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Campus Community Invited to Register Now for Triton 5K

April 17, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
Campus Community Invited to Register Now for Triton 5K

Join Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and members of the UC San Diego community on a 3.1-mile scenic course through campus. While supporting student scholarships, participants will pass the King Triton statue, the icon…

Digital Farmworker Movement Documentation Archive Acquired by UC San Diego Library

April 16, 2014 – 10:26 am | Edit Post
Digital Farmworker Movement Documentation Archive Acquired by UC San Diego Library

A rich digital archive documenting the UFW Farmworkers’ Movement in Central California from 1962 to 1993 has been acquired by the University of California, San Diego Library. The archive, which was developed by LeRoy Chatfield, includes a wide variety of information on the activities, accomplishments, challenges, and work of Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers who participated in the farmworker movement.

Campus Volunteers Help Welcome More than 20,000 Admitted Students and Families to Triton Day

April 10, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

Hundreds of volunteers arrived on campus Saturday to welcome newly admitted freshmen to UC San Diego for Triton Day. Now in its third year, Triton Day is an annual event designed to inspire admitted freshmen to see themselves as …

New Venture Capital Fund to Commercialize Innovations from UC San Diego Community

April 10, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
New Venture Capital Fund to Commercialize Innovations from UC San Diego Community

A group of UC San Diego alumni have created a venture capital fund—the Triton Technology Fund—that is specifically focused on commercializing innovations by UC San Diego faculty, students and alumni. The fund will offer an additional option for UC San Diego innovators looking for the investment and expertise that is often crucial for successful technology commercialization.

Engineering a New Biomaterial Therapy for Treating Heart Attacks

April 7, 2014 – 8:08 am | Edit Post

University of California, San Diego bioengineer Karen Christman’s new injectable hydrogel, which is designed to repair damaged cardiac tissue following a heart attack, has been licensed to San Diego-based startup Ventrix, Inc, wh…

Cognitive Science Alumnus Chris Fry Leads Twitter to New Heights

April 3, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

It is Chris Fry’s job, as senior vice president of engineering at Twitter, to make sure his flock of engineers continues to fly in formation. Fry is an expert engineer whose team does a number of things, including making sure Twitter can handle more than 500 million daily Tweets. Yet it is his ability to build and manage innovative teams that makes him one of the most valuable technology leaders in the business today. Fry credits his versatility to the interdisciplinary education he gained while pursuing a Ph.D. in cognitive science at UC San Diego — a path that while maybe not an obvious choice for his field, has proven invaluable.

The Envelope Please

April 3, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post
The Envelope Please

On March 21, the second day of spring, 116 graduating seniors from the UC San Diego School of Medicine joined thousands of medical students across the nation to simultaneously open “Match” envelopes, revealing where they will spend the next three to seven years as a medical resident.

$6.5M Gift Establishes Laboratory at UC San Diego for Regenerative Ophthalmology

April 3, 2014 – 6:00 am | Edit Post

A $6.5 million gift from a grateful patient will create the Richard C. Atkinson Laboratory for Regenerative Ophthalmology in the department of ophthalmology at the UC San Diego Shiley Eye Center. The new lab will investigate cell…