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Connections, Camaraderie, Community

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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“Life is a journey, not a destination…” Those are words of wisdom from American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. But according to three keynote alumni speakers at UC San Diego’s commencement ceremonies life isn’t just about the journey, it’s about the people you meet along the way.

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UC San Diego Announces Chancellor’s Medal and Revelle Medal Honorees

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 19th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego today announced that UC San Diego alumni Sue and Steven Hart, and businessman and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, will receive the 2014 Chancellor’s Medals—one of the highest awards given by UC San Diego to honor exceptional service in support of the campus’s mission.

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UC San Diego Names New Dean of Social Sciences

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 18th, 2014 .
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Carol Padden, an award-winning scholar of sign languages and a longtime member of the University of California, San Diego community, has been appointed dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego, effective Oct. 1, 20…

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Single Dose Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Mice

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 17th, 2014 .
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In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-ol…

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The School of GoPro: Founder Nick Woodman’s Five Lessons for Success

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Nick Woodman, Muir ’97, entered the Price Center West ballroom to a roaring crowd, flanked by his wife, Jill, and his friends Neil Dana and Justin Wilkenfeld. He met all of them at UC San Diego, and, today, they all double as his colleagues at GoPro — the wildly successful camera company born from his love of surfing.

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Mission Accomplished

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Both Patricia Campbell and Christy Rodriguez began their UC San Diego academic careers in 1967 as part of Muir College’s first undergraduate class. After years of developing their careers and taking care of their families, the two, coincidentally, will be among the 7,045 graduating students participating in campus’s commencement ceremonies June 14-16.

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UC San Diego Community Comes Together For Triton 5K

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 12th, 2014 .
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Nearly 3,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members returned to UC San Diego Saturday for the Triton 5K. They joined together to walk, run, volunteer and celebrate all things UC San Diego. The university’s race was part of the annual Alumni Weekend hosted June 5 through 8 by UCSD Alumni. This year, the event raised more than $270,000 for student scholarships, bringing the total amount raised to support undergraduates to $3.9 million since the 5K was established in 1996.

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UC San Diego’s ‘Physics Girl’ Wins National Competition

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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Videos featuring Rihanna, One Direction and Bruno Mars are, not surprisingly, among YouTube’s most viewed channels. Videos on physics? While some videos on physics have gained a cult-like following and hundreds of thousands of views, the subject that makes most people’s eyes glaze over still can’t compete with entertainers like Katy Perry in the YouTube world.

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Every Second Counts: A Day in the Trauma Center

Posted by sandiegobiotech June 5th, 2014 .
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It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday morning and the UC San Diego Health System Level-1 Trauma Center is quiet. The only sounds are beeps and tones from machines monitoring the health and status of a handful of patients, the subdued bustle of staff tending to their work and family members visiting their sick or injured loved ones in the adjacent Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

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Chancellor Expands Education Opportunities Available to Students in Imperial Valley

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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Kathia Cortez, of Imperial Valley, and her twin brother Martin, will both be attending UC San Diego this fall as the first in their family to attend a four-year university, a dream realized because of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program.

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