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Maurizio Seracini (Photo / Kevin A. Walsh)

In Search of Hidden Treasures: Art Detective to Head New Center Blending Art and Science
He has taken X-rays of hundreds of Renaissance masterpieces, including works by Leonardo Da Vinci. He has used just about every ray in the spectrum to study more than 2,500 of the world’s most important paintings, frescoes, statues and monuments. His work got him mentioned in the best-selling “Da Vinci Code.” Now he is going to head a ground-breaking center at UCSD. More arrow

Chancellor Puts on Her
Reading Hat to Celebrate Dr. Seuss Birthday

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Hawthorne Elementary Students (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Stretch out your arms, UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said. Now imagine you’re holding hands with boys and girls all over the United States, from New York to New Mexico. “Do you feel that energy all across the country,” she asked dozens of kindergartners sitting on the floor Friday at Hawthorne Elementary School in Clairemont. Slide show icon More arrow

Campus to Honor Outstanding Faculty Members
at March 5 Faculty Excellence Awards Ceremony
UC San Diego Seal
Five outstanding faculty members will be presented with highly coveted awards for excellence in teaching, research and community service by the UCSD Chancellor’s Associates today. The recognition ceremony and reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club. More arrow

Women's Basketball Team
Captures First-Ever Conference Title

By winning its final two regular season contests last weekend, the women’s basketball team captured its first-ever Kacie Kostlan (Photo / Jimmy Gekas) conference title. And, for the first time since March of 2000, when it was still a Division III institution, UCSD will be hosting post-season women’s basketball. Making its second straight NCAA appearance, this one as the top-seeded team, Coach Janell Jones’ Tritons will welcome seven opponents to RIMAC Arena for the 2007 NCAA Division II West Regional, starting Friday with semi-finals Saturday and the championship game Monday night. More arrow

Shedding New Light on Blue Whales and Their Calls
Blue Whale Using a variety of new approaches, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are forging a new understanding of the largest mammals on Earth. In one recently published study on blue whales, Scripps researchers used a combination of techniques to show for the first time that blue whale calls can be tied to specific behavior and gender classifications. More arrow

Single Photon Detector Wins
Engineering Research Competition

Hod Finkelstein With a flash of light, photons simultaneously fly toward the face of a person waiting to be identified for security purposes. The packets of light bounce off the face and land on a specially engineered photon sensor that clocks when each photon arrived and uses the information to reconstruct a three dimensional image of the face almost instantaneously. More arrow

People

Oregon Governor to Discuss West Coast
Response to Global Warming at UCSD March 15

Oregon Gov. Ted KulongoskiOregon Governor Ted Kulongoski will address how scientific knowledge can be put to use in developing sound environmental policy—and how West Coast states are taking the national lead on global warming and coastal protection—in the inaugural lecture of the UCSD Science Studies Program Lecture Series in Science and Society on March 15 in the Robinson Auditorium. More arrow

Noted Science Writer to Speak at Forum on March 11
Laurie GarrettAs a medical and science writer for Newsday in New York City, Laurie Garrett became the only reporter ever to have been awarded all three of the Big "Ps" of journalism: the Peabody, the Polk (twice), and the Pulitzer. Garrett is also the best-selling author of “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World out of Balance” and “Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health." Garrett will be the keynote speaker at a forum hosted by the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation March 11 at the Estancia Hotel. More arrow

Computer Science Grad
Student Wins Symantec Fellowship

Justin Ma A third-year doctoral student in the Computer Science and Engineering department has won one of three Graduate Fellowships from Symantec Research Labs for the 2007-2008 academic year. Justin Ma will spend this summer in a Symantec research lab in Santa Monica, working elbow to elbow with senior security researchers on real-world problems. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Paying Tribute to UCSD's Leon Thal
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
March 5, 2007
     
  arrow He Uses Science in the Pursuit of Art
San Diego Union-Tribune
Feb. 28, 2007
     
  arrow The Opportunity in Climate Change
Sacramento Bee, Opinion
Feb. 27, 2007
     
  arrow Exploring the Difficult to Define
The New York Times
March 5, 2007
     
  arrow Family Ties Bolster in 'Wakonda's Dream'
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 2, 2007
     
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At Work

Diversity Symposium
to be Held Today

All are invited to a diversity symposium today, March 5, from 3–5 p.m. at the Price Center Theatre for a discussion of ethnic diversity and equity at UCSD. For info, e-mail Edwina Welch.

Vice Chancellor Areas Square Off in Race for United Way Campaign
The Resource Management and Planning vice chancellor area is currently leading the participation drive for this year’s UCSD United Way/CHAD Campaign, with External Relations in second place. More arrow

Nursery School
Holds Open House

The on-campus International Center Cooperative Nursery School will host an open house Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 and 8, at 9:30 a.m. Hear about programs for children ages 2-5. RSVP via e-mail.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Common
Leadership Challenges

3/6/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Intermediate
Microsoft Word 2003

3/13/07 and 3/15/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Beat Stress
Beat Stress Week
March. 8, 2007
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price Center
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Earth (Photo / NASA)
Earth Week
Apr. 16 to Apr. 20
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DanceALIVE!
danceALIVE!
March 15 to March 18
Mandell Weiss Theatre
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Google (Graphic / Dennis Hwang)
Extreme Googling
March 8, 2007
2 p.m.
Biomedical Library
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Paul Atkins
SEC Commissioner
Talks About Investing

March 6, 2007
2 p.m.
Faculty Club
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You Do The Math
= $395.1 million: amount UCSD spent on instruction in 2005-06
= $37.8 million: amount UCSD spent on scholarships and fellowships in 2005-06
 
Faculty Authors

Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership

Changing White Attitudes toward Black Political Leadership
By Zoltan L. Hajnal

Despite the hopes of the civil rights movement, researchers have found that the election of African Americans to office has not greatly improved the well-being of the black community. By shifting the focus to the white community, this book shows that black representation can have a profound impact. Utilizing national public opinion surveys, data on voting patterns in large American cities, and in-depth studies of Los Angeles and Chicago, Zoltan Hajnal demonstrates that under most black mayors there is real, positive change in the white vote and in the racial attitudes of white residents. More arrow
 
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