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New Performing Arts Director Launches Season of Artistic Discovery for UCSD
Two things deeply influenced Martin Wollesen's childhood: Art was an integral part of his family's life, and much of his youth was spent overseas. Not surprisingly, he now equates art with travel. "Travel keeps you in a mode where you're always in a new place, you're always having to discover, you're always having to explore, you're always have to stretch your definition of who you are," he said. "In that regard, the arts allow us to travel." Now, as the new director of UCSD's University Events Office, Wollesen is pushing open the university's borders through performance, music, film and talk. More
Chancellor Fox Gets Acquainted with Faculty and Staff
Gracious, friendly, personable and approachable....
These are just a few of the adjectives offered by staff when asked to describe Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. The impromptu praise was in reaction to one-on-one visits staff had with her on Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Thorton Hospital Courtyard – all part of the weeklong “Let's Get Acquainted” events hosted by Fox. More
Experts on Demand
Program Launched with Opening of Television Studio

UCSD inaugurated a new television interview studio last week, along with related media outreach efforts, to make faculty members readily available for interviews with national and international news outlets via satellite from a convenient location in the heart of the campus. More

UCSD social psychologist Nicholas Christenfeld, pictured right, is seen before the camera in the new "Experts-on-Demand" television interview studio.
Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars
UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will host the ninth annual Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars on Friday, October 22. Registration opens at 10:15 a.m. and the Challenge begins at 12:15 p.m. on UCSD’s North Campus Field next to RIMAC. UC President Robert C. Dynes, who founded the Chancellor’s Challenge in 1996 as an annual on-campus 5-K run/walk to raise money for undergraduate scholarships, will join Chancellor Fox to participate in this year’s challenge. Both will contribute $25 for each runner who finishes the race ahead of President Dynes. Since its inception, the Chancellor's Challenge has raised more than $1 million in scholarships for 500 undergraduate students at UCSD. To register early for the Chancellor’s Challenge 5K, visit the Web site.
Haunted Birch Aquarium
Ghouls and buoys of all ages are invited to spend a safe and haunted Halloween with the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The aquarium will be transformed into a Haunted Aquarium on Oct. 28, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30, from 6-9 p.m. More
School Of Medicine Is Coordinating Center For National Alzheimer's Neuroimaging Initiative
The School of Medicine will be the Coordinating Center for a nationwide $60 million, 5-year public-private partnership called the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. The Coordinating Center at UCSD is directed by Leon Thal, M.D., UCSD chairman, Department of Neurosciences, director of the UCSD Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and director of the national Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS). More

Thirty Years Later, Computer Scientists Who Popularized Early PC Language Return To UCSD Pascal's Birthplace
Dozens of alumni who worked on a ground-breaking language for what would later be called the personal computer will gather at the University of California, San Diego to mark the 30th anniversary of the computer language UCSD Pascal. More
International Center To Host 19th Annual Study-Abroad Fair, Programs Abroad Expo 2004
Representatives from more than 70 international study programs will meet with students, faculty, and community members Oct. 27 when the International Center at the University of California, San Diego presents Programs Abroad Expo 2004. The event is free and open to the public. More
Deirdre Vernon Thanks UCSD
Last April, the daughter of Deirdre Vernon, who is with administrative records, was shot by a distraught woman who later tried to kill herself on the Coronado Bridge. Read a letter from Vernon thanking the UCSD community for its support. More
UCSD Bioengineering Professor Wins 2004 Packard Foundation Fellowship
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has named Trey Ideker, an assistant professor at UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering, as one of this year's 16 recipients of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Ideker and each of the other fellows will receive unrestricted research grants of $625,000 over five years. More
UCSD CONNECT Recruits Top High-Tech Talent
Duane Roth, a well known life science CEO and a high-tech community leader, has accepted the critical position of Executive Director for UCSD CONNECT. More
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Celebrate diversity - nominate a UCSD diversity champion by Monday, Nov. 15. Awards will be presented on Feb. 8, 2005. The event will honor employees, departments, or organizational units that made outstanding contributions in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and the UCSD Principles of Community during 2004. More

New Employee Orientation
Attendees at New Employee Orientation will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast, a chance to win terrific door prizes, and presentations covering a wide range of practical topics. The next New Employee Orientation will be held Oct. 19.

UCSD Blood Drive
UCSD joins the San Diego Blood Bank to host blood drives throughout the year. See what blood drives are scheduled this month. More

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"English in the Philippines: In America's Own Image,"
Oct.18, 4 p.m., International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), classroom 3201.
Bill Maher
Oct. 18, 8:30 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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The Language of New Media
Lev Z. Manovich,
Assoc Professor, Visual Arts

In this book Lev Manovich offers the first systematic and rigorous theory of new media. He places new media within the histories of visual and media cultures of the last few centuries. He discusses new media's reliance on conventions of old media and shows how new media works create the illusion of reality, address the viewer and represent space.

Manovich uses concepts from film theory, art history, literary theory and computer science and also develops new theoretical constructs, such as cultural interface, spatial montage and cinegratography. The theory and history of cinema play a particularly important role in the book. Among other topics, Manovich discusses parallels between the histories of cinema and of new media, digital cinema, screen and montage in cinema and in new media and historical ties between avant-garde film and new media. More

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