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Diatom Surprise Could Rewrite the Global Carbon Cycle

Science & Environment

When it comes to diatoms that live in the ocean, new research suggests that photosynthesis is not the only strategy for accumulating carbon. Instead, these single-celled plankton are also building biomass by feeding directly on organic carbon in wide swaths of the ocean. These new findings from a team led by UC San Diego researchers could lead to reduced estimates regarding how much carbon dioxide diatoms pull out of the air via photosynthesis, which in turn, could alter our understanding of the global carbon cycle, which is especially relevant given the changing climate.

Artist rendition of a variety of different diatoms.

Researchers Identify Brain Circuits Tied to the Behavior of Schooling Fish

Health & Behavior

UC San Diego researchers have uncovered the roots of group behavior in the brains of schooling fish. Glassfish, they found, depend on their sense of vision to coordinate social swimming behavior in schools and increase their ability to follow coordinated group movements as they mature.

Glassfish swim in a tank.

AACP Ranks UC San Diego Pharmacy School in Top Ten Nationally for Research Funding

Awards & Accolades

UC San Diego's Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences ranks seventh in the nation for research funding, securing over $34 million in grants to tackle pressing health issues like malaria, infant health, and more.

AACP Ranks UC San Diego Pharmacy School in Top Ten Nationally for Research Funding

How Much Risk are Humans Willing to Take When Interacting With Robots?

Health & Behavior

How do people like to interact with robots when navigating a crowded environment? And what algorithms should roboticists use to program robots to interact with humans? These are the questions that a team of mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego sought to answer in a study presented recently at the ICRA 2024 conference in Japan.

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Chancellor’s Fellowship Challenge Empowers Future Leaders at the Rady School of Management


New gifts to Rady graduate fellowships of $10,000 or more will be matched through June 2027 The importance of graduate fellowships cannot be overstated for students who want to break through financial barriers and access advanced degrees. “Without the support of a fellowship, there is no way I would be able to attend the Rady School of Management,” said Jai'lyn Richardson, a second-year full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) student at the school. “It has made a UC San Diego education possible because I would have never been able to move from my home state of Alabama to pursue a graduate education in California without the extra financial support.” Richardson’s fellowship will enable her to do an internship in Nashville this summer, where she will be a venture fellow at LaunchTN, supporting economic development through venture capital in the region.

Another Meteoric Rise for UC San Diego’s “Fallen Star” Team in Global Programming Competition

Student Life

UC San Diego’s competitive student programming team, Fallen Star, is set to compete in the prestigious International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals in Astana, Kazakhstan this September

Repurpose, Refurbish, Recycle, Resell

At Work

A headstone. A used airplane propeller. The dashboard of a Lincoln Navigator. A pristine, mint-green filing cabinet from 1963. The common link binding this motley collection together? They all found their home at the Surplus Store, UC San Diego’s end-of-life destination for excess university materials.


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