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Post-election Q & A with Thad Kousser

After many intense months of negative political advertisements, heated sound bytes and contentious bipartisanship, the nation is now wrestling with the meaning of last week's election results. Questions on many minds include: Now that the President has gained both the popular and electoral vote, will it affect his leadership style? In his second term, will Mr. Bush prioritize international relations? And, is the country divided beyond repair? Thad Kousser, assistant professor of political science, sat down with Heather Holliday to help sort out some of these issues.
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$30 Million Gift Sets School of Pharmacy on Course
A $30 million gift to the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will provide the fledgling school the ammunition to build to recruit new faculty, buy needed equipment and build a new auditorium. It also will create a new endowment to secure the school's future.
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(Speakers at Thursday's press conference join Claudia Skaggs Luttrell (center) to sign the last beam for the new Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences building.)
Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Celebrates Inauguration
Scientists are on the road to solving the mind’s biggest mysteries, declared the namesake of the newly founded Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at a ceremony yesterday to inaugurate the new institute. Fred Kavli, who donated $7.5 million to establish the institute in March, encouraged scientists and other scholars to reach for answers to the big questions still left unanswered. More
Sylvia Bal Somerville (pictured left) hosted an opening reception on Oct. 29 for her photographic art exhibit, which will be on display through December 21 at the Faculty Club. The exhibition, entitled Sujets Libres, mixes digital images with those from slides and print film. Most of the photographs in the exhibit were shot in Venice and parts of France. Somerville is a Dutch photographer who divides her time between southern California and southern France. Her husband, Richard Somerville, is a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Underwater Robot Makes History Crossing Gulf Stream
Like the sailing vessel used by Captain Joshua Slocum to sail solo around the world 100 years ago, another ocean-going vehicle is making history. A small ocean glider named Spray is the first autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, to cross the Gulf Stream underwater, proving the viability of self-propelled gliders for long-distance scientific missions and opening new possibilities for studies of the oceans. More
UCSD Votes
Hundreds of UCSD students and others showed up at the Price Center polls on Tuesday to cast their votes. The unexpected student turnout caused ballot shortages at all three local universities, including UCSD. Election officials were forced to deliver extra provisional ballots.
UCSD Innovator’s Showcase & TechTIPS 10th Anniversary Celebration
UCSD Innovator's Showcase & TechTIPS 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held at the Birch Aquairum on Nov. 9. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception, and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Guests include Ginger Graham, president and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. In addition, the evening will include presentations of the 2004 Outstanding Innovator Awards. The celebration is both free of charge and open to the public.
Vet of the Year
Mark Elder, a producer-director with Media Services, has been selected as UCSD's Veteran of the Year. Elder is a Vietnam veteran with over 26 years of combined service in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserves. He represented UCSD at the 2004 Veteran of the Year Luncheon Nov. 5 sponsored by the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center. More
Republicans Consolidate Hold on Congress
Los Angeles Times
11.03.04
State Bets on the Promise of Stem Cell Research
KTLA Channel 5, Los Angeles
11.04.04
Local Man to Bury his MIA Vietnam Vet Father
NBC Channel 7/39, San Diego
11.03.04
S.D. to get First Strong Mayor - Whoever it is
San Diego Union-Tribune
11.
04.04
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Honor Those who Served
Join the UCSD Veterans Association at its annual Veterans Recognition Ceremony, where you can meet these Medal of Honor recipients: * John Finn, World War II veteran and the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient * Mark Elder, Vietnam veteran and UCSD's Veteran of the Year.
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November Is Career Development Month
The days of working in one position with one set of skills for the duration of your career are long gone.
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Do women and men really speak different languages?
What turns some speech into sexual harassment? This workshop, sponosred by SOLO, will expore gender communication differences, sexism, and discrimination.


Passport to Leadership:
Sex and Speech from A to Z

11/9/2004


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12/01/2004

Blink: Getting the Most From It
12/02/2004

The Red Flags of Fraud
11/30/2004

"A Day Without a Mexican"
Nov. 16th 5 p.m
Robinson Auditorium
Kuss Quartet
Nov. 12, 8:00 p.m.
Mandeville Center
Stop Surfing and Start Researching Effectively
Nov. 10, 10:00 AM
Geisel Library
A Dream Play
Nov. 18, 8:00 p.m.
Mandell Weiss
Forum Theatre
New Writing Series: Harryette Mullen
Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m.
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475,000: The number of outpatient visits to UCSD medical centers annually.
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$131.9 Million: Amount of private support raised in fiscal year 2003-04
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$655.6 million: Amount raised to date for the "Imagine What's Next" Campaign for UCSD.
 
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Mary Livingstone Beebe
James Stuart Desilva
Robert Storr

Sculpture Commissions for the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego, with essays by Mary Livingstone Beebe, Director of the Stuart Collection, and Robert Storr, Senior Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, and interviews conducted by Joan Simon, independent writer. More


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