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Janell Jones (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Basketball Coach of the Year
Uses Sport to Teach Players
About Success On and Off Court

Tritons senior guard Leora Juster remembers well one interview to find a new coach for UCSD's women's basketball team. You could see that Janell Jones, one of the candidates, possessed special qualities that most people don’t have, said Juster. “You saw her passion and her emotions jump out,” she said. That passion helped Jones land the job. Almost two years later, it also helped her lead the Tritons to their first-ever regional championship March 12. More arrow

Men’s Crew Team Captures First-Ever Cal Cup

UCSD Men's Crew Team

Coach Zach Johnson’s varsity eight made history Sunday at the annual SD Crew Classic, winning the grand final of the Cal Cup for the first time ever in a stirring blanket finish with UCLA and UC Davis. More arrow

Researchers Identify Connection
Between Sleep Disruption and Increased
Cardiovascular Risk in Healthy Men and Women

Researchers at the School of Medicine have Sleep Disruption discovered that sleep disruption in seemingly healthy subjects is associated with increased clotting of the blood, which has previously been shown to predict cardiovascular disease. The findings were published in the March issue of CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians. More arrow

Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers
to Share Insights into the Global Economy

Before he made some remarks about women’s intrinsic Larry Summers aptitude for science and engineering and later stepped down as president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers was the principal economic advisor to President Clinton and the chief financial officer of the U.S. government presiding over a civilian workforce of nearly 150,000 employees. More arrow

Sorting Your Old Photographs Just Got Easier
Electrical Engineers Building
New Kind of Image Search Engine

Tiger A Google image search for “tiger” yields many tiger photos – but also returns images of a tiger pear cactus stuck in a tire, a racecar, Tiger Woods, the boxer Dick Tiger, Antarctica, and many others. Why? Today’s large Internet search engines look for images using captions or other text linked to images rather than looking at what is actually in the picture. More arrow

Critical Receptor in Liver Regeneration Identified
p75 neurotrophin receptor In studies in mouse models, researchers at the School of Medicine have found that a cellular receptor involved in triggering cell death is also a necessary component of tissue repair and regeneration immediately following liver injury. More arrow

Award-Winning Documentary Film Examining
Illegal Immigration to Screen April 12 on Campus

Crossing Arizona Crossing Arizona, a documentary film which examines both sides of the immigration debate in Arizona, will be screened at 5 p.m. April 12 in the Price Center Theater. A discussion with director/producer Dan DeVivo will follow the screening. More arrow

Artist and Dog-wrangler
Wins UCSD Playwriting Competition

Kato McNickle, a playwright, artist and dog-wrangler, is the Kato McNickle winner of the 2007 Baldwin New Play Festival Playwriting Competition. Her play “In Search of a Better Life With Elvis,” follows the journey of an African-American girl who needs to understand and forgive her father, an Elvis impersonator. In the play, the girl, Jezzy, hears a voice saying “Memphis” so she heads off to Tennnessee. But the voice meant Memphis, Egypt. More arrow

People

Stephen Harrison Harvard Biologist Named
Recipient of 2007 UCSD/Merck
Life Sciences Achievement Award

A Harvard biologist who is one of the world’s experts on proteins will receive the 2007 UCSD/Merck Life Sciences Achievement Award from UC San Diego's Division of Biological Sciences in recognition of his discoveries and groundbreaking work in protein research. More arrow

Derek Walcott Nobel Laureate in Literature
to Speak at Council of Provosts Convocation April 16 at UCSD

Derek Walcott, recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in literature, will be the featured speaker at the Council of Provosts Convocation at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Weiss Theater. UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College is hosting the event, which is free and open to the public. More arrow

Scripps Oceanography Professor
Honored for Antarctic Field Research

Gerald KooymanNew York City’s Explorers Club, a century-old international professional society, has awarded Gerald Kooyman of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego its highest honor for accomplishments in polar field research. Kooyman, a professor emeritus of biology and research physiology, is a distinguished scientist who has conducted research on marine birds and mammals for 45 years. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow No Surprises in Climate
Change Report, Oceanographer Says

ABC News, Australia
March 29, 2007
     
  arrow Fitful Sleep Tied to Clots
Reuters
March 28, 2007
     
  arrow Primordial Soup's On: Scientists
Repeat Evolution's Most Famous Experiment

Scientific American
March 29, 2007
     
  arrow Grants Will Help Stem Cell Researchers
Combine Efforts with Scientists in Other Fields

San Diego Union-Tribune
April 1, 2007
     
  arrow UCSD Rows to First Cal Cup Victory
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 2, 2007
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Chancellor Fox Letter From Chancellor
Everyone has the ability to make a positive difference in this world. Even small actions, such as turning off lights in an unused room or conserving water by taking shorter showers, can have a huge impact when people band together and make a commitment to change their actions, and improve our environment and sustainability. More arrow

Point of View with Marco Estrada Point of View: Marco Estrada

At Work

UC Announces
Wage Increases for Lower-paid Employees

The University of California has announced it is offering over $7.8 million in total raises to approximately 36,000 of its lower-paid non-student employees.
The proposed increases affect employees with annual salaries of less than $40,000 and takes effect April 1, 2007. More arrow

Breakfast for Bicyclists
Breakfast for Bicyclist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD. Take a break! Enjoy the view! Socialize with like-minded folk! Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, pastries and fresh fruit from Henry's. Start the day out right!!   More arrow

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Basic Accounting Principles
4/10/07
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Financiallink:
Contract and Grant Financial Management

4/11/07
9 a.m. to noon

Microsoft Outlook 2003
4/10/07 and 4/12/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Geoff Hoon
Civil Liberties
and the War on Terrorism

April 5, 2007
6 p.m.
Price Center
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Muir Cabaret
Muir Musical: Cabaret
April 12 to April 14
Mandeville Auditorium
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Glass Blowing at the Crafts Center
Crafts Center
Spring Registration

April 2 to April 7
Crafts Center
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UCSD Theatre and Dance
Design Projects
from the Department of Theatre & Dance

April 5 to May 5
9 a.m.
Geisel Library - Lower Level
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29th Annual Cultural Celebration: A Journey Around the World
April 14, 2007
Thurgood Marshall College
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Juliana Spahr (Photo / Candace Ah Nee)
New Writing Series: Juliana Spahr
April 4, 2007
4:30 p.m.
Vis. Arts Performance Space
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You Do The Math
= $15 million: private gifts and grants UCSD received for instruction in 2005-06
= $12.4 million: private gifts and grants UCSD received for student support in 2005-06
 
Faculty Authors

Inside Deaf Culture

Inside Deaf Culture
By Carol Padden
and Tom Humphries

In this absorbing story of the changing life of a community, the authors of "Deaf in America" reveal historical events and forces that have shaped the ways that Deaf people define themselves today. "Inside Deaf Culture" relates Deaf people's search for a voice of their own, and their proud self-discovery and self-description as a flourishing culture. More arrow
 
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