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Earth Week

Campus Community to Usher in Earth
Week with Whirlwind of Green Activities

There will be a lot of listening to Mother Earth next week as the campus community shows during an action-packed Earth Week that it is easy being green. The weeklong celebration that begins April 16 includes some 30 events, ranging from a clean car show and a video competition to nightly organic dinners and celebrity author book signings. More arrow

China: Fragile Superpower
New Book by UCSD Political
Scientist Takes a Look at the New China

Susan Shirk, director of the University of California system- China: Fragile Superpower wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, first traveled to China in 1971 and has been doing research there ever since. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for relations with China during 1997-2000. Now, Shirk has published a new book entitled "China: Fragile Superpower" that looks at how the country's internal politics could derail its peaceful rise. More arrow

UC San Diego Admits More Than 19,000
Freshmen for Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 Quarters

Geisel LibraryUC San Diego has admitted 19,133 freshmen for the Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 quarters, down 2,172 students for a 10.2 percent decrease from the previous year.  UCSD made fewer admissions offers for the Fall 2007 term due to the enrollment of a larger than expected freshmen class in Fall 2006. More arrow

First Chancellor’s Chair Challenge At UC San Diego Nets 15 Critically Needed Endowed Faculty Chairs
Endowed Chair An outstanding faculty is the hallmark of any great university. To stay competitive in attracting and retaining distinguished scholars, Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize recipients, academic leaders and innovators of all kinds, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox recently challenged alumni and friends of UC San Diego to increase the number of academic chairs campus-wide. More arrow

Is America Ready for an African-American President?
Zoltan Hajnal A leading authority on race and politics in America, UCSD political scientist Zoltan Hajnal will address voter attitudes toward black leaders and candidates when he speaks at the UCSD Social Sciences Supper Club on April 25. The public is invited to attend. More arrow

UC San Diego Honors National Hispanic
Leaders at April 12 Fiesta De Las Estrellas Event

Across the nation, eight Hispanic leaders—all alumni of the University of California, San Diego—are making a difference in Fiesta De Las Estrellas fields ranging from healthcare and higher education to tourism and philanthropy. These individuals, who are also working to nurture and advance their own communities, will gather on April 12, 2007 in San Diego for a celebration to honor their outstanding accomplishments at the university’s annual Hispanic scholarship benefit, Fiesta de las Estrellas. More arrow

UCSD Discovery Raises Questions About Some Therapies Designed to Treat Half of all Human Cancers
Inhibiting the Activation of Cell’s DNA Repair Mechanism Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have uncovered a new way by which common mutants of a critical human tumor-suppressing gene can promote tumor progression, a finding which may explain why some cancer treatments targeting human cancers with these mutants have proven ineffective. More arrow

Stop Signs: Study Identifies
‘Braking’ Mechanism in the Brain

As wise as the counsel to “finish what you’ve started” may A cutaway of the right hemisphere reveals white matter tracts, or “cables,” that connect three distant regions of the brain known to be important for controlling behavior. be, it is also sometimes critically important to do just the opposite – stop. And the ability to stop quickly, either to keep from gunning the gas when a pedestrian steps into your path or to bite your tongue mid-sentence when the subject of gossip suddenly comes into view, may depend on a few “cables” in the brain. More arrow

Campus to Mark Take Our
Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 26

UC San Diego employees will be able to bring their children Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day to work on Thursday, April 26 to celebrate the nationwide Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. “This special day focuses our nation's attention on creating opportunities for girls and boys to share and communicate their expectations for the future,” Chancellor Marye Anne Fox wrote in a statement. More arrow

People

Cleaning up the Beach

Rady School Beach Clean-up

Rady school staff participate in a beach clean up for the school's Annual Staff Development Day.

Alma Guillermoprieto Mexican Journalist on Latin
America to Speak on Truth and Beauty in Mexico April 24

Alma Guillermoprieto, author and Mexican journalist who has written extensively about Latin America for the U.S. press, will speak on Truth and Beauty in Mexico and Latin America at 7 p.m. April 24 in the Price Center Ballroom. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Security Situation Deteriorates in Basra
The News Hour, PBS
April 5, 2007
     
  arrow Fat Hormone 'Boosts Colon Cancer'
BBC News
April 7, 2007
     
  arrow Mild Brain Injuries Linked to Sleep Disorders
Scientific American
April 4, 2007
     
  arrow Record Number of Freshmen
Are Admitted to UC System

San Francisco Chronicle
April 6, 2007
     
  arrow 1,000 Pay Tribute
to Cesar Chavez at Annual Breakfast

San Diego Union-Tribune
April 3, 2007
     
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At Work

Get Up to Speed on
UC Ethical Standards

All UC employees are required to take a new online Ethics Briefing by June 4. The 30-minute briefing covers the UC's Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct.

Know Where to Find
a Cardiac Defibrillator

If a cardiac emergency occurs in your workplace, do you know where the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED) unit is? Do you know how to use one? See a list of locations and other AED information.
AED

Wendy’s to Move Out of Price Center Food Court
The opening of the expanded Price Center food court takes a big step forward when Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers serves its last hamburger and Frosty on Wednesday, April 11. More arrow

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Cash Control Training
4/17/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Blink: Getting
The Most From It

4/12/07
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

FinancialLink: ENPET for Managers
4/17/07
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

What's Happening
Relay For Life UCSD
Colleges Against Cancer & the American Cancer Society: Relay For Life
April 14, 2007
10 a.m.
North Campus Athletic Field
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Route Through the Balkans
Is Islam a Religion of War? Some Answers from the History of the Balkans
April 10, 2007
4:30 p.m.
Literature Building,
deCerteau Room
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Grey Matters
Grey Matters
April 11, 2007
6 p.m.
San Diego Natural History Museum, Balboa Park
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WikiMedia
From Blogs to Wikis: Getting the Most Out of the New Web
April 20, 2007
10 a.m.
Geisel Library
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Keys
Student Legal Services Landlord Tenant Clinic
April 10, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Price Center
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You Do The Math
= 14830: number of UCSD undergraduates who received financial support in 2005-06
= 11237: number of UCSD undergraduates who received need-based financial aid in 2005-06
= $247.5 million: total financial support for undergraduates UCSD administered in 2005-06
 
Faculty Authors

Sorry, Tree

Sorry, Tree
By Eileen Myles

Sexy, cool and uncompromising -— these qualities secure Eileen Myles' eminence as America's most fearless poet. Myles' trademark punk sensibility and intimate knowledge of poetic tradition are at work in this eighth collection where every love poem is political and every political poem is, ultimately, about love. Myles has written and published more than twenty books of poetry, prose, plays, and libretti, including "Skies," "Cool for You," "School of Fish" and "Not Me." More arrow
 
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