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Synapse plays the vital role of strengthening the fabric of a widely-dispersed campus community by providing news about UCSF, and in particular, student life, that cannot be found anywhere else. All UCSF students and affiliates are welcome to submit an article to our publication. Once a piece is received, it is typically published on our website within a few days and will be included in the following weekly newsletter, which is electronically distributed each Tuesday during the academic year.

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Tomas Tesfasilassie was visiting relatives in the small African nation of Eritrea in 2014 when his uncle had a sudden life-threatening stroke.

It's almost Grad Slam time again, and this year audiences for the raucous and lively event will be bigger than ever.

[Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, Feb. 20, 1975] The Millberry Union (MU) Budget Committee projected a loss for the union of about $22,000 for the first six months of this fiscal year at a Tuesday meeting.

“Growing up with a background in dance taught me to appreciate the human body and movement at a young age.

Understanding the complex mechanisms that make us human is a driving force behind much scientific research, but getting at the root of what makes us human is not a purely scientific pursuit.

 

[Originally published in Synapse, Feb 5, 1998]

UCSF health professional students, trainees, faculty, staff, administrators, and unions joined in a rally at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to stand up for immigrants.

As humanity’s population swells, the environmental conservation movement in the 21st century is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop more efficient techniques in food production.

Have you ever stood in a high place and felt the instinctive drive to step back and find safety? Researchers studying the brains of mice may have found the neurons responsible for such deep-seated anxieties.