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Plant Biologists From Across Country to Converge in San Diego to Discuss Future of Food, Fuel

Some 300 leaders in plant and algae biology from around the country will gather here for a symposium this week to discuss ways of using genetics to develop renewable ways of improving the nation’s food, fuel, pharmaceutical and other bio-based industries. The May 11 to 13 meeting, Food & Fuel for the 21st Century, also will be the inaugural event for a new Organized Research Unit with the same name that will bring together researchers from a variety of disciplines across the UC San Diego campus to develop solutions to local, regional and national problems in these areas. Read More »


Campus and Community React to Selection of Chancellor-Designate Khosla

University of California President Mark Yudof announced on May 3 that his selection for the eighth Chancellor of UC San Diego is Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s highly regarded College of Engineering. Tweets, Facebook and email reactions began minutes after the 12:00 p.m. announcement. Read More »


Study Shows Experiments Underestimate Plant Responses to Climate Change

Experiments may dramatically underestimate how plants will respond to climate change in the future. That’s the conclusion of an analysis of 50 plant studies on four continents, published last week in an advance online issue of the journal Nature, which found that shifts in the timing of flowering and leafing in plants due to global warming appear to be much greater than estimated by warming experiments. Read More »


In Search of the Good Life

Helping students find balance through Health, Recreation and Well-being Services

Claire Miller is studying human biology at UC San Diego, preparing to graduate in June. In her spare time, she is educating others about mental health, wellness and the related resources available on campus. Read More »

Neal Driscoll

Southern California Edison, Scripps to Collaborate on Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre

Southern California Edison and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will collaborate on a project to gather seismic data off the coast of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. Read More »

Camera Trap

UC San Diego Students to Demonstrate Smart Camera Trap at New Engineering Competition

Forget about building a better mouse trap. UC San Diego sophomore Riley Yeakle and his teammates have come up with a better camera trap. They faced off with finalists from around the country this weekend when they unveiled working prototypes of their visions for embedded systems at a national engineering student competition. Read More »


A Ticket to a Better Future

Students recount how Gates Millennium Scholarships opened doors to education


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Family Member Eligibility Verification Documentation Due May 17

If your spouse, domestic partner, child or other family member is enrolled in a UC-sponsored health plan (medical, dental or vision), you should have received a packet in the mail asking you to provide documentation that verifies their eligibility for coverage. All faculty, staff and retirees who have one or more family members enrolled for coverage must provide the requested documentation. The deadline for submitting documentation is May 17, 2012. If you do not respond, you run the risk of having yourself and your family members de-enrolled from plan coverage. Read More »


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Selection of UC San Diego Chancellor

Establishment of "Food & Fuel for the 21st Century (FF-21)" as an Organized Research Unit at UC San Diego

Reaffirmation Notice - Spring 2012


2011-2012 Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Recipients

Emergency Response Exercise - Duck, Cover and Hold-on



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UC San Diego Top-Ranked Baseball Team to Host 2012 California Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Tournament May 10 to 12




Paul S. Viviano Named New CEO of UC San Diego Health System


Three UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences


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Alumni Weekend

UCSD Alumni Weekend 2012, May 31 through June 03

James Fallows

James Fallows to Speak on Future of Aviation in China, May 15


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The Candidate: What it Takes to Win - and Hold - the White House

By Samuel L. Popkin
Department of Political Science


Carnegie Mellon Dean Named UCSD’s Chancellor
U-T San Diego, May 3

SIO Recruits a Top Climate Scientist
U-T San Diego, May 3

San Diego Center Promotes Maternal Health And Infant Development
KPBS, May 4

Local Study Looks To Solve Concussions Mystery
KGTV, May 3

UC San Diego Embracing Higher Ed’s New Era
U-T San Diego, May 3

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