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Black History Month

UCSD Offers Diverse Programs to
Celebrate Black History Month On Campus

More than 25 programs will mark Black History Month on campus during the month of February under the overarching theme From Slavery to Freedom: UCSD Celebrates the Journey and Stories of African Americans. The annual campuswide tradition will start at noon Feb.1 in the Price Center Plaza with a "Kick-off Celebration" sponsored by the Black Student Union and Associated Students. More arrow

Trading Spouses
Two UCSD Staff Members Take Part in FOX Reality Show
Trading Spouses B-roll (Photo / Victor Chen)TV crews overran the engineering courtyard, parts of Warren Mall and one floor of Torrey Pines Center North. Cameramen hauled more than 10 pounds of gear as they followed two UCSD staff members around. About a dozen production crew members watched from afar. More arrow

Frank Rich The Greatest Story Ever Sold
Frank Rich usually shares his opinions from Manhattan, where he is a columnist for The New York Times’ Op-Ed page. But this February, Rich is coming to UCSD to talk about his views on culture and politics and his latest book, "The Greatest Story Ever Sold." More arrow

UCSD Announces Freshman Applicant Data for Fall 2007
Student Admissions The University of California, San Diego has received 45,040 freshman applications for Fall 2007, up 1,454 students for a 3.3 percent increase from the previous year. In the UC system, the number of UCSD’s applicants is second only to UCLA. More arrow

Get Active Web-based Tool
Offers New Avenue for Supporting UC

Do you want to attend more UC events, get better information about the challenges UC is facing or help with writing letters, or visiting elected officials with other UC alumni and friends? There’s now an easy way to find out about opportunities to get involved and support UC and UC San Diego. More arrow

UC Regents Approve Permanent Staff Advisors to Move Aims to Strengthen Employee Input on Board Decisions
UC Seal Following a two-year pilot program, the UC Regents have permanently added two UC employees as advisors to the Board of Regents. The new positions will help to increase communication between UC employees and regents. More arrow

Cancer and Inflamation Molecular Link between
Inflammation and Cancer Discovered

A team led by biochemists at the University of California, San Diego has found what could be a long-elusive mechanism through which inflammation can promote cancer. The findings may provide a new approach for developing cancer therapies. More arrow

San Diego Supercomputer Experts
Help Navajos Build "An Internet to the Hogan"

Leonard Tsosie (center), a Navajo senator and a leader of the Internet to the Hogan Project, uses a laptop to explain the project's benefits to friends at their traditional dwelling, or Hogan.Navajos in the American Southwest, many of whom have never had access to a personal telephone, will soon make a significant leap into the Internet Age, thanks in part to resources and expertise provided by the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego. More arrow

Example of two dimensions curled up into spherical formations Physicists Develop Test
for 'String Theory'

For decades, scientists have taken issue with "string theory"—a theory of the universe which contends that the fundamental forces and matter of nature can be reduced to tiny one-dimensional filaments called strings-because it does not make predictions that can be tested. More arrow

Project Connects Coursework
and Real Life, Focuses on Creative Social Action

Social ActionWhat happens when we reach across boundaries—whether social or cultural, geographical or political, visible or perceived—to listen to stories, which are different from our own? People from different walks of life often never connect with one another, even though they may pass each other on the street. More arrow

Uncovering Natural Products from Mystery 'Orphan Genes'Researchers Create New Method
for Uncovering Natural Products
from Mystery 'Orphan Genes'

Microorganisms have a proven track record for producing powerful molecules useful in antibiotics, as anticancer agents, and in treating human diseases. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have devised a new method for identifying the mysterious products of orphan gene clusters. More arrow

UCSD Softball Team Begins 2007 Campaign
at Best of the West Tournament this Weekend

Senior Brittni Carino (Photo / Jimmy Gekas) The UC San Diego softball team will begin its 2007 season with six games this weekend at the Best of the West Tournament hosted by Cal State Stanislaus. The three-day event in Turlock will run Feb. 2 to Feb. 4. Day one starts with the Tritons taking on Humboldt State and Grand Canyon before facing Notre Dame de Namur and CSU Monterey Bay on day two. More arrow

Members of Music Faculty Shine in Chamber Concert

A Concert of Chamber Music (Photo / Victor Chen)

A sextet of UCSD department of music faculty members and San Diego Symphony players received standing ovations on Jan. 17 during a concert at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla. The group included UCSD cellist Charles Curtis and UCSD violist Che-Yen Brian Chen, who is also the principal viola player with the symphony. The concert also featured San Diego Symphony concertmaster Jeff Thayer. The next concert in the series is at 8 p.m. April 2 at the Neurosciences Institute. View Slide Show arrow

People

Information Theorist Named
to QUALCOMM Endowed Chair in Engineering

Alon Orlitsky (Photo / Kris Nieder) Alon Orlitsky has been appointed the first holder of the QUALCOMM Endowed Chair in Information Theory and its Applications. The chair in UCSD's Jacobs School of Engineering is one of five pledged by QUALCOMM through its initial $15 million corporate commitment to the UCSD division Calit2. More arrow

Geoffrey R. Burbidge Physics Professor Takes NAS
Award for Scientific Reviewing

Physics Professor Geoffrey R. Burbidge has won the National Academy of Sciences' Award for Scientific Reviewing. The $10,000 prize is awarded annually for excellence in scientific reviewing within the past 10 years. Burbidge was cited "for contributions as editor of The Annual Review of Astronomy from 1974 to 2004." More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Key Study of Global Warming Prepared
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 28, 2007
     
  arrow California Dreaming,
to Stop An Environmental Nightmare

The Sydney Morning Herald
Jan. 25, 2007
     
  arrow An Innovator in Bioengineering
San Diego Union Tribune
Jan. 23, 2007
     
  arrow A Man on a Mission: Questions for Larry Goldstein
Voice of San Diego
Jan. 27, 2007
     
  arrow Scientists Tie Part of Brain to Urge to Smoke
The New York Times
Jan. 25, 2007
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Chancellor Fox Letter From Chancellor
One of my goals at UC San Diego is to help build a stronger sense of community among students, staff, faculty and friends of the university.  We’re already heading in the right direction.  The new University Center neighborhood, which is still under construction, will help with this effort.  More arrow

Point of View with Melonye Varnado Point of View: Melony Varnado

At Work

Know someone exemplary?
Exemplary Nominations are open through Friday, Feb. 16,
for the UCSD Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program. Recognize your fellow employees for their service and contributions to the UCSD and San Diego communities.

Faculty Senate
Faces Full Slate of
Academic Issues in 2007

Henry C. Powell Meeting for the first time in the new year and the new quarter, the UC San Diego faculty senate on Tuesday heard from Chair Harry Powell that representatives can expect to help resolve a number of faculty and system-related issues – among them the role of faculty in the “Charting the Course” initiative... More

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Assisting the Assistants
2/2/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Financiallink: Managing Your General Funds with Financiallink Tools
2/6/07
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Intermediate
Dreamweaver MX 2004

2/7/07 and 2/9/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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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Authorfest
AuthorFest at
the UCSD Bookstore

Jan. 31, 2007
12:30 p.m.
UCSD Bookstore
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Envisioning New Grounds
Our Space:
Envisioning New Grounds

Feb. 2, 2007
4:30 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center
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Los Lobos
ArtPower! Presents:
Los Lobos

Feb. 8, 2007
8 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium
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Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

Feb. 8 — Feb. 17
7 p.m.
Mandell Weiss Forum Studio
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Show Me The Money
Show Me The Money: Salary Negotiation Strategies
Jan. 30, 2007
3 p.m.
Career Services Center
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You Do The Math
= 24: percentage of UCSD revenues from federal grants and contracts in 2005-2006
= 12: percentage of UCSD revenues from state educational appropriations in 2005-2006
= 9: percentage of UCSD revenues from student tuition and fees in 2005-2006
 
Faculty Authors

Fifth Dimension

The Fifth Dimension: An After-School Program Built on Diversity
By Michael Cole

"The Fifth Dimension" explores and evaluates one of the country's most successful and innovative after-school programs, providing insightful and practical lessons about what works and doesn't work after school. The Fifth Dimension program was established in the 1980s as a partnership between community centers and local colleges to establish an educational after-school program. With an emphasis on diversity and computer technology, the program incorporates the latest theories about child development and gives college students the opportunity to apply their textbook understanding of child development to real learning environments. More arrow
 
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