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Overwhelmed at Work?
Speaker Nanci McGraw Offers Instant Cure

The animated redhead, her jacket a-glitter with butterfly pins, waves a sparkling toy wand over the crowd. "Poof!" she says. "If you've been feeling overwhelmed by tasks at work or at home, here's some magic that'll make you a doer and a wow-maker!" More
Cat in the Hat for President
Takes a Bow in Geisel Library Exhibit
From the image of the Cat in the Hat decorating a cornflakes box, to that inimitable hat as a tiny, finely crafted Limoges porcelain box of limited edition, to a salty political cartoon, Dr. Seuss's feline character pops up throughout American culture, eliciting every reaction from a sly smile to an outright laugh. And never, not ever, is there the slightest doubt that this is one cat with infinitely more than nine lives. More
UCSD Veteran 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
Chemists Use Tiny 'Chaperones' to Direct
Molecules and Nanoparticles in Drop of Liquid
UCSD Chemists have developed a method that uses dust-sized chips of silicon to surround and precisely direct the motion of molecules, cells, bacteria and other miniscule objects within a tiny drop of liquid
. More

Scripps Oceanography and BP Announce
Research Partnership in Deep Ocean Technology

Scripps Institution of Oceanography and BP America Inc. announce the signing of a three-year, $3 million-dollar partnership, marking the beginning of a long-term research collaboration. The initial focus of the program is to develop and evaluate new technologies to image and characterize the seafloor and subseafloor. More

Supercomputer Center First Academic
Institution To Install IBM Blue Gene Computer
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) announced today that it will be the first academic institution in the world to install the new IBM eServer Blue Gene Solution computing system. Designed to attack a broad range of scientific problems, the Blue Gene system will be installed in December and used for high-end, data-intensive applications in the academic environment. More
McNair Program Offers
UCSD Juniors and Seniors Wide
Range of Research, Grad School Preparation
The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program at the University of California, San Diego is recruiting juniors and senior of all majors who are interested in obtaining a Ph.D. More
Pope Honors
UCSD Scientist

Scripps Oceanography atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan receives his official appointment to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences from Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on
Nov. 8.
Cancer Center Recruits
Deputy Director For Clinical Oncology
A respected clinical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer has been recruited to a key position at the Cancer Center. Dr. Joanne Mortimer is the new Deputy Director for Clinical Oncology. Her faculty appointment at the School of Medicine is pending. More
Scientist Wins Award For
Breakthrough In Coding Theory And Practice
The Board of Governors of the IEEE Information Theory Society has selected an article by professors from UCSD and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as the top publication in information theory during the past two years. The article developed an improved decoding algorithm for error-correcting codes that are used today in communication and storage devices ranging from computer hard drives to deep-space probes. More
Is It Time to Vote Term Limits Out of Office?
Los Angeles Times
Oceangoing Robot Glides Under Water
Discovery Channel
Statin' Drugs Lower Blood Pressure Somewhat
Large New Windmill in
Scripps Ranch is Just a 'Prop'

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Tech Transfer Office
Plays Pivotal Role
in Bringing New
Discoveries to Market
Over Last Decade
As the Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Services office of the University of California, San Diego reaches the 10-year mark this month, it is being credited with playing a pivotal role in bringing UCSD technologies and discoveries to the local and global marketplace. More

Benefits Fair -
November 22

Mark Monday, Nov. 22, on your calendar and be sure to visit the Open Enrollment Benefits Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ballroom B at the Price Center. This is an opportunity to meet with Human Resources Benefits staff and different provider organizations. Get the information you need to make a decision about changing your benefits for the coming year before open enrollment ends on midnight Tuesday, Nov. 30.


New Traffic Light
at La Jolla Shores
& El Paseo Grande

Due to increasing safety concerns, a new traffic signal has been installed at the corner of El Paseo Grande and La Jolla Shores Drive. The light should be fully operational on Monday, Nov 15.

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and Peak Performance


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Public Lecture
Series on Mysteries of the Brain Debuts Today
Nov. 15, 5:00 p.m.
Salk Institute Frederic de Hoffmann Auditorium
Author Dr. V.S. Ramachandran
at UCSD Bookstore
November 18, 4:30 p.m. Price Center Bookstore.
"The Terrible Texts of the Bible" with Bishop John Shelby Spong
Nov. 18, 8 p.m.,
York Hall, Room 2722, Revelle Campus
More Events
451: Number of heart and lung transplants performed at UCSD since 1989
70: Start up businesses using UCSD technology as the foundation
16,861: The amount of concrete cubic yards for the new Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center facility

The Woman and the Dynamo: Isabel Paterson and the Idea of America
By Stephen D. Cox,
professor of English literature and director of humanities program

The Woman and the Dynamo is the first biography of Isabel Paterson, novelist, columnist, cultural critic, political theorist and one of the most extraordinary personalities of the 1930s. She was renowned for her wit and unique interpretation of the American experience and has long been a source of rumor and legend. From interviews, private papers and published words, Stephen Cox weaves a narrative that vividly brings Paterson to life. More


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