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Terry Martin participates in amateur and professional athletic competitive events for that tantalizing carrot — the thrill of victory. And victories are something Martin has had more than her share of. More
Engineering Students Combine
Mechanics and Acting on Reality TV Show

At least seven UCSD engineering students and one alumnus will appear in a 13-part reality series on the Animal Planet Network called Chasing Nature. The series debuted in early December and is scheduled to continue through early 2006. The series, which was filmed in Australia, features students from top engineering schools in the United States who are challenged to use academic training and practical experience to recreate animal behaviors. More
'Tis the Season for Holiday Giving
A 15-year-old girl who is in foster care would like a big Winnie-the-Pooh bear. An elderly couple needs a blanket for the winter. A grandmother wants educational books for her grandson. And many homeless veterans need warm clothes. UCSD employees will get a chance to help them all during Wednesday's holiday fair at the Price Center. More
UCSD Gathers World Experts
to Salute a Decade of Genome Sequencing

“Celebrating a Decade of Genome Sequencing,” a one-day symposium held Tuesday in the Price Center Ballroom, brought together leaders in the field of genomics from around the world. About 750 faculty, students and local scientists were on hand to listen as two Nobel Prize winners, Dr. Hamilton Smith of the J. Craig Venter Institute, and Dr. Sydney Brenner from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, began and ended the all-day program. More
Preuss School Seniors Win $1,000 Grant for Class Project Creating Students for Organ Donations
Six seniors at the Preuss School have teamed up to form Students for Organ Donations, the first West Coast high school chapter and one of only four in the country whose mission is to educate about organ donation and rally possible donors. For their efforts, the students have been selected to receive the State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Award, administered by Youth Service America and funded by State Farm. More
Rady School of Management Partners with
Local Industry to Create Learning Consortium

The Rady School of Management has launched the Learning Consortium, a new executive education program designed to deliver business and leadership skill development for organizations driven by science, technology and innovation. The Learning Consortium was developed in partnership with BIOCOM, a San Diego-based life science industry association that represents companies in Southern California. More
Researchers Report
Results of Children's Backpack Study

As long as children have carried their books and belongings in backpacks they have complained of shoulder and back pain. A UCSD School of Medicine-led team found that how loads are distributed under backpack straps may help identify the source of shoulder and back pain in children. More
Psychosocial Disability Fluctuates in Parallel
with Changes in Bipolar Symptom Severity

Authors of a long-term study of patients with bipolar disease hope that their findings will bring attention to the high level of psychosocial disability associated with the disease, especially during periods of depression. More
Atkinson Named to Board of Carnegie
Foundation for Advancement of Teaching

Richard C. Atkinson, president emeritus of the University of California and chancellor emeritus of UCSD, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, an organization focused on improving learning in the nation's colleges and schools. More
Physics Professor Wins
First Place in Young Scholars Competition

Brian Keating, an assistant professor of physics, iwon first place and $20,000 in the Young Scholars Competition at the "Amazing Light: Visions for Discovery" symposium this month at the University of California, Berkeley. The competition at the conference honoring Nobel laureate Charles Townes' 90th birthday was intended to recognize young scientists from around the world with the potential to make such major breakthroughs as Townes' discovery of the laser. More
Marine Research Physiologist Pioneer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Gerald Kooyman, emeritus professor of biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be the first recipient of a new lifetime achievement award bestowed by the Society for Marine Mammalogy during the society's 16 th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals. More
Physics Professor Elected to American Physical Society
Physics Professor Dimitri Basov has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (2005) . Basov was cited by the society "For his significant contributions to our understanding of high temperature superconductors and other correlated electron systems using infrared and optical spectroscopy." He will be formally presented with his fellowship certificate at the next annual meeting of the society's Division of Condensed Matter Physics.
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Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution
Martin J. S. Rudwick

Bursting the Limits of Time is a herculean effort by one of the world's foremost experts on the history of geology and paleontology to sketch this historicization of the natural world in the age of revolution. Addressing this intellectual revolution for the first time, Rudwick examines the ideas and practices of earth scientists throughout the Western world to show how the story of what we now call "deep time" was pieced together. More


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