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Scripps Staffers Reach Out to Help Family in Need

After seven long weeks, two families finally got to meet each other. At holiday time each year, the good folks at Scripps Institution of Oceanography Administration adopt a family in need. Not only does it help the struggling family, it brings joy to the hearts of the staff.
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Berkeley Journalism Professor
Sheds Light on U.S. Response to Torture

Mark DannerNaked Iraqi prisoners strike humiliating poses. Some have been beaten. Others wear hoods. Their pictures and their stories have now become familiar. And that’s cause for concern, said Mark Danner, a UC Berkeley journalism professor and staff writer for The New Yorker. Morearrow

Off the Record: Time Inc.
Editor in Chief Discusses CIA Identity Leak Case

On the record, off the record, on deep background, not for attribution: What does it all mean anyway? And do reporters have a legal right to keep their sources anonymous? Time Inc.’s former Editor in Chief Norman Pearstine tried to explain it all Thursday night at UCSD. Morearrow

Researcher Uses Hair Follicle
as Window to Understanding Organ Regeneration
Inside UCSD - Stem CellsWhen Colin Jamora was a graduate student at UCSD in 1999, regenerative medicine—using stem cells to regenerate organs or tissue—was a relatively unheard of concept. But a scientific paper about liver regeneration piqued his curiosity. Morearrow

Last-Minute Cupids Hit
Price Center in Search of Perfect Gift

Roses at the Price CenterBrownies and poems, flowers and balloons: Those hunting for last-minute Valentine’s Day presents had plenty of choices Tuesday at the Price Center. And, apparently, many were taking advantage of the opportunity to get a last-minute gift for their loved one. Morearrow

Macrophage Signaling May Affect
Hormone Resistance in Prostate Tumors

Interaction between prostate cancer cells and immune cells called macrophages may be a source of inflammatory signals capable of impacting the effectiveness of androgen antagonists, the most common and effective treatment for prostate cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine. Morearrow

Local High Schools Compete in Ocean Science
Competition at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Students at NOSBOn Saturday, Feb. 25, 12 teams from local high schools will convene at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla for Surf Bowl 2006, the one-day regional ocean science competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB). The day will conclude with an awards ceremony at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The winning team will advance to the NOSB national finals in Monterey, Calif. Morearrow

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FellowsPreuss School Student
Named National Merit Finalist

Kelly Diep, 17, a senior at the Preuss School, has been named a National Merit Finalist and now becomes eligible to be selected as a National Merit Scholar. She is the first in the charter school to be selected for the honor. Morearrow

Press Clips

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ABC News
February 21, 2006
     
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‘Outrageous Affront to Taxpayers’
The New York Times
February 21, 2006
     
  arrow Hope For Diabetes Cure is Reported
San Diego Union-Tribune
February 20, 2006
     
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San Diego Union-Tribune
February 19, 2006
     
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At Work
United Way/
CHAD 2006 Campaign

UCSD's United Way/ CHAD 2006 campaign is scheduled for February 14 to March 17. This year's theme is "The Power of U...Making a Difference. " All UCSD faculty and staff will receive information through interoffice mail or e-mail. More Read more arrow

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses


Intermediate Filemaker Pro 7
02/28/2006 & 03/02/2006

Budgeting 101A:
Best Fiscal Practices

03/07/2006

Basic Accounting Principles
03/09/2006
 
What's Happening

Evolution and Divine Providence : Are They Really Compatible?
Feb. 23, 8:00 p.m.
York Hall, Room 2722
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A Taste of Soul
Feb. 24
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Library Walk
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David Finckel and Wu Han, an ArtPower! Performance
Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m.
Mandeville Theatre
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Angela Davis
March 1, 6 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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An Evening with
Azar Nafisi
March 2, 7 p.m.
Institute of the Americas
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You Do The Math
= 54.3: Percentage female applicants for the fall 2006 freshman class
= 23.6: Percentage first generation freshman applicants for the fall 2006 class.
= 3.76: Average GPA of freshman applicants for the fall 2006 class.
 
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Pharmaceutical Reason: Knowledge and Value in Global Psychiatry
by Andrew Lakoff

Andrew Lakoff argues that a new ‘pharmaceutical’ way of thinking about and acting upon mental disorder is coming to reshape not only the field of psychiatry, but also our very notions of self. Drawing from a comprehensive ethnography of psychiatric practice in Argentina (a country which boasts the most psychoanalysts per capita in the world) Lakoff looks at new ways of understanding and intervening in human behaviour. Morearrow
 
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