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Student Webinar on the Senses

In elementary school, we learn about the five senses and their vital importance to appreciating life. Taste, smell, touch, hearing, and vision are all vital to survival, and even with the absence of one or more, our bodies compensate by strengthening the senses we… 435 more words


LTWL 120 Final Instructions

  1. Long papers are due no later than Monday, March 20. I will be in my office (Warren Lit 147) from 12 to 3:00 on that day; if you arrive before or after, papers can be taken to the Literature office at Warren Lit 110 (other end of the hall) until 4:30.
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New nano-implant could one day help restore sight

Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) image of individual nanowires and groupies of nanowires. Each wire can produce an electric current when hit by light.  

A team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. 892 more words


LTWL 116 Syllabus now online

The syllabus for UCSD Spring 2017, LTWL 116, is now online.

Offensive messages were reported this week on several college campuses

A wave of offensive signage have been reported at multiple universities in the country this week.

There were posters subtly praising white supremacy seen at the… 517 more words


Scientists found a way to make lotions out of your skin’s good bacteria to help fight its bad bacteria

Our largest organ—our skin—is crawling with bacteria, as well as fungi, viruses, and even tiny mites. For the most part, this is a good thing: Benign skin-dwelling microorganisms outcompete potentially harmful ones for food (read: oil from our pores and dead skin cells), some of them also produce chemicals that can kill harmful bacteria. 425 more words

Booklist for Spring 2017 class

LTWL 116: Adolescent Literature

Coming of Age

“Coming of age” marks the culmination of adolescence and the threshold of adulthood. It has been a recurring theme in the modern novel, beginning with the Bildungsroman (development or education novel) of the nineteenth century. 209 more words