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Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

UCSD Headlines MLK Parade
Chancellor and Vice Chancellor
Joe Watson Serve as Co-Grand Marshals

Perched atop a dark blue Mustang convertible, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor Joe Watson braved near-freezing temperatures to act as grand marshals of San Diego’s 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade Saturday. They smiled and waved to onlookers as the parade wound its way around PETCO Park. More arrow

Seniors to Watch: David T. Morehead
Seniors to WatchThis Week @ UCSD is launching a new series called “Seniors to Watch” that will highlight an outstanding UCSD senior each month. In our first issue, we catch up with David Tyler Morehead, who plays catcher for the Triton baseball team. Video clip More arrow

Class Conscious
Class ConsciousMany young UCSD alumni have joined Teach For America’s educational outreach program. They work in tough inner-city schools from New York’s Harlem, to L.A.’s South Central to East Las Vegas. Their main reward is a deep sense of satisfaction. @UCSD, a publication of the UCSD Alumni Association, takes a look at some of their stories. More arrow

NASA Funds Scripps
Instrument for Probing for Life on Mars

Detector to hunt for organic
molecules during proposed 2013 mission

NASA has awarded $750,000 in funding for development of an Urey Instrument instrument to detect signs of life on Mars proposed by a scientist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. The instrument is designed to provide the most rigorous analysis possible for the past and present existence of biological compounds on Mars’ surface, according to Jeffrey Bada, a professor at Scripps and lead investigator on the project team. More arrow

UCSD Launches Education
Initiative to Keep Middle School Girls
Interested in Engineering and Technology Careers

UCSD engineering faculty and students, together with San Diego Supercomputer staff, are launching an environmental Middle School Students education initiative they hope will keep middle school girls excited about science, and eventually, careers in engineering. The UCSD team will help San Diego county students monitor the air quality, solar radiation, and other environmental factors surrounding their own schools, and will use the environmental research concepts and techniques to create a multi-player online science challenge game designed specifically for 12-15 year-old girls. More arrow

Tritons Women's Basketball
Captures Seventh Straight Victory

Michelle Osier (Photo / Jimmy Gekas) With their seventh straight victory against Cal State Bakersfield, UCSD's women's basketball team improves to 10-2 overall and takes over sole possession of second place in the CCAA with their 6-1 league mark. The loss drops the Roadrunners to 8-6 overall and 5-2 in conference action. Chico State continues to hold its slim half game lead over UCSD in the league standings after defeating CSU San Bernardino by 19 points on Saturday night to improve to 7-1 in CCAA play and 11-1 overall. More arrow

People

Dean of International Education and
Director of the International Center Appointed

Lynn C. Anderson has been appointed as dean of Lynn C. Anderson International Education and director of the UCSD International Center, effective January 22. Anderson will succeed Mary Dhooge, who is retiring after 33 years of service to the campus. Anderson is currently associate director of the Learning Abroad Center and director of Curriculum Integration at the University of Minnesota with primary responsibility for supporting internationalization of the campus and integrating study abroad into all majors. More arrow

Scripps Scientist Receives
International Award in Ecology and Conservation

Jeremy JacksonMarine ecologist Jeremy Jackson, a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has been selected as co-recipient of the International Award for Research In Ecology and Conservation Biology by the BBVA Foundation, of Madrid, Spain. BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria) is the second largest bank in Spain, and its foundation specializes in promoting scientific research in the areas of social science, biomedicine and the environment. More arrow

UC San Diego Supports Division II Athletics
Program With Addition of New Development Officer

Diana Philippi (Photo / Victor Chen)UCSD has expanded its athletics program fundraising efforts with the recent appointment of Diana Philippi as associate director of development for athletics. In her new role, the former San Diego State University assistant athletic director and director of the Aztec Athletic Foundation will manage fundraising activities for the UC San Diego Intercollegiate Athletics program. More arrow

Physics Professor Wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry
George FeherA UCSD physics professor who uncovered the basic mechanisms for how plants and bacteria use photosynthesis to convert light into chemical energy, has been awarded the prestigious 2007 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Israel’s Wolf Foundation, which promotes “science and art for the benefit of mankind. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow King Parade Brings Together Community
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 15, 2007
     
  arrow The God of Small Things
Atlantic Monthly
January/February 2007
     
  arrow Scripps Researcher Gets NASA Grant
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 12, 2007
     
  arrow Students Take Steps into the World of Stem Cells
North County Times
Jan. 13, 2007
     
  arrow UCSD Named on Kiplinger's 'Best Value' List
The San Diego Daily Transcript
Jan. 9, 2007
     
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Chancellor's Corner

Q&A with Dave Koch Q&A with: Dave Koch


Spotlight on Faculty Research: Memory

At Work

Governor's Budget Supports Student Enrollment Growth,
Pay Raises, Places
Focus on Innovation

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
The 2007-08 state budget proposal issued Jan. 10
by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger supports the University of California’s service to California by funding growth in student enrollments, proposing a major research and innovation initiative, supporting faculty and staff salary increases, and proposing an infrastructure plan for facilities, among other things. More

Parking Meters Removed
Parking Meters
The parking meters have been removed from the Faculty Club lot and replaced with red "A" permit spaces. Also, 39 short-term visitor “V” spaces have been added to Muir Upper Lot 207.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Designing Workplace Training
1/24/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to
Microsoft Visio

1/24/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
1/26/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Financiallink: Transaction Sampling (PWRuP)
1/30/07
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What's Happening
Richard Atkinson
UC President Emeritus Richard Atkinson to Evaluate Prop 209
Jan. 31, 2007
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Club
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Healthy Heart
Healthy Heart Expo
Jan. 20, 2007
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds –
Activity Center
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Grey Matters
Grey Matters
Jan. 16, 2007
6 p.m.
San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park
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Getting the Most Out of the New Web
From Blogs to Wikis: Getting the Most Out
of the New Web

Jan. 18, 2007
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Geisel Library
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Sungod
2007 Sun God Debate Tournament
Jan. 20, 2007
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Center Hall 101
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Faculty Authors

Migration

Migration
By Shahrokh Yadegari (Composer), director of the sound design program in UCSD Theatre and Dance, and Keyavash Nourai (Performer)

This recording is a structured improvisation in the realms of Persian traditional music and electronic music. It was recorded live in one evening. The resulting piece is made up of three separate segments of the raw recordings carefully pasted together. Nourai performs on the violin. More arrow
 
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