Ocean frontier explorer and world-renowned filmmaker James Cameron has been named by Scripps Institution of Oceanography as the recipient of the 2013 Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest. Cameron will deliver a presentation on his record-setting DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition and exploration of the frontiers of the deep sea on May 31 on campus.
DARPA, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has awarded $6 million to a team of researchers to develop nanotechnology therapies for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and associated infections. Led by UC San Diego's Michael J. Sailor, the award brings together a multi-disciplinary team of renowned experts in laboratory research, translational investigation and clinical medicine, including Dr. Erkki Ruoslahti of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Dr. Sangeeta N. Bhatia of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Dr. Clark C. Chen of the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
UC San Diego will host the 5th Annual Alumni Weekend June 6-9, where thousands of graduates will enjoy signature events designed to engage and inspire.