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    Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla (left), Professor of Physics Alison Coil (center) and Vice Chancellor Becky Petitt (right) at the 23rd Annual Diversity Awards ceremony on March 1, 2018.

  • ChemExpo 2017

    The UC San Diego American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates earned both Outstanding Chapter and Green Chapter awards from the national ACS Committee on Education. Photo by Susanna Yee.

  • James Bunch group

    Undergraduate recipients of the James R. Bunch Mathematics Endowed Scholarship pictured with Emeritus Professor James Bunch (far left) and Dean Steven Boggs (far right).

  • James Mckernan

    James McKernan, Winner of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. Photo by Erik Jepsen, UC San Diego Publications.


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sloan-logo-stacked-white-demo_sq.pngUC San Diego Chemist Stirs Hope for a New Flu Treatment

Each year people all over the world die from the flu. To protect against influenza epidemics and their potentially mortal results, medical professionals encourage vaccination. While generally effective for healthy individuals, vaccinations are less effective for the elderly, the immunocompromised and other high-risk groups. For the healthy, getting a shot doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t get the flu since current vaccinations are not full-proof. But, thanks to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Seth Cohen, now there’s hope.

neal_d_image_of_mrna_640p.jpg'ZeroGDoc' Recalls Flight with Stephen Hawking

Erik Viirre, associate director of the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and adjunct professor in the Departments of Neurosciences, Surgery and Cognitive Science at UC San Diego, took to flight with the late Stephen Hawking. Viirre shares his account of that once-in-a-lifetime journey to explore gravity fields with the most famous living expert on gravity.

tesla.jpgAstrophysicist Encourages Elon Musk to Boost Inclusion of Women, Minorities at Tesla

Alison Coil, associate dean of EDI, couldn't help but notice that something was lacking in the video footage of employees cheering during the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch: Diversity. Numerous studies show that it leads to stronger companies, higher revenues and more efficiency. Coil asks: If Elon Musk can launch a rocket into space, why not boost Tesla's staff roster with diversity?

















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