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University of California at San Diego

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
La Jolla, CA

Founding Date:
1960

Motto:
Fiat Lux

Team:
Tritons

Enrollment:
22,000

Official Website:
http://www.ucsd.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kathy Acker
Author
18-Apr-1947 30-Nov-1997 Blood and Guts in High School
Bill Atkinson
Computer Programmer
1951   Creator of HyperCard, QuickDraw, MacPaint
James Avery
Actor
27-Nov-1948   Philip Banks on Fresh Prince
Gregory Benford
Novelist
30-Jan-1941   Physicist and author of Timescape
Lowell Bergman
Film/TV Producer
24-Jul-1945   Former 60 Minutes producer
Bruce A. Beutler
Biologist
29-Dec-1957   Lipopolysaccharide receptors
Hart Bochner
Actor
3-Oct-1956   Breaking Away
David Brin
Novelist
6-Oct-1950   The Uplift War
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Ricardo Chavira
Actor
1-Sep-1971   Desperate Housewives
Angela Davis
Activist
26-Jan-1944   Black Panther, teacher, professor
Benicio Del Toro
Actor
19-Feb-1967   Traffic
Myron Ebell
Activist
1953   Global Warming cynic
Raymond E. Feist
Novelist
23-Dec-1945   Riftwar Saga
Lisa Gerritsen
Actor
21-Dec-1957   Bess Lindstrom on Mary Tyler Moore
Aria Giovanni
Pornstar
3-Nov-1977   Softcore vixen, fetish & bondage model
Khaled Hosseini
Novelist
4-Mar-1965   The Kite Runner
Mike Judge
Cartoonist
17-Oct-1962   Beavis and Butthead
Gary Kreep
Activist
c. 1950   United States Justice Foundation
Len J. Lauer
Business
c. 1957   EVP at Qualcomm
Steve Peace
Film/TV Producer
30-Mar-1953   Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Pimp C
Rapper
29-Dec-1973 4-Dec-2007 Half of UGK
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Scientist
1952   Ribosomes
Kim Stanley Robinson
Novelist
23-Mar-1952   Mars Trilogy
Timothy J. Roemer
Politician
30-Oct-1956   9-11 Commission member
Philip Rosedale
Business
29-Sep-1968   Founder and CEO, Linden Lab
Robert N. Shelton
Educator
1948   President, University of Arizona
Tsutomu Shimomura
Physicist
23-Oct-1964   Helped catch Kevin Mitnick
John Shoven
Economist
1947   Stanford economist
Susumu Tonegawa
Scientist
6-Sep-1939   Antibody production and diversity
Bud Tribble
Business
c. 1953   Apple, NeXT
Craig Venter
Biologist
14-Oct-1946   Engineered the first man-made bacterial cell
Vernor Vinge
Author
10-Feb-1944   A Fire Upon The Deep
Alfred W. Zollar
Business
c. 1955   IBM executive, Tivoli Software

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hannes Alfvén
Physicist
30-May-1908 2-Apr-1995 Renegade Swedish astrophysicist
David Antin
Artist
1-Feb-1932   Improv artist, talk poet
Edward Bullard
Physicist
21-Sep-1907 3-Apr-1980 Continental drift, magnetic fields
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Geoffrey Burbidge
Astronomer
24-Sep-1925 26-Jan-2010 Quasi-steady state cosmology
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
Robert C. Dynes
Educator
8-Nov-1942   President, University of California, 2003-08
Robert F. Engle III
Economist
10-Nov-1942   Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Clive W.J. Granger
Economist
4-Sep-1934 27-May-2009 Granger causality
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Peter H. Irons
Activist
11-Aug-1940   A People's History of the Supreme Court
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
J. Hans D. Jensen
Physicist
25-Jun-1907 11-Feb-1973 Shell nuclear model
Chalmers Johnson
Author
6-Aug-1931 20-Nov-2010 Blowback
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Herbert Marcuse
Philosopher
19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 One-Dimensional Man
Harry M. Markowitz
Economist
24-Aug-1927   Portfolio theory
Quinn Martin
Business
22-May-1922 6-Sep-1987 Quinn Martin Productions
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Pauline Oliveros
Composer
2-Jun-1932   Composer, Deep Listener
George E. Palade
Scientist
19-Nov-1912 7-Oct-2008 Microstructure of the cell
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
Jef Raskin
Computer Programmer
9-Mar-1943 26-Feb-2005 Designed Macintosh human interface
Eric Reissner
Mathematician
5-Jan-1913 1-Nov-1996 Reissner shear-deformation plate theory
Sally Ride
Astronaut
26-May-1951 23-Jul-2012 First American woman in space
Wallace Sargent
Astronomer
15-Feb-1935   Astrophysicist at CalTech
Herbert I. Schiller
Author
5-Nov-1919 29-Jan-2000 Mass Communications and American Empire
Richard L. Schmalensee
Economist
1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Roger Y. Tsien
Scientist
1-Feb-1952   Green Fluorescent Protein
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Alvin M. Weinberg
Physicist
20-Apr-1915 18-Oct-2006 Nuclear scientist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert C. Dynes
Educator
8-Nov-1942   President, University of California, 2003-08
Marye Anne Fox
Educator
9-Dec-1947   Chancellor, UC San Diego
Edward A. Frieman
Physicist
19-Jan-1926 11-Apr-2013 Director of Scripps, 1986-96
Jerry Hirshberg
Designer
1939   Nissan's design chief, 1980-2000
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
George E. Palade
Scientist
19-Nov-1912 7-Oct-2008 Microstructure of the cell


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