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Shirley Meng Named Inaugural Holder of UC San Diego Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies 1/11/18
Shirley Meng Named Inaugural Holder of UC San Diego Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies
Nanoengineering professor Shirley Meng has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Zable Endowed Chair in Energy Technologies in the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. As director of the UC San Diego Sustainable Power and Energy Center, Meng is leading efforts to advance solutions to some of the key technical challenges associated with energy generation, storage and power management.
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Teaching the joy of coding 12/7/17
Teaching the joy of coding
CSE 190 is a computer science class at the University of California San Diego that is designed to prepare undergraduate students to teach others how to code in the wild—in libraries, as well elementary, middle and high schools. The class is taught by Sarah Guthals, who earned a Ph.D. in computer science at UC San Diego in 2014 and received a Forbes 30 Under 30 award in 2016 for her efforts to teach children how to code.
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Researchers discover specific tumor environment that triggers cells to metastasize 11/21/17
Researchers discover specific tumor environment that triggers cells to metastasize
A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a specific set of genes and begin to form structures that resemble blood vessels. 
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UC San Diego Honored for Cross-Border Commitment 11/9/17
UC San Diego Honored for Cross-Border Commitment
For leadership that fosters opportunity and cross-cultural collaboration, the University of California San Diego has received the Cross-Border Collaboration Award from the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The chamber honored the university at a tribute dinner Oct. 25. in part for its open dialogue, multiple exchange programs and development of resources that help increase student access and success. Research initiatives led by the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies and Jacobs School of Engineering were highlighted. 
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A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants 11/9/17
A Steady Increase in Women Leading the Biggest Research Grants
Eight of the top 10 research grants awarded to UC San Diego departments outside of health sciences this year are led by women. And Karen Christman, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is one of them. Christman brought in $2.8 million dollars in research grants from the State of California. 
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Five UC San Diego bioengineering graduate students selected for prestigious Siebel Scholars program 11/3/17
Five UC San Diego bioengineering graduate students selected for prestigious Siebel Scholars program
Five bioengineering graduate students from the University of California San Diego have been named 2018 Siebel Scholars. 
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Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stress 10/13/17
Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stress
Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling could provide patient-specific treatments for bacterial infections. 
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IBM Research and UC San Diego Collaborate to Advance the Use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living 9/28/17
IBM Research and UC San Diego Collaborate to Advance the Use of Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of California San Diego have announced a multi-year project to enhance quality of life and independence for aging populations through the new Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living Center (AIHL), located on the campus of UC San Diego. The groundbreaking center will bring together the technology, artificial intelligence and life sciences knowledge of IBM and UC San Diego to promote critical research and applications in two thematic areas: Healthy Aging and the Human Microbiome.
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When Artificial Intelligence is Funny 9/15/17
When Artificial Intelligence is Funny
What do you do if you’re an animal shelter and have to name a big litter of guinea pigs that suddenly become available for adoption and need to be named? Why, contact Janelle Shane, who earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at UC San Diego, of course. Shane works on lasers in her day job, but her hobby is using neural networks to create paint color names, band names and much more.Her efforts have received an onslaught of media coverage, from Gizmodo, to Wired, to The Atlantic Online. When the Morris Animal Refuge in Portland, Ore., came to her, Shane agreed.
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