Sunday, July 23, 2017

Meditation Technique Adversely Impacts Memory Retention

UCSD’s department of psychology published the results of one of its studies on Sept. 9 that suggests a possible detrimental effect of mindfulness meditation: false-memory recollection. UCSD psychology graduate student Brent Wilson discussed the interest...

Triton Track And Field Finishes Season With A Strong Showing At NCAA Championship

Six individuals from UCSD’s track and field competed in the NCAA Division-II Championships this past week. Three males and three females traveled to IMG Academy Stadium in Brandeton, Florida, where they participated in the...

Film Review: “Snowden”

If you’ve always wanted to see Joseph Gordon Levitt sport an earth-tone zip-up hoodie, bashfully avoid photographs or speak in an affected “engi-nerd” accent four octaves below his natural speaking voice, this film is...

Film Review: “The Lobster”

Rating: B Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos Starring: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux Release Date: May 20, 2016 Rated: R A drinking game: If you were turned into an animal, any animal, which would you choose? For Greek director...

Silicon Valley’s Invisible Hand

As augmented reality becomes more popular, genetic engineering makes breakthroughs in medicine and autonomous cars take the industry by storm, it is needless to say that technology is making profound cultural and historical impacts....

UCSD Transportation Services Launches Free Ride-Sharing Program for Faculty

UCSD ProRide, a pilot ride-sharing program introduced by UCSD Transportation Services on Sept. 19, offers faculty members free, on-demand transportation around campus without leaving a carbon footprint. Using a new fleet of electric Smart...

Film Review: “Logan”

In the near future, mutants have all but disappeared. Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart, iconic as always), and the less-known Caliban (Stephen Merchant) — an albino mutant who can sense and track...

Women’s Volleyball Extends Win Streak to Five With Weekend Sweep

Riding on a three-game winning streak, the UCSD’s women’s volleyball team went into this week’s action with high confidence and took on northern California rivals Cal State East Bay on Friday and Cal State...

UC Officials Announce Tuition Hike

The University of California introduced a proposal on Jan. 4 to increase tuition by 2.5 percent for the 2017–2018 academic year. Pending the approval of the Board of Regents, the tuition hike will be...

Letter to the Editor: Nancy Friedlander on the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

UC San Diego has had a strongly beneficial effect on La Jolla’s inclusiveness and diversity. For example, when UCSD’s location was chosen, La Jolla had realty practices banning Jews, African-Americans, foreign nationals, and other...