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Growing Number of Gates Scholars Shine at UC San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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To many people, Angelica Gutierrez is an inspiration: The Palm Desert native is majoring in political science at UC San Diego and balances her busy study schedule with working as a peer educator and giving back to her community. But to Gutierrez, it’s her parents that are her true inspiration.

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Banking on Science to Support UC San Diego’s Newest Researchers

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 23rd, 2014 .
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Our newest researchers are looking for breakthroughs—in science and fundraising—and UC San Diego is here to help with its innovative Young Investigator Program. This successful program, which connects faculty at the start of their academic careers with sources of private funding, is the cover story in the January 2014 issue of CASE Currents, the official publication of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Calling All Girls: Coding Is Cool!

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, in a partnership with other local universities and industry support groups, is launching a non-profit collaborative community program ai…

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Chancellor Joins White House Summit to Increase College Access for Low-Income Students

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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University of California, San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will join other national higher education leaders Jan. 16 at a daylong White House summit dedicated to launching a plan of action for increasing college access and success for low-income and disadvantaged students. The event, part of President Obama’s college pipeline initiative of making substantial new efforts towards recruiting and graduating low-income students, is being jointly coordinated by the National Economic Council, the Domestic Policy Council and the Department of Education.

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From UC San Diego to the Grammys and Back

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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Chances are you have listened to UC San Diego alumnus Nathan East, ’78, all of your life. You just may not know it—yet. East is one of the world’s best bass guitarists, a Grammy nominee who has played with the likes of jazz, rock and pop royalty from Michael Jackson and Beyoncé, to Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. On Feb. 1, East will return to his alma mater for a one-time public performance entitled “Eastbound: Home.” All proceeds will benefit scholarships for UC San Diego students.

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Winter Game Fest Expected to Draw Thousands of Video Gamers

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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Thousands of UC San Diego’s video game enthusiasts are expected to participate in the campus’s ninth annual Winter Game Fest, one of the largest free video game festivals in Southern California. The event will be held from noon to 10 p.m. on Jan. 17 and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 19. The three-day festival, taking place in the Price Center East and West Ballrooms, has become a growing tradition at UC San Diego, each year offering more games, sponsors, prizes and fun.

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UC San Diego Appoints Two Vice Chancellors

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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UC San Diego has announced the appointment of two leadership positions: Department of Communication faculty member Carol Padden has agreed to serve as interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, effective …

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When a Doctor’s Visit Is a Guilt Trip

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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Have you ever left a doctor’s office feeling ashamed or guilty?  Chances are one in two that you answered “yes,” according to research from the University of California, San Diego. And what happened next? Perhaps you were motivated to make changes in an unhealthy behavior. Or, did you just lie to that doctor on subsequent visits? Avoid him or her? Maybe even terminate treatment entirely?

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Unsafe at Any Level: Very Low Blood Alcohol Content Associated With Causing Car Crashes

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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Even “minimally buzzed” drivers are more often to blame for fatal car crashes than the sober drivers they collide with, reports a University of California, San Diego study of accidents in the United States.

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SDSC and Leidos to Help Develop New Cybersecurity Reference Architecture for Electrical Microgrids

Posted by sandiegobiotech January 22nd, 2014 .
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, is collaborating with Leidos (formerly Science Applications International Corporation) to develop a reference system architecture aimed …

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