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Audrey Geisel and Chancellor Fox blowing out a candle
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  Audrey Geisel and Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
blow out a birthday candle for Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel)
 
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Campus 'Seussified' in Honor
of Famous Author's Birthday
A two-story giant inflatable birthday cake was spotted in front of the Geisel Library Thursday, along with a giant inflatable cat wearing a white and red striped hat. Later, employees donning similar hats played a toy piano and a harp. Students, faculty and staff hovered around and polished off 2000 slices of cake in just about half an hour. Morearrow

Life Lessons: Alumni and Students
Share Peace Corps Experiences

Peace CorpsOne found a new direction for his life – and a wife – in Niger. Another learned to listen and be humble in Senegal. Another bonded with families in Honduras. These former Peace Corps volunteers all celebrated the 45th anniversary of the program Tuesday at UCSD’s Career Services Center. They shared their stories and answered questions from an audience of about two dozen people, many of them students interested in enrolling. Then everyone was invited to have a slice of chocolate cake. Morearrow

HIV/AIDS Rates in Tijuana Increasing at Alarming Rate
A study by researchers at the School of Medicine indicates that the rate of HIV/AIDS infection in Tijuana is increasing at a much higher rate than had been previously estimated. The findings are based on data compiled by a team of researchers working in San Diego and Mexico to create a population-based model in order to estimate HIV infection rates. Morearrow

Workers move signed Rady School beam into place

The College Democrats @UCSD organized a day of action Friday, including an anti-war rally, a march through campus, a concert, a candle light vigil and a panel discussion featuring Cindy Sheehan, an anti-war activist whose son was killed in Iraq.

On Friday at around 1:30 p.m. about 60 anti-war protesters carried signs and chanted slogans at the intersection of La Jolla Village Drive and Villa La Jolla Drive. Another group of about 30 staged a protest of the anti-war rally on the other side of the intersection. They held signs in support of U.S. troops and democracy in Iraq. Cars honked as they drove by. The two groups occasionally taunted one another, shouting above the din of traffic. “Bring them home,” the anti-war protesters shouted, referring to U.S. troops. “Then what?” came the reply from the other side of the street. Police officers closely watched both groups.

Activist Urges Audience to Keep Up the Fight
Angela DavisOn the first day of Women’s History Month, a veteran activist and former UCSD student urged a spirited audience at the Price Center to keep up the fight for racial and gender equality. Angela Davis, now a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, gave a lecture entitled “Women and Social Justice Movement: Then, Now, Tomorrow” in front of a sold-out crowd at the Price Center Ballroom. Morearrow

Study of 2004 Tsunami Disaster Forces
Rethinking of Theory of Massive Earthquakes

tsunamiThe Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of December 26, 2004, was one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory, mostly due to the devastating tsunami that followed it. A group of geologists, geodesists and geophysicists, including scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has delineated the full dimensions of the fault rupture that caused the earthquake. Morearrow

People

Coming Home: Returning To What
He Loves Doing Best, Brett Wellington
Looks Forward To Renewed Outreach Role

Brett WillingtonWhen talking about his recent return as assistant director of the Early Academic Outreach Programo, Brett Wellington can’t help but smile profusely. The seasoned college-prep administrator admits it’s hard to hide his excitement about being back in the business he truly loves: preparing and motivating young, low-income students for higher education. Morearrow

Bridge-Monitoring Poster Wins
Grand Prize at 2006 Research Expo

Hong GuanHong Guan opens a wire mesh door to a computer server in a UCSD engineering laboratory at 2 p.m., Feb. 23 and watches lines form across the monitor, including a few that jiggle up and down. The lines register the output of sensors attached to a highway bridge about 170 miles east of campus. “Some trucks cross that bridge at 90 miles an hour and if you’re standing under it when that happens it sounds like you’re inside a giant percussion instrument,” said Guan, a doctoral. candidate in structural engineering. Morearrow

Press Clips

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San Diego Union-Tribune
March 5, 2006
     
  arrow After-school Programs
Nature
March 6, 2006
     
  arrow A Special Touch with Mothers
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 6, 2006
     
  arrow Editorial: UCSD SRTV Censorship
TV10 News
March 4, 2006
     
  arrow War in Iraq brings Out Protesters Pro and Con
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 4, 2006
     
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Academic Senate OKs Committee Seat, Hears Reports from Chancellor and Student Affairs, Library Leaders
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox described a new program to support small groups of faculty and students in high-achievement 'collaboratories' during a meeting of the Academic Senate on Tuesday. More Read more arrow

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What's Happening
UCSD 8th Annual Community Outreach Information Fair
Mar. 7, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Southwestern College
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Masters of
Persian Music
Mar. 9, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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Wildflowers of
Anza Borrego
Mar. 11, 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Anza Borrego Desert
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Creating a
Sense of Space
March 14, 7 p.m.
UCSD Institute of the Americas Copley Auditorium.
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Leigh Warren
and Dancers
March 14, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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You Do The Math
= 128,000: Proposed square footage of the new Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center to be built on UCSD's East Campus medical center complex..
 
Faculty Authors

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A Cloud Across the Pacific: Essays on the Clash Between Chinese and Western Political Theories Today
Thomas A Metzger

This book uncovers the basic contradictions between contemporary China's complex ideological marketplace and Western liberalism. It describes and puts into critical context three versions of Western liberalism (those of F. A. Hayek, John Rawls, and John Dunn), three versions of Chinese liberalism (those of Yang Kuo-shu, Li Qiang, and Ambrose Y.C. King), two versions of modern Confucian humanism (those of T'ang Ch, n-i, and Henry K.H. Woo), and various versions of Chinese Marxism, including Kao Li-k'o's in the early 1990s and some of the recent New Left writings. Morearrow
 
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