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A Sampling of Clips for April 22th, 2009

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Study: Shortages likely on Colorado River by 2050
USA Today, April 22 -- If the West continues to heat up and dry out, odds increase that the mighty Colorado River won't be able to deliver all the water that's been promised to millions who rely on it for their homes, farms and businesses, according to a new study by two researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSDMore

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How to Fall In Love 101
CBS News, April 21 -- Robert Epstein, a college professor is teaching students at UCSD about intimacy and how to fall in love. Students say they really like the class. More

Blame Oil, Not Banks, for Recession
Globe and Mail
, April 22 -- In his state-of-the-economy speech last week at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama explained the global markets meltdown of 2008 as an exclusively U.S. dysfunction – caused solely by Wall Street's “excessive debt and reckless speculation.” (Quotes UCSD economist James HamiltonMore

Ventura Teen Delivers Global Warming Message
Ventura County Star
, April 21 -- In the past year, Alec Loorz has morphed from a quiet teen interested in rallying local students to help stop global warming, into an impassioned crusader whose presentations are in demand at scientific conferences around the country. (Quotes Lisa Shaffer, executive director of the UCSD Sustainable Solutions Institute, who met Alec when he was 12 and has become his mentor) More

The Way We See Faces May Indicate Autism
, April 21 -- A UCSD psychologist says kids with autism see the world in a different way, and that may actually cause their behavior problems. The speed at which a brain processes the image of a face may be one of the primary signs of autism. That seems to be the conclusion of research done by psychologist Karen Dobkins. She examined a group of infants, some of whom were at high risk of autism because they had a sibling with the disease. More

Practice of Medicine Begins to Evolve
, April 21 -- Most people agree the U.S. needs to reduce the cost of health care. The problem is how to do it.  Some say the key is changing the way this country practices medicine. That evolution is starting to happen. (Quotes Joe Scherger, a professor of family and preventive medicine at UCSD) More

UC San Diego Institute Teams
with Darkstrand to Connect Industry to Research
Campus Technology
, April 21 -- The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology at UCSD will partner with Darkstrand, a company that operates a high-speed optical network nationwide. Organizations connected to the Darkstrand Network will be able to work with researchers at Calit2 who have expertise in cyber infrastructure and visualization. More


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