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Global Leaders, Alumna Join UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy Advisory Board

April 26, 2017

The University of California San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy announces a new chair of and welcomes 11 new members to its advisory board, joining a long-standing council of prominent members of the local and international communities.

Campuswide Proof-of-Concept Awards Move Innovations to Market

April 26, 2017

UC San Diego announced its first eight proof-of-concept awards to advance university inventions to commercial impact. Funded through the new “Accelerating Innovations to Market (AIM)” program, these milestone-driven projects are designed to de-risk early-stage technologies.

UC San Diego Honors Entrepreneurs-in-Residence with Reception, Apr. 17

April 17, 2017

UC San Diego’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OIC) launched the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) program in 2015 to accelerate the creation of new startup companies. The OIC, a Research Affairs unit, will honor the newly appointed 2017 EIR cohort and thank the 2016 cohort for their hard work with a reception, Apr. 17, at Bella Vista Social Club and Caffé in the Sanford Consortium.

Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World

April 10, 2017

Big Pixel Initiative researchers at the University of California San Diego are partnering with Columbia University and Arizona State University to create a continuous, global map of the urbanization process, and they’re looking to the public to help make it happen.

Microgrid Business Models Analyzed in UC San Diego Study

April 6, 2017

UC San Diego researchers published a systematic analysis of microgrids in Southern California to better understand business cases for private investment in microgrids. From the abstract: “Decentralization [of the electric power grid] could radically reduce customer energy costs, but without the right policy framework it could create large numbers of small decentralized sources of gas-based carbon emissions that will be difficult to control if policy makers want to achieve deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.”

Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, COMEXUS Launch Mexico Studies Chair at UC San Diego

March 16, 2017

To help promote cooperation between educational institutions in the United States and Mexico, the UC San Diego Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies co-launches the Mexico Studies Chair, hosting a Fulbright-Garcia Robles scholar to research and teach on campus.

New UC San Diego Seminar Series Provides Invaluable Resource to the Region

March 3, 2017

UC San Diego Research Affairs –The Office of Innovation and Commercialization launches the first of an eighteen-month entrepreneurial seminar series, free and open to anyone at UC San Diego and the general public, including members of any other research institutions, Mar. 9.

UC San Diego Scientists Advocate Combining Technical and Social Expertise to Combat Climate Change

October 27, 2016

Less than two weeks before global leaders meet in Marrakech, Morocco at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, scientists from the University of California San Diego offer their expert advice: bring scientists and policy makers together now to help ensure success in combating climate change in the future.

UC San Diego Named World’s 15th Best University by U.S. News and World Report

October 25, 2016

U.S. News and World Report has named the University of California San Diego the 15th best university in the world, up four spots compared to last year, in the third annual global rankings, released today. The campus was ranked as the 4th best public university in the U.S. on the list of the world’s top 1,000 colleges. The rankings measure factors such as research, global and regional reputation, international collaboration as well as number of highly-cited papers and doctorates awarded.

Rare Film from UC San Diego’s First Official Visit to China to be Screened at Nov. 1 Event

October 20, 2016

Library event to feature renowned China scholar Paul Pickowicz, part of First China Trip.
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