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Next Presidential Ballot

Is America Ready for an African-American President?
This weekend, Sen. Barack Obama and six other presidential candidates took their campaigns to San Diego, where the California Democratic Party held its state convention this year. A few days earlier, UCSD political scientist Zoltan Hajnal had been trying to answer a question that inevitably comes to mind when discussing Obama’s bid for the presidency: “Is America ready for an African-American president?” More arrow

Chancellor's Town Hall Meeting
Focuses on Emergency Preparedness

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and several officials who handle Town Hall safety at UCSD discussed emergency preparedness for the campus today during a town hall meeting at the Price Center. Click here to watch a video of the town hall meeting at the Price Center Ballroom.

Staff Get Their 'Oscars' along
with Douses of Appreciation at Luncheon

Jamie Lloyd as Marilyn Monroe (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Marilyn Monroe finally won an Academy Award Wednesday. Well, sort of. Marilyn, as portrayed by Jamie Lloyd, from the department of communication, won the best-dressed award during this year’s staff appreciation luncheon, dubbed “Hooray for Hollywood.” More arrow

Lifelong Fan of 'Jeopardy!' Gets Shot
at $100,000 in Show's College Competition Round
Haritha SudanaguntaShe’s been watching Jeopardy! ever since she was little. Now, she’s going to be part of the game—and get a chance to win $100,000. Haritha Sudanagunta, a UCSD junior, will star in the show’s competition for college students, broadcast from April 30 to May 11. More arrow

Dedication of Student Services Center Set for May 11
New Student Services CenterAn historic moment in UC San Diego annals will be marked May 11 when spirited dedication ceremonies are held for the new Student Services Center, a centralized hub for student life and gateway for visitors. Campus and community members are invited to attend. More arrow

Gift Lights the Way for Intramural and
Competitive Sports Teams to Play into the Night
The Campaign for UCSDStudents who participate in intramural and competitive club sports on campus will soon be able to extend their practice and playing time at Warren Field thanks to the installation of new lights, which will be switched on during a dedication ceremony Thursday at 7pm. More arrow

Students Undergo Clippers to Help Sick Kids
Students got a haircut for a good cause last week on Library Locks of Love Charity Event (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Walk. The hair they shed will go to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces for needy children suffering from long-term hair loss, typically because of a medical condition called alopecia areata. The good deed was part of UCSD Cares, a week-long event, during which the UCSD community reaches out to San Diego charities through donations, fundraisers and volunteer work.

Why Nanowires Make Great Photodetectors
ZnO nanowire held down by metal contactsThe geometry of semiconducting nanowires makes them uniquely suited for light detection, according to a new UC San Diego study that highlights the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity. More arrow

Medical Center Laboratory Dedicated
to MR Imaging to Hold Grand Opening May 2
3 Tesla MR ImageResearchers at UC San Diego are conducting cutting-edge research in Magnetic Resonance Imaging that could impact patient care here and around the world in coming years. More arrow

Students Enjoy Snow Day in April
The Sun God lawn took on an entirely new look Locks of Love Charity Event (Photo / Victor W. Chen)
Thursday as the Associated Students sponsored "Snow Day," which they hope will become a UCSD tradition. As some students walked to class wearing shorts and sandals, others were able to take a study break by building snowmen, making snow angels and drinking hot cocoa while the sun was shining on the campus.

Press Clips

  arrow Can Science Help Predict Violent Behavior?
NPR
April 20, 2007
     
  arrow Safety Ideas for Schools: Couriers to Messaging
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 24, 2007
     
  arrow Let Them Eat Nothing
New York Sun
April 24, 2007
     
  arrow Local Geophysicist
Examines San Diego Earthquakes

KPBS
April 24, 2007
     
  arrow A Rite of Spring: New Play Fest at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 27, 2007
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Letter from Chancellor
Chancellor FoxSpring is a time for growth, and we’re definitely growing here at UC San Diego.  We once again received a record number of applications for fall 2007, and we admitted more than 19,000 students for the Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 quarters. More arrow

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At Work

Artists to Display Work
Art by Regina Neves Works by members of UCSD's Visual Arts Group will be on display in the Price Center Theatre Foyer from May 1–31, and all are invited to a reception Thursday, May 3, from 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


What's Happening
Take a Nap, Change Your Life
You Snooze, You Lose? Not True.
May 1, 2007
noon
Biomedical Library
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Frank Rich
Frank Rich
May 14, 2007
8 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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Extreme Googling
Extreme Googling
May 9, 2007
10 a.m.
Biomedical Library
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Grunion spawning
Grunion Run
May 5, 2007
10 p.m.
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Tabacco and Global Economy
The Cigarette in Global Lung History
May 3, 2007
4 p.m.
Natural Sciences Bldg. #1205
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You Do The Math
= 19,133: freshmen admitted to UCSD for the fall 2007 and winter 2008 quarters
= 45,067: freshmen applications UCSD received for fall 2007 and winter 2008 
= 4.06: average grade-point average for freshmen admitted for fall 2007 and winter 2008
 
Faculty Authors

China: Fragile Superpower

China: Fragile Superpower
By Susan L. Shirk

Once a sleeping giant, China today is the world's fastest growing economy—the leading manufacturer of cell phones, laptop computers, and digital cameras—a dramatic turn-around that alarms many Westerners. But in China: The Fragile Superpower, Susan L. Shirk opens up the black box of Chinese politics and finds that the real danger lies elsewhere—not in China's astonishing growth, but in the deep insecurity of its leaders. China's leaders face a troubling paradox: the more developed and prosperous the country becomes, the more insecure and threatened they feel. More arrow
 
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