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Actors such as Jon Hamm and Cameron Diaz are no strangers to extravagant events such as the Oscars or Emmys. But when they attended a recent gala in Silicon Valley, there was something different: scientists were the stars.

Military Medical Advances and Accomplishments with picture of Kristine Warner

UCSF recently celebrated the dedication and service of our nation’s veterans and military service members with musical performances by the Chamber Music Society and the Vocal Chords.

LaMisha Hill, Angel Ku, Ana Cruz, J. Renee Navarro, Denisse Rojas, Jirayut New, Laura Aguilar, Jose Carrasco

Synapse’s Diversity and Outreach column highlights the efforts of UCSF organizations and individuals in community and educational outreach, and in promoting diversity on campus. 

In the aftermath of the Nov. 4 elections, San Francisco became the 31st city to reject a soda tax, while Berkeley became the first in the country to levy a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks.

“All science is, is rigorous storytelling,” said Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters. His live interview with the Inquiring Minds podcast on Oct.

Students Mariko Yokokura,  Nancy Wong, Jay Barcelon, and Chris Foo with a faculty mentor.

This October, four students from the UCSF School of Pharmacy competed at the national NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition.

It is hard to believe that in the not so distant past California was a state that enforced segregation at various levels, including our education system.

Why do we sleep? Why do cats sprint around the room randomly? At the first BAHFest West, six scientists defended ridiculous hypotheses answering these and other questions before a panel of judges.

The trajectory for doctoral students in the biomedical and social sciences is no longer a straight path to a faculty research career. Earning a doctoral degree in these demanding fields takes many years and is arduous.

Cancel all your plans, because today marks the beginning of the 10-day-long fourth annual Bay Area Science Festival! Toss your preconceptions of science festivals aside; this is truly an epic week of events.