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No Cost, No Long-Term Commitment: Five CAPS Programs for Student Wellness

May 16, 2024

If you're a student, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) wants you to know that they've got you this spring (and anytime you need them). In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, check in on your own well-being and explore five free CAPS programs that can be especially helpful at this time of year. Whether you want to talk one-on-one, connect to a community or take a self-guided approach, CAPS has a resource for you.

Remembering Jim Simons

May 14, 2024

James “Jim” Simons, co-founder of the Simons Foundation, renowned mathematician and quantitative investing leader, died on May 10 in New York City. He was 86. The Simons Foundation has provided more than $142 million to UC San Diego.

‘MUSIC Map’ Reveals Some Brain Cells Age Faster and Are More Prevalent in Alzheimer’s

May 14, 2024

UC San Diego engineers have discovered that some brain cells age more rapidly than others, and they are disproportionately abundant in individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, researchers observed sex-specific differences in the aging process of certain brain cells, with the female cortex exhibiting a higher ratio of “old” oligodendrocytes to “old” neurons compared to the male cortex.

Four Alumni Capture Coveted Tony Nods

May 14, 2024

Four of UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance alumni are among the talented directors, actors and scenic designers to be nominated for a 2024 Tony Award. And one of their works—a new musical by singer Alicia Keys called “Hell’s Kitchen”—crowns the list as the musical with the most Tony Award nominations.

UC San Diego-Led Science Teams Selected as Finalists for NASA Science Missions to Understand Our Changing Climate

May 14, 2024

Two teams led by scientists from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography are among four selected by NASA to put forward concept studies for future satellite missions to help better understand how our planet is responding to climate change.

UC San Diego Ranked No. 7 Best US Public University by Center for World University Rankings

May 14, 2024

UC San Diego has once again been named No. 7 among U.S. public universities in the latest Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), upholding its position from the previous year.

Five from UC San Diego Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 14, 2024

Five UC San Diego professors have joined the National Academy of Sciences as members.

Franklin Antonio Hall Sparks Research Collaborations

May 13, 2024

From improving tools for robot-assisted surgery to studying how humans prefer to interact with robots, collaborations across different departments at the Jacobs School of Engineering are in the spotlight in this year’s accepted papers for the 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

Plant Virus Treatment Shows Promise in Fighting Metastatic Cancers in Mice

May 13, 2024

An experimental treatment made from a plant virus is effective at protecting against a broad range of metastatic cancers in mice, shows a new study from the University of California San Diego. The treatment, composed of nanoparticles fashioned from the cowpea mosaic virus—a virus that infects black-eyed pea plants—showed remarkable success in improving survival rates and suppressing the growth of metastatic tumors across various cancer models, including colon, ovarian, melanoma and breast cancer.

Metabolism of Autism Reveals Developmental Origins

May 10, 2024

New insights into the metabolism of autism from researchers at UC San Diego could help inform early detection and prevention strategies for the disorder.
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