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Friedmann Recognized for Pioneering Gene Therapy Research

Theodore Friedmann, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was named today one of three recipients of the 2015 Japan Prize, a prestigious international award honoring laureates whose “original and outstanding achievements in science and technology have advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind.”

Friedmann Recognized for Pioneering Gene Therapy Research

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Friedmann Recognized for Pioneering Gene Therapy Research
Theodore Friedmann, MD, professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine was named today one of three recipients of the 2015 Japan Prize, a prestigious international award honoring laureates whose “original and outstanding achievements in science and technology have advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind.”
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‘Frontiers of Innovation’ Program Seeds Seven Multidisciplinary Projects on Campus
As a key part of the Strategic Plan developed by faculty, administrators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, alumni and other members of the UC San Diego community, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla and Vice Chancellor for Research Sandra A. Brown are committed to significant investments in scholarship and science that will keep the university at the forefront of socially beneficial research.
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Marshall College Unveils New Sojourner Truth Statue
She could not be deterred—not by slavery, not by illiteracy and certainly not by naysayers. Sojourner Truth was a woman of strong conviction who used the power of her words to stand up for women’s rights and combat slavery. In recognition of her contributions as a suffragist and abolitionist, a new life-size bronze sculpture of Truth was unveiled Jan. 22 at UC San Diego. Created by local artist and UC San Diego alumna Manuelita Brown, the artwork is prominently located in the heart of Marshall College on Ridge Walk.
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Celebrating Freedom through Education
Nearly 200 UC San Diego volunteers gathered at Howard Pence Elementary School on Sunday to revitalize the school’s garden, paint murals on the playground and much more. The service project, held as part of the campus’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, was organized by Volunteer50 and the Center for Student Involvement to educate students about the impact they can make in the local community. Following the Day of Service, about 500 campus members represented UC San Diego in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, celebrating “Freedom Through Education.”

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UC San Diego Celebrates Black History Month with Dynamic Activities Open to the Public

UC San Diego Celebrates Black History Month with Dynamic Activities Open to the Public

The University of California, San Diego is celebrating a century of black life, history and culture as part of the campus’s 2015 recognition of Black History Month. Events throughout February and March include art exhibits, lectures, film screenings, spoken word performances and the annual Black History…

UC San Diego, UC San Francisco Launch New Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative

UC San Diego, UC San Francisco Launch New Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco, with support from a diverse team of collaborators, have launched an ambitious new project – dubbed the Cancer Cell Map Initiative or CCMI – to determine how all of the components…

How Whales Hear: 3D Computer Simulations of Baleen Whale’s Head Point to Skull Vibrations

How Whales Hear: 3D Computer Simulations of Baleen Whale’s Head Point to Skull Vibrations

Researchers at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego, shed new light on how whales are able to hear, and more specifically on the role of the skulls of at least some baleen whales—fin whales to be precise.

Forecasting the Flu Better

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Sociology Department Founder Joseph Gusfield Dies at 91

Sociology Department Founder Joseph Gusfield Dies at 91

Joseph Gusfield, founding chair of the sociology department at UC San Diego, has died. He was 91 years old. Gusfield was an internationally renowned sociologist and one-time activist, whose analysis of social movements remains a foundation for the study of contemporary “culture wars.” Gusfield is…

Becky Petitt Named UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Becky Petitt Named UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the University of California, San Diego announces the appointment of Becky Petitt as Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VC-EDI), effective March 23, 2015. She will serve as the lead senior executive responsible for providing a holistic and…

UC San Diego Celebrates Roger Reynolds’ 80th Birthday

UC San Diego Celebrates Roger Reynolds’ 80th Birthday

In 1965, an ambitious young composer drove down California’s coast to check out university music programs. At UC San Diego, Roger Reynolds and his partner, Karen, were impressed with plans for a new kind of music department. A few years later the department was equally impressed with Reynolds.

Stomach Acid-Powered Micromotors Get Their First Test in a Living Animal

Stomach Acid-Powered Micromotors Get Their First Test in a Living Animal

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled by stomach acid can take a bubble-powered ride inside a mouse. These tiny motors, each about one-fifth the width of a human hair, may someday offer a safer and more efficient way to deliver drugs or diagnose tumors.