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UCSD 'Dude' Making Waves in Public Service

It all began when a surfer met a snowboarder. Christopher Klug was competing in the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City when he met Alex Quick, a young surfing enthusiast from Santa Monica. What impressed Quick the most about the snowboarding star was not so much his moves on the slope, but that he had recently received a liver transplant. More

Structural Engineers
Receive $7.5 Million
Contract to Test Bomb
Blast Mitigation Technologies
UCSD structural engineers together with a team of industry and university partners will develop and evaluate blast mitigation technologies to harden buildings and bridges against terrorist bomb attacks through a new $7.5 million federal contract. Testing is expected to begin in June, after the simulator has been commissioned. More

Biologists Determine
Genetic Blueprint Of Social Amoeba
An international team that includes biologists at UCSD has determined the complete genetic blueprint of Dictyostelium discoideum, a simple social amoeba long used by researchers as a model genetic system, much like fruit flies and laboratory mice, to gain a better understanding of human diseases. More
NIH Funds Next Generation Biology Workbench for Biotechnology And Bioinformatics Research at SDSC
The San Diego Supercomputer Center announced today that it has received $2.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to provide a cutting-edge, web-based research resource free of charge to biology researchers, educators and students nationwide. The effort, dubbed the Next Generation Biology Workbench, builds on the "Workbench" concept introduced more than a decade ago by SDSC researcher Dr. Shankar Subramaniam to provide broad access to many biology software tools and data resources through a single web-based interface. More
U.S. Ambassadors Tour Kicks
Off with Town Hall Meeting on May 16
Five U.S. Ambassadors stationed in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are making a tour across the country, with San Diego as their first stop, for a town hall meeting on campus May 16. More
Researchers Use Acoustic 3-D
Imaging System to Unveil Swimming
Behavior Of Microscopic Plankton in the Ocean
From the surface, the ocean appears to be vast and uniform. But beneath the surface, tiny animals called zooplankton are swept into clusters and patches by ocean currents. The very survival of many zooplankton predators-from invertebrates to whales-and the success of fishermen catches can depend on their success at finding those patches. More
Scientists Call
for Research Aimed at
Better Understanding
Earth's Energy 'Balance'
In an article in this week's issue of Science, three leading climate and atmospheric scientists argue that scientific research is lacking in several core areas concerning Earth's climate and its fundamental energy system. More
Three Scholars Elected
to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences
Three UCSD faculty have been named members of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. More
Preuss School Seniors
Record 91% Acceptance
Rate At Four-Year Colleges
It’s a long way from the quiet Vietnamese village of Cu-Chi to the hectic halls of Harvard, but diminutive Hue Le, a senior at the Preuss School, has made the trip with poise and confidence. More
Appointment of Muir College Provost
Susan Smith has been appointed as the next Provost of John Muir College. Smith is a member of the faculty of the department of visual arts and former department chair. She has served on a wide array of campus-wide and departmental committees including the Department of Visual Arts Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the Muir College Executive Committee, and the Academic Senate General Campus Subcommittee on Research.
National Academy of Sciences
Elects 19 Women, a New High

New York Times
San Francisco Wins Stem Cell Institute
Los Angeles Times
University of California Unveils Blast Simulator
Los Angeles Times
Mineral Evidence Paints
Life-Friendly Picture of Early Earth

San Francisco Chronicle
UCSD Recasting Business Group to Widen Scope
San Diego Union-Tribune
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Letter from Chancellor
I'd like to begin this letter with some thoughts about the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. As you've probably heard, San Diego was one of three finalists to be the Institute's host city. More

Chancellor's Corner Special Report: Cross-Cultural Center Turns 10

Inspiring Better Managers

Managers and supervisors are key to UCSD's success, directing and inspiring their teams and achieving goals. For 2006, new standards for supervisors will be part of the performance review process.

Read about the new standards for supervisors, including an orientation in multimedia and PDF formats.

Also see UCSD performance standards.

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2005 People Expo

The 2005 People Expo, coming Thursday, June 16, at Price Center, will highlight resources for advancing your career, developing skills, improving your health, and more. Register online.

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Training Adults at Work: Principles

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631: The number of Fall 2004 social sciences graduate students:
26%: Percentage
of social sciences undergraduate degrees from 1993 to 2003

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