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Meet UCSD's New Chancellor
Marye Anne Fox officially took the helm of UCSD on Aug. 16. Here, she sits down for a video Q & A to discuss the current state of the university and what she hopes to accomplish during her tenure as chancellor of UCSD. More
Words of Advice for
UCSD's New Chancellor
Marye Anne Fox has visited every continent, been granted honorary status as a one-star general for a day, and been cited by Esquire Magazine as one of "The Best of the New Generation – Men and Women Under Forty Who are Changing America." Still, even with such an impressive resume, there is always more to learn and experience. So, to welcome our new chancellor, we sought pearls of advice from faculty, staff and students about what she might do as she settles into her new life at UCSD. More
"Take advantage of the sun and the beach. Just because we're facing massive budget cuts doesn't mean you shouldn't get out every once in a while. Learning to surf would give you instant street cred.”
— Bryan Tsao, opinion editor, The Guardian; second year student, Sixth College
Farmers' Market
Serves Up Fresh Produce, BBQ Chicken, Salsa,
Made-to-Order Crepes and Oh, Such Colorful Flowers!

Offering everything from pretzels the size of a loaf of bread to tomato varieties, ranging from green to yellow to bright red, to sizzling barbecued chicken, the UCSD Farmers' Market made its debut appearance this quarter on Library Walk and Lyman Lane. It will reappear every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — except over the Christmas holidays — throughout the school year. More
Chancellor Greets
Students with Cookies
Students topped off their lunch with a cookie, a handshake and a question for the new chancellor, Marye Anne Fox. The welcoming event took place from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 — the first day of school — on Ridge Walk, which was flooded with students eating complimentary pizza and gathering information from campus groups that had set up booths along the path. Fox, who donned a Triton jersey with "Fox 1" on the back, handed out chocolate chip cookies and snicker doodles to anyone who dared pose a question.
Cyberinfrastructure For Ocean Observatories Leads List Of NSF Information Technology Grants Awarded
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $9 million from its Information Technology Research (ITR) program to create six novel research projects at the University of California, San Diego with broad societal impact. More
School Of Medicine Admits New
Class Of Leaders, Scientists, Humanitarians
A new entering class of medical students received their white coats and took the Oath of Hippocrates at the School of Medicine's annual White Coat Ceremony on Sept. 3. The class of 122 has been highly selected from 5,000 applicants, an unprecedented increase in applications over last year of approximately 10 percent. More

Social Worker Earns More
Than Medals at Athens Paralympics

The spirit to keep driving forward, to fight rather than falter, even in the face of catastrophe or defeat, is the essence of an Olympian athlete. As Melanie Benn, a social worker at the UCSD Medical Center, plows through lap after lap in the swimming pool, she is buoyed, propelled, by that essence – even after winning three medals at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. More

Henrik Wann Jensen Named
to List Of "Brilliant 10" in Popular Science
On the heels of winning an Academy Award earlier this year for his groundbreaking work in computer graphics, Computer Science and Engineering professor Henrik Wann Jensen has now been honored by Popular Science. In its October 2004 issue, the magazine names Jensen to its list of the "Brilliant 10" — the best and the brightest among young scientists. More
Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Named
2004 Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers

Steven W. Relyea, vice chancellor for Business Affairs, has been named the 2004 Distinguished Business Officer by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). The Distinguished Business Officer Award is NACUBO's most prestigious honor.
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Physics Professor Wins 2004 E.O. Lawrence Award
A professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego has been named to receive the U.S. Department of Energy’s highest honor, the E. O. Lawrence Award. More
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Stem Cells Emit Healing Molecules
New York Times
10.08.04
Epic Droughts Possible, Study Says
Los Angeles Times
10.08.04
Prop. 71 Opens Tap for Stem Cell Research
San Diego Union-Tribune
10.08.04
A Chancellor on the Move
San Diego Union-Tribune
10.01.04
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Internship Program Opens Door to New Career Pathways
At one point in our lives, we all face it — the perfect project, dream job or other exciting opportunity. You're a dedicated and accomplished individual looking to grow, but there's a catch: you don't have the necessary experience for the job, and you can't gain the experience you need in your current position.
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Find out about UCSD's 2004 events to raise awareness about disabilities. Events are wheelchair accessible. More

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Grupo Corpo
Oct. 13, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Aud.
For more than a quarter of a century, Grupo Corpo has been dazzling audiences with its fusion of classical ballet and rhythmic modern dances. On Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Mandeville Auditorium, they will perform their premiere San Diego show, introducing local audiences to their high-energy, stunning dance displays. More
UCSD's Division of Biological Sciences is sponsoring a symposium for educators on Opportunities for Research in the Behavioral Sciences (ORBS).
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Transplanted Man
by Sanjay Nigam,
Professor of Medicine
Sonny Seth is a brilliant but rebellious medical resident at a New York hospital that services a community of eccentric expatriates from India. His most demanding patient and trusted confidant — known as the Transplanted Man — is a high-level Indian government official whose major organs have been transplanted at least once. Deathly ill but amusingly wise, he is now hunted by assassins and his sneaky nemesis, a Hollywood superstar vying for stardom in politics.
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