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Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir Allures Listeners with Otherworldly Orchestras

June 4, 2024

UC San Diego music alumna Anna Thorvaldsdottir has been described by NPR as “one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music.” She recently won the 2024 CHANEL Next Prize and just premiered her newest orchestra METAXIS.

Counseling with Compassion: UC San Diego Pharmacy Student Wins National Competition

June 3, 2024

UC San Diego pharmacy student Grace Riggs outcompeted over a hundred students from across the country in the National Patient Counseling Competition, sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP).

UC San Diego Startup Incubator Helps Company Expand Wireless Reach

June 3, 2024

“The problem World Mobile is solving has global implications,” says Stuart Volkow, World Mobile program manager. “Those without [connectivity] are doomed to relative poverty.”

The Unexpected Connection Between Brewing Coffee and Understanding Turbulence

June 3, 2024

Using unconventional statistical mechanics to understand fluid dynamics, UC San Diego Professor of Physics Nigel Goldenfeld helped solve a 150 year old physics problem of how turbulent fluids move through a pipe.

NSF-Funded Program Advances Geosciences Opportunities for Community College Students

May 30, 2024

For the second year, a group of community college students has been immersed into cutting-edge research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego through the Scripps Geosciences Educational Opportunities (Scripps-GEO) program.

Cooking Up Community Through Indigenous Foods

May 30, 2024

Menus often celebrate exotic flavors and far-flung cooking styles, but UC San Diego course Food Justice and Indigenous Food Sovereignty explores ingredients and recipes used by the people indigenous to our country.

Voices of the Unsheltered

May 29, 2024

Stories Unsheltered consists of a mural and statues with voice recordings telling the stories of San Diegans who have experienced housing insecurity.

Design Lab Alumnus Perspective

May 28, 2024

How can we better teach design? Nastasha Tan majored in cognitive science and focused on human-computer interaction, then went on to earn a master’s degree at Carnegie Mellon in human-computer interaction; today she is Chief Design Officer at Kite.

UC San Diego Team Wins Entrepreneurship Challenge for Third Year in a Row

May 28, 2024

A UC San Diego team wants to create a company to give first responders and emergency room personnel a new, portable and cost-effective tool to rapidly diagnose stroke patients and speed treatment. The group's pitch was awarded first place in the 2024 National Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge.

A Change of Direction

May 28, 2024

UC San Diego Assistant Professor of Physics Mattia Serra and colleagues at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) have developed a new method that can manipulate the movement of embryonic cells using short-time attractors — a concept Serra had previously developed and adopted to help search and rescue operations at sea.
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