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Building From Strength

Michael Bernstein has been in the dean's chair less than a month but he already has an ambitious plan for improving the visibility and quality of the arts and humanities at UCSD. He calls it "building from strength." And in stressing his focus on partnership with the faculty and department chairs, the longtime history of economics professor, a veteran of 18 years at UCSD, says, "It's all about collaboration, that's my style." More
Next Level in High-Definition Videoconferencing Demonstrated at iGrid Conference at UCSD
For a few days last week, UCSD was at the center of a technological revolution that may reshape the entertainment industry and give scientists a new way to collaborate and share data - even from thousands of miles away. Case in point: one of the world's leading scholars on the Gutenberg Bible gave a lecture on the digital preservation of the four dozen or so extant 'first editions' of the Bible. More
Chancellor and UCSD
Chemistry Prof Use Glowing
Pickle to Pitch Thrill of Science to Kids
How do you make a pickle glow? Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Chemistry Professor Jim Whitesell unveiled the secrets to this and other mysteries of basic chemistry during the summer in a special guest appearance at the Elementary Institute of Science. More
Chancellor Issues Campus Challenge to Celebrate
10 Years of the Chancellor's 5K Run/Walk for Scholars
The first year, it may have seemed a bit mysterious: a group of runners, among them former Chancellor Robert Dynes, weaving their way through campus at high-noon on an October day. "What good could possibly come of this?" witnesses may have thought to themselves. More
Mayoral Candidates Frye and
Sanders Cover Range of Topics in Debate at UCSD
Mayoral candidates Donna Frye and Jerry Sanders met for 90 minutes on Friday night at UCSD's Price Center Theatre in the first formal debate of the runoff election campaign. The audience of more than 400 students, faculty, staff and visitors heard each candidate respond to questions from a panel consisting of UCSD political science professor Thad Kousser, student government leaders Christopher Sweeten and Laura Kwinn and representatives of the debate sponsors, Common Cause of California and the League of Women Voters. More
Second graders at Toler Elementary School listened attentively as Chancellor Marye Anne Fox read "Wild About Books" during a recent visit to the Bay Park school. The visit marked International Literacy Day and underscored UCSD's commitment to encourage college interest in K-12 students.
Transportation And Parking
Services Wins Top Award At International Meeting
The popular Cityshuttle program for students, faculty and staff at UCSD was recognized with an Outstanding Service Award-Public Sector during the recent international conference of the Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT). More
Going Downtown: MCASD Features
Kruger’s ‘Twelve’ and ‘Fresh, New Art From UCSD’
Work by promising students and by a renowned faculty member from the visual arts department is featured in two concurrent exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown now through Dec. 11: Twelve and Fresh, New Art From UCSD. More
Stem Cell Institute Considers Where to Start
San Francisco Chronicle
In Minnesota, a Community
of Mexican Immigrants Takes Root
New York Times
He Can't be Chief Umpire
Hispanic Heritage Month-
UCSD's Jorge Huerta "Diversity Matters"
La Prensa
Eye-Popping Streaming Film Debuts
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Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month. Find out about UCSD's 2005 events to raise awareness about disabilities. More

Help with Housing
Are you at UCSD on a research grant, or a new employee looking for a place to live near campus? There are a host of housing resources available to faculty and staff: local rental rates, how-to guides for moving and homebuying, listings, and more. Check out housing resources
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Online Chancellor Chat
Oct. 19, 11 a.m.
Chancellor Website
The Origin of the
Human Mind. Insights from Brain Imaging & Evolution
Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural History Museum Auditorium
Political Experts
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November Election

Oct. 19
UCSD Social Sciences Supper Club
Extreme Googling
Oct. 12, 10 a.m.
Geisel Library
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Elizabeth Willis
Oct. 19, 4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts
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21: Percentage of student population that are engineering majors
$12,000,000: Total amount of alumni contributions to UCSD's comprehensive, $1 billion fund raising campaign
64: The number of UCSD faculty members who have been named members of the National Academy of Sciences as of this year.

Jewish High Society In
Old Regime Berlin
By Hertz, Deborah

During the quarter century between 1780 and 1806, Berlin's courtly and intellectual elites gathered in the homes of a few wealthy, cultivated Jewish women to discuss the events of the day. Princes, nobles, upwardly mobile writers, actors, and beautiful Jewish women flocked to the salons of Rahel Varnhagen, Henriette Herz, and Dorothea von Courland, creating both a new cultural institution and an example of social mixing unprecedented in the German past. More


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