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May 9, 2019
 
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Putting a Dent in Food Waste
UC San Diego undergraduates receive Lemelson-MIT Prize for novel technology
When UC San Diego undergraduate student Enid Partika learned that more than 40 percent of U.S. food waste is thrown into landfills where it releases significant amounts of greenhouse gases, she decided to take action. Along with other students, including Will Tanaka, she began to build an anaerobic digestion and biogas production system they named the BioEnergy Project. Read More »
ESPN Esports Championship
Not Your Grandma’s Chess
On May 11, a team of three UC San Diego students who are among the very best StarCraft players in the world will compete in the final four of ESPN’s first Collegiate Esports Championship. Read More »
 
Helmsley Charitable Trust Grants UC San Diego $4.7M to Study Crohn’s Disease
UC San Diego scientists aim to improve outcomes for Crohn’s disease patients through $4.7 million in new grants. Read More »
Triton Entrepreneur Night
Triton Entrepreneur Night Helps Students Promote Their Startups
 
Shatterproof: The seeds of a blockbuster discovery
Shatterproof: The Seeds of a Blockbuster Discovery
UC SAN DIEGO HEADLINES
Three UC San Diego Professors Elected to National Academy of Sciences »
Men Taking Medications for Enlarged Prostate Face Delays in Prostate Cancer Diagnosis »
IN THE MEDIA
NBC News  |  May 6
Fight against plastic pollution targets a hidden source: Our clothes »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  May 3
Can video games help kids with autism and ADHD? This San Diego startup makes its case »
KGTV  |  May 3
Seaweed diet could help curb global warming by eliminating gas from cows »
San Diego Union-Tribune  |  May 3
UC San Diego now alerting needy students when leftover food is available »
TRENDING ON SOCIAL
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The critically endangered northern white rhino might have more of a chance of escaping the brink of extinction thanks to a partnership between UC San Diego and the San Diego Zoo Global Wild Conservancy. View »
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UC San Diego Giving Day May 16-17
 
 
CALENDAR
May 15
ArtPower Presents Dorrance Dance »
 
 
May 17
Birch Aquarium Presents Seadragons & Seahorses »
 
 
May 18
UC San Diego Powwow »
 
 
ATHLETICS
UCSD softball
 
 
SCHEDULE
5/9-11/2019
Softball Hosts NCAA West Regional
 
 
5/10-12/2019
Women’s Water Polo at NCAA Championships
 
 
5/9-11/2019
Men’s Golf at NCAA West Regional
 
 
Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration poster
13th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration
CAMPUS NOTICES
Notice of Senate Election – Voting Reminder »
Changemaker Faculty Fellows Program »
Town Halls to Discuss International Research »
13th Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Celebration »
 
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