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Students choreograph a dance (Photo / Victor Chen)

Place Matters at UCSD
New Classes Focus on Improving Student Climate
About two dozen students walked, then jumped and tumbled their way across a dance studio deep in the bowels of Galbraith Hall. One stopped and, slowly, all of them froze as part of a dance exercise to sharpen their movements. More arrow

Juggling Work and Family
Three UCSD Women Scientists
Talk About Making It All Work Out

WISEHow do you block out time to spend with your family when there’s always so much work to be done?  What’s the best time to have children for a woman scientist? And will you still love science – and your job – once your children are born? More arrow

Summer Splash
Summer Splash Looking Ahead to Youth
Camps to be Held on Campus

Summer at UCSD isn't all just make-up classes. It's also when the campus is overrun by young would-be scientists, actors and athletes. More arrow

Employee-Led Fundraising
Efforts Fuel Faculty-Staff Campaign

More than 1,000 faculty and staff have rallied and led fundraising Campaign for UCSD efforts on campus, contributing more than $1 million in the last five months to The Campaign for UCSD, the university’s $1 billion fundraising initiative. The Faculty-Staff Campaign, a component of the $1 billion Campaign for UCSD, was launched in August, 2006. More arrow

UC San Diego and Calit2 Host India's Ambassador
to the U.S. During Extended San Diego Visit

It was the first extended visit to San Diego of an Indian Ronen Sen Ambassador to the United States, and Ronen Sen made the most of his four-day stay. The diplomat visited QUALCOMM and General Atomics; accepted a key to the city from Mayor Jerry Sanders; addressed the World Affairs Council; and met with the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune. But nowhere did Ambassador Sen engage more with his hosts than at UC San Diego. More arrow

Students Launch $50,000 Entrepreneurship Competition
Entrepreneurship Competition The Triton Innovation Network,
a UC San Diego student organization, has officially launched the UCSD $50,000 Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition culminates in May when $50,000 in prize money will be awarded to the student teams with the best business plans. More arrow

Humanities Center Funds Pilot Research
Program, Begins National Director Search


The UCSD Division of Arts and Humanities is beginning a nationwide search for a new director of its flagship Center for the Humanities, while also undertaking a three-year pilot research program, “Rethinking the Humanities: Transcontinental Archives,” engaging more than 40 members of the university faculty, as well as leading scholars from around the nation. More arrow

People

Distinguished Gastroenterologist Named Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Dean of Medical School
Dr. David Brenner, a distinguished physician-scientist who David Brenner began his academic career at UC San Diego, has been appointed by the UC Regents to be Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and dean of the School of Medicine, effective Feb. 1. Brenner, 53, is presently Samuel Bard Professor and chair of the department of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Physician-in-Chief of New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. More arrow

Dean of IR/PS Appointed as
Associate Vice Chancellor — International Affairs

Dean Peter Cowhey has been appointed as Associate Vice Peter Cowhey Chancellor international affairs, effective January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008. This new position, created in response to recommendations of the International Strategy Work Group and following broad consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrators, will provide leadership in campus-wide strategic planning and the articulation of a long-term vision and plan in support of the continuing development and enhancement of UCSD's international mission. More arrow

Webster Cavenee Awarded Albert Szent-Györgyi
Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
Webster K. Cavenee Webster K. Cavenee has been awarded the Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research by the National Foundation for Cancer Research. Cavenee, director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research San Diego Branch, which is based at UCSD, won the prize for his groundbreaking discoveries regarding the genetic mechanisms of predisposition to human cancer. More arrow

Award-Winning Theatrical Lighting Designer Dies
Internationally acclaimed theatre and opera lighting designer Chris Parry Chris Parry has died at age 54 in San Diego, where he was a professor in the department of theatre and dance.
Trained in his native England, Parry designed lighting internationally for more than 30 years, earning the prestigious Tony Award, the British Olivier Award and 25 other major awards and nominations, including the New York Drama Desk Award and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award. More arrow

Jazz Musician and Music Faculty Member Dies at 82
Jimmy Cheatham Jimmy Cheatham, a member of the UC San Diego department of music's faculty for 27 years, passed away January 5. He was 82. At UCSD, Cheatham taught improvisation and black music history, and directed the jazz ensemble. He was respected by students as a tough taskmaster who demanded their complete attention, and who provided inspiration through his stories of his involvement in many periods of jazz. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Jimmy Cheatham, 82; Jazz Trombonist,
Arranger, Composer and UC San Diego Teacher

Los Angeles Times
Jan. 22, 2007
     
  arrow UCSD Names Medical School Dean
San Diego Union Tribune
Jan. 19, 2007
     
  arrow Accounts of Indian Life
Chronicle of Higher Education
Jan. 26, 2007
     
  arrow For California, Profound Changes as Planet Warms
San Jose Mercury News
Jan. 20, 2007
     
  arrow UCSD Students Push
Boundaries in Business Plan Contest
San Diego Business Journal
Jan. 16, 2007
     
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At Work

Learn the Basics
of Investing

Investing
Come learn about investing and the market at a free seminar by SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins to be held today. He'll discuss the benefits of long-term investment, ways to avoid fraud and more. Price Center Santa Barbara/Los Angeles room; 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Want to Turn Your Walking into Running?
Running
Come to a session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and learn how to find the best running shoe for you and how to go from a walking program to running. RIMAC 4th floor conference room. Free to Rec card holders. RSVP to Terri Dowie.

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.

Motivating the
Student Employee

1/31/07
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Chancellor's Chat
Student Online Live Chat with Chancellor Fox
Jan. 29, 2007
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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religioso / diabolique
religioso / diabolique
Jan. 28, 2007
3 p.m.
Faculty Club
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Google.com
Extreme Googling
Jan. 23, 2007
10 a.m.
Biomedical Library
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American Pie
American Pie
Jan. 27, 2007
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
San Pasqual Reservation
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Emerson String Quartet
ArtPower! Presents: Emerson String Quartet
Jan. 27, 2007
8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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All-Grad Symposium
All Graduate
Research Symposium

Jan. 26, 2007
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price Center
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Parallel Play
New Writing Series:
Steve Burt

Jan. 24, 2007
4:30 p.m.
Vis. Arts Performance Space
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You Do The Math
= 5: UCSD's national rank in federal R&D expenditures
= 8: UCSD's ranking for academic quality, cost and financial aid, in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
= 10: UCSD's ranking for quality of faculty and graduate programs, according to the National Research Council
 
Faculty Authors

A History of Modern Experimental Psychology

A History of Modern Experimental Psychology
By George Mandler

In "A History of Modern Experimental Psychology," George Mandler traces the evolution of modern experimental and theoretical psychology from its beginnings to the "cognitive revolution" of the late twentieth century. Throughout, he emphasizes the social and cultural context, showing how different theoretical developments reflect the characteristics and values of the society in which they occurred. More arrow
 
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