a UC San Diego Alumni Publication

Back to School
UC San Diego is celebrated for its research int he sciences and medicine, for its entrepreneurs, for its avant-garde artists and its high-flying theater alumni.
The Best Ride of Our Lives
It started as a durable wrist-mounted camera for surfers to record their feats in the lineup—effectively helping them “go pro.”
Beyond the Brew
Archeologists have found evidence suggesting that humans have been making and drinking beer as far back as 9500 B.C.
Game Changer
When they’re not in the classroom, undergraduates in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC San Diego spend huge amounts of time in the computer labs...
A Full Ride to Fulfill Dreams
Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla recently made headlines with the groundbreaking Chancellor’s Associates Scholars Program...

Currents at a glance

Sideways to the Library
Nearly a decade ago, a dark horse indie movie was released featuring the misadventures of a down-in-the-dumps divorcé and his clueless, about-to-be-hitched old college buddy.
The Bliss Buzzer
A bliss buzzer? No, it’s not a gadget from Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World.
Danger: App Phishing
You may (or may not!) be surprised to know that your iPhone apps could be phishing for your personal info.
In the Depths with James Cameron
Last year, James Cameron, the world-renowned filmmaker, became the first person to complete a solo dive to the world’s deepest point.
CALIT2 Renamed
UC San Diego recently renamed its division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology
When Hunger is Not a Game
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—disorders characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image...
New Dean of Engineering
The University of California, San Diego has named Professor Albert P. (Al) Pisano, a highly accomplished mechanical engineer from UC Berkeley...

Online Exclusives

Dynamic Duo
Nick Norton and Craig Vermeyen are Better Looking People With Superior Ideas.
Strange Frame
For G.B. Hajim, art is a powerful medium of communication.
Social Butterfly
Ashley Bradbury spends her entire workday on Facebook—it’s her job!