Career by Design
Kelly Hanson, M.F.A. ’01, works behind-the-scenes as the art director on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Knight in Shining Armour
Jeffrey Hedgecock, Marshall ’85, is a true craftsman who turned his passion for all things medieval into a unique livelihood.
Movie Man
Rajendra Roy, ERC ’94, is the chief curator of the department of film at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Chemical Senses
In the 1970s, a group of undergraduates created virtual reality programs to take viewers on fantastical journeys.

at a glance

Anchovy Armada
Forming a dark band so thick that it caused some perplexed observers to mistake it for an oil slick, a giant school of northern anchovy traveled underneath the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier during a northward migration off La Jolla last July.
Covetous Canines
Dogs can act jealous, says a study by UC San Diego psychology professor Christine Harris
R/V Sally Ride Christened
The U.S. Navy and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego christened the first vessel in the national research fleet named for a female scientist...
A ‘Bat’s Eye’ View
Researchers recently employed unmanned quadcopters and other technologies to create 3-D images of temples.
Sensors for Seniors
Research at UCSD will determine if a low-cost, non-invasive chemical sensory array can monitor elderly individuals in their homes.
Baby Bubbles
UC San Diego Health System is the first in the nation to employ a new ultrasound technology.
Investigating Cool Flames
Researchers have discovered a new type of cool-burning flame during experiments on the International Space Station.
New Nano3 Microscope
UCSD’s Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility is the first institution to obtain a novel FEI Scios dual-beam microscope
Danger Strain
Bioengineers at UC San Diego have produced the first complete genome sequencing of a strain of E. coli.
Uplifting Drought
SIO at UCSD scientists recently discovered that massive water loss is causing the entire western U.S. to rise up like an uncoiled spring.
Researchers suggest that many parents don’t actually consider their child’s weight problem to be a health issue.
Drum Roll, Please
Music professor Steven Schick was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in November.
Diversity and social justice intersect at the Cross-Cultural Center, which is celebrating its 20th year.
Crowdfunding and CodeSpells
Three Ph.D. students decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign to create a new version of CodeSpells, a computer game they designed.
Moving Monoliths
The researchers observed that the moving rocks require a rare combination of events.

The Academic Turned Comedian
Golden Chopsticks
Last academic winter quarter, a group of students conjured up the city of Shanghai in the 1920’s to ‘30s on film.
The Watermelon Queens of UCSD