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Nerve-rattling Déjà Vu:
Engineering Researchers
Recreate '94 Northridge Earthquake
to Test Improved Building Designs

Like millions of other Californians on that morning, Maria Narajo was abruptly awakened on Jan. 17, 1994, by the violent jolts of a 6.7-magnitude earthquake. "It was a boom and my bed was shaking and moving all over the place," said Narajo, who was living at the time on the second floor of a three-story apartment building in Northridge and who spoke Wednesday during a telephone interview from Bishop, CA. "In my living room, the living room wall separated from the window and I could see waves in the swimming pool that looked like they were out in the ocean. We were stuck in our building for a day; we couldn't get out." More
Fair Trade Coffee Now Option Across Campus
On a sunny day at Café Ventanas, most customers were sipping sodas. But the few that were sipping coffee could enjoy it with a clear conscience. That's because Dining and Housing Services now offers fair trade coffee as an option at all their locations. More
Biologists Examine
Success and Failures of Ant Invasions
Many insects enter the United States accidentally as hitchhikers on various kinds of imported plants and other forms of human commerce. But how many of these potential pests actually become established once they arrive? Conventional wisdom suggests the numbers could be estimated from the size of the insect invasions and the number of times they enter the United States. But new findings published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by biologists at the University of Illinois and the University of California campuses at Davis and San Diego suggest that opportunity alone is no guarantee of a successful invasion. More
Conference to Explore"Jewish Masculinities"
Scholars from Israel, Germany, France, Canada and the United States will meet at UCSD December 11-13, 2005, to discuss whether antisemitism in the German past became more attractive through critiques of Jewish men. The program will feature papers and talks from 35 leading researchers in Jewish history, German literature, and related fields. Conference keynote speaker will be Sander Gilman of Emory University, author of works on Freud, Kafka, the Jewish body, and Jewish self-hatred. The conference is sponsored by the UCSD Judaic Studies Program.
Alumni Staff Offer a Unique Perspective on Campus
If you have an affiliation with UCSD, most likely you're either a student, a graduate, a faculty member or on staff at the university. But there's another segment of individuals within the population of those with an affinity to campus. They can identify with more than one label, but wouldn't know which box to check if asked to fit into a category. We're talking about former students who make their careers at UCSD - alumni staff. More
U.S. Latinas at Risk for Drinking During Pregnancy
ABC News
Less Is More When It Comes To Earthquake Safety
Channel 10, San Diego
Thanksgiving Dinner
Serves as a Slice of Home in Trying Times
San Diego Union-Tribune
Seeing the Art in Computer Games
San Diego Union-Tribune
Did Pain Add Power to Great Works of Art?
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Open Enrollment
Ends Wednesday

Remember, 2006 Open Enrollment ends at midnight Wednesday, Nov. 30. Don't wait until the last day - the enrollment Web site will be busy.

Poinsettias for Scholarships
The UCSD Staff Association is selling poinsettias from Ecke Farms as a fund-raiser for staff scholarships. The cost is $10 for the 6-inch pots and $5 for the 4-inch pots. Place your order by Dec. 7.

Holiday Shopping
on Campus

This year's Holiday Vendor Fair will be held on the Sun God Lawn from Monday, Nov. 28 - Friday, Dec. 2. Browse for gifts among booths with craftwork, jewelry, artwork and more. Enter daily movie-ticket drawings.

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2003


Introduction to Flash MX 2004
1/10/06 and 1/12/06

Communication Tool Belt

Language and the Human Brain
Nov. 28 , 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural History Museum auditorium, Balboa Park
A Classic Holiday
Dec. 3, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
Short Attention Span Chamber Music Series
Dec. 14 , 12:30 p.m.
Geisel Library
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500: Amount of money that Ike and Tina Turner charged for a Revelle concert in 1969.
181: Number of Freshman that comprised the first Revelle class.

Brown-Eyed Children of the Sun: Lessons from the Chicano Movement, 1965-1975
George Mariscal

"Brown-Eyed Children of the Sun is a new study of the Chicano/a movement, "El Movimiento, and its multiple ideologies from a broad cultural perspective. The late 1960s marked the first time U.S. society witnessed Americans of Mexican descent on a national stage as self-determined individuals and collective actors rather than second-class citizens. George Mariscal's book examines the Chicano movement's quest for equal rights and economic justice in the context of the Viemam War era. More


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