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Scrap Boxcars Speed Through Campus
in Second Annual Triton Junkyard Derby

Adding a new twist to the phrase "crash course," nearly 1,000 spectators gathered Friday near the straw bale course lining the hill between Peterson Hall and Geisel Library to cheer their favorite boxcar in the second annual Triton Junkyard Derby. The event took place during the 23rd annual Sun God Festival and was presented by the UCSD Alumni Association and Triton Engineering Student Council.
Students Invited To Join
Chancellor In Online Chat
Students are invited to participate in a live, online chat with UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox from noon - 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 to discuss "What I Learned This Year and Other Topics." The chat will provide UCSD students an opportunity to ask questions and get direct, personal feedback from the chancellor. To participate in the online chat, log on to
Study Reveals Smog
Clearing Properties Of Atmosphere
Chemists at UCSD and Purdue University have discovered that natural chemical processes in the atmosphere may be removing smog and other damaging hydrocarbons at a faster rate than once believed. More
Researchers Map Circuitry Of Yeast Genes Using Technique That Could Be Applied To Humans
Researchers have invented a technique that organizes the genetic information contained in the 16 chromosomes of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae into a wiring diagram resembling an electronic circuit board. An analogous diagram of the human genome, when developed, is expected to help in the discovery of the genetic basis of many diseases. More
Sun God Festival Well Attended
Thousands of students turned out on Friday for the 23rd annual Sun God Festival. Festivities included food, free games, live music and the annual Junkyard Derby. The day concluded with a concert at RIMAC field featuring rapper Ludacris.
Scholars to Develop Knowledge Base and
Strategies for Rebuilding Authority in States at Risk
A new partnership between scholars at the Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies and the International Rescue Committee will evaluate international strategies toward states at risk—societies in which poverty and insecurity are exacerbated by weak governance and violent conflict. More
Susan Smith Appointed Muir College Provost
The appointment of Susan Smith as provost of John Muir College has been announced by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. Smith is a faculty member of the department of visual arts and past department chair, has been announced by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. More
Research Oceanographer
and Ocean Inventor:
Frederick H. Fisher
Frederick Hendrick Fisher, co-designer of FLIP (FLoating Instrument Platform) and a leader in ocean sound propagation research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died May 4 of a stroke. He was 78 years old. More
Engineering Graduate Student
Wins National Business Simulation Contest
A part-time graduate student in mechanical engineering might be a perfect candidate for Donald Trump's "The Apprentice," thanks to a business-savvy course developed by the Jacobs School of Engineering's von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement. More
Study Says Tasers Don't
Cause Heart Rhythm Disturbances
New York Times
Crossing Borders
Chronicle of Higher Education
A Whole New Ballgame
San Diego Union-Tribune
A Mirror to the World
Ocean Waters Yield Cancer Therapy
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Exemplary Staff Employees of
the Year Named

Ten Professional and Support Staff members have been named as 2004-2005 UCSD Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award recipients. An award ceremony and reception will be held at the Faculty Club later this month to honor these individuals. More

Pedal Power

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 20. Ride your bike to campus and join the fun. Rideshare Operations and RIMAC will sponsor two campus pit stops from 6 - 9 a.m. Stop by for free bike checks and refreshments (while they last), and enter a raffle. Register to ride
See a list of pit stops

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses

Emotional Intelligence
and Peak Performance


Diversity Education

Effective Data Presentation

May 19 - 21, 8 p.m.
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
New Writing Series
Peter Gizzi &
Elizabeth Willis
May 18, 4:30 p.m.
deCerteau Room, 3155 Literature Building
ERC Spring
Western Rodeo
May 20, 4 p.m.
Roosevelt College
Cinemaniacs Presents: The Aviator
May 17, 7 p.m.
Price Center
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Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes
Lisa Lowe
Professor of Comparative Literature

"Fresh Talk/Daring Gazes "chronicles the blossoming of Asian American art and anticipates the growing democratization of American art and culture. Pairing work by 24 contemporary Asian American visual artists with responses provocatively drawn from cultural critics, other artists, activists, and intellectuals, this book explores themes of geographical movement, the sexuality of Asian bodies, colonization, miscegenation, hybrid forms of immigrant cultures, the loss of home, war, history, and memory. More


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