In the News
August 26, 2016
A UC San Diego Ph.D. student analyzes the microbial differences between surfers like himself and the nonaquatic.
August 24, 2016
What's happening on a chemical level when we make decisions? UCLA and UC San Diego find out.
Southern California Public Radio
August 10, 2016
It has to do with contamination of sea lions, the birds' food source, says a UC San Diego scientist.
Can we use Wi-Fi to see through walls?
We use Wi-Fi to stay connected, but UC's Yasamin Mostofi shows that Wi-Fi can also be used to sense the world around us – even behind walls.
Climate change facts you need to know
Under current guidelines, the planet is on target to warm up by 2 degrees Celsius in 2050 and by 4 degrees in 2100, triggering serious large-scale problems by the end of the century. UC San Diego's climate scientist V. Ramanathan accurately predicted this trend back in 1980. He says that if we make an effort to adopt existing technology today, we might be able to change our course on climate.
Precision Urban Agriculture Initiative tackles food deserts
By revealing the complex science behind plant growth, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers hope to replace food deserts — low-income urban areas that lack access to affordable, fresh food — with options to purchase local, sustainably produced vegetables at or below conventional market prices, grown using drastically less water and fertilizer than conventional agriculture. Read more
A 'parking lot pitch' to the Pope
Last year, UC San Diego’s V. ‘Ram’ Ramanathan had an audience with Pope Francis in the parking lot of the Vatican. Ramanathan, who serves on the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences panel, delivered what he calls a ‘parking lot pitch’ to the leader of the Catholic Church. Here, Ramanathan describes this moment and how it may have influenced the Pope’s subsequent position on the matter.
August 29, 2016
Nation's first such center will also draw on the power of other UC campuses and beyond.
August 29, 2016
All nine undergraduate campuses named among the best in serving the public interest.
UC Santa Barbara
August 25, 2016
Journey into the UC Santa Barbara Nature Reserves as the nation marks the National Park System centennial.
July 25, 2016
The University of California announced on Monday (July 25) the recipients of the UC Cures for Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative awards, which were created to accelerate the development of promising Alzheimer’s disease research by UC scientists.
July 12, 2016
The University of California ranked first in the world among universities granted U.S. utility patents in 2015, according to a new report.
June 2, 2016
The University of California launched the TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project with a $300,000 gift from the TomKat Foundation, established by Tom Steyer and Kathryn Taylor. The TomKat UC Carbon Neutrality Project seeks to develop and deploy solutions to the challenges of climate change.