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Peeking into the Underwater World of Leopard Seals


Scripps grad student uses Crittercam video to gain rare glimpse into an Antarctic top predator

In the pristine wilds of the Antarctic, the mysterious leopard seal rules the animal kingdom. This polar bear-sized top predator has razor-sharp canine teeth and the ability to greatly impact or even decimate entire communities of its prey, yet very few scientific studies have focused on this species. A novel research project led by Doug Krause, a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is now uncovering details about the hunting behavior, diet and diving activities of leopard seals through the use of cutting-edge technology, including unmanned aerial systems and Crittercams. Read More »

Innovation Ecosystem

Congressmen Praise ‘Innovation Ecosystem’ of Campus Entrepreneurs During Visit

Two congressmen, Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Hayward), were wowed during last week’s tour of the Qualcomm Institute, where they heard about UC San Diego’s new Office of Innovation and Commercialization and met student entrepreneurs at the institute’s prototyping facility. The congressmen also took the opportunity to introduce legislation to encourage and help finance the kind of promising and productive incubators they visited on campus. Read More »

Q&A with Paul Roben

Q&A with Paul Roben, Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization

The new Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization in the Office of Research Affairs, Paul Roben, has combined the offices of technology transfer, intellectual property, innovative design and industry partnering under one roof. Roben answers some questions about the new office, the university’s goals, and the prospects for strengthening the “culture of innovation” on campus to broaden the benefits for both the campus and the regional community. Read More »

Frontiers of Innovation Fellows

Frontiers of Innovation Fellows to Showcase Research Addressing Global Challenges at Symposium

Julie Bergmann, a doctoral candidate in global health at UC San Diego, is conducting research in Uganda to assess health care barriers for HIV-exposed infants. Bergmann is part of the inaugural UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program cohort and will present her research at the first annual FISP Symposium on Friday, Nov. 20. Read More »

The Last of the President’s Men

Journalist Bob Woodward to Discuss ‘The Last of the President’s Men’

Bob Woodward, an award-winning editor at The Washington Post with 18 books to his credit, will visit UC San Diego on Friday, Dec. 4 to join Alex Butterfield—former Nixon aide and longtime La Jolla resident—in a discussion of The Last of the President’s Men. The book, which is based on Butterfield’s observations and previously undisclosed documents, casts a new light on Nixon’s psyche and the inner workings of the White House at the time. Read More »

The Legacy of Jonas Salk

‘The Legacy of Jonas Salk’ Exhibit on Display at Geisel Library

Fall 2015 marks the close of world-renowned scientist Jonas Salk’s centenary year. To mark the occasion, the UC San Diego Library is presenting “The Legacy of Jonas Salk,” an exhibition of materials from the Jonas Salk Papers, which will be on display in Geisel Library through Jan. 10, 2016. Read More »

Global Vigil

UC San Diego Global Vigil

About 60 members of the campus community gathered at the Silent Tree Tuesday night in remembrance of, and in solidarity with, those affected by recent international tragedies. The Muslim Student Association and Alpha Lambda Mu student organizations co-organized the event called The Global Vigil. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

Founders Celebration Slideshow 2015

Bioengineering Professor Featured in Top 100 List on African-American Influential Site


In New UC San Diego Contest, Undergrad Research Teams Compete for Project Funds

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Winter 2015-2016 Outlook

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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1




UC San Diego Staff Association Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast Set For Dec. 16

All UC San Diego staff are invited to celebrate the holiday season at the 41st annual Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast, which will be held Dec. 16 in Price Center West. Three seatings will be held, beginning at 6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m., and 9:45 a.m. Tickets are free and will be provided to the first 1,200 staff members who reserve a ticket online starting Nov. 19. The event will also include an arts and crafts fair featuring homemade items by staff members as well as a toy drive. Learn More »


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Statement Regarding Terrorist Attacks in Paris

UC San Diego Undergraduate Proof of Concept Competition


World AIDS Day 2015 on December 1

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Extension of PX (Postdoc) Contract



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By Lev Tsimring,
BioCircuits Institute


To Feed a Planet
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 17

Your Body Type May Determine if You Binge Eat
Yahoo Health, Nov. 16

New Dream for Tijuana River: Producing Electricity
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

Scripps Scientists Talk About Climate Change
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

UCSD’s Shu Chien Wins Franklin Award
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 12

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