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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla presented Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mario Molina with the UCSD Medal, the highest honor the university bestows and one that has only been presented 10 times, mostly to visiting heads of state. Read More »

Kawasaki Disease

Possible Source of Kawasaki Disease Found

An international team of scientists, including researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, report that the likely cause of Kawasaki disease in Japan is a windborne agent originating from northeast China, a region characterized by dense cereal croplands. Read More »

Research Mentorship

Faculty Mentors Inspire Howard University Students to Pursue Doctorates at UC San Diego

Last summer, Howard University students Daril Brown and Nailah Seale came to UC San Diego to participate in hands-on bioengineering research alongside faculty and graduate students. This fall, they return to campus to pursue their doctoral degrees, thanks in part to mentorship through the UC San Diego Howard Partnership for Graduate Student Success. Read More »

Ernest Rady Gift

Ernest Rady Pledges $1 Million Matching Gift to Fund Fellowships at Rady School of Management

Local philanthropist and campus supporter Ernest Rady has pledged a $1 million matching gift to fund fellowships that will help attract outstanding MBA students to the school. Rady has pledged to donate one dollar for every sixty cents raised by the school for fellowships, up to $1 million. Fellowships provide merit-based funding for talented students interested in attending the Rady School. Read More »

Adam D. Kamil Gallery

Adam D. Kamil Gallery Named in Memory of Visual Arts Student

Intrigued by the stories of others, Adam Kamil had a special way of getting people to share their life on film. Since his passing in 2009, the Kamil family has established the Adam Douglas Kamil Media Awards, and this year endowed the program with a $150,000 gift. In memory of Adam and in recognition of their generous gift, the Mandeville Center Gallery Annex has been named the Adam D. Kamil Gallery. Read More »


Students Vote on Fee Referendum to Implement New Transit Pass

Undergraduate and graduate students at UC San Diego are voting on a fee referendum this week that will determine whether a new transit pass program will begin this fall. The referendum was initiated by students in response to Transportation Services’ need to make changes to address ongoing budget shortfalls. Read More »


Statement on the Passing of Two Valued Campus Members


Cancer Avatars for Personalized Medicine

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Conversation with Nick Woodman

A Conversation with Nick Woodman, Founder of GoPro, June 6

Triton 5K

Triton 5K, June 7




Supercomputing Our Way to Better Materials

Impatience drives the materials science research of Shyue Ping Ong. The professor of nanoengineering says the world cannot afford to wait for a slow trial and error approach to discover new materials that could be used to build more energy-efficient technologies. Ong was recently awarded a prestigious “Early Career” research award from the U.S. Department of Energy to apply his supercomputing approach to the challenge. Read More »

Shyue Ping Ong



Renewal of Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time Program (ERIT) Under Formal Review

The university is proposing to renew the Employee-Initiated Reduction in Time (ERIT) program through June 30, 2017. The program allows all career staff employees, except Senior Management Group members, the opportunity to reduce their current appointment percentage and corresponding pay so that the university can achieve temporary salary savings. Reduction in time can range from 5 percent to a maximum of 50 percent within a one month to three-year period. Staff comments on the renewal can be emailed to Read More »


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A Brave New World - Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use in the Internet Age


Formal Review - Renewal of Policy on Supplement to Military Pay




Six Water Polo Players Selected for Capital One Academic All-District Team


Two Softball Players Named to National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II All-West Region Team


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China on Film

China on Film

By Paul Pickowicz
Department of History


Antarctic Ice Report Shows the Future We Can’t Change
Newsweek, May 14

Kawasaki Disease Wafts to Japan on the Wind
National Geographic, May 19

Young Undocumented Immigrants Growing Disenchanted With Both Parties, Study Finds
New York Times, May 20

U.S. Charges Chinese Officials with Cyberspying on Businesses
PBS Newshour, May 19

The Many Economic Advantages of a ‘Frictionless Border’
U-T San Diego, May 16

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