Researchers ID Unique Geological ‘Sombrero’ Uplift in South America

Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have used 20 years of satellite data to reveal a geological oddity unlike any seen on Earth.

October 11, 2012Science and Engineering, SIO, Science & Engineering, Scripps Oceanography

U.S. and Korean Ambassadors to Discuss Conflicts in Northeast Asia at UC San Diego

Important changes are taking place on the Korean peninsula, including elections in the South and the succession and possible reforms in the North. Yet, progress on the denuclearization of the peninsula through multinational talks remains blocked. The U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (South Korea), Sung Kim, and the Republic of Korea’s Ambassador to the U.S., Young-jin Choi, will reflect on these recent developments and the current state of the U.S.–Korea alliance during a public forum “The Future of the Korean Peninsula and the U.S.-Republic of Korea Alliance.”

October 11, 2012Events, General, International Affairs, Events

Making Crowdsourcing More Reliable

From Wikipedia to relief efforts after natural disasters, crowdsourcing has become a powerful tool in today’s connected world. Now an international team of researchers including a computer scientist at the University of California, San Diego, report they have found a way to make crowdsourcing more reliable. They describe their findings in the Oct. 10 issue of the open access journal PLOS ONE.

October 11, 2012General, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences, Science & Engineering, Society & Politics, Social Sciences

Onward California Tour to Stop at UC San Diego

Did you know that a UC San Diego alumnus was the first to sequence the human genome? Or that Vitamin K was discovered at UC Berkeley? Did you know that the University of California community includes musician Jack Johnson, a UC Santa Barbara graduate, and UC Irvine alumnus Roy Fielding, co-founder of the Apache HTTP Server Project and architect of the HTTP/1.1 protocol used worldwide for Internet access?

October 11, 2012General

History in the Making: Founders’ Celebration 2012

For the past two years, we’ve celebrated the anniversary of UC San Diego’s founding by honoring the visionary leaders and innovators who helped this campus become one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Now, as part of the 2012 Founders’ Celebration Nov. 15 to 16, we will celebrate history in the making: The investiture of UC San Diego’s eighth chancellor, Pradeep K. Khosla.

October 11, 2012Events, General, Events

Happiness, New Technologies Focus of Meeting of Pioneering Thinkers

Author Gretchen Rubin’s “formula for happiness” could have very well been the cri de coeur for this week’s Atlantic Meets the Pacific forum—the second annual collaboration between The Atlantic magazine and the University of California, San Diego.

October 11, 2012Events, General, Events

Making Connections: Chancellor Khosla Forges Community Ties in Visits to Campus Mural, Chicano Park

Sophomore Gracy Uriarte might not be attending classes at UC San Diego today had it not been for “Chicano Legacy – 40 Años,” a permanent campus art installation that depicts the struggles and dreams of underrepresented communities and pays tribute to social justice.

October 11, 2012General

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