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Holiday Giving at UCSD
Encompasses Military in Iraq, Local Nee

When 'Big Brother' Capt. Bruce Soltire of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton announced to his 'Little Brother' Sam, a Helix High School student and football player, that he was bound for duty in Iraq, Sam and his mother, UCSD Burn Center nurse Leann Cortimiglia, were naturally concerned. More
Staffers Get in Holiday Mood
at Annual Pancake Breakfast
UCSD retiree Gloria Moreno and Adela V. Crespin, both of Geisel Library's catalog department, have been attending the annual pancake breakfast since the event began 30 years ago, when vice chancellors and associate vice chancellors actually flipped the pancakes themselves."It's a tradition," said Crespin. "We get together; we take pictures with Santa; and we hope to win a prize." More
UCSD Research Finds
Death Toll Climbs at Winter Holidays

More Americans die from natural causes on Christmas, the day after and New Year's than on any other days of the year. According to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, the 14-day holiday period between Dec. 25 and Jan. 7 shows a spike in death rates significantly above what would be expected for the winter season. The likely culprit: Delays in seeking necessary medical treatment. More
How to Get Your Holiday
Shopping Done During Your Lunch Break

This year, instead of trekking to the mall during the weekends, get all of your shopping done during your lunch break -- without leaving UCSD. The university has lots of great shopping resources, sans the long lines and fighting for a parking spot (for the most part.) Here are some suggestions for everyone on your list.
Immunostimulatory DNA Reverses Airway
Scarring and Inflammation in a Mouse Model of Asthma
The structural changes including airway scarring and inflammation that contribute to severe breathing problems associated with asthma were significantly reversed in mice treated with immunostimulatory sequences of DNA, a novel therapy developed by researchers at the School of Medicine. More
Regents Adopt Budget Proposal
with Good News for Faculty and Staff
Last month, the University of California Board of Regents adopted a state budget proposal for 2005-06 that, if accepted, would offer some good news to faculty and staff. Budget highlights include money for merit pay and cost of living adjustments for faculty and staff, which UCSD hasn’t seen for two years. In addition, there will be some funding for new space, which UCSD also hasn’t received in a few years. The budget also includes funds for enrollment growth. The flip side of all this good news is that student fees will increase. More
Engineers Join International
Consortium to Advance 'Invisible' Computing
Computer scientists and electrical engineers from UCSD have joined a consortium of mostly European scientists setting out to network together the billions of electronic devices in everyday use. More
From Dinosaurs to Birds: Researchers Derive Lessons about Human Evolution from Chicken Genome
Experts in bioinformatics have co-authored with other scientists the first large-scale comparison of mammal and bird genomes, published in the December 9 edition of Nature. The journal's cover story includes a draft sequence of the chicken genome assembled and analyzed by members of the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. More
Program for Graduate Studies in Microfinance and Telecom Development Aims to Help Rural Mexico
As part of American government efforts to help rural Mexico further develop telecommunications infrastructure, and to enhance mechanisms for financing small business in rural Mexico, seven scholarships have been created for students to attend the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, as well as to participate in summer fieldwork in rural Mexico and engage in research at the Center for U.S. - Mexican Studies. More
Sunil Sinha Named 2004
Materials Research Society Medalist
Physics Professor Sunil Sinha is one of three scientists who were recently awarded 2004 medals from the Materials Research Society. Sinha was recognized by the society, which awarded the medals on December 1 at its fall meeting in Boston, "for seminal contributions to understanding mechanisms of thin-film surface and interface morphology evolution and establishing the foundations of diffraction and scattering methods for its quantitative analysis." More
Alumni Association Recognized by
Council for Advancement and Support of Education
The Alumni Association was recognized for the Triton Junkyard Derby and @UCSD magazine by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of professionals who advance educational institutions, at the District VII conference in San Francisco on December 5. More
Overturning a Wartime Act Decades Later
San Francisco Chronicle
Climate: Discovering the Role of Aerosols
Q and A with Sheldon Brown
San Diego Union-Tribune
New Vaccine may Halt
Asthma and Reverse Effects on Lungs

Chicago Tribune
A Need to Know: Is it Alzheimer's?
Chicago Tribune
The Polarization Express
Washington Post
Nominee Pool Grows for Stem-Cell Czar
San Francisco Chronicle
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How to Put Happiness Back Into your Holidays
The holidays can be a wonderful time filled with excitement, love, ritual and precious moments shared with family and friends. However, the holidays can also represent a difficult period of stress. When added to the normal strains of daily life, the pressures of buying gifts, fighting traffic, dealing with grief and loss, and awkward family gatherings following a divorce or separation can diminish the joy and peacefulness of the season. More

Deck the Halls — Safely

Festive decorations in the workplace add to the joy of the holiday season. But improper use can result in fires or electrical accidents. Follow these guidelines for safe holiday decorating at UCSD. More

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Abstract Art in the Late Twentieth Century
Francis Colpitt

These essays on abstract painting by eleven of its most incisive critics trace the development of such critical issues as hard-edge painting, deductive and serial structure, monochrome abstraction, the psychological analogy, regionalism, and the "death of painting" in Postmodernism. The introduction and commentary by Frances Colpitt situates the essays historically and examines their philosophical sources and influences, from formalism and phenomenology to structuralism and poststructuralism. It is a coherent and optimistic picture of abstract painting -- the definitive contribution of modern art. More

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