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Town Hall Meeting (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Preuss School Grad Takes on New Role
as UCSD Associated Students President

Marco Murillo grew up in San Ysidro, the youngest son of a single mother who didn’t finish elementary school. Fast forward two decades and Murillo is now UCSD’s Associated Students president and a political science and history major who plans to go to law school. Much has happened during the past 20 years in Murillo’s life, but he credits The Preuss School and UCSD for nudging him in a new direction. More arrow

Campus Celebrates New Student Services Center
Chancellor Fox and Triton Mascot (Photo / Victor W. Chen) “One, two, three!” About 300 voices counted down and cheered as students unfurled a banner welcoming everyone to the dedication of UCSD’s new Student Services Center. Then 500 blue and gold balloons flew up into the sunny Friday afternoon sky. More arrow

Staff Member to Appear on 'Millionaire'
Valerie McFarlandValerie McFarland, director of the Conflict of Interest Office at UC San Diego, will be a “hot seat” contestant opposite guest host Tom Bergeron on ABC’s “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire” on Thursday and Friday. More arrow

Standout Staff to Be Recognized as Employees of Year
AchievementOne recently traveled to Cambodia to help perform heart surgery on 15 children. Another puts together care packages for wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where her son was treated after a bomb blast in Iraq. Another provides meals and emotional support for homeless and battered women. They and seven others will be recognized as Exemplary Staff Employees of the Year this afternoon at the Faculty Club. More arrow

Dr. Watson, I Presume?
Dr. Joe Watson Q & A with Retiring
Vice Chancellor of Student
Affairs Joseph Watson

Joseph Watson, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs talks candidly about race, the future of athletics at UCSD and the university’s response to Prop 209. More arrow

Community Mural Helps Students, Faculty
and Staff Take Stance on Campus Diversity

Movable Community Mural (Photo / Victor W. Chen) “To be a student and not a revolutionary is a contradiction.” That message appears on a mural that will soon be on display at the Cross Cultural Center. Dozens of students, faculty and staff turned out Tuesday at the Price Center to help highlight diversity at UCSD by painting pieces of the mural. Slide show icon More arrow

New Climate Change Exhibit Opens at Birch Aquarium
Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge (Photo / Jessica Crawford)Disappearing glaciers. Melting polar ice. Extreme weather events. Vanishing coral reefs. Many scientists believe climate change is rapidly altering our planet. Learn how it will impact your life at Birch Aquarium at Scripps’s newest exhibit, Feeling the Heat: The Climate Challenge, opening Saturday. More arrow


Audrey Geisel Makes Historic $1 Million
Gift to UC San Diego to Establish University Librarianship—A First for San Diego County

Hellman Faculty Fellows AwardsThanks to a one million dollar gift from longtime university friend and supporter, Audrey S. Geisel, UC San Diego will establish the Audrey Geisel University Librarianship, the first holder of which will be UCSD’s chief librarian, Brian E. C. Schottlaender. The librarianship represents the first of its kind in San Diego County, and one of only a few such university positions on the West Coast. More arrow

Barbara Sawrey Named Associate
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education

Barbara Sawrey has been named Associate Vice Barbara Sawrey Chancellor for Undergraduate Education effective July 1, 2007. Sawrey has been a member of the department of chemistry and biochemistry since 1984. She holds an appointment as a senior lecturer with Security of Employment and has served as the department's Vice Chair for Education since 1994. Her research in chemical education focuses on understanding the development of student learning of complex scientific processes and concepts. More arrow

Nobel Prize Winner Speaks
at Inaugural Rady School Finance Conference

Hellman Faculty Fellows AwardsThe Rady School held its inaugural Finance Conference on May 9, with speakers from academia, government and indusry. The Finance Conference will take place every other year and this year the theme was “managing and modeling risk.” Some of the nation’s leading authorities on credit risk partnered with the Rady School to speak at the conference. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow The Planet NASA Needs to Explore
The Washington Post, Opinion
May 10, 2007
  arrow UCSD Medical Center Still Left With Options
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
May 14, 2007
  arrow Emerging Explorers
National Geographic
May 2007
  arrow The World According to College Seniors
OnPoint, NPR
May 9, 2007
  arrow A Conversation on Immigration
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 13, 2007

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Art Ellis Q&A with:
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Spotlight on Faculty Research: Stem Cell

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Your Junk is Some Team's Victory
Donate your old appliances, furniture, bike parts and more by Wednesday, May 16, to be boxcar materials for the Triton Junkyard Derby on May 18.

$150 Off
Kids' Tech Camps

Cybercamps is offering UCSD families up to $150 off (PDF) the price of its summer youth computer/ technology program. Campers learn Web and game design, Flash animation, computer programming, robotics and more.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Dreamweaver MX 2004

5/16/07 and 5/18/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Basic Elements of Records Management
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Al Gore and The Inconvenient Truth
Al Gore Lectures on
"An Incovenient Truth"

May 21, 2007
5:30 p.m.
Triton Junkyard Derby 2007
Triton Junkyard Derby
May 18, 2007
9 a.m.
Peterson Hill
Old age and sleeplessness
Why Grandma and Grandpa Can't Sleep: Changes in Sleep
with Age

May 16, 2007
6:30 p.m.
Basic Science Building
Heart and Cholesterol
Cholesterol, Heart Disease, and You
May 22, 2007
Price Center,
Santa Barbara Room
Manhatten Project
Physicists, the Bomb and the Development of U.S. Science Policy
May 17, 2007
5 p.m.

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Faculty Authors
Foundations of Mind

The Foundations of Mind, Origins of Conceptual Thought
By Jean Mandler

In "Foundations of the Mind," Jean Mandler presents a new theory of cognitive development in infancy, focusing on the processes through which perceptual information is transformed into concepts. Drawing on extensive research, Mandler explores preverbal conceptualisation and shows how it forms the basis for both thought and language. More arrow
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