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No Boy Left Behind
Laura Bush Puts Spotlight on Helping Boys Succeed
For Fall 2004, 55 percent of UCSD entering freshmen were women, while 45 percent were men, reflecting a trend at universities across the country. This imbalance between the sexes, along with a list of others statistics in which men fall behind women, is worrisome to many – including the Bush Administration. On the agenda for President George Bush’s second term is to put boys in the spotlight, and Laura Bush is spearheading the movement. More
Campus Community Invited to
Inauguration of Marye Anne Fox

Faculty, staff, students and friends of the university are invited to the inauguration of Marye Anne Fox as the seventh chancellor on UCSD on March. 3.

Planned events for the inaugural include:
10 a.m.: Inauguration ceremony at RIMAC arena
Noon: All-UCSD luncheon at RIMAC field
4:30 p.m.: 2005 Kyoto Laureates Symposium Basic Science Presentation at Price Center Theatre

For more information and to RSVP, please visit the Inauguration Web site.
Leadership Gift From Sulpizio Family For
New State-Of-The-Art Cardiovascular Center
A leadership gift of $10 million from Richard and Maria (Gaby) Sulpizio will support the construction of a new state-of-the-art facility that will centralize UCSD's cutting-edge patient care and clinical research activities in heart and vascular disease and stroke management. More
Team Discovers Specialized,
Rare Heart Stem Cells In Newborns,
With Potential for Replacing Damaged Tissue
The first evidence of cardiac progenitor cells – rare, specialized stem cells located in the newborn heart of rats, mice and humans – has been shown by researchers at the School of Medicine. The cells are capable of differentiating into fully mature heart tissue. More
UCSD Shows the Community it CARES
A row of students sat on stationary bicycles that were parked on Library Walk and pedaled for 24 hours straight last week, as part of the 4th annual UCSD Cares event. The marathon pedaling, put on by the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, was meant to bring awareness to hunger and help sell raffle tickets to raise money for Mazon, a Jewish organization that provides for the hungry. More
Jacobs School To Expand
Its 'Teams In Engineering Service' Program
The Jacobs School of Engineering is recruiting new students, community partners and corporate sponsors for its innovative Teams in Engineering Service program, the first of its kind in San Diego. Currently, more than 40 students are working on team projects for two non-profit organizations. More
Findings By Scripps Scientists
Cast New Light On Undersea Volcanoes
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography have produced new findings that may help alter commonly held beliefs about how chains of undersea mountains formed by volcanoes, or "seamounts," are created. Such mountains can rise thousands of feet off the ocean floor in chains that span thousands of miles across the ocean. More
Kavli Brain/Mind Institute Funds Innovative Research
The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind has awarded its first series of Innovative Research Grants to 12 investigative teams for projects designed to bridge the gap between understanding of the mind and knowledge of the working of the brain. More
Auditorium Named
In Honor Of Late Provost

The auditorium in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building was dedicated Friday in honor of late Muir College Provost Patrick J. Ledden, who served as educator, administrator and mathematician for 36 years at UCSD before his death in October, 2003. UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and UC President Emeritus Richard C. Atkinson officiated at the naming and dedication ceremony for Ledden Auditorium, located on the Muir College Campus. Presiding at a reception following in the UCSD Faculty Club was Muir College Acting Provost Susan Kirkpatrick.
In Defense of Flowers
Sure, Valentine's Day has been commercialized beyond belief, but buy her flowers anyway. They're not just ornamentation, a sentimental gift. Keats penned, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Even as the flowers shrivel and wilt, a woman holds onto that joy every time she passes the bouquet. More
Award-Winning Nature
Writer to Explore ‘Road of
Human Cultural Development' in Convocation Lecture Feb. 22
“What does it mean to grow rich?” asks nature and human culture writer Barry Lopez in his award-winning book "Arctic Dreams". “Is it to have red-blooded adventures and to make a fortune?” Or, “Is it to retain a capacity for awe and astonishment in our lives, to continue to hunger after what is genuine and worthy? Is it to live at moral peace with the universe?” More
Ivan Schuller Awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa
Ivan Schuller, professor of physics, has been awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, an award the Spanish university has bestowed on only four other physicists during the last century—Albert Einstein, Paul Scherrer, Louis Neel and Abdus Salam. Schuller, the first physicist to be given the honorary doctorate in this century, was cited by the university for his contributions to the field of metallic superlattices.
Experts Urge Routine HIV Tests for All
New York Times
02.10.05
Stem Cell Newborn Heart Aid Hope
BBC News
02.10.05
Some Hospitals Met Nurse Ratios
Los Angeles Times
02.06.05
Focus Narrows in Search for Autism's Cause
New York Times
02.09.05
Hearts and Minds
Boston Globe
02.14.05
Syntax of a Pristine Language
Washington Post
02.07.05
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Awards Honor
Diversity Champions
On Tuesday, UCSD celebrated the individuals and organizations involved in enhancing diversity on campus. The 10th Annual Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Program highlighted significant achievements in creating a culturally competent and socially just working and learning environment. More

UCSD Reports
Record Revenues
of $1.9 Billion in 2004

Revenues for UCSD reached a record $1.9 billion in 2004, according to the university's recently released financial report, putting the institution on track to pass the $2 billion milestone in total revenues in 2005. More

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Development Courses


Introduction to Flash

3/1/05 and 3/3/05

Intermediate Adobe Photoshop 7.0
3/1/05 and 3/3/05

Budgeting 101A: Best Fiscal Practices
3/7/05

4th Annual Kyoto
Laureate Symposium
Mar. 3, 4:30 p.m.
Price Center Theatre
The Haunting
of Jim Crow
Feb. 17, 8 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Our New Play Spectacular
Feb. 18, 7 p.m.
Galbraith Hall
Tsunami Benefit Concert
Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Student Center
More Events
 
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With Other Eyes:
Looking at Race and Gender in Visual Culture
Lisa Bloom

With Other Eyes brings together leading cultural theorists to demonstrate how feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist concerns can successfully and imaginatively be incorporated into the study of art. More


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