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Bioengineers at UC San Diego have helped us understand why atherosclerosis develops and how it is impacted by blood flow. They have pioneered the development of very thin, small and flexible sensors that stick to the skin and monitor vital signs, such as the brain activity of a newborn. They also developed injectable hydrogels that can help muscle tissues heal after a heart attack. Researchers celebrated their achievements over the past five decades and looked to the future during a three-day 50th anniversary celebration May 19 to 21. Read More »

Students Vote for Division I Move

Students Vote for Division I Move

UC San Diego’s undergraduate student body has voted in favor of moving the campus’ 23-team intercollegiate athletics program to NCAA Division I. In a weeklong election, students voted in approval of a referendum that will result in increased student fees to cover the costs associated with a non-football Division I athletic program. Read More »

An ‘Alternative’ Path to Giving Back

An ‘Alternative’ Path to Giving Back

Several years ago, municipal law attorney Michael Estrada, '79, would never have guessed that he would be digging ditches in Appalachia with a group of UC San Diego students as part of an Alternative Breaks trip. But sometimes life takes you where you least expect it. Read More »

Growing the Next Generation of Imperial Valley Scholars

Growing the Next Generation of Imperial Valley Scholars

In 2014, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla traveled to Imperial County, promising that UC San Diego was committed to ensuring the university played a critical role in the region’s revival. Two years later, that promise has reaped real results with a variety of initiatives that are opening up opportunities for high school students throughout the rural county to realize their dreams of attending college. Read More »

Middle School Science Project Leads to Better Contact Lens Solution

Middle School Science Project Leads to Better Contact Lens Solution

Janie Kim was in 8th grade at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Scripps Ranch when she had an idea for a science fair project—how good are contact lens solutions at killing the bacteria that commonly cause eye infections? To get started, she Googled and came across Dr. Victor Nizet, an infectious disease researcher at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She decided to email him. Read More »

Playing Ball, Building Bridges

Playing Ball, Building Bridges

It was a cloudy Saturday afternoon when three teams met up at RIMAC Field to play softball. It seemed like an ordinary weekend activity, but these were no ordinary teams and this was no ordinary game. On one side were members of the UC San Diego Police Department. On the other side UC San Diego Greeks. And the stakes? Read More »


Engineers Take First Step Toward Flexible, Wearable Tricoder-Like Device


First Peek Into the Brain of a Freely Walking Fruit Fly

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Drug Decriminalization & Tijuana’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Sir Richard Branson: Drug Decriminalization & Tijuana’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic, June 1

The New Forward Genetics

Dr. Bruce Beutler '76 Lecture: The New Forward Genetics, June 3




UC San Diego Psychology Department Founder George Mandler Dies

George Mandler—founding chair of UC San Diego’s Department of Psychology and one of the central figures in psychology’s cognitive revolution—died in his Hampstead, London home on May 6. He was 91. Read More »

George Mandler



Seeking Faculty and Staff to Join Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

The UC San Diego Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women is actively seeking new faculty and staff members. The committee identifies and analyzes issues relating to the status of female faculty, staff and students at UC San Diego; educates the campus community about conditions that affect the status of women within the university; and advises leadership regarding policies and procedures that will improve conditions for women. Selection criteria includes the willingness to serve on the committee for a two-year term, the ability to serve at least five hours a month at committee and subcommittee meetings and a sensitivity to issues of gender and diversity. Learn More »


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Call for Nominations for the Chancellor's Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award and Postdoctoral Scholar Award

Illegal File Sharing and Copyright Infringement


Postdoctoral Scholar Dependent Care Professional Travel Grant Program

CONSTRUCTION ALERT—4970A Reclaimed Water Pipeline Extension Phase 2




Six Track and Field Student-Athletes Receive Tickets to NCAA Championships


Women’s Tennis Player Kyra Scott Wins ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award


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Arrhythmias in Women

Arrhythmias in Women: Diagnosis and Management

Co-edited by Ulrika Birgersdotter-Green,
UC San Diego Health


UC San Diego Students Approve Move To Division I
KPBS, May 24

UCSD, Mexican University Launch Engineering Exchange Program
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 24

Survey: Tijuana, San Diego Students Lead Increasingly Binational Lives
KPBS, May 19

UCSD, USD Rank High in Acting Survey
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 24

This Small, Flexible Patch Will Monitor Your Sweat
Popular Science, May 23

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