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Tritons Women Basketball Team

Women's Basketball Team
Wins First-ever Regional Title,
Heads to National Championship

UCSD's women’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division II championships this week after knocking off conference rival Chico State, 80-63, in the NCAA West Regional Final Monday at RIMAC Arena. UCSD, now 26-4 on the year, is making its first trip to the women's basketball championship, which brings together the eight Division II regional winners and is known as the Elite Eight. The tournament kicks off Wednesday in Kearney, Neb. More arrow

Seniors to Watch: Leora Juster
Leora Juster, the senior guard on UCSD women’s basketball Seniors to Watch team, says she feels like she just received a whole stack of presents. First, Juster and her team won their first CCAA championship March 3. Then they won their first regional championship March 12. Now they’re headed to the women’s basketball Division II national championships, the Elite Eight, this week—also a first.
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Medical Students Anxiously
Await Residency Fate at Match Day

Amy Chen and Bryant Sheh were getting married in three Match Day (Photo / Victor W. Chen) days, but they still didn’t know where they were going to live next school year. Melanie Hayden held her 7-month-old son close while she waited to find out where they would be headed this summer. Matthew Bengard flashed back to the days when he was waiting for a letter from the Peace Corps after graduating from Stanford. Slide show inside More arrow

Three at UC San Diego Receive
Stem Cell Research Grants from
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The second round of grants focused solely on human Stem Cell Research embryonic stem cell research has been approved for funding by the governing board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). Three of those grants, totaling more than $7.5 million, have been awarded to researchers at UCSD. More arrow

Faculty and Staff Step Up to Support
Students; Chancellor Provides Leadership Gift

The Campaign for UCSD A growing number of faculty and staff members are investing in the future by supporting students through scholarships and fellowships in the university's first Faculty-Staff Campaign, a component of The Campaign for UCSD, a $1 billion fundraising effort that will conclude in June. More arrow

Student Requests for Late Night Availability
Answered by Food Service, Library, Transportation

Students said they wanted late-night services on campus, Extended hours for food, library, and transportation and the university listened. Now available up to 2 a.m.: a late night latte or sandwich, a quiet place to study and a shuttle bus ride. In support of suggestions made in the Undergraduate Student Experience and Satisfaction report and the UCSD master plan for the center of campus, three student services have joined to provide the late night amenities. More arrow

Transported Black Carbon
a Significant Player in Pacific Ocean Climate

Black Carbon Soot More than three-quarters of the particulate pollution known as black carbon transported at high altitudes over the West Coast during spring is from Asian sources, according to a research team led by V. Ramanathan at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. More arrow

Scripps Oceanography Ranked
as a Top Spot To Work as a Postdoctoral Researcher

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has SIO Pier been ranked eleventh best in North America and fourth best on the West Coast in The Scientist magazine's newly issued "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" survey. The fifth annual survey covered 11 categories in which respondents judged their respective institutions. More arrow

Launching the Global Community Cyberinfrastructure for Advanced Marine Microbial Research and Analysis
Scientists and engineers at the University of California, CAMERA LogoSan Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute have flipped the virtual switch on the first cyberinfrastructure customized to serve the marine microbial metagenomics community. At the heart of the cyberinfrastructure is a new, high-performance computer and storage complex. More arrow

People

UCSD Honors High School
Statistics Competition Winners

The winners of the first annual greater San Diego High School San Diego High School Honors Statistics Contest Winners Honors Statistics Contest were recognized for their achievements Thursday at UCSD at an awards dinner following the Kyoto Prize lecture. Forty-six students from nine high schools took part in the March 3 competition, which was organized by mathematicians at UCSD, in collaboration with the Greater San Diego Math Council. More arrow

Preuss School Students Build Functioning Robot
to Compete in High School Multinational Contest

Preuss School Robotics Competition Picture a gigantic silver robotic bat that runs around grabbing plastic pool toys, then morphs into a platform that other robots can utilize, and you have the entry by UCSD's Preuss School in the FIRST robotics regional competition to be held in San Diego March 22-24. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Partying in College Going to Extremes
NBC Nightly News
March 15, 2007
     
  arrow State Gives More Grants to Stem Cell Researchers
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 17, 2007
     
  arrow Planning Ahead
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 18, 2007
     
  arrow Yacht Voyage Turns Up Abundant Sample of Genes
Scientific American
March 14, 2007
     
  arrow Q&A: Tony Haymet and Richard C.J. Somerville
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 11, 2007
     
  arrow Medi-Cal Booster Shot
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 15, 2007
     
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At Work

Extended RIMAC Hours
RIMAC In response to ongoing requests from staff and faculty, UCSD Recreation is expanding RIMAC's hours. Beginning April 2, RIMAC will open at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays, to give you an extra hour to hit the gym before hitting the office.

Ride for AIDS Research Ride 4 AIDS
Ride4AIDS is Sunday,
April 1. The one-day benefit bike ride along the San Diego coast benefits the UCSD AIDS Research Institute and Being Alive San Diego. Choose from three routes; get the details and sign up.

Celebrating Sustainability
UCSD celebrates Earth Week from April 16–20. A host of events will focus on the theme of "Climate Solutions."

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Creating a Rewarding
Staff Environment

3/23/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

UCSD Gift Processing
3/21/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Basic Elements of Records Management
3/21/07
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Memory Loss
Memory Loss:
Is it Normal Aging or Induced by Disease?

March 27, 2007
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Cross Cultural Center
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Stem Cell
Stem Cells Ethics Conference
April 6, 2007
1 p.m.
Salk Institute
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Genetic Sequence
Understanding Humans: From Genes to Brains
and Diseases

April 6, 2007
1 p.m.
Leichtag Bldg. Rm. 107
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Rummage Sale
Rummage Sale at
The Preuss School UCSD

March 24, 2007
8 a.m.
The Preuss School UCSD
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Pancakes
A.S. Free Pancake Breakfast
March 19, 2007
10 p.m.
Price Center
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You Do The Math
= 10,500: number of UCSD graduates who contributed to the UC San Diego Foundation in fiscal year 2005-06
= $3.2 million: amount UCSD graduates contributed to the UC San Diego Foundation in fiscal year 2005-06
 
Faculty Authors

Take a Nap!

Take a Nap!
Change Your Life

By Sara Mednick

Imagine a product that increases alertness, boosts creativity, reduces stress, improves stamina and accuracy, helps you make better decisions, keeps you looking younger, helps losing weight, reduces the risk of heart attack and strengthens memory. Now imagine that this product is nontoxic, has no dangerous side effects and, best of all, is absolutely free. This miracle drug is, in fact, nothing more than the "nap": the right nap at the right time. "Take a Nap! Change Your Life" explains the five stages of the sleep cycle, and the benefits each one provides; how to assess your tiredness and set up a personal sleep profile; and how to neutralize the voice in your head that tells you napping is a sign of laziness. More arrow
 
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