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Sex or Sleep? Male Fruit Flies Make a Choice: Study by Dr. Divya Sitaraman

Tuesday, August 22, 2017post has video

NBC7 News -- When given a choice of sex or sleep, male fruit flies tend to opt for the latter, while female fruit flies think differently, according to research out of the University of San Diego. Divya Sitaraman, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at USD, studied two fundamental behaviors needed to survive in fruit flies: sex and sleep. The research, conducted across both genders of fruit flies, aimed to learn how organisms prioritize behaviors when a choice must be made. Full Article: Sex or Sleep? Male Fruit Flies Make a Choice: Study  

2017 NASA astronaut class selfie

Toreros Train for Space

Monday, August 14, 2017

Matthew Dominick and Jonny Kim each won a lottery — on the same day. The prize? These two University of San Diego alumni are among 12 people to …

Best Paper Award

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Military Veterans and Constituents Committee of the American Society for Engineering Education recently recognized the work of Michelle Camacho (p…

Join the Humanities Center Student Board

Monday, June 19, 2017

Join the Humanities Center Student Board, which is launching this fall. The HCSB was established with the purpose of enhancing student participation i…

NASA Astronaut Candidate

NASA Astronaut Candidate Jonny Kim

Friday, June 9, 2017

Jonny Kim (M.D.) (Lieutenant, U.S. Navy) NASA Astronaut Candidate Summary: Dr. Jonny Kim has been selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut Candida…

An otolith from a lanternfish is used to estimate the fish’s age.

Student Spotlight: Angela Klemmedson

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Angela Klemmedson studies lanternfish. Lanternfish inhabit the mesopelagic layer of the world’s oceans (200–1000 meters deep). This r…

Sr. Betsy Walsh Departs USD

Monday, May 22, 2017

With profound respect and deep gratitude, we wish Sr. Betsy Walsh farewell and bon voyage as she moves to northern California to join the re…

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