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Faking Earthquake

The 70-foot-tall, 23,400-pound wind turbine shuddered and swayed as it reacted to the effects of a simulated magnitude 7.3 earthquake. The 40-second simulation, conducted Nov. 15 by the Jacobs School of Engineering at Camp Elliott, was accompanied by an eerie, low-pitched whine.
Preuss School Supporters Turn
Out to Help Give Students Much Needed 'Ride'
Pink flamingoes and poodle skirts. Lettermen sweaters and Pink Velvet cocktails. It was the 50's in abundant evidence as the Preuss School held its second annual "Classic Cars for Classic Kids" benefit at the Evans Antique Car Garage Nov. 12. More
Playing Robot Games
Competition was fierce as pairs of student-built robots faced off to move CDs, climb stairs and push miniature chairs on Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Preuss School. The San Diego middle school students each attempted to get their robot to complete more tasks than the others in order to qualify for state championships.
Taking Care Of The Holiday Heart
During the holidays, most people worry about putting on a couple of pounds, but they should also be concerned about what they’re doing to their hearts. Every year during the holidays, emergency rooms like those at UCSD Medical Center see patients with symptoms of palpitations and light-headedness. Further evaluation usually confirms the patient has an abnormal heart rhythm, often atrial fibrillation, says Dr. Ajit Raisinghani, Director of the UCSD Non-Invasive Cardiac Lab. This condition, called “Holiday Heart”, is a result from over-indulgence of alcohol. More
Discovery Opens New Avenues
for Design of Anti-Tumor Medications
The response of blood vessels to low oxygen levels may be the Achilles’ heel of a developing tumor, according to a study led by UCSD biologists. More
Cross-Cultural Center to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
with Activities Built Around Cultivating Community
Cultivating community is the general theme for numerous activities planned through May, 2005, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Cross-Cultural Center. All events are open to the public. More
Vice Chancellor Edward Holmes
Named to Statewide Stem Cell Commission
Dr. Edward W. Holmes, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, has been appointed by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox as UCSD's representative to the Independent Citizens Oversight Commission, the appointed body that will govern the stem cell research institute approved with the passage of Proposition 71 in the November 2 election. More
Judith L. Swain Appointed First Director of College of Integrated Life Sciences
Dr. Judith L. Swain, a distinguished molecular cardiologist and chair of the department of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has been named the first Director of the College of Integrated Life Sciences at UCSD.
Debating the Evidence on Gulf War Illnesses
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Scientists Test Materials With Fake Quakes
Los Angeles Times
5 UC Officials Picked for Stem Cell Panel
Los Angeles Times
Mandarin Chinese Speaks
Volumes in Giving the Young an Ear for Music
UK Guardian
Command Performance
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Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast Sold Out
The UCSD Staff Association has no more tickets available for the Holiday Pancake Breakfast to be held Dec. 8. Check out the Staff Association's related holiday events, including buying a poinsettia to support staff scholarships. More

Regents Adopt
Budget Proposal, Student Fees for 2005-06
The UC Board of Regents this week adopted a state budget proposal for 2005-06 that would provide modest new funding for enrollment growth, student instructional programs, and faculty and staff compensation.

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Radio Drama
Radio Recital
Nov. 24, 12:30 p.m.
Geisel Library
Movie: The Corporation
Nov. 22, 8:00 p.m.
Price Center
Baja on Horseback
for Thanksgiving
Nov. 25, 8:30 a.m.
Baja California
Holiday Sale
at UCSD Bookstore
Nov. 22 - Dec. 5
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440: Patients the UCSD Regional Burn Center has treated this year.
62: Faculty members
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Frozen Earth
Doug Macdougall
Professor at the Scripps
Institution of Oceanography
In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation--nearly three billion years ago--to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the brilliant and intriguing characters who have contributed to the evolving understanding of how ice ages come about. More


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