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UCSD Unveils Center for Earth
Observations and Applications

As Earth becomes increasingly tested on a variety of environmental fronts—climate warming, global pollution and natural hazards, to name a few—new ways of observing and monitoring planetary changes have become critical to developing solutions for science and society. More

A symposium webcast will be available from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monday, November 21 using RealPlayer.
Civics Lessons Learned at
UCSD Election Night “Political Party”
The long statewide and San Diego city election season came to an end late Tuesday night at UCSD with several hundred students, staff and community members joining with experts from the department of political science to usher in voting results with accompanying analysis and live television coverage. More
Honor Society Sponsors Thanksgiving Food Drive
About 400,000 San Diego County residents regularly do not have enough food to eat. This week, UCSD students, faculty and staff will get a chance to help them. One of the university’s honor societies is organizing a food drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17. Food barrels will be available to drop off donations on Library Walk and probably outside of the Sunshine Store and Earl’s Place, said food drive organizer Diana Combs. More
Catering Pros Share Tips
on Throwing a Holiday Party with Flare
Practical and off-beat tips for hosting a holiday open house were presented at a special “Learn at Lunch” program Tuesday sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. More
Explore Ocean Life on a Whole
New Level with a New Birch Aquarium Exhibit
Transport yourself to the tiny world of molecules in Birch Aquarium's newest exhibit, Sea of Genes, opening on Saturday at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Based on the latest genomics research, Sea of Genes is your opportunity to explore ocean life on a whole new level. In the process, you may just learn something about yourself! More
UCSD Ranked 5th in U.S. for
“Highest Impact” Research in Economics and Business
A new study by Science Watch evaluating institutions based on papers published and cited in the field of economics and business rated the UCSD as the 5 th highest impact research institution in the nation from 1995-2005. More
UCSD Awarded $3.2 million NIH Training Grant
Students in the School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences are poised to be among the leaders of tomorrow in the important area of clinical research studies - turning basic medical research into improved diagnostic techniques and treatment for patients. More
IR/PS Prof Wins 2005 Nakahara Prize
Takeo Hoshi, a professor in the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, was recently awarded the 2005 Nakahara Prize by the Japanese Economics Association. The prize honors economists under the age of 45 who have produced internationally recognized research. More
Photonics Researcher Wins
Graduate Student Leadership Award
A photonics researcher and high school mentor was singled out by the Jacobs School of Engineering for his leadership skills and research acumen this week. Electrical and Computer Engineering doctoral candidate Robert Saperstein received the R.B. Woolley Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Award for the 2005-'06 academic year. More
UCSD Professor Receives
Top Honor in Field of Glycobiology
Dr. Ajit Varki, professor of medicine and co-director of the Glycobiology Research and Training Center at the School of Medicine, has been named the 2005 Karl Meyer Award winner by The Society for Glycobiology. More
Freeing Spirit
San Diego Union-Tribune
Supercomputing Now Indispensable
San Diego Union-Tribune
New Way Proposed to Rank Scientific Output
UCSD Ranks High in Economic Research Impact
San Diego Daily Transcript
Writer Has Message, Now a Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune
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From UC President Dynes

A message from President Dynes regarding UC compensation issues.

Read more about salaries on the UCOP Web site.

Benefits Extravaganza
Do you have Open Enrollment questions? Find out everything you need to know about UCSD health plans and other benefits at the annual Benefits Fair. Visit info booths for the different plan carriers, attend a Supplemental Disability presentation, get a flu shot ($18), and more.

Campus Fair:
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Price Center Ballroom B

Also: New employees, attend a free Benefits Orientation today or Nov. 21 or 28.

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses

Introduction to Managing Stress

Web Design Part 1:
Introduction to HTML

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Express Card Administrator Training

Cheryl Brown Henderson
Nov. 14, 6 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
First Annual Rady School Food Drive
Nov. 19, 9 a.m.
Pepper Canyon Hall, Courtyard
Nov. 18 , 3 p.m.
Marshall Field
Education Week
Nov. 14-18
Geography Awareness Week Trivia Contest
Nov. 16 , 10 a.m.
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215,000: Square feet of the new Calit2 building
1.9 million: Feet of Ethernet cable in the new Calit2 building
900: Faculty, staff, graduate, and undergraduate researchers working in the new Calit2 building

Soft Cinema :
Navigating the Database
Lev Manovich

What kind of cinema is appropriate for the age of Palm Pilot and Google? Automatic surveillance and self-guided missiles? Consumer profiling and CNN? To investigate this question, Lev Manovich, one of today's most influential thinkers in the fields of media arts and digital culture, joined with award-winning new media artist and designer Andreas Kratky. More


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