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He talks a million miles a minute. At his office desk, he prefers a treadmill to a chair. But what really drives Karthik Muralidharan is getting out in the field—running experiments and testing policies to improve the lives of people in developing economies such as India’s. “The best economist,” he says, quoting a recent Financial Times headline, “is one with dirty shoes.” Read More »

Ruth Williams

UC San Diego Mathematics Professor Wins Major Math Prize

Ruth Williams, a mathematician who analyzes math models associated with real-life problems, was honored with the 2016 John von Neumann Theory Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in mathematics. Read More »

Hacking for Defense

Hacking for Defense: UC San Diego Students Tackle Military Challenges as Part of New Program

A new program at UC San Diego called Hacking for Defense gives students opportunities to leverage the culture of rapid innovation to address national security challenges. Read More »

Gordon Hanson

UC San Diego Researchers Predict that Mexico Migration Surge to U.S. is Over

The great migration surge of Mexico-born workers crossing into the U.S. is over—and will remain this way for years to come. Instead, the new migration hot spot will be workers moving from Northern Africa into Europe. Read More »

Roghieh Chehre-Azad

UC San Diego Engineering Professor and Wife Boost the Arts on Campus with $1 Million Gift

UC San Diego Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Siavouche “Sia” Nemat-Nasser and his wife, Éva, recently gave the arts on campus a boost with their $1 million gift to the Division of Arts and Humanities. Read More »


Now Open: Amazon@UCSanDiego

Amazon@UCSanDiego is open for business. The fully staffed pickup point inside the UC San Diego Bookstore offers the campus community and area residents a convenient and secure location to pick up and return Amazon orders. Read More »


What Molecules You Leave on Your Phone Reveal About Your Lifestyle


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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 22

The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. During this period, faculty and staff have the opportunity to review the University of California benefits options to ensure enrollment in the best coverage for themselves and their families for 2017. You are encouraged to review plan enhancements and modifications that will be effective Jan. 1, 2017. Open Enrollment is also an ideal time to review and update beneficiary information for life insurance, UC Retirement Plan and voluntary savings plan enrollments. Learn More »


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Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia

By Kathryn A. Woolard,
Department of Anthropology


Crud on Your Cellphone Screen Reveals More About Your Life Than You Might Think
Washington Post, Nov. 15

#Calexit — Fun Hashtag, Bad Idea
Los Angeles Times, Opinion, Nov. 16

Amazon Opening Package Pickup Location at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

UCSD Soccer Shoots for Double the Fun in NCAA Playoffs
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 11

UC San Diego Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
KPBS, Nov. 10

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