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A Flip Flop Revolution


UC San Diego students and researchers have produced the world’s first algae-based, renewable flip flops. When they go into full production later this academic year at what researchers hope will be a cost of $3 a pair, the impact of this campus innovation could be revolutionary, changing the world for the better environmentally. Read More »

Innovation Zones: Industry Sponsored Research

UC San Diego Streamlines Path to Commercialization

Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Commercialization Paul Roben and his team have launched a two-year pilot program to bring innovations from campus laboratories to companies more quickly and with less red tape. Called Innovation Zones, the program is the first of its kind within the UC system. Read More »

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Using Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living

IBM Research and UC San Diego have announced a multiyear commitment to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations through the new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center. The partnership is supported by a five-year, $10 million commitment from IBM. Read More »

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UC San Diego Focuses on First-Generation College Students with Campus-wide Initiative

This fall, the University of California is launching a system-wide initiative aimed at showcasing the unique struggles and triumphs facing students who are the first in their families to attend college. Read More »

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SURFing into Science Research

The Scripps Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, a hands-on summer research experience, engages undergraduate students from colleges across the United States in cutting-edge research alongside a scientist mentor. Read More »

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Why Was the 2015-16 El Niño Event So Dry?

Most long-range forecast models predicted a potentially drought-ending deluge in California from the climate pattern known as El Niño in winter 2015-16, but the actual precipitation was far less than expected. Read More »


Prince Albert II of Monaco to Join 100th Birthday Celebration of Walter Munk


DNA Mutations Shed in Blood Predicts Response to Immunotherapy in Patients with Cancer

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Triton Fest Haunted Hoedown, Oct. 7

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UC San Diego Helen Edison Lecture Series Presents Actor and Author John Lithgow, Oct. 11



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UC San Diego Welcomes New Executive Vice Chancellor

Distinguished physicist Elizabeth H. Simmons has joined UC San Diego as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Formerly an associate provost and dean at Michigan State University, she brings a wealth of leadership and administrative experience to the campus in addition to being a widely respected scholar. Read More »




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Appointment of Craig Callender and John Evans as Co-Directors of the Institute for Practical Ethics

University Policy on Hazing

Holiday Schedule - December 25, 2017 to January 2, 2018


Passing of former Chair of Radiology, Robert Norton Berk, M.D.

Notice of VC Brenner Five-Year Review

UC San Diego’s Commitment to Creating and Maintaining a Community Free of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment



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Men’s Soccer Takes Down Cal State San Bernardino with Single Goal


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Modern Spain: 1808 to the Present

By Pamela Radcliff,
Department of History


Scientists at UC San Diego partner with IBM for research project on healthy aging
KGTV, Sept. 28

Prince Albert II of Monaco to visit La Jolla for Walter Munk's 100th birthday celebration
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 3

Aerospace pioneer David Whelan joins UC San Diego's engineering faculty
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 29

Hurricane Maria isolates archaeological site that UC San Diego was studying
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 2

DNA mutations in blood predict response to immunotherapy
UPI, Oct. 2

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