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UC San Diego Named 5-Star College by Money

June 29, 2023

The University of California San Diego has earned 5 stars–the highest rating available–in Money’s Best Colleges in America 2023 list. The outlet named UC San Diego one of only 13 public universities in the nation to receive a 5-star rating. 

Princeton Review Rates UC San Diego Among Nation’s Most Environmentally Responsible Universities

April 18, 2012

The education services company selected UC San Diego for inclusion in the second annual edition of “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.”

Princeton Review Names UC San Diego Top University for Return-on-Investment

February 5, 2015

UC San Diego has earned top recognition in The Princeton Review’s new rankings for the return-on-investment the campus offers to students. UC San Diego is ranked the nation’s 31st best college for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation and generous financial aid. The campus is also named a great…

President Obama Visits Solar Power Plant Using Technology Developed by UC San Diego Engineers

March 22, 2012

When President Obama visited the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Nevada Wednesday, he got a first-hand look at the first large-scale solar facility equipped with solar forecasting devices called sky imagers. The devices are powered by sophisticated algorithms, which were developed by researchers at the University of California San…

Distinguishing Deadly Staph Bacteria from Harmless Strains

June 6, 2016

…types of hosts they infect and their antibiotic resistance profiles. This effort, published June 6 by PNAS, places all Staph genes into one of two categories: the core genome or the dispensable genome.

New Analysis of Big Data Sheds Light on Cell Functions

October 26, 2016

Researchers have developed a new way of obtaining useful information from big data in biology to better understand—and predict—what goes on inside a cell. Using genome-scale models, researchers were able to integrate multiple different data sets and discovered new biological patterns among different cellular processes.

Study Identifies Religious Bias Against Refugees

October 10, 2019

When you hold constant national origin, religion is the most powerful source of discrimination against refugees to the United States – mattering more than gender, age, fluency in English or professional skill. Also: anti-Muslim bias prevails across the board in the U.S. but differs across subgroups.

Prestigious New Rankings Name UC San Diego 35th Best University in World

May 4, 2016

The University of California San Diego is named the 35th best university in the world, according to Times Higher Education which released its World Reputation Rankings today. The campus moved up five spots compared to last year’s list.

Guiding Lights: UC San Diego Launches Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery

December 5, 2019

UC San Diego launches new Center for Fluorescence-Guided Surgery. The center builds upon Roger Tsien’s legacy, delivering a new caliber of surgical precision to treat patients with tumors and disease of all types, identifying unhealthy tissues with a fluorescent glow.

Ocean Acidification is Transforming California Mussel Shells

January 11, 2021

As the waters off our coasts change due to human influences, scientists have found that the composition of shells of California mussels, a critical species found along the Pacific Coast, are weakening as a result of ocean acidification.

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