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. 

  • Purple night sky

    Solar power at night?

    UC Davis

    It’s no joke, says a professor developing prototypes of nighttime solar cells capable of generating power.

  • Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton: The great unifier?

    UC Santa Barbara

    America's first ‘Dollyologist’ reflects on how the country singer has become a figure that resonates all over the world.

  • Family sits on the couch together

    Spreading hope and healing for fragile X syndrome

    UC Davis

    Doctors offer families support in a region of the world just beginning to recognize let alone treat the condition.


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