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Woody Allen to Jazz Up San Diego Holiday Season

Woody Allen to Jazz Up
San Diego Holiday Season

As a director, Woody Allen masterfully uses jazz music to shape the mood of his movies. But Allen also is a veteran clarinet player, who performs every Monday night to sold-out houses at the Carlyle Café in New York City. Now, ArtPower! at UCSD is bringing Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band to the Copley Symphony Hall on Dec. 19 for a rare appearance outside of the Big Apple. More arrow

Gauging the Impact of Marine Reserves
Scripps Grad Students Traveling Through Caribbean
to Learn What Conditions Allow Fish and Reefs to Thriv
e
A few weeks ago, a graduate student at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography dove off the Yucatan Peninsula, Glovers Reef Marine Research Station in Belize in an unprotected area not far from Cancun. He hardly saw a fish. On some parts of the reef, corals were sick or all together missing. Then he dove in protected waters off the island of Cozumel. A completely different landscape awaited him. Large schools of snappers were swimming around a healthy reef. He saw plenty of large groupers too. More arrow

Paper or Plastic?
Students Tackle Difficult Questions in Sustainability Seminar Paper or Plastic? Paper or plastic? Well, actually, when it comes to cups for drinks, Styrofoam might be better. That's the conclusion reached by a group of students enrolled this quarter in a senior seminar on sustainability at UCSD. The course aimed to teach students about sustainability while giving them opportunities for hands-on learning. More arrow

Transforming Internet Trash into Art
Spam Plant Found objects have been transformed into art since at least 1917, when Marcel Duchamp famously displayed an overturned urinal as his "Fountain." But alumnus Alex Dragulescu has put a decidedly
21st-century twist on the concept: The Romanian-born artist, now manager of UCSD's Experimental Game Lab, "recycles" Internet trash. More arrow

Men's Baskeball Team Topples
Giant, Defeats 2nd-Ranked Montevallo

Junior Clint Allard scored 26 points to lead the UC San Diego men's basketball team to its second-straight upset victory Tritons Basketball: Clint Allard over a top-5 ranked team, this time defeating 2nd-ranked Montevallo by a
61-60 score on Saturday afternoon at the Falcon Thanksgiving Classic in Las Vegas. The Tritons downed 4th-ranked Seattle Pacific by a 62-52 margin in their first game of the tournament on Friday afternoon. With the victory, the Tritons improve to 2-2 on the season while dropping the Falcons to 5-2. Both UCSD victories over the weekend came against teams that won their respective regions last year and qualified for the NCAA D-II Elite Eight.
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red fish blue fish: 10 years and counting
red fish blue fish (click to view slide show)
On Nov. 18, UC San Diego's resident percussion ensemble red fish blue fish celebrated its 10th year and the release of group member and faculty founder Steve Schick's 3-CD set of the music of Iannis Xenakis, with a concert of compositions by Xenakis, Cage, Tenney and graduate student Charlie Wilmoth. The group features a changing cast of gifted graduate student performers and serves as a laboratory for the exploration of new work for percussion. Touring regularly and extensively, red fish blue fish has played at the Bang on a Can Festival in New York (at Lincoln Center and the Henry Street Settlement), the Agora Festival in Paris, the Centro des Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and as a regularly featured ensemble on the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Green Umbrella series. View Slide Show arrow

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Early Academic Outreach
Program Honors High School Counselors

Honoring High School CounselorsUCSD’s Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) recently invited more than 40 San Diego area high school counselors to a catered luncheon to recognize their outstanding efforts. The luncheon was intended to highlight the collaboration offered by EAOP and reinforce EAOP’s role as a support to counselors in preparing students for a college bound path. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow What to Do if the Economy Tanks
U.S. News & World Report
Nov. 22, 2006
     
  arrow The Big Questions: Do We Have Free Will?
New Scientist
Nov. 21, 2006
     
  arrow Biofuels: A New Approach to Energy Independence
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
Nov. 27, 2006
     
  arrow Academics Parallel Professionals on Suggestions for Business Success
San Diego Business Journal
Nov. 27, 2006
     
  arrow Shoes for Hope
KUSI
Nov. 18, 2006
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Chancellor Fox Letter From Chancellor
We have much to be thankful for this holiday season. We have a record number of students who embody the UC San Diego tradition of uncommon scholarship and global citizenship. We have several new members on our leadership team, as well as new faculty and staff members. More arrow

Jessica Mann POV with: Jessica Mann
At Work

An Easier Way to Get Fit
Beginning today, UCSD Recreation offers online registration for Rec Classes and Outback Adventures outings, and Rec and Masters Program card renewals.
* See the Rec Web site for the details.

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses

Microsoft Outlook 2003
12/06/06 and 12/08/06
8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Post Award Financial Administration Workshop
12/06/06
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What's Happening
World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day
Nov. 30, 2006
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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KWANZAA Celebration
KWANZAA Celebration
Nov. 27, 2006
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom B
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Daughters of Triton
Daughters of Triton
Fall Concert

Nov. 30, 2006
8:30 p.m.
York Hall
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Jewelry and Craft Faire
Women Center
Jewelry and Craft Faire

Nov. 30, 2006
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Women Center
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You Do The Math
= 7: UCSD's overall ranking among U.S. universities for scientific impact, according to a national survey of published research
= 2: UCSD's ranking in pharmacology, according to the survey
= 4: UCSD ranking in molecular biology and genetics, according to the survey
= 5: UCSD's ranking in clinical medicine, according to the survey
 
Faculty Authors

Empire to Nation

Empire to Nation: Historical Perspectives on the Making
of the Modern World
Edited by Joseph W. Esherick, Hasan Kayali
and Eric Van Young

The fall of empires and the rise of nation-states was a defining political transition in the making of the modern world. As United States imperialism becomes a popular focus of debate, we must understand how empire, the nineteenth century's dominant form of large-scale political organization, had disappeared by the end of the twentieth century. Here, ten prominent specialists discuss the empire-to-nation transition in comparative perspective.
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