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Chancellor's 5-K Raises Record
Amount for Undergraduate Scholarships

Nearly 1,400 UCSD students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends met at the white chalk starting line on RIMAC field on Friday afternoon to travel the winding 3.1-mile course through campus in support of undergraduate scholarships. Among them was Tyson Kim, a fifth-year physics student who is putting himself through college with the help of undergraduate scholarships. (Photo Credit: Kevin Walsh) More
Irreverent Fashion Show Benefits Women’s Cancers
To help raise awareness and dollars for all women’s cancers, the Saks Fifth Avenue store in Fashion Valley partnered with the Moores UCSD Cancer Center to host “Men About Town,” a slightly irreverent fashion featuring nearly 30 prominent San Diego men dressed in Saks apparel. Now in its second year, the fashion show is co-chaired by Katherine Kennedy and Robert Horsman.
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VC Edward Holmes, pictured left, takes
to the runway in support of a good cause.
Gene for Joubert Syndrome
with Excessive Brain Folds Discovered

Researchers at the School of Medicine have discovered the gene for a form of Joubert Syndrome, a condition present before birth that affects an area of the brain controlling balance and coordination in about 1 in 10,000 individuals.
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Psychiatry Dept. to Study Bipolar Patients with Major Grant from National Institute of Mental Health
Psychiatric researchers at the School of Medicine have received a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health to study how patients with Bipolar Affective Disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, regulate their behaviors and thoughts.
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Annual UCSD Halloween
Costume Contest

UCSD faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the annual UCSD Halloween Costume Contest on Friday, October 29. Costume sign-ups begin at 11:30 a.m. and the contest begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Price Center Plaza.
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Science Fiction Writer
Kim Stanley Robinson Visits UCSD

Award-winning science fiction author and University of California, San Diego alumnus Kim Stanley Robinson returns to his alma mater Thursday, Oct. 28, to talk about “Science as One of the Humanities.”
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UCSD Retirement Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The UCSD Retirement Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month with a variety of special events and activities
, including an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 27 The open house will be held at the Retirement Association offices in UC 400 (behind the Campus Cashier’s Office) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More
IR/PS To Host 2004 International
Affairs Graduate School Admissions Forum
Admissions Forum Representatives from 20 international affairs graduate study programs will meet with potential and prospective students on Monday, October 25 at UCSD as part of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Graduate School Admissions Forum. The event, hosted by the IR/PS, is free and open to the public. More
Student Chemist
Jamie Link Develops Formula for Early Success
Among her many other duties, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox works hard to increase the numbers of women in science. She explains the opportunities and rewards to girls and young women from grade schools to grad schools across the nation. Now the chancellor has another "link" in her persuasive chain of positive examples. Jamie Link, a graduate student in chemistry and biochemistry at UCSD, is among 100 of the world's top young innovators, as selected by MIT's Technology Review magazine — one of 30 women so honored and, at 26, the youngest member of the prestigious group. More
 
UCSD Medical Faculty
Named To Prestigious National Organization

Two members of the UCSD School of Medicine faculty have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the arm of the National Academy of Sciences that is both an honorific society and an advisory body on health and health policy matters. Kenneth Kaushansky, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medicine, and John West, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, were among the 65 new active members announced by the IOM on Monday, October 18. More
In San Diego
New York Times
10.17.04
State May Point
Way on Health Insurance

Los Angeles Times
10.16.04
Profile: Charles Keeling
The Times Higher Education Supplement

10.15.04
Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain
San Diego Union-Tribune
10.21.04
Plan OK'd to Raze, Rebuild UCSD's University House
San Diego Union-Tribune
10.19.04
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Serving a Purpose
In 1968, John McCleary's vision of long-term employment was five or more years. However, the Revelle graduate found that explosive growth in technology and computing provided endless reasons to continue his work at the university. On Tuesday, Oct. 26, he and 13 other staff members will be honored for 35 years of service to UCSD. More


Avoiding the flu
Learn how UCSD is affected by the flu vaccine shortage, and what you can do to stay healthy.
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Your Benefits -
Open Enrollment
Take advantage of the yearly opportunity to make changes to your health and welfare plans from Nov. 1 - 30. Information is mailed to eligible employees in late October. A benefits fair will take place Nov. 22 at the Price Center, Ballroom B, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Insurance carriers will be available to answer questions about their plans.

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Cash Control Training
11/03/2004

StudentLink: Queries and Mydashboard
11/03/2004

Computer Ergonomics
11/09/2004

Dear Editor,
Over the last few weeks, there have been several articles and opinion pieces in the campus and San Diego media on the status of the UCSD co-ops.
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The UCSD Council of
Provosts and The Helen
Edison Lecture Series
present Gro Harlem Brundtland
Oct. 27, 7 p.m.,
Price Center Ballroom
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland has devoted her lifework to persuading world leaders to take science seriously and to put health issues high on the political agenda. Now, this fall, she is visiting San Diego.More
Author Mike Davis
at UCSD Bookstore
Oct. 26, noon
UCSD Bookstore
New Writing Series:
Tom Pickard
Oct. 28, 4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts
Performance Space
La Jolla Symphony
& Chorus Presents:
Fanfare Fantastique
Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
Auditorium
More Events
 

A Festschrift
for Will Ogdon

Collected and compiled by János Négyesy, professor of music, and Garrett Bowles, who retired in 2000 after serving as a UCSD music librarian for 35 years. More

4.6 billion: UCSD's national economic impact last year
41,000: number of applications for UCSD’s 2004 academic year
11 Ph.D.s, 4 M.D.s, 11 graduate level degrees: A sample of The Rady School Inaugural Student Body credentials

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