Two scientists at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health for research projects “that challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public.”
The University of California, San Diego has been ranked one of the top 10 public universities in the nation today by U.S. News & World Report.
The University of California, San Diego’s commitment to community service has been recognized by the Washington Monthly as the nation’s top college in rankings measuring “what colleges are doing for the country” for the second consecutive year.
University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Professor Gert Lanckriet has been recognized by MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top young innovators for 2011.
After the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear radiation scare in Japan, scores of volunteers have descended on the northeastern region of the country to help survivors deal with the massive devastation and debris removal. One of those volunteers is alumnus Jacob Searing. He lives in Tokyo, Japan and traveled several hours by bus to the affected area, where he spent eight days scooping mud out of homes and parking lots. He wrote about his experience on his Facebook page, which led an alumni coordinator to contact him and recommend that he log his hours on the university's Volunteer50 website, which he did. In this interview, Jacob talks about his volunteering experience and how he ended up living in Japan.
The University of California, San Diego was listed third in Sierra Magazine’s 2011 “Coolest Schools” report released Aug. 17 as part of the environmental magazine’s annual sustainability ranking of U.S. colleges and universities.
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