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Pass the pen: Alumnae nominated spotlight

August 9, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
As part of an ongoing series, we give alumni a chance to share their favorite GPS memories

Writing novels for the 21st century tech economy

August 3, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Eliot Peper ‘11 talks about his newest book “Bandwidth” and his inspirations from GPS and the startup community

Alumni Mentor Program brings GPS toolkit to the East Coast

July 31, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
UC San Diego and GPS alumni are paired with current students who are exploring policy and public service during their summer internship in Washington, D.C.

Setting the standard for U.S.-Latin American Relations

July 30, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS Professor Richard Feinberg inspires students and colleagues with four decades of engagement in U.S. foreign policy and espouses the affirmative power of social media

Modeling the future of Southeast Asia

July 27, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS Assistant Professor Teevrat Garg creates economic and policy models in underdeveloped countries to explore ecosystems and human health

The Big Pixel Initiative brings hurricane research to Washington

July 26, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS graduates Dana Kozhakhmetova, MIA ’18 and Joanna Valle Luna, MIA ’18 harness the power of big data to help solve the economic impacts of hurricanes

U.S. Nuclear Power: The Vanishing Low-Carbon Wedge

July 2, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Ahmed Abdulla's new paper examined the current U.S. nuclear fleet, which is made up of large light water nuclear reactors (LWRs)

Office hours: Associate Professor Jennifer Burney

June 29, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
The GPS faculty member opens up about some of the dearest objects that adorn her office, painting a picture of her professional backstory and personal interests

Class of 2018 graduates embody global citizenry and leadership

June 29, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
With a keynote by international financial leader and diplomat Robert Hormats, GPS graduated 158 students at its 30th commencement ceremony on June 17

Science Policy Fellows program nurtures effective interdisciplinary scholars

June 27, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In its fourth year, the program continues attracting top students in STEM disciplines to explore the policy relevance and implications of their dissertation research

Stanford study finds poor air quality responsible for one in five infant deaths in sub‑Saharan Africa

June 27, 2018 | By Michelle Horton | Stanford News
Satellite measurements of air quality across sub-Saharan Africa revealed small improvements in air quality could be one of the most effective interventions to curb infant mortality rates

Building cross-border relationships

June 26, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Richard Banks, MIA ‘18 and Brian Noveck, MAS-IA ’18 support the increase of trade and collaboration between the U.S. and Mexico at the border

Geoengineering a greener future

June 22, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS Professor Kate Ricke creates economic and policy models in a dual professorship with Scripps Oceanography, for a comprehensive view of climate research

An Economic Sleuth

June 7, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
UC San Diego economist’s research sheds light on contested issues facing nation

Sponsored Student Spotlight: Adnan Saygili

June 2018 | By the International Students and Programs Office
International Students and Programs Office spotlight on Adnan Saygili

Celebrating academic excellence

May 31, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
GPS honored its 2018 award winners with an intimate luncheon on May 16 

Inspiring Greatness in Others

May 31, 2018 | By Erika Johnson | UC San Diego News
GPS Career Services Director David Robertson honored at the 33rd annual UC San Diego Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Awards on May 21

Painting the picture of an MPP student’s day

May 30, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In a Q&A complementing our Flickr tour of a day in the life of Yi Wu, the 2019 MPP candidate reveals what attending GPS looks like today

Gregory Lee looks at the future of digital health and technology

May 17, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
A Q&A with Nokia Technologies president during his Pacific Leadership Fellowship

A sustainable seafood hero

May 11, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
For his commitment to the School’s global mission, and dedication to the conservation and protection of ocean health, Tobias Aguirre is the 2018 Outstanding GPS Alumnus

Pass the pen: Alumnae nominated spotlight

May 8, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
As part of an ongoing series, we give alumni a chance to share their favorite GPS memories

Campus recognizes alumni as leaders and changemakers

May 3, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Three GPS alumni, David An '07, Elena Foukes Lucas '12 and Tamar Koosed '09, have been selected for UC San Diego's 40 Under 40 award

Emilie Hafner-Burton Awarded for Going Above and Beyond to Make a Positive Difference in the World

April 30, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
She was selected to be one of six UC San Diego faculty members honored at the 44th annual Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Awards for going above and beyond to make a positive difference in their teaching, research and service

UC San Diego Study: Anyone Can Be an Innovator

April 18, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Students given incentives to innovate are just as skilled as the self-motivated, research by Joshua Graff Zivin and Elizabeth Lyons finds

Innovation in mobile technology

April 17, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
In the latest PDEL Innovation Workshop, UC San Diego scholars Claire Adida, Jennifer Burney and Ganz Chockalingam design and implement a digital school-fee payment system in Benin

Cross-border collaboration at USMEX

April 11, 2018 | By Rachel Hommel | GPS News
Four USMEX Fellows detail how their fellowships are not only supporting multidisciplinary research projects but the vibrant community of scholars they’ve discovered at the center

School of Global Policy and Strategy Professor Awarded for Engaging Analysis of News and Events

April 9, 2018 | By Christine Clark | UC San Diego News
Political scientist Barbara F. Walter takes home the grand prize for contributions to Political Violence @ a Glance blog 


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