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Q&A with Larry Goldstein

This fall, while other School of Medicine faculty were immersed in research and classes, Larry Goldstein spent many of his waking hours working to educate California voters and a nationwide audience about what he thinks could be the biggest medical breakthrough in decades. He has been appearing on network TV news shows, speaking before large crowds, and arguing intently for passage of Proposition 71, the ballot initiative that would commit California to issue $3 billion for stem cell research. More
Awards for Excellence Gala
Celebrates Leaders of Today and Tomorrow
Two Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumni stole the spotlight at this year's annual Awards for Excellence Gala, hosted by the UCSD Alumni Association. The evening's top award went to Marcia McNutt '78 and Ancel Keys '30.

Nearly 300 alumni, faculty and friends of the university attended the Oct. 23 event honoring outstanding alumni, distinguished faculty and top National Merit Scholars at the new Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. Top contributors to the Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next. Alumni Association also were honored. More
UCSD's GPA Plummets
In the weeks before Halloween, the UCSD community has various traditions for welcoming autumn: Some decorate their offices, some make Halloween costumes and some hurl several-hundred- pound pumpkins off the tops of buildings. More
A Ghastly UCSD Tradition
More than 60 students, faculty and staff convened in the Price Center on Friday to strut their stuff for the lunchtime crowd at UCSD's annual Halloween Costume Contest. Eight "spooktacular prizes," ranging from a cherry red motor scooter to an Apple iPod, were awarded to winners in the categories of funniest, scariest, most creative and incredibly elaborate costume.
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(Contest entrant "Waldo" wandered through the crowd before finding his way on stage. "I'm always getting lost," he said.)
Biologists Discover Chemical Important
in Guiding
Visual System Development
Neurobiologists have discovered a chemical responsible for the bursts of electrical activity in the brain that guide the development of the visual system, a finding that may bring rewiring of damaged visual circuits closer to reality.
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UCSD Pascal Reunion
They came from as far as San Francisco, Oregon and Washington. Like college-aged buddies, these 40-something men and women camped out on floors in their friends' homes. And from the moment Richard Kaufmann booted up a copy of the 24 X 80 monochrome "Welcome to UCSD Pascal" screen, this group of some 50 UCSD alumni were transported back 30 years, when as undergraduates they helped usher in the PC revolution.
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(Rick Grunsky, left, and James Whitesell, right, look at photographs with Chancellor Fox.)
Psychiatrist Elected Fellow of
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Mark A. Geyer, a professor of psychiatry and neurosciences at the School of Medicine, and director of Neuropsychopharmacology Unit of Mental Illness Research, Clinical and Education Center at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). More
State Will Expand Tests
That Find Defects in Newborns
New York Times
10.28.04
Study Reveals a Chemical Key to Vision
San Diego Union-Tribune
10.28.04
Stem-Cell Debate Another
Division between Bush, Kerry
USA Today
10.26.04
Voters to Decide Mayor's Powers
San Diego Union-Tribune
10.24.04
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Learn at Lunch

Overwhelmed? Then join Nanci McGraw on Nov. 9 for a presentation of "Just in Time: Instant Cure for Overwhelm." The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the San Francisco/Santa Cruz Room at the Price Center. It is free and open to all faculty and staff.
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Open Enrollment
Starts Today

Want to make changes to your health and welfare plans? Take advantage of your yearly opportunity, starting today and lasting through Nov. 30. Information was mailed to eligible employees in late October. Plus, for more information, take part in the benefits fair on Nov. 22, where insurance carriers will be available to answer questions about their plans. That will take place at the Price Center in Ballroom B, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Introduction to Microsoft Excel XP
11/10/2004

UCSD Gift Processing
11/15/2004

Risk Management: Cars
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11/17/2004
Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Inauguration Reception
Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., Natural Sciences Building
Price Center Ballroom
A Streetcar Named Desire
Nov. 6, 2 and 8 p.m. Mandell Weiss Forum Studio
Putumayo Latinas
Nov. 7, 8 p.m., Mandeville Center Auditorium
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6 million: Nautical miles steamed by UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography's ships
1,450: IR/PS alumni currently working in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and throughout the world
1,390: Scripps Institution of Oceanography alumni (Masters and Ph.D)
 

Wittgenstein
By Avrum Stroll,
Professor of Philosophy

Avrum Stroll introduces the legendary philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Including Wittgenstein's student days at Cambridge, his dramatic changes of professions, his eccentric lifestyle, privileged background and writings two days before his death, this book spans Wittgenstein's life and philosophical achievements. The analysis of the philosopher's three great ideas reveals the dramatic reversals of opinion that characterized Wittgenstein's career and provides insight into the way in which language shapes our world. More


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