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UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report

Mon, 2014-09-08 21:10

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2015 Best Colleges guidebook, released today, ranks UC San Diego 37th best university in the U.S. among more than 200 public, private and for-profit institutions.

The Preuss School UCSD Named One of America’s Top High Schools by the Daily Beast

Wed, 2014-08-27 14:26

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 named the top “change-making” school in the The Daily Beast’s “America’s Top High Schools 2014” ranking released today. The school was recognized for its ability to prepare low-income and first-generation students for college and beyond. Preuss was also ranked among the top 100 in the College-Bound category.

Washington Monthly Ranks UC San Diego Nation’s Best University for Fifth Consecutive Year

Mon, 2014-08-25 08:50

In Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings measuring universities’ contributions to the public good, the University of California, San Diego has been rated the No. 1 college in the nation for the fifth consecutive year. The rankings are based on three categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.,) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country). “It is a great honor to be recognized once again by Washington Monthly as the top college in the nation for contributing to the public good,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “This is an extraordinary achievement, as the criteria for this ranking exemplify our core values and our vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university that provides opportunity for all.”

Local Students Experience Science at UC San Diego

Thu, 2014-08-21 08:00

A group of 70 excited and inquisitive youngsters had an opportunity to explore laboratory environments recently at the University of California, San Diego as part of the campus’s outreach efforts to encourage K-12 students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The elementary and middle school students were from the Elementary Institute of Science (EIS), a San Diego-based science enrichment program that nurtures students’ intellectual curiosity by providing hands-on experiences.

UC San Diego Named 14th Best University in World in Shanghai Jiao Tong University Rankings

Wed, 2014-08-20 08:08

The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 14th best university in the world for the second consecutive year, according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In addition, UC San Diego’s life sciences and computer science programs are both ranked 11th in the globe. The rankings were recently released by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a public research university located in Shanghai, China, renowned as one of the oldest and most prestigious and selective universities in China.

Researchers Find Security Flaws in Backscatter X-ray Scanners

Wed, 2014-08-20 06:00

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, the University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins University have discovered several security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray scanners deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013.

UC San Diego Named One of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.

Thu, 2014-08-14 13:53

The University of California, San Diego been named among the best colleges for food in the United States, according to the Daily Meal website, which nationally covers food and drink topics. UC San Diego came in 19th place in the website’s list of the “75 Best Colleges for Food in America.”

UC San Diego Ranked in Top 20 of Sierra Magazine’s ‘Coolest Schools’ List

Tue, 2014-08-12 13:56

The University of California, San Diego has been ranked the 17th “Coolest School” by Sierra magazine for displaying a deep and thorough commitment to protecting the environment, addressing climate issues and encouraging environmental responsibility. The eighth annual “Coolest Schools” list was published today by Sierra magazine, a publication of the Sierra Club, the oldest and largest environmental group in the U.S.

Dramatic Growth of Grafted Stem Cells in Rat Spinal Cord Injuries

Thu, 2014-08-07 09:00

Building upon previous research, scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veteran’s Affairs San Diego Healthcare System report that neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and grafted into rats after a spinal cord injury produced cells with tens of thousands of axons extending virtually the entire length of the animals’ central nervous system.

UC San Diego Extension’s International Program to Host Fulbright Gateway Orientation

Fri, 2014-08-01 15:13

LA JOLLA, California – For the first time, UC San Diego Extension will host a Fulbright Gateway Orientation for approximately 70 international students representing more than 40 countries, August 11-15, 2014, on behalf of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

UC San Diego’s ‘Physics Girl’ Wins National Competition

Thu, 2014-06-05 06:00

Videos featuring Rihanna, One Direction and Bruno Mars are, not surprisingly, among YouTube’s most viewed channels. Videos on physics? While some videos on physics have gained a cult-like following and hundreds of thousands of views, the subject that makes most people’s eyes glaze over still can’t compete with entertainers like Katy Perry in the YouTube world.

Every Second Counts: A Day in the Trauma Center

Thu, 2014-06-05 06:00

It’s 10 o’clock on a Tuesday morning and the UC San Diego Health System Level-1 Trauma Center is quiet. The only sounds are beeps and tones from machines monitoring the health and status of a handful of patients, the subdued bustle of staff tending to their work and family members visiting their sick or injured loved ones in the adjacent Surgical Intensive Care Unit.

Chancellor Expands Education Opportunities Available to Students in Imperial Valley

Thu, 2014-05-29 06:00

Kathia Cortez, of Imperial Valley, and her twin brother Martin, will both be attending UC San Diego this fall as the first in their family to attend a four-year university, a dream realized because of the Chancellor’s Associates Scholarship program.

A Snapshot of Success

Thu, 2014-05-29 06:00

When she first applied for computer science internships, Brina Lee, who had a bachelor’s in communications from UC San Diego and a background in marketing, felt like she’d hit a wall of rejection. Now fast-forward just two years, and with a master’s in computer science from UC San Diego under her belt, she is the first female engineer to have been hired at Instagram, the company behind the popular image-sharing app.