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You are only 10 percent human. Ninety percent of the cells that make up our bodies are actually bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes. And researchers are now finding that these unique microbial communities — called microbiomes — can greatly influence human and environmental health. To advance studies of microbiomes found in the gut and everywhere else on Earth, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla today unveiled the UC San Diego Microbiome and Microbial Sciences Initiative, a concerted research and education effort that will leverage the university's strengths. Read More »

A Second Chance at Practicing Medicine

American Gut Project Crowdfunds $1 Million to Study the Human Microbiome

Researchers at the American Gut Project, the world’s largest crowdsourced, crowdfunded science project, are celebrating a big milestone this week—in the past two years, they have raised more than $1 million from over 6,500 “citizen scientists” who have agreed to have their microbiomes sequenced. Read More »

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This Way Up

The American Dream is less real than it used to be. On that, the evidence is clear. Incomes have grown slowly for all but the wealthiest since the late 1970s. What will work best to restore the nation's promise of upward mobility? The Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research at UC San Diego will weigh 25 available options. Read More »


Using History to Address Inequality

A packed house at Mandeville Auditorium Oct. 22 welcomed Thomas Piketty, the French renowned economist who penned this decade’s most talked-about political book: “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.” The main topic of Piketty's work? Income inequality. Read More »


UC San Diego Launches Robotics Institute

The Jacobs School of Engineering and Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego have launched the Contextual Robotics Institute to develop safe and useful robotics systems. These robotics systems will function in the real world based on the contextual information they perceive, in real time. Read More »


$5 Million ResMed Gift Supports Sleep Medicine at UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego today announced a $5 million gift from locally based medical device company ResMed, Corp. to support sleep medicine research and care at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Read More »


Nov. 12 Founders Symposium Features TED-style Talks

Innovation. Exploration. Impact. All aptly describe the work of this year’s Founders Symposium speakers. The research and scholarly activities of our award-winning faculty advance the frontiers of knowledge, shape new fields, and disseminate solutions that transform lives. Read More »


UC San Diego Officially Opens Alex G. Spanos Athletic Performance Center


UC San Diego Ranked Among Top 10 LGBTQ-Friendly Universities in the Nation

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UC San Diego Halloween Costume Contest, Oct. 30


Founders Celebration,
Nov. 12-14




UC San Diego Staff Association Expanding Membership to All

In an effort to encourage greater staff engagement, the UC San Diego Staff Association will now extend membership to all career staff on campus. A membership fee will no longer be required. The goal is to provide greater opportunities for collaboration among staff. All members will be able to apply for funding for career and professional development activities, attend free networking events, participate in the Council of UC Staff Assemblies, and more. Read More »


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Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Edited By Amelia M. Glaser
Department of Literature


University of California Unveils Plan to Curb Climate Change
ABC News, Oct. 27

Hey Obama, Can We Have a Unified Microbiome Initiative?
The Atlantic, Oct. 28

Star Biologist Pinpoints Role of Microbes in Disease
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 22

Sally Ride Science Becomes Part of UC San Diego
KPBS, Oct. 26

UCSD Graduate Eyes Trip to Space Station
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 26

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