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A Sampling of Clips for April 18, 2011


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UCSD Shows Its Greenability
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 16 -- UC San Diego touted its campus sustainability efforts with a green open house today. The daylong event included music, tours, electric cars and even Chancellor Marye Anne Fox's glowing pickle trick for the kids. There was also a beer garden and an electronic-waste recycling event. More

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Depression Dilemma in Pregnancy: Ditch Meds?
MSNBC, April 17 -- Research on taking antidepressants during pregnancy has been mixed, with some studies showing a small risk and others showing no harm to the baby. In addition, few studies have looked at the potential effects to the child over the long term. However, over the last few years, more and more research has revealed untreated depression and anxiety also have potentially deleterious effects on the child, including a risk for preterm birth. So which is worse, having depression during pregnancy, or taking medication for it? (Quotes Kathryn Hirst, director of the Maternal Mental Health Clinic at UC San Diego) More

Egyptian Princess Mummy Had Oldest Known Heart Disease
National Geographic, April 15 -- An ancient Egyptian princess might have been able to postpone her mummification if she had cut the calories and exercised more, medical experts say. Michael Miyamoto of the UC San Diego's School of Medicine co-authored the study. More

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube Now Crucial to Presidential Campaigns
Los Angeles Times, April 17 -- Four years ago, Barack Obama kicked off his presidential campaign on the steps of Illinois' Old State Capitol, speaking in front of thousands of supporters and a throng of media. Earlier this month, when he formally announced his reelection campaign, he did so without public appearance, in an online video. (Quotes Thad Kousser, a political science professor at UC San Diego) More

Scar Remedies' Effectiveness Not So Clear
Los Angeles Times, April 17 -- Time may heal all wounds, but the scars that remain can be unsightly, itchy, stiff and painful. (Quotes Dr. Terence Davidson, a professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine)

UCSD Composer Wins Prestigious Rome Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 16 -- San Diego composer and UC San Diego faculty member Lei Liang has been named a winner of the prestigious 2011 Rome Prize. More

Are 'Green' Businesses Just for Tree-huggers?
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 16 -- Green should be mainstream. That’s the idea behind Glenn Croston’s San Diego consulting business, which advises companies small and large on green business strategy and best practices for becoming eco-friendly. He has a doctorate from UC San Diego. More

UC System Boosts Admissions; UCSD Numbers Flat
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 16 -- UC San Diego is one of only two campuses in the UC system that is not admitting more freshmen for the 2011-12 academic year than it did for the current year, according to figures released today. More

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