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Town Hall Meeting (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Campus Emergency Preparedness
Plans Outlined at Chancellor's Town Hall

A reverse 911 system, campuswide text messaging, counseling services and a trained police department. These are some of the key components of UCSD’s emergency preparedness plans, outlined Monday during a standing-room-only town hall meeting at the Price Center. The meeting was called after a lone gunman killed 32 and wounded several at Virginia Tech April 16. Two weeks later, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox talked about what UCSD is doing to keep a similar tragedy from happening here. Slide show icon More arrow

Attention: Tickets Sold Out
Vice President Al Gore Comes to UCSD to Present
his Academy-Award-Winning Film on Global Warming

Al GoreVice President Al Gore will deliver his wildly popular “An Inconvenient Truth” multimedia lecture at the University of California, San Diego at 5:30 p.m. May 21 in RIMAC Arena. The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. More arrow

You Snooze, You Lose? Not True.
Naps Better than Caffeine, UCSD Researcher Says
Sara Mednick (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Tired after lunch or by mid-afternoon? You might think that you should go buy yourself some coffee. But according to UCSD researcher Sara Mednick, you’re better off taking a nap. Mednick, a faculty member in the department of psychiatry at the School of Medicine, has been researching napping since graduate school and recently published a book, titled “Take a Nap! Change Your Life.” More arrow

Social Behavior Differs in Children
with Family History of Autism, Study Finds

Dad looks on as a baby subject is fitted with an ERP cap at UC San Diego's Developmental Cognitive and Social Neuroscience Lab. (Credit / Leslie Carver) The baby brothers and sisters of autistic children do not seek emotional cues from adults, or respond to them, as often as other toddlers do, suggests new research from UC San Diego. More arrow

Ten Questions for Academic Senate Chair Harry Powell
Dr. Henry C. Powell, universally known as “Harry,” is a Henry C. Powell professor of pathology and the current chair of the Academic Senate. He previously served as vice chair for his predecessor, Jean-Bernard Minster. This Week recently asked Powell to elaborate on the position, its challenges and its rewards. More arrow

Young Math Marvels Wow Teachers and Peers,
Win 50th Annual UCSD Math Honors Contest
OK, class, take a clean sheet of paper and a pencil, and solve this problem: S is a finite set of points in a plane such Math Contest Winners (Photo / Paul K. Mueller) that every subset of three points forms the vertices of a triangle with area less than, or equal to, one. Prove that S is contained in some rectangle of area four. Time’s up; pencils down. Congratulations: you’ve just been thoroughly humiliated by a group of San Diego high school students – who not only mastered problems but did so in creative, individual ways, arriving at the correct answers through a variety of mathematical avenues. More arrow

Physicists, the Bomb, and U.S. Science Policy: Pioneering Scientists Share
Inside Story of the 20th Century
When today’s scientists accept awards for their achievements, they often say with genuine humility that they Physicists, the Bomb, and U.S. Science
Policy merely “stand on the shoulders of giants.” Two of those giants, Herbert York, the first chancellor of UCSD, and Marvin “Murph” Goldberger, former president of Caltech, will offer their personal recollections of the Manhattan Project, the major figures in 20th century physics, and the development of American science policy in a talk set for May 17 at the La Jolla Playhouse Potiker Theatre. More arrow

Sexual Dysfunction Study Designed to Help Women
Happy Gal The kids. The job. The house. The cell phone, blackberry and email. With all the responsibilities many women juggle, there is often no time for romance, and in many cases, even less desire. Well over a third of adult women experience at least one symptom of sexual dysfunction, and few feel they can talk about it. More arrow

Hip Resurfacing Helps Baby Boomers Stay on the Go
Hip ResurfacingThe anthem of “work hard, play hard” is impossible to sustain when your joints just don’t work. Increasingly, highly active men and women are finding a need for hip surgery at an earlier age. Fortunately, hip resurfacing is an alternative to total hip replacement. More arrow

UCSD Physician Flies with Professor
Stephen Hawking on Zero-Gravity Flight

Steven HawkingWhen Professor Stephen Hawking, the world’s most renowned physicist and cosmologist decided to fly zero gravity, Dr. Erik Viirre from the UC San Diego Medical Center was invited along to assure a safe ride. More arrow

Global Survey of Lizards Reveals Greater Abundance
of Animals on Islands Than on Mainland Ecosystems
Anolis lizard (Credit / Lauren Buckley)A comprehensive survey of lizards on islands around the world has confirmed what island biologists and seafaring explorers have long observed: Animals on islands are much more abundant than their counterparts on the mainland. More arrow

People

Harold M. Stark Mathematics Professor Elected
to National Academy of Sciences

Harold M. Stark, a professor of mathematics, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on American scientists and scholars. Stark joins 64 current members of the UCSD faculty who had been named to membership in the academy. More arrow

Associated Students Honors Vice
Chancellor of Student Affairs Joseph Watson

Vice Chancellor Joe Watson and AS President Harry KhannaThe Associated Students recognized Joseph Watson, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, during a reception Wednesday. The A.S. Council presented Watson with a framed resolution and an engraved gavel. He then posed for this picture with outgoing A.S. President Harry Khanna.

Press Clips

  arrow A Family Affair
Newsweek
May 4, 2007
     
  arrow Wariness, Not Hatred, Keeps Civil Wars Raging
The Washington Post
May 7, 2007
     
  arrow A Critical Look at the Nation's Infrastructure
NPR
May 4, 2007
     
  arrow Music Made to Measure from Nature's Proteins
New Scientist
May 2007
     
  arrow UCSD Doctor Participated in Hawking Flight
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 5, 2007
     
  arrow Healthy Ambition
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 3, 2007
     
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Academic Senate Update
Chair Henry Powell and UCSD’s Academic Senate acknowledged the recent loss of Donald Francis Tuzin, one of their own. They then turned to a heated debate about a UC Regents’ proposal to restrict tobacco-industry funding of university research. More arrow

Extend yourself
Explore photography, Web design, language studies, and more! UCSD Extension's Summer 2007 catalog is now online, with a rich array of courses. Faculty and staff (and spouses) get 10% off.

UCSD as You've
Never Seen it Before

Explore the beta release of MapLink, UCSD's new campus map system. Based on the Google Maps toolset, MapLink offers a variety of search items: ATMs, parking lots, Stuart art pieces, dining and more.
New UCSD Map

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Intermediate
Microsoft Word 2003

5/09/07 and 5/11/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost Accounting Standards
5/08/07
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Disbursements Policies and Procedures
5/9/07
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Triton Junkyard Derby 2007
Triton Junkyard Derby
May 18, 2007
9 a.m.
Peterson Hill
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Feeling the Heat Exhibit
Feeling the Heat
From May 19, 2007
Birch Aquarium
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WISE logo
Dr. Kim E. Barrett
May 10, 2007
noon
Women's Center
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Extreme Googling
Extreme Googling
May 9, 2007
10 a.m.
Biomedical Library
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New Student Services Center
Student Services Center Dedication
May 11, 2007
2 p.m.
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Rolling green hills in Ireland
Spring Wellness
May 11, 2007
10 a.m.
Library Walk
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Mural Painting
Mural Painting
May 11, 2007
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Price Center
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Greenovation
Greenovation (.PDF)
May 7, 2007
5:30 p.m.
Faculty Club
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You Do The Math
= 44.1: percentage of admitted freshmen for fall 2007 and winter 2008 who come from the Los Angeles area
= 24.7: percentage who come from the San Francisco Bay Area
= 8.7: percentage who come from San Diego and Imperial Counties
 
Faculty Authors
God on Trial

God on Trial
By Peter Irons

Over the past two decades, federal courts have become contentious battlefields in America’s growing religious wars. Since 1989, five momentous court cases have divided communities—and the nation. Peter Irons, a noted constitutional scholar, lawyer, and author of the bestselling "May It Please the Court", delivers a compelling narrative accompanied by first-person accounts from both sides of the fight in these historic cases, including the challenge to the cross that stands on Mount Soledad. More arrow
 
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