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Theater Residencies Enhance Resumes and Jumpstart Careers


UC San Diego’s graduate theater program, one of the nation’s top training grounds, emphasizes invaluable professional experience

UC San Diego graduate student Mandy Nussbaum is living a dream – serving as a valued member of the stage management team for the current La Jolla Playhouse production of Come From Away, a world-premiere musical. Read More »


Staff Members Honored for Care and Commitment at Employee of the Year Awards

As head of food services at the Early Childhood Education Center, Angel Huerta is responsible for preparing and distributing three meals a day to more than 200 children. Huerta was named UC San Diego’s Principal Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year and was honored, along with nine other staff members, for inspiring significant positive change in support of the campus’ mission. Read More »


Tiny Parasite May Contribute to Declines in Honey Bee Colonies by Infecting Larvae

Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that a tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than-expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide for the past decade. Read More »

Jamie Schiffer

Molecules in Motion

Video games transport players into richly imagined alternate worlds rendered by graphics processing units, GPUs, within game controllers. Chemists have begun using arrays of these same GPUs to explore another world, this one real: the motion of molecules as they interact with each other and their environment. Jamie Schiffer, a graduate student in chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego, used this approach to follow the motion of two proteins that influence how much energy is available at the surface of heart muscle cells, work that earned her the NVIDIA GPU Award for best GPU poster at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver this spring. Schiffer explains in this video how using fast graphical computing to follow the motion of molecules, atom-by-atom, could help find a drug to protect failing hearts. Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications Watch Video »

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Ovarian Cancer-Specific Markers Set the Stage for Early Diagnosis, Personalized Treatments


Qualcomm Institute-Based Startup Competes in World Cup Tech Challenge

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Alumni Weekend, June 4-7




Volunteer50 Recognized by Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank

UC San Diego’s Volunteer50 initiative was recently named Volunteer Champion – Best Medium Company by the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The award recognizes outstanding volunteerism and support of the Food Bank’s mission to end hunger in San Diego County. Volunteer50 organizes a UC San Diego volunteer night at the Food Bank on the second Thursday of each month, in addition to a variety of service projects on campus and in the community. Read More »


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Eighteen Earn UC San Diego Athletics All-Academic Team Honors


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Extraordinary Conditions: Culture and Experience in Mental Illness

By Janis H. Jenkins,
Department of Anthropology


Sally Ride: Behind the Google Doodle that Marks the Late Space Pioneer’s Birthday
The Washington Post, May 26

UL, UCSD form Partnership to Support Sustainable Energy Technology
Daily Transcript, May 26

Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers Found
The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 25

UCSD Expanding its Health Care Circle
The San Diego Union-Tribune, May 24

UCSD Rady School’s New Workplace Compassion Class
KNSD-TV, May 22

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