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Three Times a Charm for Grad SLAM Winner

For Nicholas Root, a fifth-year doctoral student in psychology who had competed in the final round twice before, the third time was truly a charm last week when he won UC San Diego’s fifth annual Grad SLAM—a TED-style competition that showcases graduate student research on the campus.

Three Times a Charm for Grad SLAM Winner

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Three Times a Charm for Grad SLAM Winner
For Nicholas Root, a fifth-year doctoral student in psychology who had competed in the final round twice before, the third time was truly a charm last week when he won UC San Diego’s fifth annual Grad SLAM—a TED-style competition that showcases graduate student research on the campus.
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California Dreaming
Before the electric light bulb changed the world, another illuminating idea took shape: The University of California. Founded in 1868, UC has continued to shine brightly for 150 years, driving positive change across California and around the world.
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New Majors to Help Students Tackle Big Issues
The University of California San Diego has added four new majors engaged with real-world concerns to address topics ranging from tackling climate change to sustainable development. Business Psychology, Data Science, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and Real Estate and Development were established as new majors in response to future demand, workplace trends and alumni feedback. These majors all take advantage of the interdisciplinary nature of UC San Diego, exposing students to a range of faculty and learning experiences across campus.
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A Power Player for San Diego
UC San Diego’s Center for Energy Research, which helped to develop the innovative power grid that allows the campus to generate most of its own energy while pumping less carbon into the atmosphere, is extending its expertise to the rest of the San Diego region.

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UC San Diego Mathematician ‘Paints by Numbers’

UC San Diego Mathematician ‘Paints by Numbers’

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Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients

Clinical Trial Tests Tattoo Sensor as Needleless Glucose Monitor for Diabetes Patients

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UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

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Researchers Find Resilience Counteracts Effects of Childhood Abuse and Neglect on Health

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