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UC San Diego Celebrates Oldest Living Alumnus Walter Munk as He Turns 100

If you’ve ever checked a surf report to know how big the waves will be for a surfing session, you have Walter Munk to thank. And those calendars that predict high and low tides? They wouldn’t be possible without the research from a UC San Diego legendary oceanographer.

UC San Diego Celebrates Oldest Living Alumnus Walter Munk as He Turns 100

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UC San Diego Celebrates Oldest Living Alumnus Walter Munk as He Turns 100
If you’ve ever checked a surf report to know how big the waves will be for a surfing session, you have Walter Munk to thank. And those calendars that predict high and low tides? They wouldn’t be possible without the research from a UC San Diego legendary oceanographer.
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A Flip Flop Revolution
UC San Diego students and researchers have produced the world’s first algae-based, renewable flip flops.The first prototypes of their new invention, developed over the summer in a York Hall chemistry laboratory, consist of a flexible, spongy slipper adorned with a Triton logo and a simple strap—fairly basic, as flip flops go.But when they go into full production later this academic year at what researchers hope will be a projected cost of $3 a pair, the impact of this campus innovation could be revolutionary, changing the world for the better environmentally.
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Using Artificial Intelligence for Healthy Living
“UC San Diego is a community of changemakers and innovators,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla Sept. 28 as he welcomed a crowd in Atkinson Hall at the IBM-UC San Diego signing ceremony celebration. “It is not an exaggeration to say that at this campus, which in its short time of 57 years is the top ten in the country and top 15 in the world, we must have done something right.
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Putting Students First
With the start of fall quarter on Sept. 28, UC San Diego is unveiling a number of initiatives and programs that will enhance the student experience, including new graduate student housing, degree programs, arcades, eateries and more. In addition, the campus is rolling out new traditions such as Changemaker Day on Oct. 25, which will support student social entrepreneurs to benefit the campus and surrounding communities.

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Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

Northern CA Wildfires Generate 1.5 Million Views of UC San Diego’s ‘Firemap’ Resource

A web-based tool recently developed by UC San Diego researchers to perform data-driven predictive modeling and real-time tracking of fires has already been viewed about one million times and generated more than 115,000 unique visitors since the outbreak of numerous wildfires across Northern California…

Model Predicts How E. Coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

Model Predicts How E. Coli Bacteria Adapt Under Stress

Researchers at UC San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling…

UC San Diego, Project Concern International Partner to Curb Human Trafficking

UC San Diego, Project Concern International Partner to Curb Human Trafficking

UC San Diego intends to officially join PCI’s Business Alliance Against Human Trafficking, which will focus on implementing best practices that actively address the root causes of sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.

Q&A with Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut

Q&A with Charles Bolden, Former NASA Administrator and Astronaut

Bolden to receive Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest and deliver a presentation at a free public event at Scripps Oceanography October 17

Agents of Change: How Universities Can Transform Urban Communities

Agents of Change: How Universities Can Transform Urban Communities

When it comes to changing the world, universities must act locally—and boldly. That is the message from Judith Rodin, former president of both The Rockefeller Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania, who has spent her career examining how universities can be the key drivers in developing cities…

UC San Diego Receives Three International CASE Awards

UC San Diego Receives Three International CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized UC San Diego for excellence in advertising, branding and video production in the 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards. The international competition recognizes educational institutions and nonprofits annually for outstanding work…

At the Front Lines of San Diego’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

At the Front Lines of San Diego’s Hepatitis A Outbreak

San Diego County is in the midst of an outbreak of hepatitis A, a viral infection spread person-to-person and through contact with fecally contaminated objects or food. As of last week, more than 460 people have been infected and 17 have died. UC San Diego Health physicians, nurses and staff are at the…

“Californian Shaman” High School Students Explore Plants, Medicine and More

“Californian Shaman” High School Students Explore Plants, Medicine and More

As the high school students hiked along the nature trail at Scripps Coastal Reserve, José Waterton, a doctoral student in plant ecology at UC San Diego, pointed out native species like telegraph weed, California sagebrush and California buckwheat along the way and explained the ecological disturbances…