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Fox Announces New Partnership with Mexico
Goals Include Improving Air Quality
and Establishing Cross-Border Technology Corridor

In her inaugural address, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox called for a strengthening of UCSD's international agenda. Wednesday, she took a large step in meeting her own challenge by announcing comprehensive plans for a "Partnership with Mexico." The partnership and cooperation program includes four initiatives to improve the quality of life for citizens of the United States and Mexico. More
Engineers Discover Why
Toucan Beaks are Models of Lightweight Strength

As a boy growing up in Brazil 40 years ago, Marc A. Meyers marveled at the lightweight toughness of toucan beaks that he occasionally found on the forest floor. Now a materials scientist and professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering, Meyers said makers of airplanes and automobiles may benefit from the first ever detailed engineering analysis of toucan beaks conducted in his lab. More
Research May Lead to
Targeted Treatment for Asthma Sufferers

The bronchial tubes of a patient with severe asthma can become scarred due to repeated episodes of allergic inflammation in the airways. The scarring results in blocked airways, excessive production of mucus, and shortness of breath. More

UCSD recognized World AIDS Day on Thursday with a public viewing of a section of the AIDS Memorial Quil at the Price Center. To the right, students read the section of the quilt dedicated to remembering UCSD faculty, staff and students.
Celiac Disease Research
Center Receives $2.5 Million

Thanks to a $2.5 million gift from the Oklahoma-based William K. Warren Foundation, researchers at the School of Medicine will be able to step up the fight against celiac disease, a disease estimated to affect one in 100 Americans. Celiac disease is a digestive condition triggered by consumption of a common protein called gluten, which is found in bread, pasta, cookies, pizza crust and many other foods. More
University Librarian Named
President of Association of Research Libraries

Brian E. C. Schottlaender, university librarian, was elected president of the Association of Research Libraries at the recent membership meeting of the association in Washington, D.C. The Association of Research Libraries comprises the leading research libraries in the U.S. and Canada. UCSD became a member of the association in 1973. More
Leading Polymer Chemist
and DNA Researcher at UCSD Dies

Bruno H. Zimm, an emeritus professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSD and one of the world’s leading polymer chemists and DNA researchers, died on November 26 at UCSD’s Thornton Hospital in La Jolla. He died from pneumonia following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 85. More
Former UCSD Physicist Shares Descartes
Award for Material that Reverses Light's Properties

David R. Smith, a physicist formerly at UCSD, has been awarded the European Union's Descartes Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research for developing a new class of composite materialsat UCSD with unusual physical properties that scientists theorized might be possible but had never before been able to produce in nature. More
UCSD Partnership with Mexico
San Diego: From `Finest City' to `Scandalicious'
Los Angeles Times
Europeans Will Honor Former UCSD Physicist
San Diego Union-Tribune
16-Year-Old Wins Science Scholarship
ABC News
Bruno H. Zimm, 85;
UCSD Chemist Opened DNA Doors
San Diego Union-Tribune
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Spotlight on Faculty Research: China

Academic Senate Fills Posts, Hears of High-Tech Collaborations
During the Academic Senate's second meeting of the 2005-06 academic year on Tuesday, the senators appointed members to key committees, heard an update on university issues from Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, and learned of ongoing high-tech collaborations from Larry Smarr of Calit2. More

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Soft Cinema Navigating
the Database
Lev Manovich

What kind of cinema is appropriate for the age of Palm Pilot and Google? Automatic surveillance and self-guided missiles? Consumer profiling and CNN? To investigate this question, Lev Manovich, one of today's most influential thinkers in the fields of media arts and digital culture, joined with award-winning new media artist and designer Andreas Kratky. They also invited contributions from leaders in other cultural fields: DJ Spooky, Scanner, George Lewis, and Johann Johannsson (music), servo (architecture), Schoenerwissen/OfCD (information visualization), and Ross Cooper Studios (media design). The results of their three-year explorations are the three "films" presented on this DVD. More


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