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NIH Grant Awards $2 Million for Research into Privacy and Personal Health Information

October 22, 2015

The National Human Genome Research Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded $2 million to a UC San Diego team led by Dr. Cinnamon Bloss to research individual conceptions of privacy related to emerging health big data technologies.

Actual Reality Beckons at Conference on Future of Virtual Reality

October 21, 2015

Virtual reality has become a lightning rod, with opinions split on the substance and relevance of its future applications. UC San Diego’s recent “Future of Virtual Reality” conference demonstrated that this technology has far-reaching potential—not only in the realm of gaming, but in fields like archaeology and medicine as well.

UC San Diego Named Among Nation’s Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges

October 15, 2015

The University of California, San Diego has been named the 11th most ethnically diverse college in the nation, according to a new report. Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, recently released a list of the top 50 ethnically diverse schools.  Statistics and definitions of race/ethnicity for the list were gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics, Diverse Issues in Higher Education and school websites. According to the report, UC San Diego looks at diversity as an opportunity for education.

FORCE11 Funds UC San Diego to Develop ’Scholarly Commons’ of the Future

October 1, 2015

The grant will fund two workshops and supporting materials that explore how to advance scholarly communication in a world where scholarship goes beyond written text to include software code, workflows, data and databases.

Mentors and Postdocs Earn Chancellor’s ‘Postdoc Appreciation’ Awards for Guidance, Research

September 30, 2015

Those who attended this year’s recent Postdoc Research Symposium and Postdoc Appreciation Lunch and Awards Ceremony sampled research projects from 25 different departments, and desert at the crowded Appreciation Lunch took the form of well-deserved awards.

New Frontiers of Cognitive Networking

September 25, 2015

Researchers at the Qualcomm Institute are exploring ways to improve cognitive networking so that device-to-device communication is more efficient and effective.

UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute Gears Up for Maker Faire San Diego

September 25, 2015

The Qualcomm Insitute will demo and display research and technologies in the Family, Imaging, Drone and Robotics Zones at the Faire, which takes place Oct. 3-4 in Balboa Park.

NSF Locates National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure Site at UC San Diego

September 16, 2015

University selected for its unique strengths in nanobiology, nanophotonics and nanomagnetics research

Molecular Biologist, UCSD Professor Gina Sosinsky, Dies at 60

September 5, 2015

Sosinsky, a highly regarded scientist and teacher who performed seminal work in the molecular structure of gap junctions and other cell-cell junctions, died yesterday from complications related to a bone marrow transplant. She was 60. 

Qualcomm Institute Convenes Conference on Future of Virtual Reality

August 28, 2015

Experts from academia and industry will share insights into the future of virtual-reality technologies and content at the first Future of Virtual Reality Conference Sept. 8-9, organized by the Qualcomm Institute on the UC San Diego campus.
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