NEWS

UC San Diego News Center

MENU
Issues of Identity: In Conversation with Hilton Als

In celebration of Black History Month, the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic Hilton Als to a public event on Monday. The conversation framed by the department's new production of the classic "A Raisin in the Sun" - included UC San Diego neurobiology professor Gentry Patrick, the director of Mentorship and Diversity in the Division of Biological Sciences.

Issues of Identity: In Conversation with Hilton Als

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/hilton-als-rotator.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/issues-of-identity-in-conversation-with-hilton-als
Issues of Identity: In Conversation with Hilton Als
In celebration of Black History Month, the UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and critic Hilton Als to a public event on Monday. The conversation framed by the department's new production of the classic "A Raisin in the Sun" - included UC San Diego neurobiology professor Gentry Patrick, the director of Mentorship and Diversity in the Division of Biological Sciences.
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/overwatch-ucsd-rotator.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/defenders-of-geisel-esports-team-gets-a-shot-at-national-title
‘Defenders of Geisel’ Esports Team Gets a Shot at National Title
UC San Diego is headed to the Fiesta Bowl. Sounds impossible for a university without a football program, but for the first time the Fiesta Bowl organization, which puts on the eponymous college football bowl game, is branching out to an exponentially growing market: competitive video game playing, or esports.
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/2018_02_06_alcoholic_beverage.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/children_affected_by_prenatal_drinking_more_numerous_than_previously_estima
Children Affected by Prenatal Drinking More Numerous than Previously Estimated
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found a significant number of children across four regions in the United States were determined to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The new findings may represent more accurate prevalence estimates of FASD among the general population than prior research.
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/news_uploads/bhm-2018-rotator.jpg
http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/feature/service-and-activism-theme-of-ucsd-2018-black-history-month-celebration
Service and Activism Theme of UC San Diego’s 2018 Black History Month Celebration
UC San Diego will celebrate Black History Month in February with events that pay tribute to legendary figures in African American history. These individuals helped make our nation a better place through activism and service, including 2018 commencement speaker John Lewis, often called "one of the most courageous persons the civil rights movement ever produced."

Top Stories

National Academy of Engineering Adds Scripps Oceanographer to Its Ranks

National Academy of Engineering Adds Scripps Oceanographer to Its Ranks

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has added Dean Roemmich, a distinguished professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, as a member, making him one of 83 newly elected American scientists in its class of 2018

Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

Fur Real - Scientists Improve Computer Rendering of Animal Fur

The next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists at the University of California. The researchers from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate…

UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

UC San Diego Exhibition Features Work by 7 Leading International Women Artists

Presented together for the first time, seven internationally recognized artists are featured in the UC San Diego exhibition “Stories That We Tell: Art and Identity,” celebrating those who paved the way for greater inclusion by inventing new means to address issues of race and gender.

Promise of UC San Diego Junior Faculty Gains Attention of Sloan Foundation

Four early-career scientists at the University of California San Diego have been recognized for their outstanding promise in the fields of physics and computational & evolutionary molecular biology. The Alfred B. Sloan Foundation, known for its support of original STEM research and those who use it to…

Get Ready for a Seuss-tacular Celebration in Honor of Beloved Author’s Birthday

Get Ready for a Seuss-tacular Celebration in Honor of Beloved Author’s Birthday

Party plans are underway at the University of California San Diego campus to celebrate the ingenious and creative spirit of Dr. Seuss during a noontime birthday bash on March 2, 2018. Festivities will include free cake, a giant, inflatable Cat in the Hat, and live entertainment by the Teeny Tiny Pit…

In Effort to Treat Rare Blinding Disease, Researchers Turn Stem Cells into Blood Vessels

In Effort to Treat Rare Blinding Disease, Researchers Turn Stem Cells into Blood Vessels

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health have discovered that a chemical compound that activates ATF6, a gene associated with an inherited vision impairment, also converts patient-derived stem cells into blood vessels.

UC San Diego Bioengineering Student Wins Churchill Scholarship

UC San Diego Bioengineering Student Wins Churchill Scholarship

Aswini Krishnan, a fourth-year bioengineering major at the University of California San Diego, has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards available to American students pursuing science, mathematics and engineering fields. The award provides one year…

Family’s Gift to Support Junior Faculty in Physical Sciences Celebrates the Life of Yinan Wang

Family’s Gift to Support Junior Faculty in Physical Sciences Celebrates the Life of Yinan Wang

Yinan Wang was in his second year of postdoctoral research at the University of California San Diego when he and his wife, Rebecca, tragically died in a car accident while vising Sequoia National Park in August of 2017. To celebrate his life and scientific ambitions, his family has made a gift of $500,000…