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Take a Peek at TritonLink
The first phase of TritonLink, UCSD's new student Web site, will be available to students during spring quarter and also featured at Sharecase on March 23. TritonLink Preview will include all the services currently in StudentLink as well as information and services from many student organizations and campus academic units. A Google-powered search engine will help make TritonLink a one-stop service for UCSD students. Get the details and a sneak peek.

UCSD-Utah Team Develops Mouse
Model to Test Therapies for Macular Degeneration
Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine and the University of Utah have developed a mouse model of age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55, and Stargardt macular degeneration, a form of the disease that affects children and young adults. More

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Students, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday to participate in a celebration marking the 101st birthday of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel—known as Dr. Seuss to the book-reading world. His widow, Audrey Geisel, led the celebration by passing out the first 2,000 slices of cake.

Physics Professors
Win Gold Medal
The Royal Astronomical Society in England has awarded physics professors Geoffrey and Margaret Burbidge the society's Gold Medal, its highest honor, for their contributions to astronomy during more than half a century. More
UCSD Scholar Named To Gallaudet University Board
Tom Humphries, associate director of the Teacher Education Program and associate professor in the department of communication, has been named to the board of trustees at Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. More
UCSD Makes History with Woman Chancellor
NBC San Diego
Fox Installed as UCSD Chancellor
San Diego Union-Tribune
Cooking Linked to Possible Climate Changes
Los Angeles Times
Talk of the Nation with Douglas Bartlett
FDA Panel Recommends Limited Gene Therapy
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Learn at Lunch: Caregiving Survival
With the "graying" of our work force, it is inevitable that UCSD employees will be facing the unavoidable responsibility of caring for their elderly parents. Most elderly people needing care receive it from family members. Only 10-20 percent of the elderly requiring care receive it from institutions. Eighty percent of non-professional caregivers are women. If you are a UCSD employee with eldercare responsibilities, this Learn-At-Lunch presentation is designed just for you. Veronika Glenn will address your concerns and provide a wealth of educational handouts. More

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Dessa Rose
Dessa Rose, a new musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty - based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by late UCSD professor of literature Sherley Anne Williams - opens at the Lincoln Center in New York March 21.
Charlie White Lecture
March 15, 7 a.m.
Visual Arts Center Performance Space
Syria: Between
Iraq and a Hard Place
March 16, 3 p.m.
Cross-Cultural Center
Biomedical Seminar Series: History,
Politics, and Ethics of Breast Implants
March 16, 4:30 p.m., UCSD Medical Teaching Facility, Rm # 175
Michelle Tea
Reading Rent Girl
March 17, 7 p.m.
Literature Bldg.
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20,339: Number of undergraduate students
3,336: Total number of graduate students
23,675: Number of Fall 04 students (Fall 03 was 24,707)

in Latin America
By Peter H. Smith
Democracy in Latin America examines the democratization in Latin America over the past twenty years. It provides analysis of issues such as elections, culture, representation, poverty and criminality, while focusing on six case studies in the region: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela. More

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