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Disaster Response Volunteers Remember "Little Miracles" And Dedication of Fellow Responders in Post-Katrina New Orleans

During one high-pressure episode at the Louis Armstrong Airport in New Orleans - packed with evacuees from the hurricane-flooded city, many needing immediate medical care, most separated from families and possessions - Therese Rymer turned to a police officer working with her to help an older man who'd collapsed in a bathroom stall. More

Campus Community Reaches
Out to Victims of Hurricane Katrina
In response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, faculty, students and staff at UCSD have worked to help the affected students and institutions in the best ways available. More

Scripps Institution of Oceanography responded to a call from the Alabama/Mississippi Sea Grant programs to collect unused conference book bags, backpacks, and school supplies to help children displaced as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Scripps faculty, staff and students responded by donating hundreds of backpacks and other bags, said Lisa Shaffer in the Scripps Director's Office who served as coordinator of the effort. Shaffer packed more than 20 boxes of bags and shipped them directly to Mississippi.

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Triton Power Hour Helps
Rally Students for Start of School
You-See-Ssss-Dee…U-C-S-D….Reverberating off RIMAC Arena walls, the yells came loud and clear from more than 2,000 throats as the fifth annual “Triton Power Hour” introduced new students to UCSD traditions, athletes and campus leaders. More
Muir College students Megan Lewis and Anu Rajagopal were among those personally welcomed to the campus by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox during the traditional "cookie handout/greeting" held the first day of fall quarter on Ridge Walk.
Alumni and Staff Reach Out
to Welcome New Students to UCSD
Alumni volunteers shared their tales of sun, surf and studies at the UCSD Alumni Association's annual Freshmen Send-Off. More than 500 students and their parents attended these family-style picnics held throughout California - or about 12 percent of the incoming Class of 2009. More
UCSD Welcomes Record Number
Of Students As Fall Quarter Begins
A record 26,140 students are scheduled to begin the fall quarter, with "welcome week" activities underway Sept. 19 and the start of classroom instruction slated Sept. 22. Among enhancements the newcomers and returnees will find are several newly completed buildings, a monumental Stuart Collection "Bear," and a new student-based powerful Web portal. More
Groundbreaking to be Held September 26
for Graduate Student Residential Complex
Groundbreaking ceremonies for "One Miramar Street," a new residential apartment complex for graduate students will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 26 on the East Campus site near Mesa Apartments. More
Undergraduate Student
Experience Report Recommends
Changes to Enhance Quality of Life At UCSD
A committee charged last fall by campus leaders with examining areas of student dissatisfaction and gauging the quality of the undergraduate student experience at UCSD has completed a 59-page report detailing areas of student discontent and making a series of recommendations for enhancing campus life for students. More
Chancellor Featured In
Calendar Of Local Scientists
UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox is the scientist of the month for October in a 2005 calendar that highlights the accomplishments of local women scientists and entrepreneurs. More
Local Greek Community Supports Greek
History Department's Ambition to be Nation's Best
Thanks to the generosity of the local Greek community, a philosophy professor's dream of UCSD becoming the nation's leader in Greek studies is nearly a reality. With two new endowed faculty chairs - and fund raising under way for a third chair - the campus will soon become the only American university to have faculty chairs for all three major eras of Greek history. More
Campaign Fund Raising
Surpasses $750 Million Milestone
UCSD - one of the youngest universities in the nation to launch a $1 billion comprehensive fund-raising campaign - has raised a total of $757.7 million in gifts contributed by over 77,000 alumni, parents and friends of the university for The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next. UCSD expects to achieve the remaining $242.3 million before the seven-year campaign concludes in June 2007. More
Historian Of Sound Technology
Wins 2005 MacArthur 'Genius Award
Aural historian Emily Thompson has been named a 2005 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. She will receive $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over the next five years. More
Scripps Research Scientist
Selected for Engineering Symposium
Aaron Thode, an associate research scientist in the Marine Physical Laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has been selected among the nation's "brightest young engineers" to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's (NAE) 11th annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium. More
Scripps Oceanography
Marine Ecologist to Receive Prestigious Diving Award
Paul Dayton, professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has been selected as winner of the 2004 NOGI Award, science category, by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences (AUAS). More
Like High-Def? Here Comes the Next Level
New York Times
Too Much Risk?
Los Angeles Times
For Stem Cell Experts, Hopes are Longterm
San Francisco Chronicle
UCSD Opens it's New Business School
San Diego Union-Tribune
New Device May Pump Out Heart Problems
Channel 10 News
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Letter from Chancellor
It's already September and I am incredibly excited about the new quarter starting. We are getting prepared to welcome new and existing students, faculty and staff to campus for what promises to be an action-packed fall quarter. More

Q&A with Donald Tuzin


Meet the
Chancellor's Challenge

The 10th annual Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars is set for Oct. 21. Chancellor Fox has pledged to donate $5,000 to scholarships if 1,500 runners participate. Register online.

Merit Raises
Take Effect Soon

Merit-based salary increases for eligible employees will take effect Oct. 1 and Sept. 25 for monthly and biweekly paid employees, respectively. Find out more.

UCSD Team Recruiting for AIDS Walk

Join the UCSD team at the AIDS Walk 2005 on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Balboa Park. You can also donate or register online to be part of San Diego's largest HIV/AIDS fund-raiser.

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Online Chancellor Chat
Oct. 19, 11 a.m.
Chancellor Website
11th Annual Re-Shaping Healthcare Conference
Sept. 30, 7:30 a.m.
San Diego Marriott
Hotel & Marina
SOLO Vendor Fair
Sept. 27, 9 a.m.
Price Center
Cinemaniacs Presents: The Interpreter
Sept. 29, 7 p.m.
Price Center Theater
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4,944: Number of science majors at UCSD in 2004
21,000: Number of alumni who have given to The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next since it was launched in July 2000
1,000: The number of new, highly qualified mathematics and science teachers who will be trained in UCs new California-Teach program annually by the year 2010.

Occupational Ghettos
Maria Charles and David B. Grusky

The last half-century has witnessed dramatic declines in gender inequality, evidenced by the rise of egalitarian views on gender roles and the narrowing of long-standing gender gaps in university attendance and labor force participation. This development, while spectacular, has been coupled with similarly impressive forms of resistance to equalization, most notably the continuing tendency for women to crowd into female "occupational ghettos."

This book answers the important questions: Why has such extreme segregation persisted even as other types of gender inequality have lessened? Why is segregation especially extreme in precisely those countries that appear most committed to egalitarian reform and family-friendly policies? More

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