Ronald “Sickie” Marcikic has coached Masters Swimming at UC San Diego since 1983, recently celebrating 40 years training swimmers on campus. An anonymous donor has given $1 million in his honor, setting up an inspirational challenge to name the Canyonview Aquatic Center pool in Sickie's honor.
As the antibiotic-resistance crisis widens, researchers seek new therapies. To learn about intriguing viruses called bacteriophages that fight bacteria, an innovative first-year biology class led to new findings, co-led by 28 undergraduates, on how bacteriophages protect themselves against bacteria.
We write to condemn the alarming, profoundly disappointing acts of bigotry, intolerance and intimidation we have seen on our campuses over these past several weeks. It is our shared responsibility to maintain a sense of community where everyone feels safe and welcome.
"Together, we stand in solidarity against Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all forms of hate, discrimination and intolerance."
When Joan and Irwin Jacobs arrived at UC San Diego in 1966, it was just a fledgling campus, Urey Hall was still under construction and appropriately, “California Dreamin” was the year’s No. 1 top single. Fast-forwarding to 2023, Joan and Irwin's impact on the campus is immeasurable.
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