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César E. Chávez
Celebration in April

The life and accomplishments of César E. Chávez, labor leader and champion of human rights, will be observed with a monthlong series of diverse activities during April at UCSD. Activities will continue through May 2. All events are free and open to the public. More

(Photograph: Juan "Johnny" López)
UCSD and State Universities Offer
New Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Eighteen postgraduate students have been attending classes Friday evenings and Saturdays since January to hone their educational leadership skills. These students are the first students to be admitted to - and to enroll in - the new joint doctor of education in educational leadership (Ed.D.) program offered by UCSD, San Diego State University and California State University, San Marcos. The eighteen students are superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals and vice principals, and work mostly in K-12 education, with a few in postsecondary schools and one in a preschool. More
Supercomputer Dedicated to
Bioengineering and Computational Biology Installed
UCSD, with support from the National Institutes of Health and the Whitaker Foundation, has installed a supercomputer dedicated to solving a wide range of challenging biological problems. The 210-node Dell PowerEdge Linux cluster capable of 2.6 trillion mathematical operations per second, the second most powerful computer cluster on campus, will be used to analyze everything from the behavior of protein molecules and subcellular structures such as nerve synapses and cardiac muscle cells, to multicellular tissue and the whole heart. More
UCSD-TV Launches New Series
with Look at University's 'Impact' on Charter Schools
UCSD-TV is launching a new series beginning today featuring host James Langley, Vice Chancellor for External Relations. Called UCSD Impact, the program will feature Langley discussing timely issues affecting the region, state and nation with leading experts. The premiere edition will look at the university's role in developing charter schools. More
Medical/Bioengineering Researchers
Show Titanium Debris Sabotage Artificial Joints
Microscopic titanium particles weaken the bonding of hip, knee, and other joint replacements, according to research published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers at the School of Medicine and the Jacobs School of Engineering. The team demonstrated that titanium implants are safe in large blocks, but at the microscopic level, wear and tear can generate micrometer-sized particles. More
2005 Travel-Study Programs Offerred by UC Irvine
UC Irvine's Travel Study program is offering opportunities to earn UC credit abroad. History in Scotland - with a stay at a baronial mansion, or International Business and Management in France or Switzerland - in bustling Paris or the foothills of the Alps, Art & Film Studies in Spain - showcase your work at a gallery in Madrid, or Biological Sciences in Chile - with a weekend in Argentina. As all of courses are pre-approved, you'll automatically earn UC credit. More info: or contact Shoko Takada at 949.824.9242.
Expo XV Features Award Winning
Students in Urban Studies and Planning
Senior students in the Urban Studies and Planning Program presented their annual projects, in the form of academic posters and research papers, at the 15th Annual EXPO held Thursday at the Price Center. A highlight of the daylong program was presentation of top awards to Julie Freccero, for academic achievement, and to Sian Hillier, for Meritorious Community Service. The program featured presentations from Steven Erie, Urban Studies program director and political science professor, and an informal talk from local area San Diego City Councilman Scott Peters. Keith Pezzoli, UrbanStudies field studies supervisor and professor, presented the student awards. (Photo: Award Winners Sian Hillier, left, with Keith Pezzoli and Julie Freccero, right.)
John J. Silber,
Former Department Of Music Chair and Del Mar Councilman, Dies March 7 in La Jolla
John Joseph Silber, an improvisational trombonist who headed the Department of Music during the 1970’s, died March 7 at UCSD Medical Center. He was 82. More
Tracking the Uncertain
Science of Growing Heart Cells
New York Times
Joint Implants Can Weaken With Time
Stem Cells, Minus the Furor
Business Week
Thoughts from Neil Morgan
Voice of San Diego
San Diego Readies Plan for Institute
San Diego Union-Tribune
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Sharecase Set
for Wednesday, March 23

Mark your calendars - Sharecase 2005 will be Wednesday, March 23. All staff and faculty are invited to this annual showcase of new technology tools. Learn more, then register today.

Last Week to
Pledge to United Way CHAD 2005 Campaign
There's still plenty of time to pledge to the United Way CHAD 2005 campaign, running through March 17. United Way will distribute funds and resources to agencies in San Diego County and around the world.

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Meeting Sheds
Light on Antimatter

March 15 - 18, 8 a.m.
Price Center
De-Stress Fest:
Coffee and Donuts
March 17, 8 p.m.
Price Center
Charlie White Lecture
March 15, 7 a.m.
Visual Arts Center Performance Space
Michelle Tea
Reading Rent Girl
March 17, 7 p.m.
Literature Bldg.
A.S. Midnight
Pancake Breakfast
March 14, 11:59 p.m.
Price Center
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220,000: Square footage of the new CalIT2 building
800: Occupancy for CalIT2 people, including faculty, staff, and students
100,000: Number of UCSD alumni as of 2005

Shu Chien: Tributes
on His 70th Birthday
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, California on 23 June 2001, and in Taipei, Taiwan on 12 August 2001. More

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