Faculty and Staff


  • Meet Wikipedia's resident paleoartist

    This Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientist moonlights as one of Wikipedia's most prolific illustrators.

  • It's not you. Bad doors are everywhere.

    Wondering why you never seem to open that door right? A UC San Diego professor finally explains.

  • 'Bending the curve' on climate change

    Renowned atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography explains how the state of California and the UC system together can lead the charge through the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and ‘bend the curve’ in global warming.

  • 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. 


Press Releases

  • UC statement on 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision on DACA

    The University of California applauds today’s decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that keeps in place the injunction preventing the Department of Homeland Security from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

  • UC reaches multi-year contract with California Nurses Association

    The University of California and the California Nurses Association (CNA) have reached agreement on a four-year contract that recognizes the integral role nurses play in delivering excellent patient care across UC’s five world-renowned medical centers, UC announced today (Oct. 1).

  • Veteran communications executive appointed to lead external relations at UC Office of the President

    The University of California Board of Regents today (Sept. 27) approved UC President Janet Napolitano’s selection of Claire Holmes, a veteran communications and public relations leader, as senior vice president of External Relations and Communications at UC’s Office of the President.

  • UC launches major push to increase faculty diversity

    The University of California announced today (Sept. 26) that it will commit more than $7 million annually to expand existing programs to increase faculty diversity as well as create new ones that help ensure students on all 10 UC campuses benefit from a faculty that better reflects California’s diversity.