Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 101.
Combining the biomolecules DNA and RNA, UC San Diego’s Thomas Hermann and his graduate students Alba Monferrer and Douglas Zhang created robust modules that facilitate the self-assembly of polygonal nanoshapes—really tiny triangles, squares, pentagons and hexagons measured at the nanometer scale.
Three new works selected for this year’s prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays were written by University of California San Diego playwrights, marking the first time three UC San Diego MFA students and alumni have had their work featured simultaneously.
Organic compounds from perfume, food, fabrics and soaps coat indoor surfaces. The film commonly found in our homes can impact the air we breathe and our health. Yet the details of how these compounds interact microscopically with indoor surfaces are not fully known. Researchers are learning more.
The University of California San Diego again received a record number of applications, with 99,115 freshmen and 19,257 transfer students applying for fall 2019 admission. Applications to the campus, one of the world’s top research universities, have been steadily climbing for more than a decade.
The Lytle Scholarship Concert brings together talented local musicians to support the dreams of first generation college students who attend the UC San Diego. This year’s concert will blend the Jewish folk traditions of Eastern Europe with songs of the Yiddish theater and Broadway.
As the San Diego Seals open their inaugural season, the professional box lacrosse team has selected UC San Diego Health, the region’s only academic health system, as its Official Health Care Provider.
The City of San Diego’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee has voted unanimously in favor of approving construction of a fire station on the University of California San Diego campus. The fire station, a first for the campus, would be built as a partnership between the City of San Die
On October 29, 2018, the Cardiovascular Institute at UC San Diego Health performed its 50th heart transplant of the year. The patient, 52-year-old Nate Jackson, will spend Thanksgiving with family, friends and a new heart.
UC San Diego’s Visitors Tour Program offers free tours to local residents, new faculty and staff, first-time visitors and the general public. These Sunday afternoon tours are led by knowledgeable adult volunteer guides. Walking tours are conducted the first Sunday of every month, while tours are by…