Public primary schools were created by states to reinforce obedience among the masses and maintain social order, rather than serve as a tool for upward social mobility, suggests a study from UC San Diego political scientist Agustina Paglayan.
Republican-leaning counties saw a sharp rise in birth rates compared to Democratic-leaning counties after Donald J. Trump’s surprise win in the 2016 presidential election, reveals a forthcoming study from the University of California San Diego.
Five remarkable people are being celebrated by the Life Course Scholars Program at UC San Diego with “Wise Elder Changemaker” awards for their "significant impact on people, land, communities and movements for change across our region."
Longtime campus champions Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs believe in the power of the next generation to make change for the better. And it is imperative, they say, to “create the opportunity for anybody who is eligible and wants to come to UC San Diego to do so.”
A team of psychological scientists and criminologists led by memory expert John Wixted of UC San Diego say our system of jurisprudence needs a simple no-cost reform -- testing eyewitnesses for their memory of suspects only once.
Pundits around the nation have been calling for overhaul of the century-old rules that govern California’s recall elections, since even before the petition to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom reached the ballot box. Political leaders are now pushing ahead. But what do ordinary voters think and want?
Is there a "CalExodus"? A UC San Diego survey finds no increase, over 2019, in residents who say they plan to leave. A companion report analyzing Google trends data suggests they aren’t secretly searching for move-related terms either.
It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California San Diego. The study is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak.
It’s hard to deny there are social and environmental challenges at the San Diego-Tijuana border. But where some fold their hands in despair or show up to protest vociferously yet briefly, others see vibrant opportunities and stay to do the hard work of addressing the challenges.
How do we choose who to be friends with? How do we decide who is part of our in-group? These are the timely and timeless questions that Haleh Yazdi explores in her research at UC San Diego as a Ph.D. student in psychology. Presenting on this work earned her the title of 2021 Grad SLAM campus champ.