Nine professors at the University of California, San Diego have been named 2011 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the nation’s largest scientific organization.
Politics & Society
Richard Hong, ERC, ’11, was recently awarded the 2011 Undergraduate Research Award by the Forum on Education Abroad for his innovative research on migrants making dangerous treks through Mexico from Central America.
San Diego—“America’s finest city”—was once known as a sunny beach town, distinguished by a large military presence, an enduring appeal to tourists, and a burgeoning tech sector. But, according to UC San Diego political scientists Steve Erie and Vladimir Kogan, a series of critical financial and policy missteps have transformed San Diego into “Enron by the Sea,” a municipality now plagued by intractable pension and budget deficits, poorly crafted public-private partnerships, and increasingly distrustful voters who demand services but refuse to pay for them.
Men are funnier than women, but only just barely and mostly to other men. So says a psychology study from the University of California, San Diego Division of Social Sciences.
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