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U.S. News & World Report Names UC San Diego Graduate Programs Among Nation’s Best

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 11th, 2014 .
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The 2015 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, highly ranks the University of California, San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the sciences.

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Coding for a Cause

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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Sneha Jayaprakash, a sophomore at UC San Diego, is passionate about two things: computer science and social change. As part of the 2013 Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest, she developed a winning proposal for a mobile app to engage students with volunteerism and social issues—and received a prize of $2,500 to get the project going. Now, with an additional $10,000 awarded by the Microsoft Imagine Fund last month, Jayaprakash is getting the opportunity to turn her idea into a successful startup.

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UC San Diego Welcomes the Campus, Community to April 5 College Planning Session

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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UC San Diego is offering “College Prep For Future Tritons,” a free event on campus for middle and high school students and their families to learn how to plan for, get into and pay for college. Emphasizing that it’s never too early to think about college, the Saturday, April 5 event offers information about the college prep necessary so that qualified students who want to go to college can, regardless of income or ethnicity.

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Online Course Developed in Computer Science and Engineering Ranks No. 1

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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After all the work they put into the online course they inaugurated in the fall, Pavel Pevzner, a professor of computer science and engineering, and instructors Phillip Compeau and Nikolay Vyahhi have concrete evidence that it was a success even beyond the impressive number of people who signed up for the course – more than 30,000 in all.

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Campus Sexual Assault Resource Center Develops Innovative New Programs to Enhance Student Safety

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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UC San Diego’s Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center (SARC) has been successful in developing innovative and proactive violence prevention programs for the campus community. A new SARC program called “Who’s Checking You In/Out?” was recently launched reduce the risk of cyberstalking and increase online safety.

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Chancellor Reaffirms UC San Diego’s Commitment to Access, Inclusion at Community Forum

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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Fulfilling a promise to the local community, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla returned to Southeast San Diego Thursday to convey how community feedback has helped shape UC San Diego’s strategic plan. Last year, UC San Diego hosted two Community Town Hall meetings to seek input about strengthening pathways to higher education for underserved students, increase the campus’s presence in South County, and meet the community’s economic and workforce needs. The feedback shaped the campus’s first strategic plan, which is nearly complete.

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UC San Diego Artist Ernest Silva Dies at 65

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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Painter and sculptor Ernest Silva, professor emeritus of visual arts at UC San Diego, died on Feb. 24. He was 65. Silva joined the faculty in 1979 and retired in 2013.

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Coding for a Cause

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 6th, 2014 .
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Sneha Jayaprakash, a sophomore at UC San Diego, is passionate about two things: computer science and social change. As part of the 2013 Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest, she developed a winning proposal for a mobile app to engage students with volunteerism and social issues—and received a prize of $2,500 to get the project going. Now, with an additional $10,000 awarded by the Microsoft Imagine Fund last month, Jayaprakash is getting the opportunity to turn her idea into a successful startup.

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Raising an Army of Armchair Activists?

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 5th, 2014 .
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Social media may fuel unprecedented civic engagement. Digital networks might make possible mass protest and revolution – think “Arab Spring.” But sometimes and maybe even most of the time, a new study suggests, the accomplishments of online activism are much more modest.

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Medal Honors Scripps Icon Walter Munk’s Lifetime of Science and Exploration

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 5th, 2014 .
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A year ago the Explorers Club recognized director James Cameron with its coveted Explorers Medal during its annual dinner in New York City. The organization honored the famed director not for movie making but for his histo…

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