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Published: 2018-04-18T17:00:00+00:00

 



New Majors to Help Students Tackle Big Issues

2018-04-12T14:00:00+00:00

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The University of California San Diego has added four new majors engaged with real-world concerns to address topics ranging from tackling climate change to sustainable development. Business Psychology, Data Science, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and Real Estate and Development were established as new majors in response to future demand, workplace trends and alumni feedback. These majors all take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of UC San Diego, exposing students to a range of faculty and learning experiences across campus.


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A Power Player for San Diego

2018-04-05T14:00:00+00:00

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UC San Diego’s Center for Energy Research, which helped to develop the innovative power grid that allows the campus to generate most of its own energy while pumping less carbon into the atmosphere, is extending its expertise to the rest of the San Diego region.


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Learning From Our Elders With a Twist (and Shout)

2018-03-22T14:00:00+00:00

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Now in its in third year, the changemaking Life Course Scholars program is a two-quarter sequence of classes that seeks to transform students’ “understanding of aging, health, learning and research, as well as connect them more deeply to the people and places” of San Diego.


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UC San Diego’s PhD Programs Dominate U.S. News and World Report’s Best Grad Schools List

2018-03-20T12:00:00+00:00

As prospective graduate students across the country research course offerings and consider possible universities to attend, U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the nation’s top graduate programs that names professional schools and academic divisions at the University of California San Diego among the best in the nation.




Inspiring Women to Channel Their Inner Leader

2018-03-15T14:00:00+00:00

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"You don't look like a physicist." Elizabeth Simmons, UC San Diego's executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, has lost track of how many times she has heard this expression. Yet, instead of succumbing to the presence of bias, she decided early on to believe in herself and her potential to thrive as a professor, researcher and leader.


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Igniting Entrepreneurs

2018-03-15T14:00:00+00:00

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In an age where college students are launching billion-dollar companies from their dorm rooms, students at UC San Diego have not only embraced entrepreneurism, but are in some respects leading the trend through a professional innovation conference that has become the largest university event of its kind in Southern California.


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Bill Nye Comes to Campus as ‘The Data Science Guy’

2018-03-08T15:00:00+00:00

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Bill Nye, as everyone knows, is The Science Guy-a self-described science nerd with a bow tie whose PBS television show in the late 1990s inspired a generation of millennials to study math and consider careers as scientists and engineers.


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Thinking Outside the Museum Box

2018-03-08T15:00:00+00:00

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Amanda Schochet could not have predicted that her love for science would lead her to become a storyteller who shares the wonders of the world via miniature museums. Schochet earned two degrees from UC San Diego, including a bachelor's in biology in 2011 and a master's in ecology, behavior and evolution in 2014.


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Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion Opens at UC San Diego Health on March 12

2018-03-05T21:16:00+00:00

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On March 12, 2018, UC San Diego Health will welcome its first patients to the Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion. Located on the La Jolla campus, the new 156,000-square-foot facility represents the most recent addition to the university’s world-class medical campus. In the past five years, UC San Diego Health has invested more than $1.3 billion dollars in patient care facilities for the community.


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UC San Diego Hosts Its First Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality Hackathon

2018-03-01T15:00:00+00:00

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Anish Kannan, a fourth year computer science student at UC San Diego, had no interest in virtual reality (VR) until one fateful hackathon four years ago.


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