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Donated Dr. Seuss Works May Lead to New Books

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Fans of the whimsical collection of Dr. Seuss children’s books may one day be treated to new volumes in the wildly popular series. More than 1,500 new materials from the personal archive of author Theodor Seuss Geisel have been donated by Audrey Geisel to the UC San Diego Library, including a variety of unpublished projects, such as “Cat Ballooning,” “The Pet Shop,” “Bee Watches,” “How Welk Can You Spelk,” “The Clock Book,” and “Arabian Adventures.”

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Four New Hires Underscore Campus’s Commitment to Diversity

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 27th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego is deeply committed to making positive changes to improve our campus climate and increase the richness and diversity of our community and curriculum. The UC San Diego strategic plan emphasizes our commitment to ensure a welcoming and diverse campus. Through strategic recruiting—which helps the university realize its mission and vision for equality, diversity and inclusion—UC San Diego welcomes four new hires: Gerardo N. Arellano, director of the Raza Resource Centro; James Bond, coordinator of the Veterans Resource Center; John Jacinto Duca, director of development, campus initiatives/diversity; and Barney Wilson, director of strategic initiatives, admissions and enrollment services.

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Art by UC San Diego’s Fred Lonidier Showing at Whitney Biennial Exhibition

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 27th, 2014 .
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Photographer Fred Lonidier—an alumnus and professor emeritus of UC San Diego’s department of visual arts—is among 103 artists whose work has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Described by the New York Times as “America’s most closely pored-over show,” the 77th Biennial is on view in New York City March 7 through May 25.

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Using Stolen Computer Processing Cycles to Mine Bitcoin: Who Does It and How Much Do They Make?

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 26th, 2014 .
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A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual currency whose value is …

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Kyoto Prize Laureate and Evolutionary Biologist Masatoshi Nei to Speak March 18

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 26th, 2014 .
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As part of the annual Kyoto Prize Symposium, world-renowned evolutionary biologist Masatoshi Nei, Ph.D., will speak at the University of California, San Diego on March 18 at 3:30 p.m. in the Price Center West Ballroom on c…

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Sanford-Burnham hosts Fifth Annual Rare Disease Day Symposium

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 26th, 2014 .
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From February 28 until March 1, Sanford-Burnham will host its fifth Annual Rare Disease Day Symposium. This annual international event was originally launched in Europe in 2008 and raises awareness among the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. Last year, 72 countries held events attended by scientists, physicians,

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For Dr. Seuss’s Birthday, UC San Diego Library Gets Gift of New Seuss Materials

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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Every year the University of California, San Diego Library, the world’s repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss, holds a campus birthday party to celebrate the March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss. The party will be held at noon on Monday, March 3, but it’s the UC San Diego Library that is getting the gift—a gift of more than 1500 additional items donated by Audrey Geisel from the personal archive of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the reading public as Dr. Seuss.

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Heart of San Diego Gala to Fete Fashion Designer Zandra Rhodes March 1

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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The 17th annual Heart of San Diego Gala, hosted by the University of California, San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, will pay tribute to philanthropist and renowned fashion designer Zandra Rhodes on March 1 at The US…

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‘Big Bang’ Benefit Bolsters UC San Diego Student Engagement Through the Arts April 6

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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Arts patrons and campus supporters will come together Sunday, April 6 for the University of California, San Diego’s annual Big Bang at ArtPower! fundraiser. Chaired by ArtPower! supporter Martha Dennis, the celebration includes a festive brunch and special performance by the Escher String Quartet. In addition, donors Joan Jordan Bernstein and Rita and Richard Atkinson will be recognized for their generosity, vision and leadership support. All proceeds will benefit the organization’s student engagement programs, with the goal of creating the ArtPower! Student Engagement Endowment Fund. The event is open to the public.

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Celladon Could Go Far Under Servier Collaboration, Licensing Deal

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 25th, 2014 .
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San Diego-based Celladon (NASDAQ: CLDN) said it has granted France’s Servier an option to license a new class of small-molecule drugs that could someday be used to treat type 2 diabetes and other…

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