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Math Whiz Kid
Part of Growing Trend of High Schoolers Tackling University Work

Michael Viscardi started taking math classes at UCSD when he was in eighth grade. Four years later, his decision paid off, helping him win a $100,000 college scholarship — the top prize in the premier high school science competition in the nation. More
Staff Renew Call for Fee Discounts
UC staff leaders are reviving the long-discussed proposal to offer educational fee discounts to employees' spouses, domestic partners and children, and they say it could be on the Board of Regents agenda as early as January."The timing is right to bring it back," said Rosemary Anderson, chair of the Council of University of California Staff Assemblies, or CUCSA. More
Staff and Faculty Open Hearts to Needy at Holiday Fair
Hundreds of toys were piled in one corner of the Price Center Ballroom. In the hallway, about a dozen bags full of clothes were stacked up neatly. At a nearby table, employees had donated almost $200 for three needy families. UCSD staff members got in the spirit of the season Wednesday as they enjoyed pancakes during the university’s annual breakfast and took part in the concurrent holiday fair. More
Healthy Eating Program
Designs Diets to Boost Health, Fight Disease
Just as the holidays approach - with their traditions of roasted turkeys and hams, baked squashes and mashed potatoes, and aromatic cookies and pies - university employees hoping to avoid an expanded waistline have an ally on campus: the new Healthy Eating Program. More
Hellman Fellows Program:
Stewarding Young Faculty Toward Tenure Track
In 1995 with a gift of $2.5 million, Chris and Warren Hellman generously funded a novel idea to help young faculty members at UCSD grow and succeed in their careers. Now in its 10 th year, UCSD’s Hellman Fellows Program recently named 13 assistant professors as Hellman Faculty Fellows, awarding a total of $120,000 to support their research and creative activities. More
Exhibition of Blown Glass Works Opens Jan. 7
Floor Models, an exhibition of blown glass works, opens Jan. 7 in Grove Gallery of the Crafts Center complex. An artists' reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 and the exhibit will continue through Jan. 29. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. More
Architectural Citation Awarded
for Pepper Canyon Hall Design

The design for Pepper Canyon Hall has won a prestigious award from the American Institute of Architects. More
Judith Dolan to be New
Associate Dean in Arts and Humanities

Judith Dolan, professor of design in the department of theatre and dance, has been named associate dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities. In making the announcement, Dean of Arts and Humanities Michael A. Bernstein said, "Judy Dolan is a highly respected scholar and practitioner who brings superb qualities of leadership, creativity and judgment to this new and important position More
Report Says More Money Is Needed to
Maintain the Country's Aging Heavy Icebreakers
New York Times
Social Commentary, or Just a Dog's Opinion?
New York Times
A Battle Looms to Succeed 'Duke'
Los Angeles Times
UCSD Doctors Find
New Therapy for Kawasaki Patients
Channel 10 News
UCSD Student-Picking Not So Cut and Dry
San Diego Union-Tribune
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December 19, 2005
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Letter From Chancellor
Because this is my final letter of the fall quarter, and of the year 2005, I would like to take a moment to discuss UCSD's overall impact.

Q & A with
Christopher Woodruff


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Our Colleagues

The new Staff In Memoriam section honors those who have passed away during their service with UCSD. Read tributes to Lori Beth McFaddin, Barbara E. Stewart, Timothy P. Whorf, and Laura Melton.

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Introduction to Managing Stress

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26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade
Jan 14, 10 a.m.
Petco Park, Downtown San Diego
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34: Percentage of UCSD graduates from the class of 2002/03 that continuted on to graduate school.
51: Percentage of UCSD graduates from the class of 2002/03 that are employed full time.
25: Percentage of UCSD graduates from the class of 2002/03 that are seeking a Professional Doctorate.

Shu Chien: Tributes On His 70th Birthday
Lanping Amy Sung
This book consists of tributes written by friends, colleagues, teachers, students and family members of Professor Shu Chien on the occasion of his 70th birthday, which was celebrated in San Diego on 23 June 2001, and in Taipei, Taiwan on 12 August 2001. Following those events, a collection of articles was submitted. More


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