Friday, September 22, 2017

Film Review: “Café Society”

Woody Allen is a restless soul. There’s a self-professed impending sense of doom that aids his need to annually direct and write (but no longer star in) a film. This distinctive blend of output...

Researchers Discover Fibrosis-Related Molecule

An international team of researchers from UCSD and India’s IFOM-inSTEM identified a new molecule, fibulin-5, as a factor contributing to fibrosis. The researchers made the announcement on Oct. 15 and are aiming to eventually...

Former ECE Professor Charged with Grant Fraud

Former UCSD Research Professor and Chief Executive Officer of SciberQuest Inc. Homayoun Karimabadi was charged on Jan. 7, with fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in government grants and contracts by making false statements to...

UC Alumni Sign Petition to Redefine Anti-Semitism

Twenty-three organizations and 521 University of California alumni submitted a petition to UC President Janet Napolitano last Wednesday demanding that she formally adopt the U.S. Department of State’s definition of anti-Semitism. The petition is...

California State Auditor Claims UCOP Hid $175 Million in Reserves from the State

The Office of the California State Auditor released a report today finding that the University of California Office of the President has been mismanaging its funds and attempted to impede the state’s audit of...

Homeless Population Ranks Fourth in America

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report ranking San Diego among the nation’s top four cities with the largest homeless population this past November. According to the yearly reports, 10,013...

Film Review: “Moana”

Disney has the formula for a successful animated movie down to a science: a likeable lead character, a wacky animal sidekick, catchy songs and an underlying moral. When incorporated together, Disney consistently gives us...

2017 Guardian Choice Awards

Most Versatile Actor: Kevin Hart Honorable Mention: Zac Efron (probably a former frat boy in “Dirty Grandpa,” very likely a former frat boy in “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” definitely a former frat boy...

Women’s Soccer Continues Incredible Run with 2-0 Win Over Cal State LA

As it turns out, the No. 9 UCSD women’s soccer team knows how to play some pretty darn good defense, and after shutting out their last four opponents, the Tritons weren’t planning on letting...

Assembly Bill May Limit Out-of-State Enrollment

California Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Jose Medina (D-Riverside) introduced a proposal to cap non-resident UC System enrollment at 15.5 percent on Jan. 26.  Assembly Bill 1711, if passed, would also require that 50...