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Jump in Athletics Fee Paves Way for
Brighter Future for UCSD Sports Programs

Teams will travel out of state more often. Coaches' salaries will increase. All athletes will receive $500 scholarships. These are some of the payoffs from a hike in athletic fees approved by students during an Associated Student election held Jan. 29 to Feb. 2. A record number of UCSD students voted to raise their athletic fees from $95 to $329 per year. More arrow

Two New Studies Back Vitamin D for Cancer Prevention
Vitamin D Inside Researchers Report Levels Needed
To Cut Breast and Colon Cancer Risk

Two new vitamin D studies using a sophisticated form of analysis called meta-analysis, in which data from multiple reports is combined, have revealed new prescriptions for possibly preventing up to half of the cases of breast cancer and two-thirds of the cases of colorectal cancer in the United States. More arrow

Rady School of Management to Offer
Undergraduate Courses Beginning This Spring

The Rady School of Management will offer a new series of undergraduate business courses, Rady School of Management with two of the courses being offered for the spring quarter. The courses are designed for upper division students who want to learn how to bring innovative ideas to the marketplace and how to manage technology and human capital in business projects. Course materials and lectures cover a broad set of applications and are appropriate for students from a wide range of academic disciplines. More arrow

Vanity Fair Photoshoot at SIO (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Scripps Scientists Take
Center Stage in Vanity Fair Shoot

It was almost 5 p.m. Wednesday, and Nancy Knowlton, a marine biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD, was wearing a wet suit and holding a huge white head of coral, while walking back and forth in ankle-deep water at the foot of the Scripps Pier. More arrow

San Diego Supercomputer Center Helps
Red Cross Reconnect Families after Florida Tornados

Florida Tornadoes Aftermath The deadly tornados on Feb. 2 that cut a 40-mile swath of destruction across four counties in central Florida, destroying homes and killing residents also left widespread outages in power and phone service. During this stressful time, many families and friends remain cut off from communication with loved ones in affected areas of Florida. More arrow

San Diego Research Ethics Consortium Formed
Four of the nation’s leading biomedical research institutions Ethics have announced the formation of the San Diego Research Ethics Consortium, a multi-institution core resource to support the ethical conduct of science in stem cell and other research programs. The four San Diego institutions – The Burnham Institute for Medical Research, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Scripps Research Institute and UC San Diego– have established a joint program for ethics teaching, outreach and review of stem cell research as well as other areas of science and technology. More arrow

Research Team Receives $6 Million
for Five-Year Cardiovascular Disease Study

A $6 million grant from the Fondation Leducq will help Cardiovascular System researchers at UC San Diego direct an innovative global network of scientists in the study of cardiovascular disease. The investigation will focus on the development of novel ways to help prevent atherosclerosis, the build up of cholesterol within the walls of arteries, which is the leading cause of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases that cause heart attacks and strokes. More arrow

Jillian Ricks (Photo / Jimmy Gekas)

Women's Basketball
Team Headed for First
Place Showdown Friday Night

Ranked 18th nationally and riding an eight-game win streak, the Women's Basketball team faces Cal State Bakersfield Friday at RIMAC Arena in a match-up of two clubs tied for the lead in the CCAA. More arrow

Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart? UCSD has plenty of resources to help you.
Head for the Price Center, where several events take place this week, including:

ICRA Valentine’s Day Extravaganza, Feb. 14

Candy Rose Sale, Feb 12 to 14

Temper Bake Sale, Feb. 14

You can also buy tickets for the Music Department’s Soirée for Music Lovers, which will take place on Valentine’s Day. The program includes pieces by Mozart and Brahms. Click here for more information.


Town and Gown Outreach Group Launched
Chancellor Mary Anne FoxWhen Lucy Haugh moved to San Diego 12 years ago, she didn’t miss the smog, congestion or general hassle of living in Los Angeles. But she did miss the friendship and events offered by USC’s Town and Gown group—so she decided to do something about it. Haugh gathered a committee of friends from across the county and started a similar organization Town and Gown, UC San Diego—to support the region’s leading research university. More arrow

Scripps Marine Ecologist Named
National Geographic Emerging Explorer

Enric Sala (Photo / Josep M. Llenas)Eight young, visionary trailblazers—including Enric Sala of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego—have been named to the 2007 class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers. Other winners include a polar adventurer, a former Sudanese "lost boy," a primatologist and a Congolese environmental hero. More arrow

Brown University Professor
and UCSD Alumnus to Speak on Campus

Elmo Terry-Morgan A distinguished visiting scholar on black theatre and UCSD alumnus will speak and answer questions at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the theatre and dance department's 157 Galbraith Theatre. Elmo Terry-Morgan is associate professor of Africana studies and theatre and performance studies and artistic director of Rites and Reason Theatre at Brown University. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Cracking a Real-Life Da Vinci Code
Time Magazine
Feb. 12, 2007
  arrow Vitamin D Studies Show
Promise for Reducing Cancers

The Washington Post
Feb. 12, 2007
  arrow Dr. Leon Thal, 62; UC San Diego
Alzheimer's Expert Dies in Plane Crash

Los Angeles Times
Feb. 8, 2007
  arrow Adolescents at Risk from Poor Diet, Inactivity
Feb. 5, 2007
  arrow Business Titan Stunned During Robbery
Feb. 8, 2007

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February 12, 2007

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Discover Your Management Strengths
The Management Skills Assessment Program will be held at Lake Arrowhead in early May. The program is designed to assess and improve job performance and enhance competitiveness for management positions. Apply by Feb. 26.

United Way/CHAD:
You Can Help

United Way / CHAD
UCSD's United Way/CHAD 2007 campaign runs Feb. 14 to March 17. Your pledge can help support programs to meet a host of needs in the San Diego community.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Blink: Getting
the Most From It

9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Compensation/Classification B: Job Classification Procedures
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Online Journal Voucher Training, Miscellaneous Documents
1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What's Happening
Diversity Awards Program
Feb. 14, 2007
Price Center
Creative Expressions
Creative Expressions, a Black History Month event
Feb. 21, 2007
Price Center Plaza
Food Choice Confusion
What To Eat:
Sensible Choices in an Era of Food Confusion

Feb. 15, 2007
6 p.m.
Moores UCSD Cancer Center, Goldberg Auditorium
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb. 14, 2007
5 p.m.
International Center
Whale Watching
In Baja, Mexico,
San Ignacio Lagoon

Feb. 16 — Feb. 20
Outback Adventures

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You Do The Math
= 45,040: number of freshman applications for fall 2007 at UCSD
= 3.76: applicants' average GPA
= 590: applicants' average SAT reading score
= 627: applicants' average SAT math score
= 596: applicants' average SAT writing score
Faculty Authors

The Science and Ethics of Genetically Modified Athletes

The Science and Ethics
of Genetically
Modified Athletes
By Angela J. Schneider
and Theodore Friedmann

Advances in genetics have begun to deliver on their promise of new and improved approaches to the prevention and treatment of human disease, including the gene-based therapeutics. The international sports community has begun to recognize the potential harmful use of gene transfer technology by athletes. The task of monitoring and controlling sports doping must be a truly cooperative effort, involving the cooperation of a range of local, national, and international organizations. This book tackles all these issues and more, serving as the first such focused treatment of this increasingly important topic, which has broad-based implications for science, medicine, sports, and society. More arrow
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