Laser Beam Ambitions
What made CYMER, founded by alumni Robert Akins and Richard Sandstrom worth $2.4 billion?
Chancellor's First 100 Days
UC San Diego's new Chancellor, Pradeep K. Khosla, spent his first 100 days meeting with students, faculty, staff and alumni.
From UCSD to Chicago Fire

Alumna Teri Reeves plays Dr. Hallie Thomas in Chicago Fire, the new show from Dick Wolf, the man behind the Law & Order franchise.

Campus Canoodlers
Many relationships that started at UC San Diego survived graduation.
The Gift of Scholarship
Scholarships are often the lifelines that keep students in school. Meet four stellar scholarship students, grateful for the opportunity to complete their UC San Diego degrees.
Welcome to the Bauhaus (West)
UC San Diego's new Structural and Materials Engineering building houses labs and offices for structural engineers, nanoengineers, bioengineers and visual artists.

Currents at a glance

Opera Offerings
Two new contemporary operas will premiere on campus this spring.
Kuka the Sculptor
UCSD's Visual Arts Department acquires robot to help artists bring creations to life.
Building Safer Planes
Manufacturers use composite materials to build structural components for aircraft.
Fantastic Fans
Black History Month has many fans, but vintage fans of this other kind are a rare treat.
Virtual Management
M.B.A. students at the Rady School of Management will be the first to test out a new 3-D technology.
What a Gas
Grad students on the Scripps research vessel Melville find methane seeps.
Child Brides
Each day, roughly 25,000 girls under the age of 18 are forced into marriage.
HIV-to-AIDS Mystery
Some HIV-positive patients have much higher amounts of the virus in their bloodstream.

Online Exclusives

Remembering Clarke
Judge George “Woody” Clarke, Muir ’73, a nationally recognized DNA expert who helped prosecute O.J. Simpson...
UCSD Tunnels
Stuck on campus on a Friday night, the mysterious tunnels lure curious students to explore. 
Alumna Jessica Kahn creates gluten-free mixes that are easy to make and equally delicious