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UC San Diego Licenses Audio Beamforming Technology to Comhear

February 18, 2014

The University of California, San Diego and Comhear, Inc., a transformational, audio technology and wearables company, today announced that they are collaborating on the latest in audio conferencing technology. Comhear has prototyped the first in a series of revolutionary new products designed to let users customize their listening environment, based on an exclusive license for audio beamforming technology developed by researchers in the Qualcomm Institute, the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

UC San Diego Ranked 12th Nationally Among Peace Corps’ Top Colleges

February 11, 2014

The University of California, San Diego ranks 12th nationally among large schools on Peace Corps’ 2014 Top Colleges list, up from 13th place last year. The campus took the No. 4 spot among large California schools in the annual list which recognizes the highest volunteer-producing colleges and universities for small, medium, large and graduate institutions. There are currently 54 undergraduate alumni from UC San Diego serving overseas in the Peace Corps.

UC San Diego Anthropology Professor Becomes Chair-Elect of ASOR Committee on Archaeological Policy

December 11, 2013

Thomas E. Levy, a professor of anthropology at the University of California, San Diego, has been unanimously elected to as Chair-Elect of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Committee on Archaeological Policy (CAP).

When Art Becomes Autonomous

October 3, 2013

What does autonomy mean in an age when technology is radically transforming the ability of objects and even ideas to have a life of their own – from smart cars, to viral videos?

Qualcomm Institute Appoints New Composer in Residence

September 24, 2013

He has lived in the United States for more than 20 years, but composer Lei Liang has never lost touch with his Chinese musical roots, and they are audible even in the avant-garde compositions that earned him praise as “one of the most exciting voices in New Music” (according to the British publication The Wire).

Writer and Alumnus Rex Pickett Donates Personal Archive to UC San Diego Library

July 12, 2013

UC San Diego Alumnus Rex Pickett, known best for “Sideways,” his hilarious, best-selling novel about the exploits of two old college buddies on a wine-enriched road trip, has donated his personal papers to the Library’s Special Collections. The archive includes a wide range of materials—including posters, photographs, and other memorabilia—both from the novel and the wildly popular movie it spawned.

Lights, Action, Camera, Roll-em: the Silent Films of the La Jolla Cinema League

May 15, 2013

San Diego—with its spectacular coastal vistas, wide sandy beaches, and perpetually balmy weather—has long been a draw as a filming location for Hollywood motion picture studios.

Top Origami Artist to Shed Light on Modern Science of Origami at May 22 Talk

May 14, 2013

To many of us, origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding, is an artistic novelty, resulting in a cute miniature crane, frog, elephant or even a boat or a box. But, according to origami master Robert Lang, the algorithms and theorems of origami design have illuminated long-standing mathematical questions and have even solved practical engineering problems.

Qualcomm Institute’s Ashley Richter Wins Interdisciplinary Research Award

April 26, 2013

Archaeological Anthropology Ph.D. candidate Ashley M. Richter has won an Interdisciplinary Research Award from the University of California, San Diego’s Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Student Association.

Four Works to Premiere at Wagner New Play Festival

April 12, 2013

David Jacobi’s new play “Ex Machina” is based on news coverage of the factory in Shenzhen, China, where Apple products are assembled.
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