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Photo of San Diego Mardi Gras with sensor device
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  A network of sensors and communications devices developed by
UCSD researchers helps law enforcement teams monitor Mardi Gras festivities in the Gaslamp.
 
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Calit2 Researchers Deploy
Disaster Communications Network
at San Diego Mardi Gras Festivities

Mardi Gras is supposed to be a little wild, and maybe even a little out of control. But no one wants the celebrations to get out of hand to the point that revelers are danger. So last month, a team of nearly 30 researchers from Calit2 joined forces with San Diego law enforcement to make sure San Diegans and out-of-town visitors had a safe Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter. Morearrow

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UCSD to Present
Month-Long César E. Chávez Celebration

Cesar ChavezMarch 2006 marks the 40th anniversary of César Chavez’s historic 340-mile pilgrimage from his home in Delano, Calif., to the steps of the state capitol in Sacramento to draw national attention to the struggles and conditions of farm workers. The life and accomplishments of Chávez, labor leader and champion of human rights, will be observed with a month-long series of diverse activities beginning April 6 and continuing through May 10 at the University of California, San Diego. All events are free and open to the public. Morearrow

Stem Cell Research Holds Promise
for Victims of Spinal Cord Ischemia

Inside UCSD - Stem CellsDr. Martin Marsala, an associate professor in the department of anesthesiology, hopes his research with stem cells will one day soon allow people who are suffering from spinal ischemic injury to improve their motor function. His research focuses on developing cell-replacement therapies aimed at re-populating pools of inhibitory neurons lost when blood supply to the spinal cord is blocked during surgery. Morearrow

UCTV Now on Google Video
Want to learn more about your health? How about watching a show about the ocean with your children? Missed that speech by Time Inc.’s editor in chief, Norman Pearlstine? TV shows about these topics and much more have been available on the Web sites of UCSD-TV and UCTV. But now, you also can find them simply by visiting Google’s Web site. Morearrow

Charles CurtisNew CD Highlights Graduate
Composition and Performance Work

The department of music has released a new CD that represents some of the best composition and performance work from the department’s graduate programs. sound check one includes seven pieces selected by Charles Curtis, a world-renowned cellist and professor of music. Morearrow

Summer Math and Science Program
Offered to Talented High School Students

Summer Science ProgramFor the second year in a row, a widely-praised state program that gives talented high school students a taste of college life will be offered at UCSD. Applications for the 2006 California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) are due Thursday for the monthlong program that kicks off July 9. Morearrow

Alumni and Students Gather in Sacramento
for Annual “UC Day 2006” with Local Legislators

Seventeen UCSD alumni and two UCSD students were joined by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox in Sacramento Wednesday to meet San Diego area legislators and bring a message of the University’s importance to the state. Morearrow

Nobel Laureate to be Keynote Speaker
at Conference on Conflict Resolution at UCSD

picThomas Schelling, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005, will deliver the keynote address of a two-day conference on the future of global conflict and cooperation at the UCSD at 7 p.m., Monday, March 20. The public is invited to attend the talk, which will be delivered at Hojel Auditorium of UCSD's Institute of the Americas. Morearrow

People

Alumni Association Announces Top Award Recipients
Brett WillingtonAn internationally acclaimed science fiction author and the co-founder of Street Tech, a nationally recognized organization that offers computer-related employment to low income communities, have been named by the UCSD Alumni Association as the top recipients of the 28th annual Awards for Excellence distinctions to be presented on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Morearrow

Press Clips

  arrow Local Alliance for Stem Cell Research Proposed
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 9, 2006
     
  arrow Pioneer Effort: San Diego
Taking Lead in Stem Cell Research

San Diego Union-Tribune
March 10, 2006
     
  arrow Visual Arts Professor Teddy Cruz Profiled
in NY Times Story on His Art and Architecture
The New York Times
March 12, 2006
     
  arrow Moves to Baja Profit Tech Firms
Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2006
     
  arrow UCSD Professor Disputes Need for New Airport
North County Times
March 11, 2006
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Chancellor FoxLetter From Chancellor
At their meeting in Los Angeles next week, the University of California
Regents will discuss the potential for UCSD and other San Diego research
leaders to establish collaborations in the area of stem cell research. More arrow

Letters to the Chancellor

Read the Transcript of Chancellor Fox's Live Online Chat with Students on March 8
At Work
Calit2 Director
to Headline
Sharecase Conference
Calit2 founding director Larry Smarr will discuss "Calit2: Living in the Future" as keynote speaker at Sharecase 2006 on March 29 at Price Center. Two iPod Nanos will be given away at lunchtime. To be eligible for the iPods — and the free lunch — register online. More Read more arrow

Carpal Tunnel
Syndrome Update

UCSD's Dr. Reid Abrams will discuss the latest on carpal tunnel syndrome at the next free Health and Wellness Lecture at noon today at Price Center Gallery B.; RSVP to Alane Reardon. More Read more arrow

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses


Career Connection:
Online Resume Application

03/14/2006

Negotiating Effectively:
Skills for Managers

03/21/2006

Enhancing Quality Service Skills
03/24/2006
 
What's Happening
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Leigh Warren
and Dancers
March 14, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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SFJAZZ Collective
Mar. 15, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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danceALIVE! by Faculty Choreographers
Mar. 16 - Mar. 19, 8 p.m.
Mandell Weiss Theatre
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Armantrout, Myles,
and Rothenberg
reading at the
Shambhala Arts Festival
Mar. 18, 8:30 p.m.
Shambhala Center,
4060 Adams Avenue
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Film Premiere:
Shadow Factory
Mar. 16, 9 p.m.
Geisel Library
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You Do The Math
= 21: Percentage of student population majoring in engineering
= 16.6: Percentage of student population majoring in biology
= 8.8: Percentage of student population majoring in economics
 
Faculty Authors

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The Prosthetic
Impulse: From a Posthuman Present
to a Biocultural Future

Marquard Smith and
Joanne Morra (eds.)

Prosthesis — pointing to an addition, replacement, extension, enhancement — has become something of an all-purpose metaphor for the interactions of body and technology. Concerned with cybernetics, transplant technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, among other cultural and scientific developments, "the prosthetic" conjures up a posthuman condition. Morearrow
 
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