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Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

July 23, 2014 – 11:00 am | Edit Post
Dog Jealousy: Study Suggests Primordial Origins for the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

This will not surprise most dog owners: Dogs can act jealous, finds a new study from the University of California, San Diego. Darwin thought so, too. But emotion researchers have been arguing for years whether jealousy requires complex cognition. And some scientists have even said that jealousy is an entirely social construct – not seen in all human cultures and not fundamental or hard-wired in the same ways that fear and anger are.

UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World

July 16, 2014 – 3:51 pm | Edit Post
UC San Diego Ranked 20th Best University in the World

The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 20th best university in the world by the Center for the World University Rankings (CWUR) which measures universities’ quality of research, faculty, influence, enterprise and successful alumni.

UC San Diego Health System Retains No. 1 Ranking

July 15, 2014 – 9:15 am | Edit Post
UC San Diego Health System Retains No. 1 Ranking

UC San Diego Health System remains among the nation’s best, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 issue of “America’s Best Hospitals,” released this week. The magazine’s widely cited findings again placed UC San Diego Health System first in the San Diego metropolitan area and fifth in California, with national rankings in 11 specialties, up from 10 last year. This is comparable to the country’s most prestigious health care institutions.

Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

July 14, 2014 – 12:00 pm | Edit Post
Friends Are the Family You Choose: Genome-Wide Analysis Reveals Genetic Similarities Among Friends

If you consider your friends family, you may be on to something. A study from the University of California, San Diego, and Yale University finds that friends who are not biologically related still resemble each oth…

Why ‘Whispers’ Among Bees Sometimes Evolve Into ‘Shouts’

July 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | Edit Post
Why ‘Whispers’ Among Bees Sometimes Evolve Into ‘Shouts’

Let’s say you’re a bee and you’ve spotted a new and particularly lucrative source of nectar and pollen. What’s the best way to communicate the location of this prize cache of food to the rest of your nestmates without revealing it to competitors, or “eavesdropping” spies, outside of the colony?

Making Computational Science Super Cool!

June 27, 2014 – 3:22 pm | Edit Post
Making Computational Science Super Cool!

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, this week started its fifth annual Research Experience for High School Students (REHS) summer program, where students join multi…

UC San Diego Names New Chief of Police

June 27, 2014 – 7:58 am | Edit Post
UC San Diego Names New Chief of Police

David S. Rose, a veteran law enforcement officer at the University of California, San Diego, has been appointed chief of police at UC San Diego effective June 30, 2014. Rose will assume the role following the retir…

Preuss Senior Follows in Sister’s Footsteps, Receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

June 24, 2014 – 11:49 am | Edit Post
Preuss Senior Follows in Sister’s Footsteps, Receives Gates Millennium Scholarship

For Daniel Million, learning recently that he was one of two seniors at The Preuss School UCSD to receive the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship was more than a “huge relief,” it also had special significance. Just three years earlier, his sister Miriam received the same scholarship during her senior year at Preuss. Being awarded the scholarships meant their family would not have to worry about how to pay for college as Gates Millennium Scholars have all college costs covered through graduation.

Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

June 20, 2014 – 1:11 pm | Edit Post
Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience – is a state complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative announced by President Barack Obama in April of 2013. It aims to “accelerate the development of brain mapping techniques, including the development of new technologies.”

UC San Diego Names New Dean of Arts and Humanities

June 20, 2014 – 10:50 am | Edit Post
UC San Diego Names New Dean of Arts and Humanities

Cristina Della Coletta, a professor of Italian and an associate dean at the University of Virginia, has been appointed dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, San Diego. Effecti…