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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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Welcoming the ‘Leaders of the Future’

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 1st, 2014 .
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Nashaya Ross remembers walking home from Lincoln High School, thrilled that she had gotten into her top college choice: UC San Diego. But her excitement soon turned to anxiety. “I started thinking, ‘How am I going to pay for college?’ ” said Ross. “I had never felt so stressed. I had the grades and the knowledge, but there’s nothing you can do about money. I felt so powerless.”

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UC San Diego Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Raza Resource Centro

Posted by sandiegobiotech May 1st, 2014 .
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More than 250 campus and community members gathered in Matthews Quad to celebrate the dedication of the Raza Resource Centro (RRC) on April 23. The newest resource center at UC San Diego, it was developed to suppor…

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TEDxUCSD Presents “The Power of One, the Power of Many” at UC San Diego May 10

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 24th, 2014 .
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New York Times bestselling author and physicist David Brin, angel investor and Red Cross instructor Kai Chang and Miss California 2013 Crystal Lee are among the speakers selected to present at the 2014 TEDxUCSD. Now in its second year, the on-campus event will bring together 15 leading thinkers and doers from across multiple fields—many of whom are affiliated with UC San Diego—to engage the campus community with “ideas worth spreading.”

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The Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report

Posted by sandiegobiotech April 23rd, 2014 .
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The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college—has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual list of “Best High Schools.” Located on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, the school is also ranked the 5th best high school in California, the 10th best charter school in the country and 42nd overall in the nation.

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