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Global team of more than 500 scientists catalogues microbial diversity of Earth at unprecedented scale

More than 27,500 samples collected across seven continents and 43 countries. More than 307,500 unique DNA sequences. One reference map of the bacteria and related microbes that call Planet Earth home. This is the result of the Earth Microbiome Project, an effort by an extensive global team co-led by researchers at UC San Diego, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. The basis for the project and initial data release were published yesterday in the journal Nature. Read More »

Contextual Robotics Forum

UC San Diego Takes the Driver’s Seat for Intelligent Vehicles

Maps combining real-time data from pedestrians, vehicles and internet-enabled infrastructure; self-driving mail delivery vehicles; and powerful radar technologies. These were some of the research efforts discussed at the Contextual Robotics Forum, which brought the leading intelligent vehicle companies and researchers together on campus Oct. 27. Read More »

Inaugural Veterans Week 2017

Campus to Celebrate Inaugural Veterans Week Nov. 6 to 9

UC San Diego is launching its inaugural Veterans Week Nov. 6 to 9 to express gratitude towards men and women in the armed forces for their sacrifices and service to our country. The weeklong activities include the annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony, a city-wide job and resource fair, a clothing drive, volunteer service and more. Read More »

A Royal Celebration

A Royal Celebration

UC San Diego’s oldest living alumnus, Walter Munk, capped a weeklong celebration of his 100th birthday with an event fit for a prince. His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco returned to UC San Diego Oct. 26 to join the renowned oceanographer in a Centennial Conversation. Read More »

Biology of Aging

Scientists Decipher Mechanisms Underlying the Biology of Aging

Understanding the factors that control aging has been one of humanity’s endless pursuits, from the mystical fountain of youth to practical healthful regimens to prolong life expectancy. A team of scientists at UC San Diego has now helped decipher the dynamics that control how our cells age. Read More »

Campus Halloween Celebration 2017

UC San Diego Ranked 6th in World for ‘High-Quality Science’


Zika Virus Infects Developing Brain by First Infecting Cells Meant to Defend Against It

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Who’s Afraid of Free Speech?

“Who’s Afraid of Free Speech?” with Thomas Healy, Nov. 8

Process Palooza

Process Palooza, Nov. 8



Henrik Christensen

Contextual Robotics Institute Director Gets Qualcomm Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Robotics Systems

Henrik Christensen, an internationally renowned expert in robotics, has been appointed as the inaugural holder of the Qualcomm Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Robotic Systems at UC San Diego. Read More »




Seeking Nominations and Applications for Leaders for Equity Advancement and Diversity (LEAD) Fellows

We invite you to submit nominations and applications for the third cohort of the LEAD Fellows program administered through the Office of the Vice Chancellor – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. LEAD Fellows are campus champions who engage and lead crucial conversations around improving organizational learning and campus climate. Fellows receive extensive training and professional development to provide leadership and to ensure inclusive excellence across campus. Individuals may apply directly, or may be nominated by their supervisor. Applications are due by Nov. 8. Learn More »


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Dirt is Good

Dirt is Good

By Rob Knight,
Departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering


A massive storm flooded Houston. Experts say California’s state capital could be next.
Washington Post, Oct.29

Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing
New York Times, Oct. 25

UC San Diego creating aerodrome where it can fly experimental drones
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct.27

Zika treatment could result from UC San Diego research
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct.27

UCSD’s 100-year-old oceanographer receives royal visit
KSWB-TV, Oct. 26

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