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UC San Diego Astronomers Take Flight for Rare Solar Eclipse

They are professional astronomers who travel the globe to study distant galaxies, Earth-like planets around other solar systems and the primordial radiation left over from the “Big Bang,” the explosive beginning of the universe.

UC San Diego Astronomers Take Flight for Rare Solar Eclipse

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UC San Diego Astronomers Take Flight for Rare Solar Eclipse
They are professional astronomers who travel the globe to study distant galaxies, Earth-like planets around other solar systems and the primordial radiation left over from the “Big Bang,” the explosive beginning of the universe.
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UC San Diego’s $1.16B in Research Funding Sets New Record
University of California San Diego received $1.160 billion in sponsored research support in FY2017 (July1-June 30), a 3 percent increase from FY2016’s total of $1.126 billion. This marks the second consecutive year in which UC San Diego broke its own previous record. Overall, the university ranks 5th in the nation in sponsored research.
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Prestigious Rankings Name UC San Diego 15th Best University in the World
The University of California San Diego has been ranked the 15th best university in the world by the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). UC San Diego was also named the world’s third best public college. The campus was named the world’s fourth best public college and nationally, UC San Diego was recognized as the country’s 13th best university.
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Nature Names UC San Diego a Top 15 Research Institution Worldwide
The University of California San Diego is the world’s 14th best university for developing research that is used to create products or services that benefit society and spur economic growth. The new rankings by Nature, one of the world’s leading academic journals, also praise the campus for its research output: nearly half of UC San Diego’s published papers appear in the Nature index, which measures research productivity in the globe’s top science journals.

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Analysis of a “Rusty” Lunar Rock Suggests the Moon’s Interior Is Dry

Analysis of a “Rusty” Lunar Rock Suggests the Moon’s Interior Is Dry

A team of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego analyzed fragments of the “Rusty Rock,” a rock collected from the moon’s surface during the Apollo 16 mission in 1972. Their analysis determined that the moon is likely very dry in its interior, contradicting a recently…

New ECE Faculty Hire Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Bring Breadboards to Bishkek

New ECE Faculty Hire Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Bring Breadboards to Bishkek

Curt Schurgers, director of the QI Prototyping Lab, is celebrating two big accomplishments: An appointment to the faculty of the UC San Diego Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award.

UC San Diego Launches New Centers for Integrative Health

On Saturday, August 19, UC San Diego will debut its new Centers for Integrative Health with a public conference featuring TED talk-style presentations by noted local scientists, doctors and experts on integrative medicine, mindfulness, integrative nutrition, integrative research and integrative education.

Drug-delivering Micromotors Treat Their First Bacterial Infection in the Stomach

Drug-delivering Micromotors Treat Their First Bacterial Infection in the Stomach

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated for the first time using micromotors to treat a bacterial infection in the stomach. These tiny vehicles, each about half the width of a human hair, swim rapidly throughout the stomach while neutralizing gastric acid and then release…

Free Online Class Teaches How to Be a Better Parent–and a Better Consumer of Parenting Advice

Free Online Class Teaches How to Be a Better Parent–and a Better Consumer of Parenting Advice

Parenting is not a science, yet there is a lot of science on the subject. And there’s a lot of chatter. On the Internet, everyone claims to be an expert. So what’s a person to do? Enter UC San Diego professor David Barner with his free online course, “The Science of Parenting.”

New Study Reveals Public Resistance to Use of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes for Disease Control

New Study Reveals Public Resistance to Use of Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes for Disease Control

The study -- led by QI affiliate Cinnamon Bloss -- was published in today's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association and suggests a strong resistance to the use of genetically engineered mosquitoes for controlling disease.

Compounds in Desert Creosote Bush Could Treat Giardia and “Brain-eating” Amoeba Infections

Compounds in Desert Creosote Bush Could Treat Giardia and “Brain-eating” Amoeba Infections

Researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that compounds produced by the creosote bush, a desert plant common to the Southwestern United States, exhibit potent anti-parasitic…

UC San Diego Statement: Response to This Weekend’s Tragic Events in Virginia

Like many of you, we, the UC San Diego administration, watched this weekend’s horrific incidents unfold in Virginia with a mix of outrage, frustration and sorrow. We condemn this vile display of inhumanity, hatred and violence; extend our condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their…