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. 

  • Going viral

    UC Irvine

    Virus detective tracks cure for common cold by seeking a way to stop viruses from replicating.
  • Incubating inspiration in the humanities

    UC Berkeley

    Celebrating its 25-year annniversary, Townsend Center for the Humanities is igniting free-ranging conversations among faculty and students.
  • The icon of organic chemistry

    UC San Diego

    Charles Perrin, one of the most beloved professors on the UC San Diego campus, has taught this tough course to anxious sophomores each fall for the past four decades.


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