On March 25, UC San Diego officially launched the Campaign for UC San Diego, a $2 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to transform the student experience and the campus, with worldwide impacts. The public launch of the Campaign was celebrated at a technology-rich event at the campus’ RIMAC arena, where guests were awed by a dynamic multimedia experience, showcasing innovation and experimentation, and underscoring the university’s unconventional history.
The Campaign for UC San Diego will help fund three key priorities: enhancing the student experience; enriching our campus community; and sparking research and innovation. With the support of UC San Diego friends, alumni, and parents, the university aims to boost investments in these areas to fuel innovative treatments and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
Given the essential role the UC San Diego Library plays in sparking research and innovation at the university, the Library’s campaign priorities are well-aligned with those of the campus. A top priority for the Library and the campus is to raise additional funds to support the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI). Because of the significance of the initiative for student learning and the campus overall, Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla has agreed to match gifts raised up to $1 million, doubling the impact of other contributions. Donations to the GLRI are designated to support renovation or maintenance activities.
“We are seeking support for a multi-million dollar initiative to transform the first, second, and eighth floors in Geisel Library into modern, collaborative, technology-rich spaces that advance the learning and research efforts of our talented students and researchers,” said University Librarian Brian Schottlaender. Read more…
Habits serve a purpose. We often establish habits, like a morning routine, to make life quicker and more efficient. But what happens in your brain when you switch from habit to deliberate action? And what happens when you are unable to make that switch? Join us as we explore these questions and more with Professor Christina Gremel:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Biomedical Library, Events Room
An Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neurosciences Graduate Program at UC San Diego, Christina Gremel has been studying the mechanisms controlling how the brain “breaks habits” for 13 years. She will discuss her work on how habits are created, how people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and addiction have a hard time “breaking habits,”and how to change the brain’s balance between habits and goal-directed actions.
This free event is open to the public. For more information, contact Serafin Raya at email@example.com.
For the last decade, the Department of Reproductive Medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine has sponsored an innovative program that offers young, high-school age women with the opportunity to become immersed in an exciting new field of medicine—oncofertility—which addresses the fertility needs and quality of life issues of young cancer patients.
Graduates of the 2015 Reproductive and Oncofertility Science Academy at the 2016 Oncofertility Consortium Conference
Each year, approximately 12-14 young women from San Diego communities are selected to participate in the Oncofertility Science Academy’s summer program, which includes Saturday classes taught by UC San Diego faculty, on topics ranging from cancer biology and in vitro fertilization to chemotherapies and reproductive ethics. The Library’s biomedical and public health librarian, Karen Heskett, also plays an important role in the program’s success, providing instruction to the students on best practices in researching public health and medical research.
“The sessions focus on the research process, and the importance of beginning with a well-defined search strategy,” said Heskett, who has provided instruction to the OSA’s students in the annual program since 2014. “This is really an impressive group of young women. While this is often their first foray into research and scholarly literature, they are highly motivated to learn and understand, and they do amazingly well at diving in and grasping what they find. I find it very gratifying to contribute to their learning and enlighten them about the research process.” Read more…
Gender inequities and gender based violence pose a major threat to the health and full social and economic development of women and girls across the globe. Join Dr. Anita Raj to discuss the issues being tackled by the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Anita Raj, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine and Global Public Health and Founding Director of the Center on Gender Equity and Health at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Raj is a developmental psychologist and public health researcher with more than 20 years of experience conducting studies in the areas reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH), sexual and reproductive health (SRH) including HIV, gender-based violence, substance use, engaging men and boys in SRH and RMNCH interventions, and the health effects of child marriage and adolescent motherhood. Her research has focused on South Asia, the United States, Russia, and more recently, West and Central Africa. Read more…
Upcoming Library Workshops for February and March: visit library.ucsd.edu/services/instruction/workshops-at-the-library for descriptions, times, locations (some are at Geisel, others at BLB), and links to register.
- Getting Started with Research Data – Feb 16, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
- Managing Citations: Which Tool to Use? – Feb 16, 12:30 – 2:00 pm
- PubMed Essentials – Feb 17, 10:00 – 11:30 am
- EndNote Online – Feb 23, 10:00 – 11:30 am
- SciFinder and Reaxys for Chemical Substances and Reactions – Feb 28, 10:00 – 11:30 am
- EndNote Desktop – March 1, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Zotero – March 7, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
- Zotero Drop-in Clinic – March 7, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
- PubMed: Beyond the Essentials – March 9, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
- Mendeley – March 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
The Cambridge Structural Database System (CSDS) for 2017 is now available to download for Windows, OSX, and Linux (32 and 64-bit). While you can use always search the Cambridge Structural Database of 800,000+ crystal structures via CSDWeb, CSDS gives you access to that database, PLUS the full suite of products from the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, including Mercury software for 3D printing and CSD Python API.
- Go to the UC distribution site and 1) download the files for your operating system, and 2) select the San Diego (UCSD) link for our site and registration codes. You will need to enter these during the installation or the first time you run one of the CSDS programs.
- This page is IP restricted. You must be on the campus network or on VPN to access this page.
- You can also download the files directly from CCDC, but you still need those UCSD site and registration codes. They’ll email you the download links.
- Download the files for your operating system and complete the installation. You may be prompted first to uninstall the 2016 CSDS.
- All documentation, including the release and installation notes and guides and tutorials for each program can be found on the CSDS website.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Cambridge Structural Database System.
BrowZine, the current awareness service you can use on the web or mobile device to monitor new articles from your favorite scholarly journals, just got better.
The “Saved Articles” feature in the Android/iOS app has been renamed “My Articles,” and you can now sync those articles between the app and your account on Browzine.com. Imagine you’re scanning articles on your phone and find one you want to read, but you don’t want to read it on your phone. Now you can mark it for My Articles, which syncs up to your BrowZine web account for you to read on your laptop or desktop.
- On BrowZine Web, you’ll get options for each article: read full text (of course), export the citation to EndNote/Zotero/Mendeley, and add to My Articles.
- On the app, you can still tap the yellow bookshelf icon next to the article title, or open the article and select Save to My Articles. And you will need to update the app to the latest version to see the changes.
- You can now create “collections” to organize your articles into groups.
- If you already have saved articles, they will migrate into My Articles, under “General Collection.” If your articles don’t appear or you can’t open them, you might need to create a new collection and add your articles to it.
The Library has licensed BrowZine on a trial basis, through June 2018. If you have any feedback or questions about setting up or using it, please contact Teri Vogel (email@example.com). We also have a guide with more information.
From Saturday, December 24, 2016, to Tuesday, January 3, 2017, ALL UC San Diego Library buildings, including the Geisel Library and the Biomedical Library, will be CLOSED. Library buildings will reopen on their regular schedules on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
Information about Library services available during the holiday closure can be found at: lib.ucsd.edu/library-holiday-closure. Online resources such as electronic journals, electronic books, and databases will remain accessible during the closure. Faculty, staff, and students may access library-licensed resources via VPN (make sure to choose the group allthruucsd to be properly authenticate).
The UC San Diego Library wishes everyone a healthy and happy holiday season.
Some recent additions to our Popular Science Collection.
Browse the new titles online, then click the book cover to get a call number. The books are shelved on the main (2nd) floor in the Geisel West Wing, near the Research Assistance Desk and New Books shelf. If the one you want is checked out, just place a request in the Library catalog to have the book recalled and held for you when it’s returned.
Sports journalist and University of California San Diego alumnus Mark Johnson will take guests inside the metaphorical locker room to share the real dope on doping in professional sports, the focus of his new book, published in July 2016. On Thursday, October 20, Johnson will discuss Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room on the UC San Diego campus. The UC San Diego Library event, open to the public and free of charge, will include a reception and a book signing. Click here to RSVP.
During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Johnson was catapulted to the op-ed pages of the Washington Post and the airwaves of ESPN, where he shared his insights on the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to impose a blanket ban on Russia for its doping record. At his October 20 talk, Johnson will opine on the recent Olympics, and shed light on the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture—the essence of which, he says, is not to play fair but to push the boundaries of human performance and broadcast “the potency of nation states.” Read more…