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A Snapshot of Success

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 29th, 2014 .
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When she first applied for computer science internships, Brina Lee, who had a bachelor’s in communications from UC San Diego and a background in marketing, felt like she’d hit a wall of rejection. Now fast-forward just two years, and with a master’s in computer science from UC San Diego under her belt, she is the first female engineer to have been hired at Instagram, the company behind the popular image-sharing app.

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Possible Source of Kawasaki Disease Found

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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An international team of scientists, including researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, report that the likely cause of Kawasaki disease in Japan is a windborne agent originating…

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Faculty Mentors Inspire Howard University Students to Pursue Doctorates at UC San Diego

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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Last summer, Howard University students Daril Brown and Nailah Seale came to UC San Diego to participate in hands-on bioengineering research alongside faculty and graduate students. This fall, they return to campus…

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Nobel Laureate Mario Molina Awarded UCSD Medal

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 22nd, 2014 .
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UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla presented Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Mario Molina with the UCSD Medal, the highest honor the university bestows and one that has only been presented 10 times, m…

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Possible Cause and Source of Kawasaki Disease Found

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 19th, 2014 .
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An international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of California, San Diego, report that the likely causative agent of Kawasaki disease (KD) in Japan is a windborne agent originating fro…

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An Elevator Speech on the Need to Protect the Planet

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 15th, 2014 .
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With only a few hours notice, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, the climate and atmospheric scientist at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, found out that he would be meeting Pope Francis and would have only one minute to speak to him as the joint workshop of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences concluded on May 6.

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Thousands of Students and Families Attend Transfer Triton Day

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 15th, 2014 .
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UC San Diego opened its doors to thousands of newly admitted transfer students and their families on campus Saturday for Transfer Triton Day. In the same tradition as Triton Day, which is targeted toward admitted f…

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A Gift from the Heart: Pauline Foster Gives $7.5 Million to Cancer Care Hospital

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 15th, 2014 .
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For Pauline Foster, community philanthropist and longtime supporter of the University of California, San Diego, giving $7.5 million in support of the new cancer care hospital at the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center is a gift from the heart—both her husband and brother died of cancer. The campus announced today that the facility will be named “The Pauline and Stanley Foster Hospital for Cancer Care,” in consideration of her charitable contribution.

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For GoPro Founder Nick Woodman, UC San Diego was a Catalyst for Creativity

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 8th, 2014 .
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In 2010, entrepreneur Nick Woodman’s family business—GoPro—exploded into worldwide success. “You wake up one morning,” he remembers, “and the company you started with your college friends is the fastest growing digital capture company in the world.”

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Chancellor Shares Strategic Plan Outcomes at Town Hall

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 1st, 2014 .
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UC San Diego is embarking on an era of transformation – one that will improve our campus and increase our societal impact – thanks to the collective creation of our first-ever Strategic Plan. That was the message Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla shared at the April 24 Town Hall at the Faculty Club.

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