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UCSD Open Studios

Open Studios Provides
Window to Students’ Art and Lives

One makes giant tree-like sculptures. Another makes documentaries revealing some of her darkest secrets. Yet another teamed up with cooks and anthropologists to create a vitamin-rich meal and sell it on the streets of Mexico. They and about 50 others will show their work April 6 at UCSD’s Visual Arts campus. The student-run event includes more than 50 MFA and doctoral students. More arrow

UCSD Women’s Basketball Team Ends
Best Season in History with Semifinal Defeat

The best season in the history of UCSD’s women’s Hillary Hansen basketball team ended Thursday with a defeat in the semifinals of the NCAA’s Division II national championships, known as the Elite Eight. The Tritons lost 67-53 to Southern Connecticut State University in Kearney, Neb. Southern Connecticut went on to win the national championship title. More arrow

UCSD Shakes up Learning for Elementary Schools
Sixth-grade students from Carmel Del Mar Elementary School shrieked with unabashed amazement about 2 p.m. Quake competition winners Tuesday at a UC San Diego earthquake-safety research complex eight miles east of campus. All but one of the seven-story buildings constructed by 20 teams of students in their classrooms toppled during Tuesday’s quake test, with K’NEX rods, connectors, and building parts scattered across the surface of UCSD’s largest shake table. Camera icon More arrow

Campus to Present Monthlong
César E. Chávez Celebration

César E. Chávez The life and accomplishments of César E. Chávez, labor leader and champion of human rights, will be observed with a monthlong series of diverse activities beginning April 2 and continuing through May 7 at the University of California, San Diego. All events are free and open to the public. More arrow

Pacific Rim Researchers to
Collaborate on Analysis of Avian Flu

Researchers at UC San Diego and the Origins of the Avian Flu University of Hawaii will use bioinformatics, grid computing and networking infrastructure, as well as collaborative ties to Asian institutions, to learn more about avian flu, in hopes of helping to head off a much-feared pandemic in the region of the world where the disease has already cost human lives. More arrow

Supercomputer Simulations May Pinpoint
Causes of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Diseases

Using the massive computer-simulation power of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, researchers are zeroing in on the causes of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. More arrow

Students, New Faculty Offered
Long-Distance Mentors via Email

MentorNet Long-distance relationships are often tough. But when it comes to mentoring, the distance can turn out to be a good thing. Over email, a mentor who is hundreds or thousands of miles away can give advice and feedback based on a perspective that you might not get from an advisor down the hall. More arrow

Inhibiting Blood to Save the Brain
from Damage from Multiple Sclerosis

Fibrin MS 3sm A fibrous protein called fibrinogen, found in circulating blood and important in blood clotting, can promote multiple sclerosis (MS) when it leaks from the blood into the brain, triggering inflammation that leads to MS-related nerve damage. More arrow

Hands-On Science Inititative Brings Excitement
of Biological Discovery Into Area Classrooms

San Ysidro High School Students On a recent Saturday morning in Chula Vista, 25 science students from four San Diego County high schools were in a classroom learning about the wonders of DNA research, specifically how to isolate and purify protein samples derived from jellyfish and corals. More arrow

Scripps Geophysicist Among Team Finding
Evidence of First Plate Tectonics 3.8 Billion Years Ago

Greenland Identification of the oldest preserved pieces of Earth's crust in southern Greenland has provided evidence of active plate tectonics as early as 3.8 billion years ago, according to a report by an international team of geoscientists in the March 23 edition of Science magazine.   More arrow

$400,000 Gift Brings UC San Diego Closer to Funding Telescope for Unique Look Back at the "Big Bang"
Telescope The Division of Physical Sciences has received a $400,000 gift toward funding a proposed $1 million telescope and observatory that will allow physicists—for the first time—to measure the “gravitational waves” that emanated from the universe during the first moments of its creation. More arrow

People

Carol Padden Through Deaf Eyes:
Two UCSD Authors to
Appear in PBS Documentary

Two UCSD faculty members appear in the national PBS documentary “Through Deaf Eyes” that will air tonight at 9 p.m. on KPBS-TV. Tom Humphries and Carol Padden contributed to the making of the film not only by serving as interview subjects but also through their influential writing on Deaf culture. More arrow

Book Chicana Activist and Author
Enriqueta Vasquez to Speak April 2 at UCSD as Part of Chávez Tribute

Activist and author Enriqueta Vasquez, a major figure in the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and 1970s, will sign and discuss her recently published collection of writings at 3 p.m. April 2 at the Cross-Cultural Center. More arrow

Member of Parliament to Speak on Campus
April 5 on "Civil Liberties And The War On Terrorism"

Geoff Hoon The Right Honorable Geoff Hoon, a member of Parliament since 1992 and Britain’s Minister for Europe, will speak on "Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism" at 6 p.m. April 5 in the Price Center Ballroom. The annual Higgs Memorial Lecture is jointly sponsored by Warren College and the California Western School of Law. The event is free and open to the public. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Young, Fat and Facing Liver Disease
Los Angeles Times
March 26, 2007
     
  arrow Chemical Key to Cancer Spread, Study Shows
CBS News
March 21, 2007
     
  arrow A Conversation with
UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox

La Jolla Light
March 14, 2007
     
  arrow Global-warming Soot
Over West Coast Traced to Asia

San Diego Union-Tribune
March 23, 2007
     
  arrow New PBS Documentary Explores
Rich History of America's Deaf Community

KPBS
March 21, 2007
     
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At Work

UCSD RideShare Jump into a Carpool
Make getting to work easier on your nerves and the environment. UCSD's new online Ride-Matching Service helps faculty and staff to find people in their neighborhoods to form car- and vanpools. Find out how it works.

UC Staff Advisors
to the Regents to speak at Staff Association General Meeting

Staff Advisors Staff Advisors Dave Miller and Lynda Brewer spoke about the Staff Advisor position on Monday, March 26, starting at 12:15 p.m. in Pepper Canyon Hall, Room 106, on Russell Lane next to the Gilman parking structure. More arrow

Single Graduate Housing, One Miramar Street, Plans Open House April 2
UCSD Single Graduate Housing An open house for One Miramar Street, the newest single graduate housing development at the University of California, San Diego, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. April 2. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will share remarks at 1:30 p.m.
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Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Negotiating Effectively: Skills for Managers
4/05/07
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Financial Systems
at UCSD

4/04/07
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Internal Controls:
What are they
and why should I care?

4/04/07
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

What's Happening
Sharecase 2007
Sharecase 2007
March 28, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Price Center
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Stem Cells
Stem Cells Ethics Conference
April 6, 2007
1 p.m.
Salk Institute
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Memory Loss
Memory Loss:
Is it Normal Aging or Induced by Disease?

March 27, 2007
noon
Cross Cultural Center
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Chef Michel
Gourmet Lunch at the International Café
April 6, 2007
1:30 p.m.
International Center
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Chamber Music
Short Attention Span Chamber Music Series
March 28, 2007
12:30 p.m.
Geisel Library - Lower Level
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Ride 4 AIDS
Ride 4 AIDS
April 1, 2007
7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spanish Landing Park
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Edible Book
Edible Book
Exhibition and Tea

April 1, 2007
2 p.m.
Geisel Library
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= $160.7 million: private grants and gifts UCSD received in 2005-06
= $89.6 million: private grants and gifts earmarked for research UCSD received in 2005-06
 
Faculty Authors

Next Life

Next Life
By Rae Armantrout

In her latest collection, Rae Armantrout considers the shaping effects of language in the context of new and frightening global realities. Attempting to imagine the unimaginable and see the unseen, Armantrout evokes a “next life” beyond the current, and too often degraded, one. From the new physics to mortality, Armantrout engages with the half-seen and the half-believed. More arrow
 
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