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Rady School of Management at UC San Diego Launches Master of Finance Degree

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The Rady School of Management at UC San Diego has launched a one-year Master of Finance program that will offer rigorous, hands-on training and cutting-edge methods of analyzing “big data” for financial decision making and risk management. This program is the first of its kind for the Rady School, which also offers a Full-Time MBA, FlexMBA (Evenings and Weekends) and Executive Development courses.

New Campus Memorial Honors Protesters for Peace

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

A memorial to honor student activism for peace was recently unveiled at Revelle College. The idea for the memorial was spurred by a group of students in Thurgood Marshall College’s Dimensions of Culture (DOC) program after they learned about the history of UC San Diego student activism during the Vietnam War.

UCSD Alumni Announces 2014 Alumni Honorees

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28
Five distinguished members of the Triton family will be recognized during UC San Diego’s annual Alumni Weekend, beginning June 5.

Source of ‘Moon Curse’ Revealed by Eclipse

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28
Strange events have long been linked to nights of a full moon, though careful scrutiny dispels any association. So, when signals bounced off the lunar surface returned surprisingly faint echoes on full moon nights, scientists sought an explanation in reason rather than superstition. Still, the most compelling evidence arrived during another event that once evoked irrational fears—on a night when Earth's shadow eclipsed the full moon.

Materials Documenting Birth of Nuclear Age to Be Digitized

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The papers of physicist and inventor Leo Szilard chronicling the birth of the nuclear age and the work of the Manhattan Project will soon be digitized by the UC San Diego Library.

SDSC’s 2014 Series of Data Mining ‘Boot Camps’ Begins February 26-27

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is kicking off its 2014 series of “Data Mining Boot Camps” aimed at helping business professionals and academic research scientists gain a clear understanding of how to rapidly translate the burgeoning amounts of data and learn how to design, build, verify and evaluate predictive models.

Real-life Toy Story

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The industry’s top tech reporters and bloggers, including Popular Science, Engadget and many more, as well as tens of thousands of consumers mobbed the WowWee booth for four days to get a peek at the next generation of robotic toys. This was the scene at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this month, where WowWee and their collaborators from the UC San Diego Coordinated Robotics Lab unveiled MiP, the first in a one-of-a-kind new line of self-balancing vehicles.

Five Winners Receive Tickets to Benefit Concert Featuring Nathan East

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

Five winners have been selected to receive two free tickets to attend Eastbound: Home, a special concert at UC San Diego, featuring world-renowned jazz bassist and alumnus Nathan East, ’78 on Feb. 1. The 10 contest tickets were donated by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla.

Citizen Monitor: Recruiting Voters to Improve Their Own Democracies

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

Funded by USAID for $1.38 million, a research team led by UC San Diego’s Clark Gibson will run experiments with information and communications technology in the upcoming elections in South Africa. They are seeking to increase citizen participation in the electoral process, including the monitoring of Election Day.

‘Barcoding’ Life

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

San Diego is one of the world’s “hotspots” for biodiversity, home to a diverse collection of creatures found nowhere else in the world. But like many ecological hotspots around the globe, most of the unique species in our region—particularly its insects, spiders and other small critters—have yet to be described and catalogued by scientists.

UC San Diego’s Black History Month Celebration Pays Tribute to U.S. Civil Rights Movement

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The University of California, San Diego will honor the history and accomplishments of African-Americans during the university’s annual celebration of Black History Month. The theme for 2014 is “Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights: The journey is not complete, we can and must do more.”

$1 Million Grant from Alliance Healthcare Foundation Awarded to UC San Diego

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The Alliance Healthcare Foundation has awarded the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine a $1 million Innovation Initiative (i2) Grant to support the work of Sara Browne, M.D., associate professor in the School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases. The grant is funding groundbreaking research in the use of wireless technologies in the management of personal and public health.

Scripps Grad Students Bring Cutting-edge Science to Local K-12 Classrooms

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

Ask any young student what a scientist might look like, and answers typically involve descriptions of older, frizzy-haired, bearded men wearing lab coats. A unique educational partnership between Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District directly challenges this notion by placing bright Scripps graduate students inside local K-12 classrooms.

UC San Diego a ‘Best Value’ College, According to Princeton Review

Sun, 2014-02-09 19:28

The University of California, San Diego is one of the nation’s “best value” colleges and universities, according to The Princeton Review’s book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2014 Edition.” The education services company has included UC San Diego in its “Best Value Colleges” publication for more than a decade.

Global Regulator of mRNA Editing Found

Thu, 2014-02-06 12:24

An international team of researchers, led by scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Indiana University, have identified a protein that broadly regulates how genetic information transcribed from DNA to messenger RNA (mRNA) is processed and ultimately translated into the myriad of proteins necessary for life.

Source of ‘Moon Curse’ Revealed by Eclipse

Thu, 2014-02-06 07:00

Strange events have long been linked to nights of a full moon, though careful scrutiny dispels any association. So, when signals bounced off the lunar surface returned surprisingly faint echoes on full moon nights, scientists sought an explanation in reason rather than superstition. Still, the most compelling evidence arrived during another event that once evoked irrational fears—on a night when Earth's shadow eclipsed the full moon.

Split Decision: Stem Cell Signal Linked With Cancer Growth

Mon, 2014-02-03 09:23

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a protein critical to hematopoietic stem cell function and blood formation. The finding has potential as a new target for treating leukemia because cancer stem cells rely upon the same protein to regulate and sustain their growth.

CIRM Awards $8.165 Million in Basic Biology Awards to UC San Diego

Thu, 2014-01-30 15:18

Eight stem cell scientists at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded a total of $8.165 million to fund research tackling significant, unresolved issues in human stem cell biology.

Scientists Discover New Genetic Forms of Neurodegeneration

Thu, 2014-01-30 13:08

In a study published in the January 31, 2014 issue of Science, an international team led by scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report doubling the number of known causes for the neurodegenerative disorder known as hereditary spastic paraplegia.

How DNA Damage Affects Golgi – The Cell’s Shipping Department

Thu, 2014-01-30 11:20

In studying the impact of DNA damage on the Golgi, a research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have discovered a novel pathway activated by DNA damage, with important consequences for the body’s cellular response to chemotherapy.