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National Engineers Week (Photo / Ioana Patringenaru)

Inaugural E-Games Helps Jacobs
Students Kick Off Engineering Week

A gong went off and the crowd shouted "drop it, drop it!" Then a contraption made of cotton balls, paper plates and foam blocks tumbled down from the skies—well, from a balloon, actually—and landed with a loud thud onto Warren Mall. A team of students rushed to the landing site, to see if a tomato, shielded at the heart of the contraption, had survived the fall. Slide show inside More arrow

Naturalist Shares Love Affair
with Whales as Head of Aquarium Cruises

Grey Whale Tail (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Crystal De Soto learned about great whales and their migrations when she was in high school. But whale-watching season was over in San Diego. So, De Soto and her mother got into the car and drove through to La Bufadora, a small town about 20 miles south of Ensenada in Baja California. Finally, they saw a few blowholes in the distance. Video inside More arrow

Pass the Job Offer: Students Learn Social
Graces Needed to Clinch Job Offers Over Fine Fare
Etiquette Dinner (Photo / Ioana Patringenaru)
Cherry tomatoes? They’re deadly. Spaghetti, linguini and other sauce-soaked Italian pasta? Forget about it. And if you really want to eat that crouton in your salad, scoop it up. Don’t try to stab it with your fork until it shatters into a million pieces. More arrow

Campus to Mark "Cat's" Anniversary
with Celebrations Led by Chancellor

Fifty years ago, Theodor (Dr. Seuss) Geisel took 220 words, Cat's Celebration rhymed them and turned out The Cat in the Hat, a little volume of fun that set the world of Dick, Jane and Spot upside down. That 50th anniversary will be marked at two events headed by UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox on March 2 as well as several other campus celebrations. Morearrow

Kyoto Prize Laureate Hirotugu Akaike
to Speak at UCSD on Statistical Science

Three of the world’s foremost contributors to advanced Kyoto Prize Awards Ceremony technology, basic sciences and arts and philosophy will be honored in San Diego March 14-16 as Kyoto Prize Laureates, with UC San Diego hosting Laureate Hirotugu Akaike for the basic science presentation at 4 p.m. March 15 at Calit2’s Atkinson Hall. More arrow

UCSD Launches Annual Statistics
Competition for High School Students

Mathematicians at UC San Diego, in Statistical data collaboration with the Greater San Diego Math Council, have launched an annual statistics competition for San Diego high school students. The competition will recognize outstanding mathematics students and promote the field of statistics. It will be held on campus March 3. More arrow

Triton Hoopsters Close in on League Title
Michelle Osier (Photo / Jimmy Gekas)Trying to sew up its first CCAA championship and a potential role as host of the NCAA Division II West Regional, the 15th-ranked women's basketball team closes out the regular season at home against Cal State Monterey Bay and San Francisco State, this Friday and Saturday...Second-year Coach Janell Jones' outfit is 21-4 on the year, 17-3 in the CCAA. More arrow

People

Commemorative Program to Honor Alzheimer's
Disease Expert Leon Thal to be Held at UCSD March 5

Leon Thal, M.D.A commemorative tribute to the life and work of internationally respected researcher and UCSD professor and clinician, Dr. Leon J. Thal will be held on campus on Monday, March 5.  Thal died in a plane crash on February 3. The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Hojel Auditorium at the Institute of the Americas. More arrow

Brian the Dog (Family Guy Series) Richard Rosenstock to Share Insights on Comedy Series Development
Richard Rosenstock, a television producer, creative consultant and writer for such critically acclaimed comedy series as Arrested Development, Friends and Family Guy, will speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Mandell Weiss Forum about his more than 30 years of experience in the television industry. More arrow

V.S. Ramachandran (Photo / Beatrice Ring) Renowned Neurocientist
Receives Service Award

Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran has been awarded one of India’s top civilian honors, the Padma Bhushan. Established in 1954 by the president of India, the Padma Bhushan recognizes distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field. More arrow

Obama Visits San Diego for Campaign Stop
UCSD's Birch Aquarium was the site for the first campaign Senator Barak Obama visit made by aspiring Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama following the announcement of his candidacy on a cold, windy day two weeks ago in Illinois. And, said Obama, "this is a welcome climate change." Obama spoke to more than 400 guests at the private fund-raising event, telling them that "the worst option (in Iraq) is to continue to put our young men and women in the midst of what is essentially a sectarian civil war in which they cannot succeed."

Press Clips

  arrow The North Korean Deal
International Herald Tribune, Letters to the Editor
Feb. 20, 2007
     
  arrow Nap Time
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
Feb. 22, 2007
     
  arrow College Cuisine 2.0
San Diego Union Tribune
Feb. 23, 2007
     
  arrow Two Tributes to Honor
Late Jazz Icon Jimmy Cheatham

North County Times
Feb. 21, 2007
     
  arrow Parents Consider
Advantage of Delaying Kindergarten

KPBS
Feb. 19, 2007
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Chancellor Fox Letter From Chancellor
In honor of the 103rd birthday of the late Theodore Seuss Geisel – also known as Dr. Seuss – we’ll be hosting an all-campus Seuss celebration with music, food and festivities on March 2.  All UCSD students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the event.  More arrow

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At Work

United Way
Pledge Participation

Resource Management & Planning has the lead, with External Relations close behind. How's your VC area doing? See the link on the United Way/ CHAD campaign page to find out.

Sign Up for Sharecase
Sharecase returns March 28 to Price Center, highlighting the newest technology for staff and faculty. Register online to get a free lunch and see a presentation schedule.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Diversity Education
3/2/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Financial Systems at UCSD: An Overview
3/1/07 and 3/01/07
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

What's Happening
Frank Rich
RESCHEDULED: Frank Rich
May 14, 2007
8 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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Climate Change
Fredric Jameson and Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change & Utopia
March 1, 2007
155 Literature Building, deCerteau Room
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Love Your Body
Love Your Body Day
Feb. 28, 2007
10 a.m.
Library Walk
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Bias
Frank Talk About Bias
March 1, 2007
2 p.m.
Price Center, Gallery A
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Mentoring for Success
Mentoring for Success
March 1, 2007
4 p.m.
Faculty Club
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Seuss Hat
Kids Book Drive
Feb. 16 to March 2
UCSD Bookstore
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Faculty Authors

Josephine Baker in art and life

Josephine Baker
in Art and Life:
The Icon and the Image
By Bennetta Jules-Rosette

Savage dancer, Black Venus, exotic Jazz Age star, liberated new woman, gender-bending cross-dresser, mother, socialist, war hero and writer-Josephine Baker (1906-1975) was all of those in life and in the images she projected. In this vibrant if academic portrait of Baker, Jules-Rosette alerts the reader that this is "not a biography" but an exploration of "the complex construction of Baker's multiple images in art and life." Jules-Rosette, director of African and African-American Studies, will discuss her new book, "Josephine Baker in Art and Life" at a UCSD Bookstore signing on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
 
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