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Developed at UC San Diego more than a decade ago, brincidofovir takes on Ebola

With the Ebola crisis ongoing, much attention is focused upon finding a drug capable of slowing — if not stopping — the infectious, deadly and terrifying virus. One of the drugs being tried is brincidofovir, a compound with a decidedly unwieldy name that was discovered more than a decade ago by researchers at UC San Diego. Brincidofovir wasn’t invented to fight Ebola — the scientists were actually looking for a new way to fend off the menace of bioterrorism — but it may represent one of the best chances yet to conquer a virus that has killed more than 4,500 people, almost all in stricken West Africa. Read More »


A Former Food Desert Now Feeds a Community’s Spirit

In Southeastern San Diego, local residents are transforming a 20,000-square-foot vacant urban lot into a community focal point for healthy place making. Formerly a food desert—a city area that lacks supermarkets or farmers markets—the Ocean View Growing Grounds offers a gathering place for people to grow food, socialize with their neighbors and hold events. Read More »


Students Work to Prevent Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Students at UC system campuses, including UC San Diego, are working to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. Earlier this year, the University of California Student Association launched an awareness campaign entitled “UConsent,” focused on the importance of consent in sexual activity through a three-pronged approach: awareness, education and advocacy. Read More »


Coalition of Graduate Programs Supports Campus Commitment to Recruiting Diverse Students

To support UC San Diego’s commitment to increase the diversity of graduate students, a coalition of campus programs debuted an enhanced recruiting presence at the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in Los Angeles Oct. 16-18. Read More »

Women in philosophy

UC San Diego Philosophers Work to Fix Discipline’s Gender Disparities

It’s no secret that in philosophy, around the country and abroad, women are underrepresented. But at UC San Diego, faculty and students are actively working to change the numbers for the better. Read More »


Inspiring Political Engagement Among Students and Society

UC San Diego recently brought together members of Congress, the California legislature and local government, as well as community leaders, faculty and students, to discuss engagement in political discourse—especially among students—as part of the Conference on Ethics, Transparency and Civility Oct. 16. Read More »


UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep Khosla Welcomes Binational Leaders for Global Diaspora Week Tour Stop

UC San Diego’s Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies played host to an official stop on the International Diaspora Engagement Alliance’s tour Oct. 13. The stop was one of 65 events the Alliance held around the world dedicated to diaspora communities and their contributions to global development as part of Global Diaspora Week, Oct. 12 to 18. Read More »


POLARBEAR Detects Curls in the Universe’s Oldest Light


Richard Kronick Elected to Institute of Medicine

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Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture: John Wixted, Nov. 3


Conference for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Nov. 4




Diversity Award Nomination Period Now Open

Nominations are now being sought for the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards, which recognize UC San Diego staff, faculty, students, departments and organizational units that continuously work to enhance diversity on campus. The award recognizes outstanding service during the past year in the areas of equity, inclusion and affirmative action and a commitment to the UC San Diego Principles of Community. Awardees will be recognized during a ceremony Feb. 24. All nominations must be submitted by Nov. 21, 2014. Read More »


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The Chartist Imaginary: Literary Form in Working-Class Political Theory and Practice

By Margaret Loose
Department of Literature


POLARBEAR Sniffs Out Cosmic Clues About The Universe, Dark Matter And Neutrinos
Forbes, Oct. 22

Is Car Hacking the Next Big Security Threat?
Yahoo News, Oct. 17

Design Expert Norman to Set Up Lab at UCSD
U-T San Diego, Oct. 15

Inside the Brain of a Zombie
U-T San Diego, Oct. 18

Ebola FAQs: How Disease is Transmitted
U-T San Diego, Oct. 17

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