Murray and Adylin Rosenblatt Endowed Lectures in Applied Mathematics


Tamar Schlick- New York University

Adventures in Folding RNA and DNA: from Graph Theory to Multiscale Computations

October 20th / 3:00 PM

David Donoho- Stanford University

Estimation of Large Covariance Matrices in Light of the Spiked Covariance Model

October 20th / 4:15 PM

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Sponsored by the UC San Diego Mathematics Department and the Office of the Dean of Physical Sciences


SWIGS – Student Research Seminar

Hi grad students!

Join SWIGS and the Chem Grad Student Council next week for the inaugural Student Research Seminar! Featuring short talks by five of your fellow department grads, this one-hour seminar will allow grad student presenters to hone their general-audience speaking skills. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear an overview of some of the fascinating research going on in other subdivisions that may not normally be on your radar.

This seminar will be held next Wednesday, October 25th from 11:00AM-12:00PM in the NSB Auditorium.  Coffee and refreshments will be provided, and we encourage attendees to fill out ‘feedback’ forms (provided at the seminar) to help the student presenters hone their skills.

This event is the first in a series, to be held once each quarter. Starting next quarter, speakers will be chosen by an open nomination process. If you think you may be interested in participating in future seminars, attend this event to see what it’s like. Presenters can be nominated by themselves, by other students, or by faculty members. One student from each of five subdivisions will be selected to present in each seminar.

Check out the attached flyer for more details, including our amazing lineup of student speakers!

See you there!

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UCSD Alumni 40 under 40

Please see the call for nominations below regarding the UC San Diego Alumni 40 under 40 Award. Criteria for nominations can be found below. Nominations can be submitted at and are due by October 30, 2017.

How do you celebrate an important milestone, while embracing the spirit of nontradition that is UC San Diego? By shaking up tradition to celebrate in a completely unexpected way.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the UC San Diego Alumni Awards, we will honor 40 young alumni — leaders, changemakers and innovators who are making waves, creating impact and leaving a positive mark on the world. We’re looking for the next generation of maverick artists, entrepreneurs, researchers, policy-makers, scholars, engineers and healers; proud alumni who possess the shared sense of discovery that bonds us as Tritons.

We invite you to submit a nomination today. For complete details and to submit a nomination please visit Nominations must be received by October 30, 2017. Awards will be presented during the tenth annual Alumni Weekend on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

If you have any questions about the nominations process or the Alumni Celebration event, please contact Jennie Van Meter at or 858-246-0234.

Thesis Defense – Melissa Lynn Helm

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Grad Student Writing Room

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Interdisciplinary Forum on Environmental Research (IFER) Mixer – Oct 10, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Join us next Tuesday, October 10th for our kickoff mixer!  Enjoy  food, drinks, and good conversation with others interested in interdisciplinary environmental work. All departments welcome!

We’ll provide an introduction to PIER and IFER, share what we have planned for this quarter, and distinguished professor Lisa Levin will present: “Opportunity or Obituary? Deep Oceans at a Societal Crossroad.”

Where: Dugout Conference room, RIMAC Annex, UCSD
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The Academic Job Search Series: October Workshops – 10/13 & 10/20

12. The Academic Job Search Series Oct Workshops