Plastic Trash Altering Ocean Habitats, Scripps Study Shows

A 100-fold upsurge in human-produced plastic garbage in the ocean is altering habitats in the marine environment, according to a new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

May 08, 2012Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

CRCA Reflects Distinguished Past at 40th Anniversary Celebration

It’s the University of California’s oldest arts research center and was one of the University of California, San Diego’s first Organized Research Units. It’s been housed in everything from a converted Marine Corps bowling alley to a state-of-the-art research facility, and in its 40-year history, the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) has been an incubator for myriad experiments at the intersection of culture and computer science research, from computer-spatialized audio and future cinema to video games and virtual reality.

May 08, 2012Arts, General, Science and Engineering, Arts & Culture, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities

Computer Scientists Develop an Interactive Field Guide App for Birders

A team of researchers led by computer scientist Serge Belongie at the University of California, San Diego, has good news for birders: they have developed an iPad app that will identify most North American birds, with a little help from a human user.

May 08, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

“Take Charge” of Diabetes: Can Commercial Weight-Loss Program Help?

Diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, most with Type 2 diabetes, a disease which is often coupled with obesity.  Concerned by the increasing number of overweight Americans, nutrition experts with the UC San Diego School of Medicine are launching Take Charge, a research study analyzing the effectiveness of a commercial weight-loss program on participants with Type 2 diabetes who have a BMI of 25 – 45.

May 08, 2012General, Health, Science and Engineering, Health & Medicine, Science & Engineering

Plant Biologists From Across Country to Converge in San Diego to Discuss Future of Food, Fuel

Some 300 leaders in plant and algae biology from around the country will gather here for a symposium this week to discuss ways of using genetics to develop renewable ways of improving the nation’s food, fuel, pharmaceutical and other bio-based industries.

May 08, 2012Events, Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering, Events

Collaboration on Offshore Seismic Research Project at San Onofre

Southern California Edison (SCE) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will collaborate on a project to gather seismic data off the coast of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS).

May 08, 2012Science and Engineering, Science & Engineering

In Search of the Good Life

Claire Miller is studying human biology at UC San Diego, preparing to graduate in June. In her spare time, she is educating others about mental health, wellness and the related resources available on campus. Miller is part of a team of students called the Wellness Peer Educators, organized by UC San Diego’s Counseling and Psychological Services, who host events and awareness campaigns to educate their fellow students.

May 08, 2012General, Students, Students

Campus and Community React to Selection of Chancellor-Designate Khosla

University of California President Mark Yudof announced May 3 that his selection for the eighth Chancellor of UC San Diego is Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s highly regarded College of Engineering. The appointment will be voted on at the May 16 meeting of the UC Board of Regents. Meanwhile, campus and community members are reacting to the announcement. Here is what they’re saying.

May 08, 2012General

A Ticket to a Better Future

Only three years ago, UC San Diego freshman Betelhem Kifle was living in her home country of Ethiopia, and although no one in her family had gone to college before, she knew she was destined to get a great education.

May 08, 2012General, Students, Students

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