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National Brain Imaging Study On
Alzheimer's Disease to Identify Biological Changes Associated with Memory Decline
Study is Largest, Most Comprehensive of Its Kind
The UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center will be part of the five-year, $60 million Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, a landmark research study to identify brain and other biological changes associated with memory decline. Morearrow

‘Apprentice’ Doles out Lessons
Learned from ‘The Donald’

Apprentice Kelly PerdewHow do you get team members to work well together? Where do you find Trump Ice, The Donald’s own bottled water? Is it better to take a job with a start-up or with an established company? Kelly Perdew, winner of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” season two, fielded these questions, and more, during an appearance at the UCSD Bookstore Tuesday. Morearrow

Sound of Waves Inspires Winning Orchestral Score
Since she came to La Jolla in 2000, Yumiko Morita, a graduate student in music, has often listened to the ocean. Over time, music began forming in her mind, tentatively capturing the essence of the sound of the waves. “Echoes of a Wave” was born. This weekend, Morita got a chance to hear her piece performed by a full orchestra for the first time at Mandeville Auditorium. Morearrow

Social Activist, Women's Right
Promoter Angela Davis to Speak March 1

Angela Davis, social activist and promoter of women’s rights and racial justice, will speak at 6 p.m. March 1 in the Price Center Ballroom. Her topic is Women and Social Justice Movements: Then, Now, Tomorrow. Morearrow

Off the Record: the Use and Misuse
of Anonymous Sources in the Media

Norman PearlstineIt has been one of the biggest legal fights between the judiciary, the press and the White House this year and it led to the indictment of Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff. Now, members of the San Diego and UCSD communities will have a chance to hear a first-hand account of this battle from one of its key players.Norman Pearlstine, who served as editor-in-chief of Time Inc. for 11 years, will give a talk at UCSD entitled “Off the Record: the Use and Misuse of Anonymous Sources in the Media.” Morearrow

Antidepressant Use in Late Pregnancy May Affect Fetus
Researchers found an increased risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns of mothers who used certain commonly prescribed antidepressants in late pregnancy. The results of the study will be published in the February 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Morearrow

Information Theory and
Applications Center Inaugurated in Calit2

ITA at Calit2UCSD has created a new research center to explore and apply the basic theory that underpins the digital revolution. The Information Theory and Applications Center will study the fundamentals of information theory and develop related applications in communications, computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, finance and other disciplines. Morearrow

People

Camp Program Awarded Fellowship from
National Science Foundation for Graduate Students

FellowsThe National Science Foundation has awarded the California Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics Program (CAMP) at UCSD with a $972,000 fellowship to fund 12 graduate students who will be pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees. Morearrow

Press Clips

  arrow Sally Ride Festival draws 1,300 students
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 13, 2006
     
  arrow UCSD Medical Graduate Works
with Doctors Without Borders
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 12, 2006
     
  arrow Attention in N.S.A. Debate Turns
to Telecom Industry
New York Times
February 11, 2006
     
  arrow Immune Cells Thwart Prostate Drugs
ScienceNOW Daily News
February 10, 2006
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Chancellor FoxLetter From Chancellor
As engaged members of the UCSD community, you’re probably aware of recent media coverage of the UC system, and you’ve also read about my service on a number of boards. More arrow

Q & A with David Pellow
At Work
Nomination Open for Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year
Nominations are now being accepted for the Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program, which recognizes employees for their service and contributions to the UCSD and San Diego communities. Send your nominations by March 10. More Read more arrow

Looking for Catering Without the Frills?
UCSD Catering and Café Ventanas have teamed up to provide high-quality, casual catering for meetings, office parties, or working lunches. Service begins Monday, Feb. 13. More Read more arrow

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses


Career Connection:
Tools for Success

02/22/2006

Web Design Part 1:
Introduction to HTML

02/22/2006 & 02/24/2006

Risk Management - Do You Know What Might Bite You? Your Role in Managing Departmental Exposures
03/01/2006
 
What's Happening
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Hearts
UCSD’s campus will be buzzing with activity on Valentine’s Day. The Price Center looks particularly promising for those shopping for last-minute presents for their sweetheart.
The Inter College Residents Association Valentine’s Day Extravaganza

Temper Valentine’s Day Poetry-gram and
Bake Sale


Candy Rose Sale

Soirée for Music Lovers
Feb. 14, 8 p.m.
University Art Gallery
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Into the Light of Day: Torture, Human Rights and Bush’s State of Exception
Feb. 15, 6:00 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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"Measure for Measure"
a play by William Shakespeare
Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.
Mandell Weiss Theatre
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Free Income Tax Preparation
Feb. 14, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Old Student Center B
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You Do The Math
= 663: Average GMAT score of the inaugural class at the Rady School
= 16.6: Percentage of students that are Biology majors, the most popular major on campus
= 64: The number of UCSD faculty members who have been named members of the National Academy of Sciences as of this year
 
Faculty Authors

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Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music In A Complex Age
(includes audio CD)
by David Borgo

Sync or Swarm provides a fascinating study of musical improvisation, using theories from cultural and cognitive studies and the emerging sciences. Musical improvisation hinges on one’s ability to synchronize intention and action and to maintain a keen awareness of, sensitivity to, and connection with the evolving group dynamics and experiences. Morearrow
 
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