- UC San Diego Graduate Student Wins Inventors Competition
For work toward a safer approach to treating cancer, electrical engineering Ph.D. student Inanc Ortac from the University of California, San Diego has won first prize in the graduate student category at the 2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition. Ortac’s winning entry, entitled “Nano-Wiffle-Balls for Cancer Therapy” offers a new approach for delivering cancer drugs just to the areas where the drugs are needed. This kind of targeted drug delivery minimizes collateral damage to non-cancerous cells. “With our nano-wiffle-ball technology, we expect that the lethal side effects to chemotherapy can be greatly reduced, the efficacy of the therapy can be increased, and the quality of life of patients can be improved,” said Ortac.
- UC San Diego Partners with Little Saigon Foundation to Establish Graduate Fellowship
Collaborative efforts launch Vietnamese American Studies Fellowship initiative to preserve language and culture. “It is important to preserve the cultural, artistic and economic developments of the Vietnamese community,” says Kendrick Ton, treasurer of the Little Saigon Foundation. “Without language, you can’t communicate with your elders and the stories get lost in translation.” Community leaders like Kendrick hope to preserve the legacy of the Vietnamese culture by empowering local Vietnamese Americans through higher education.
- Cultural Heritage Center at UC San Diego Reports Progress in 2012
The number of Ph.D. students participating in the Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) has risen in the past year from six to 19, thanks to support from private donors and from the National Science Foundation through the ramp-up of its Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) grant to the UC San Diego center’s for engineering in cultural heritage diagnostics.
- ARCS Foundation Funds Scholar Awards for UC San Diego Graduate Students
Surrounded by ARCS fellowship recipients, Robin Luby presents check to Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. The San Diego chapter of ARCS Foundation, Inc. awarded $232,500 in fellowships to support 31 graduate students at the University of California, San Diego, for the 2012-13 academic year. The ARCS Foundation, a national volunteer women’s organization, provides awards to top students studying science, medicine and engineering. The local chapter has donated $3.8 million to support UC San Diego students since the chapter’s inception in 1985.
- Announcing Intel Corporate US PhD Fellowship Program Winners for 2012-2013
The Intel PhD Fellowship program focuses on research in Intel’s technical areas; Hardware Systems Technology and Design, Software Technology and Design, and Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing. A total of 18 fellowships were awarded in 2012. This prestigious award recognizes winning students as being tops in their areas of research, including two of our very own; Nathan Goulding-Hotta and Kai Wang of the Department of Computer Science
- Former UC San Diego Foundation Chair and Wife Endow $4 Million Fellowship Fund
The University of California, San Diego today announced that Jerome and Miriam Katzin have endowed a $4 million fellowship fund to support graduate students. UC San Diego’s more than 5,000 graduate students raise the caliber of the university’s work by advancing groundbreaking discoveries, driving innovation, and generating new knowledge and leadership that will make a difference locally, nationally and around the globe. The Katzins hope that their gift will also inspire others to support graduate education at UC San Diego.
- Graduate students take their research to the Capitol
On March 14, a delegation of 20 graduate students and deans traveled to Sacramento to give lawmakers a very different perspective: that of graduate student research as central not only to the future of the University of California, but to that of the state and the nation as well.
- Competition Heats up for UC San Diego’s Graduate Student Recruitment
University of California, San Diego graduate student Katrina Gooding Petersen spent a week with a grassroots group called the Louisiana Bucket Brigade studying how smartphones, GPS devices and other technology were used to collect and share information in the midst of a crisis. Now, she is working with the San Diego Red Cross as they put together and begin to implement new disaster mapping software that draws on the same types of technologies and information sources so that they can better prepare for disaster response.
- Graduate Student Artists Throw Open Doors to Public at Open Studios Event
Doors open at Open Studios. They open literally, for the campus and larger San Diego communities, as visual arts MFA and Ph.D. students invite people to view their creative spaces, and figuratively, for the participating graduate students themselves, as they make connections that may continue far beyond the day.
- Graduate Students Recognized for Commitment to Diversity
Ten UC San Diego graduate students were recently inducted into the prestigious Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in recognition of their outstanding scholarly achievement and work towards promoting diversity in higher education. The induction ceremony took place at the annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education held at Yale University, where the new members joined faculty, administrators and fellow students from across the country to discuss this year’s conference theme, “Determining the Future of Diversity Discussions.”
- SDSC Graduate Student Awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship
A graduate student working in the Walker Molecular Dynamics laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego is a recipient of the 2012-2013 NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship Program award for his innovative molecular dynamics research using GPU (graphics processing unit) computing.
- Washington Monthly 2012 Rankings Place UC San Diego at the Top... Again!
The University of California - San Diego is our number one national university for the third year in a row, a testament to its commitment to educating an economically diverse student body while supporting world-class research. Six of our top 20 universities hail from the UC system.
- UC San Diego Inducts 2012 Cohort at Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education
On March 31, 2012, 10 graduate students across a variety of academic disciplines, were inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the 9th Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity in Graduate Education at Yale University. In addition to the induction, 4 UC San Diego graduate students presented their research: James G Williams from Music, Carolyn Chen from Music, Andro Rios from Chemistry/Biochemistry, and Kimberly Stiemke from Education Studies. Flights were provided through the generous sponsorship of Southwest Airlines.
- Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Award, John Yamauchi
The Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Award recognize one graduating senior and one graduate or professional student for their outstanding academic performance, leadership and enhancement of the student experience. Strong academic performance is important, however, the primary purpose of the awards is to honor two students who are admired for their exceptional contributions to university life and service to the university.
- UC San Diego Gets High Marks for Academic Excellence
UC San Diego was recently highly ranked for its academic excellence by both U.S. News & World Report and the Times Higher Education. The 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report named UC San Diego’s graduate programs among the best in the country. The university also was ranked 36th in the World Reputation Rankings by the London-based Times Higher Education..
- Scripps Graduate Student Wins Sustainability Prize
Ayana Johnson is on a mission to find sustainable solutions for problems that affect oceans and coastal communities. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego graduate, along with fellow conservationist Tim McClanahan, is this year’s recipient of the global Solution Search prize sponsored by Rare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean sustainability, in association with the National Geographic Society. Johnson won for her research creating a low-tech solution to reduce accidental trapping of untargeted fish known as bycatch while preserving the livelihoods of fishermen in the Caribbean.
- Dean Kim Barret selected President-Elect of the American Physiological Society
Kim E. Barrett, PhD, professor of medicine and dean of graduate studies at the University of California, San Diego, will become president-elect of the American Physiological Society (APS). APS is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological science – the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function to create health or disease.
- Dean Kim Barrett receives the 2012 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award
Kim has been a selfless advocate for young researchers at both institutional level, as chair of the UCSD Biomedical Sciences PhD program and chair of the committee on research and faculty development at UCSD, and also at national level through her participation on many American Physiological Society and American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) committees including a task force on the status of PhDs in the AGA, and running academic skills workshops.
- Pacific Standard Time: UC San Diego Artists Featured in a Celebration of Southern California Art
The Pacific Standard Time festival, a celebration and revitalization of Southern California art and the art scene in Los Angeles 1945-1980, marks the nation’s largest creative alliance. Spearheaded by the J. Paul Getty Trust, the festival is a “collaboration of 60 cultural institutions and more than 1,350 artists,” stretching from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The Getty has contributed more than $10 million in grants towards relevant events and exhibitions. Running from October 2011 to April 2012, Pacific Standard Time has spiraled from a conservation effort to a large-scale civic initiative.
- UC San Diego's Bill Ping Piu Kuo Named 2011 Young Scholar by the Marconi Society
UC San Diego Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering and Marconi Young Scholar, Bill Ping Piu Kuo (right), works on a wide-band parametric mixer with Evgeny Myslivets, a postdoc in the UC San Diego Photonics System Group. Photo credit: Shana Ho, undergraduate research assistant, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.
- Advocating for Graduate Student Research in Sacramento
San Diego and Sacramento, May 16, 2011 -- Graduate students are at the heart of research taking place on the University of California’s ten campuses, and many package their expertise, creativity and compassion to tackle and solve key problems in California and beyond.
- Campus Celebrates Legacy of African American Scholars with Exhibit, Reception
The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society hosted a special reception Thursday at Geisel Library to celebrate the Black History Month exhibit “Edward A. Bouchet: A History of Scholarly Achievement.” Named for the first African-American doctoral recipient in the United States, the society honors graduate students who exemplify a commitment to promoting diversity in doctoral education and supporting groups that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.
- Flash Memories Researcher Wins Intel Ph.D. Fellowship
Future USB drives, memory cards for cameras, and solid-state drives for smartphones, laptops and enterprise systems may all benefit from the research being performed by University of California, San Diego electrical engineering Ph.D. student Eitan Yaakobi. For his past research accomplishments and future research potential, Yaakobi earned a sought after 2010-2011 Intel Ph.D. Fellowship.
- Rita and Richard Atkinson, Former UC President, Give $5.7 Million to UC San Diego
Richard Atkinson – former president of the ten-campus University of California system and chancellor at the University of California, San Diego from 1980-1995 – has designated, with his wife Rita, $5.7 million to support fellowships for graduate students at UC San Diego. The gift represents the largest gift to date for “Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign,” an initiative to raise $50 million for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships at the university.
- Washington Monthly Ranks UC San Diego 1st in the Nation for Commitment to Service
As the University of California, San Diego celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, the university’s legacy of community service has been recognized by theWashington Monthly as the top college in the nation according to new rankings measuring “what colleges are doing for the country.” The publication announced in its September “College Guide” that UC San Diego is ranked first in the nation for service.
- UC San Diego's newest on-campus Graduate Housing community!
Rita Atkinson Residences is convenient, sophisticated living. Located on the southwest corner of the Health Sciences neighborhood, the new apartments are close to everything you need on campus, within walking distance from local shopping, dining, and transportation. Overnight parking available on the Revelle campus.
- Graduate students drive UC research, help keep top faculty
The University of California attracts the top graduate students in the United States, but vital research programs could be hampered in the future if the university can't continue to draw the best students because of funding challenges.
- Campus Climate Update
The 2010-2011 academic year is under way and we continue our diligence in addressing the diversity and climate initiatives detailed in the March 4, 2010 agreement. During the summer, we worked to advance specific objectives and the Campus Council on Climate, Equity and Inclusion met twice. We’re making steady progress, and I encourage your review of our progress report.
- Kim Barrett, Dean of Graduate Studies, talks about the new Graduate Fellowship Campaign
As a former fellow herself, Dean Kim Barrett knows the importance of providing fellowships and scholarships for students. Now the head of the Office of Graduate Studies, she is encouraging the campus and community to get involved with the "Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign."
- Difficult Dialogue in an Academic Community
The Office of Graduate Studies supports a diverse community, in part by providing funding for a range of student organizations and cultural events. While some of the events, organizations, and academic curricula that we fund highlight complex issues, the Office of Graduate Studies itself does not endorse or promote partisan statements.
- Tribal Membership Initiative Recipient, Damien Cie, Shares his Graduate Experience
UC San Diego graduate student Damien Cie, pursuing a joint degree at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Rady School of Management, is taking advantage of an opportunity only recently made available to him and other Native Americans – the new tribal membership scholarships advanced by the university’s Office of Graduate Studies.
- Dr. Antonio de Maio Engages Minority Students with Research through UCSD’s Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program
UCSD professor Antonio De Maio is on a mission to change the face of biomedical science, and Mohamud Qadi and Jonathan Okerblom could serve as his poster boys.
- Students Who Are Parents Website
As a graduate student with children, you have many responsibilities. Take advantage of these resources to help you succeed as a student and parent..