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February 22, 2018

The Graduate Division has announced the finalists in the 2018 Grad Slam competition at UC San Francisco. The Grad Slam contest challenges PhD students to present a compelling presentation of their dissertation research in three minutes or less, using language that not only their peers – but also non-specialists – will understand. Since 2015, the competition has been held across all ten campuses of the University of California.

photo of Smart at Grad Slam 2017
February 06, 2018

At about the same time that Ashley Smart, PhD, was finishing up her doctoral degree in UC San Francisco’s Neuroscience Program in December, she was also wrapping up another training experience: an internship doing scientific illustration — specifically, drawing botanical specimens at San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences.

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December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 — UC San Francisco joined eight other U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today in announcing plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities, and career prospects.

photo: students enjoy bagels and cream cheese left after an event at Mission Bay
December 05, 2017

According to the UC Office of the President, over 40% of students UC wide sometimes don’t get enough to eat because they simply cannot afford to buy food. At the same time, an estimated 40% of food in the U.S. goes to waste, squandering the substantial energy and water resources it takes to produce and transport our food as well.