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Capturing Ancient Maya Sites from Both a Rat’s and a ‘Bat’s Eye View’

A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two.

Capturing Ancient Maya Sites from Both a Rat’s and a ‘Bat’s Eye View’

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Capturing Ancient Maya Sites from Both a Rat’s and a ‘Bat’s Eye View’
A trip to the Guatemalan jungle usually nets a few souvenirs: Photographs of Maya ruins, bragging rights about encounters with venomous snakes, perhaps a bug bite or two.
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UC San Diego Named Nation’s 8th Best Public University by U.S. News and World Report
The University of California, San Diego is ranked the 8th best public university in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The publication’s 2015 Best Colleges guidebook, released today, ranks UC San Diego 37th best university in the U.S. among more than 200 public, private and for-profit institutions.
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The Preuss School UCSD Named One of America’s Top High Schools by the Daily Beast
The Preuss School UCSD––a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college––has been named the top “change-making” school in the The Daily Beast’s “America’s Top High Schools 2014” ranking released today. The school was recognized for its ability to prepare low-income and first-generation students for college and beyond. Preuss was also ranked among the top 100 in the College-Bound category.
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Washington Monthly Ranks UC San Diego Nation’s Best University for Fifth Consecutive Year
In Washington Monthly’s annual college rankings measuring universities’ contributions to the public good, the University of California, San Diego has been rated the No. 1 college in the nation for the fifth consecutive year. The rankings are based on three categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.,) and service (encouraging students to give back to their country). “It is a great honor to be recognized once again by Washington Monthly as the top college in the nation for contributing to the public good,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “This is an extraordinary achievement, as the criteria for this ranking exemplify our core values and our vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university that provides opportunity for all.”

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Looking Ahead: Whole Eye Transplant Under Development

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, UC San Diego Announce Duane Roth Innovation Grant

Thermo Fisher Scientific, UC San Diego Announce Duane Roth Innovation Grant

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