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More than 1,000 Donors Give $131 Million in Support of Jacobs Medical Center

Committed to fostering the future of health care in San Diego, more than 1,000 donors have contributed $131 million to UC San Diego’s Jacobs Medical Center. Included in the total are gifts that matched a donation of $25 million, meeting the Challenge goal of the initiative. Today, the campus announced that the Challenge donation, originally anonymous, was made by Joan and Irwin Jacobs. They provided a $75 million lead gift for the new facility in 2010; with the Challenge gift, that brings their contributions to the Jacobs Medical Center to a total of $100 million. Read More »


Selfies Reach New Heights with Wearable Drone

A team of developers that includes UC San Diego cognitive science alumna Jelena Jovanovic has won the $500,000 grand prize in Intel’s Make It Wearable challenge for their wrist-mounted drone. The device—named Nixie—can travel a fixed distance from its owner to take a photo or video of them, and then return. Images or video can instantly be shared with friends. Read More »

Sandra Brown

UC San Diego’s Brown Briefs Congress on Brain Development, Substance Use in Young

Sandra A. Brown, vice chancellor for research at UC San Diego, was a featured speaker at a Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C., where she shared important findings on adolescent neurodevelopment with other scientists and national leaders. Read More »

Biodiversity Database

Barcodes for Bugs: Biology Students Build Databases of Biodiversity

If, when strolling through the coastal sage atop the Scripps Coastal Reserve just west of campus, you come across students peering closely into the foliage, consider yourself fortunate to witness some very basic science – and very important biology – in the making. Read More »

TEDxSan Diego 2014

Researchers Energize TEDxSan Diego with Talks on Origins of Universe and Psychology of Passion

Marking the 450th anniversary of astronomer Galileo’s birth, UC San Diego astrophysicist Brian Keating took center stage at TEDxSan Diego on Nov. 8 as he outlined his team’s epic research—trying to unravel the origins of the universe. Read More »

TEDxUCSD Global Talks Spotlight
Veerabhadran Ramanathan and Pope

Scripps Climate Researcher Among 100 Foreign Policy Global Thinkers of 2014

Foreign Policy magazine has named Veerabhadran Ramanathan, a distinguished professor of climate and atmospheric sciences at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, as one of its 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014. Read More »

Founders Celebration 2014

The Dirty Side of Soap


Anti-Leukemia Drug May Also Work Against Ovarian Cancer

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Open Air Film Festival 2014

Open Air Film Festival 2014, Nov. 20

UC San Diego Bookstore Holiday Sale

UC San Diego Bookstore Holiday Sale, Dec. 1-13




Book Pays Tribute to UC San Diego Historians

Sixteen former Ph.D. students from UC San Diego’s department of history pay tribute to Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick—the architects of the university’s highly regarded doctoral program in modern Chinese history—with a new book. Read More »

Paul Pickowicz and Joe Esherick



Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period Ends Nov. 25

The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period for health and welfare plan changes ends on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. Full details on Open Enrollment choices for 2015 including information on medical plans, premium costs and tools to assist eligible faculty and staff employees are available at the Open Enrollment website. Representatives from the various health insurance plans will be providing medical plan presentations for faculty, staff and retirees at the Price Center today. Read More »


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Proposed Revisions to APM 080, Medical Separation and APM 330, Specialist Series

World AIDS Day 2014


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Women’s Basketball Starts Season with Overtime Win Against University of Mary


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In the Front Door: Creating a College-Bound Culture of Learning

By Hugh "Bud" Mehan
Department of Sociology


A Battle For UC's Soul
LA Times, Nov. 17

The Ingredient to Avoid in Soap
The Atlantic, Nov. 17

Can US-China Deal Change the Climate?
Discovery, Nov. 13

Eating Trans Fat May Damage Memory
USA Today, Nov. 18

Aging Think Tank
U-T San Diego, Nov. 14

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