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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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UC San Diego-Human Longevity Inc. Agreement Seeks to Accelerate Medical Science

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 4th, 2014 .
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The new collaborative research agreement between Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) and the University of California, San Diego, announced today, represents a significant and necessary step in efforts to research and translate the potential of t…

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In First Moments of Infection, a Division and a Decision

Posted by sandiegobiotech March 4th, 2014 .
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Using technologies and computational modeling that trace the destiny of single cells, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine describe for the first time the earliest stages of fate determ…

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Art by UC San Diego’s Fred Lonidier Showing at Whitney Biennial Exhibition

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 27th, 2014 .
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Photographer Fred Lonidier—an alumnus and professor emeritus of UC San Diego’s department of visual arts—is among 103 artists whose work has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Described by the New York Times as “America’s most closely pored-over show,” the 77th Biennial is on view in New York City March 7 through May 25.

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Diversity Awards Honor Outstanding Outreach and Inclusion Initiatives

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 27th, 2014 .
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Designed as a cultural laboratory, La Clase Magica uses storytelling to bridge the lives of local underserved youth and UC San Diego undergraduate students. As “amigo/as,” undergraduate mentors share anecdotes of life in college and encourage their mentees to pursue higher education. In turn, by facilitating digital media projects that draw upon the traditions, language and history of the youth, undergraduates discover the broad diversity and cultural breadth that exists in local San Diego communities.

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Mexico Moving Forward Symposium to Look at NAFTA ‘20 Years and Beyond’

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 27th, 2014 .
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NAFTA, its impact and its future goals will be the center of UC San Diego’s Mexico Moving Forward symposium, to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6. The symposium, hosted by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), will feature University of California President Janet Napolitano, UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and IR/PS Dean Peter Cowhey, as well as experts from both sides of the border.

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Four New Hires Underscore Campus’s Commitment to Diversity

Posted by sandiegobiotech February 27th, 2014 .
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The University of California, San Diego is deeply committed to making positive changes to improve our campus climate and increase the richness and diversity of our community and curriculum. The UC San Diego strategic plan emphasizes our commitment to ensure a welcoming and diverse campus. Through strategic recruiting—which helps the university realize its mission and vision for equality, diversity and inclusion—UC San Diego welcomes four new hires: Gerardo N. Arellano, director of the Raza Resource Centro; James Bond, coordinator of the Veterans Resource Center; John Jacinto Duca, director of development, campus initiatives/diversity; and Barney Wilson, director of strategic initiatives, admissions and enrollment services.

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