Federally-Funded Investigators


CONSTRUCTION ALERT – SANDAG Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project




UC San Diego Women’s Water Polo Takes Sixth at NCAA Championships


UC San Diego Track & Field Team Set Personal Records at Azusa Pacific Last Chance Qualifier


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An Introduction to Nervous Systems

An Introduction to Nervous Systems

By Ralph J. Greenspan
Kavli Institute for Brain & Mind


Flexible Armor: Mysterious Seahorse Astounds Scientists
ABC News, May 12

Carbon Dioxide Level Passes Long-Feared Milestone
New York Times, May 11

‘Zombie Worms’ Devour Whale Bone with Skeleton-Melting Acid, New Study Finds
Huffington Post, May 12

Traumatic Brain Injury Research Gets $6 Million
U-T San Diego, May 13

Sci-Fi Greats Tackle Imagination
U-T San Diego, May 12

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