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Published: 2018-01-23T21:43:00+00:00

 



‘It’s About Time: A Festival of Rhythm. Sound. And Place’

2018-01-18T15:00:00+00:00

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UC San Diego’s extensive influence in the music, art and literature scene throughout the entire region is on full display this month, with cross-border collaborations, up-close artist encounters and multiple, chest-pounding performances.


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Premature Baby Grows Up to “Cuddle”

2018-01-18T15:00:00+00:00

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Twenty-five years ago, Sean and Mihi McNanie anxiously watched their premature baby fight for her life. Shea was born at just 25 weeks gestation—she weighed less than two pounds. She was kept alive, in critical condition, by machines, medications and a dedicated staff at UC San Diego Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She required round-the-clock care for three and a half months.


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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis to be UC San Diego Commencement Speaker

2018-01-18T15:00:00+00:00

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The University of California San Diego today announced that Rep. John Lewis, often called “one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced,” will offer the keynote address at the invitation-only UC San Diego All Campus Commencement June 16, 2018.


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UC San Diego Named Nation’s No. 1 Surf-Friendly School by Surfer Magazine

2018-01-16T21:51:00+00:00

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Surfer Magazine has ranked the University of California, San Diego as the No. 1 college in the country revered by many surfers for high academic standards, illustrious alumni, and nearness to quality surf. With a nationally-ranked surf team, UC San Diego has consistently been named a top school for surfing, by other media in addition to Surfer, such as Transworld Surf magazine and Surfline.com.


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New Study Reveals Strong El Niño Events Cause Large Changes in Antarctic Ice Shelves

2018-01-08T16:00:00+00:00

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A new study from Scripps Institution of Oceanography reveals that strong El Niño events can cause significant ice loss in some Antarctic ice shelves.


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The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath

2018-01-04T19:00:00+00:00

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In the past 50 years, the amount of water in the open ocean with zero oxygen has gone up more than fourfold. In coastal water bodies, including estuaries and seas, low-oxygen sites have increased more than 10-fold since 1950. Scientists expect oxygen to continue dropping even outside these zones as Earth warms.


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Less Than Skin Deep: Humans Can Feel Molecular Differences Between Nearly Identical Surfaces

2017-12-13T18:34:00+00:00

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How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of molecules, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has shown.


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Top UC San Diego Researchers Win ‘Oscars of Science’

2017-12-07T15:00:00+00:00

Don Cleveland spends much of his time ruminating on the faulty molecular mechanisms that drive diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Huntington’s. James McKernan explores the world of birational geometry. Joanne Chory digs into the secrets of plant life.




Hunting Atmospheric Rivers

2017-12-07T15:00:00+00:00

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As the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are poised for more chances to understand the phenomenon that can make or break California’s annual water supply.


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Movin’ On Up

2017-11-30T15:00:00+00:00

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UC San Diego celebrated a landmark announcement on Monday—the campus’ move to NCAA Division I Athletics. Community leaders including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jerry Sanders joined Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla in announcing that the Division I Big West Conference has invited UC San Diego to join its ranks.


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