Survey Of Ocean Floor Between Los Angeles, Catalina Island Finds 27,000 Suspected Barrels Of DDTScientists have confirmed the existence of a DDT dump site in the waters off the coast of Southern California, and it’s even bigger than they had anticipated.
UC Researchers Awarded $1.2 Million Grant To Develop Low-Cost, Easy-To-Operate Robots To Use In Post-COVID-19 WorldThe grant was awarded to researchers at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and UCLA. The project’s goal is to develop easy-to-operate, low-cost robots, particularly with Latino communities in mind because they have been hit hardest by COVID-19 in California.
UC San Diego Using Vending Machines To Dispense COVID-19 Tests To Students, EmployeesThe vending machines, which dispense self-test kits, were placed just ahead of the start of UC San Diego’s winter quarter. The machines are also accompanied by a nearby drop-off bin where people can place their samples.
Students, Staff, Visitors To UC San Diego Urged To Get Tested After Coronavirus Detected In Campus WastewaterBecause SARS CoV-2 is shed in the gastrointestinal tract, a letter from UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla the virus has been detected in its wastewater.
UC Campuses Take Part In Smartphone Tracing Pilot Program To Limit Spread Of COVID-19Starting Monday, students and staff at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, UC Berkeley and UC Davis will be encouraged to opt into an app that uses Bluetooth to monitor who they come in contact with.
State Audit Reveals UC System Unfairly Admitted 64 Applicants Based On 'Improper Influences' Over 6 YearsThe University of California system failed to prevent student admissions based on improper influences and inappropriate factors, a state audit released on Tuesday has revealed.
Caltech, UCLA, USC High Among US News & World Report's Best 50 Universities In The NationCaltech in Pasadena was the Los Angeles area’s highest-ranked school on the list at No. 12, followed by UCLA at No. 20 and USC at No. 22. UC Santa Barbara came in at No. 34, followed by UC Irvine at No. 36 and UC San Diego at No. 37.
Student Scientists Investigating How Ash From Wildfires Is Affecting Marine LifeIt's possible the ash is raising the risk of polluting the fish we eat and sending even more toxins into the air.
Is Cursing Bad Or Good For You?A professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego says cursing could be linked to higher intelligence.
Workers To Strike At UCLA, UC San Diego For Higher WagesHundreds of electricians, elevator mechanics, plumbers and other skilled-trades workers at UCLA and UC San Diego are planning separate one-day strikes this week to demand higher wages.
UC Student Health Center Doctors, Dentists Protest During UCLA's 'Bruin Day'As a strike by union doctors and dentists at University of California student health centers continues, officials say the clinics will remain open Monday to serve patients.
UC Researchers Simulate Fake Quakes To Test Structural Safety If you've ever wondered whether the building you work in would be able to stand up to a massive earthquake, you may soon have your answer.
UC Campuses To Institute Strict Tobacco BanThe University of California will ban smoking and tobacco products from all 10 of its campuses.
UCLA Ranks 9th On Kiplinger's List Of Best Values For Public CollegesThree UC System universities have made Kiplinger’s Best Bargain list for 2011-2012, including UCLA.
Fullerton Pulls Away From UC Santa Barbara 63-58