For many beach-goers summertime means shredding waves. It is estimated that more than 17 million Americans are active surfers, including one million in California alone. Even though the benefits for the body and mind are unquestionable, there are inherent health risks associated with the sport.
WANTED: Members of the public willing to help scientists capture key seismic data to improve scientific understanding of earthquakes, provide detailed information on how they shape Southern California and aid earthquake emergency response efforts.
Jobs, economic growth, currency markets and other pressing economic issues were at center of UC San Diego’s Internationalization of Renminbi Conference held June 7 to 8. The event was the first major international conference devoted to comprehensive discussions on internationalizing China’s currency.
Wayne Cornelius first fell in love with Mexico in 1962 as a small-town Pennsylvania high schooler. It was his first trip abroad (first time west of the Mississippi, actually), and he “got hooked,” he says, on the country, its people, history, food and music. Now, the social scientist who founded UC San Diego’s Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, as well as Center for U.S-Mexican Studies, has been honored with Mexico’s highest award for foreigners: the Order of the Aztec Eagle.
During his career at the University of California, San Diego, Hugh “Bud” Mehan taught thousands of students in sociology and education studies over the course of nearly four decades. His impact spread far beyond the walls of the university into the local community and beyond.