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Al Gore and Ralph Keeling (Photo / Bob Ross)
Al Gore and Ralph Keeling, who took over his father's CO2 tracking program. Gore holds a flask used to collect air samples for the program.

Gore Brings Academy-Award-Winning Documentary on Global Climate to UCSD
More than 4,000 people gave him a standing ovation. They applauded when he told them that global warming is an ethical issue. They made the bleachers rumble when he said one week of funding for the Iraq war would go a long way toward solving the global warming crisis. Ninety minutes later, they stood up and applauded again when he left the stage after urging the audience to take action. More arrow

Preuss School Ranked Ninth in Nation by Newsweek
Dr. Alvarez and Preuss Students (Photo / Victor W. Chen)The Preuss School at UCSD became the little charter school that could last week. Preuss, which exclusively serves students from low-income families without a college education, has become one of the nation’s top 10 high schools, according to Newsweek magazine. More arrow

Philanthropist Gives $6 Million to New Music Center
Building Named in Honor of Donor Conrad Prebys
Music Center Groundbreaking (Photo / Victor W. Chen)On a cloudy but pleasant morning Friday, Arts and Humanities Dean Michael Bernstein pointed to the 30-foot-tall walls rising behind him. That’s the best way to start talking about UCSD’s new music center, set to open fall 2009, he said. Within these walls will rise one of the center’s main features, a 400-seat concert hall, he noted. More arrow

Revelle Family Endows Chair Honoring Roger Revelle
UC San Diego has established the Roger Revelle Chair in Roger Revelle Environmental Science at Scripps Institution of Oceanography to honor Roger Revelle, one of the world’s most highly regarded oceanographers, who also is considered to be the father of UC San Diego. A $2.5 million gift from Revelle’s wife, Ellen, and family represents the largest single donation ever made for an endowed chair in the 104-year history of Scripps Oceanography. More arrow

Attacking Lou Gehrig’s Disease From All Angles
amyotrophic lateral sclerosisThe potential use of stem cells to treat the paralyzing disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, will be the focus of a new research project at the School of Medicine in partnership with the University of Michigan. More arrow

Nationwide Study Compares
Surgeries to Treat Urinary Incontinence in Women

The Medical Center along with nine other clinical research institutions across the United States has completed the largest randomized clinical trial to date comparing two commonly performed surgical procedures to treat urinary stress incontinence. More arrow

How Plague-Causing Bacteria Disarm Host Defense
Effector proteins are the bad guys that help bacterial pathogens do their job of infecting the host by crippling the Yersinia bacteria body’s immune system.  In essence, they knock down the front door of resistance and disarm the cell’s alarm system. Now, researchers at the School of Medicine have identified a novel molecular target for an effector protein called YpkA, one of several effectors of the bacteria Yersinia – the pathogen responsible for the Middle Ages’ “Black Death” and a virulent form of food poisoning today. More arrow

People

Stanley L. Miller (Photo / James A. Sugar) Father of 'Origin of Life’
Chemistry at UC San Diego Dies

Stanley L. Miller, an emeritus professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego whose famous laboratory experiments in 1952 demonstrated how the simple organic compounds considered necessary for the origin of life could have been synthesized on the primitive Earth, died yesterday. He was 77. More arrow

Teaching Excellence Faculty Members
and Graduate Students to Be
Honored for Teaching Excellence

Six professors and three graduate students at UC San Diego will be honored for excellence in teaching June 1 at the Faculty Club. The Distinguished Teaching Awards are sponsored by the San Diego Division of the Academic Senate at UCSD. More arrow

Helping Others Is a Real Summer
Break for This UC San Diego Student

Receives $10,000 scholarship to benefit Project Nicaragua
Project NicaraguaFor many students, summer vacation means YEE-HA! – a break, time off for fun and games. For UC San Diego student Allen Ho it means one, if not two, trips to Nicaragua as a volunteer to help the medically underserved people of that country. Ho will participate as campus director and president of UCSD’s chapter of Project Nicaragua, a nonprofit organization working to improve healthcare and the quality of life in Nicaragua. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow America’s Best High Schools:
The Principal Principle

Newsweek
May 28, 2007
     
  arrow Stanley Miller,
Who Examined Origins of Life, Dies at 77

The New York Times
May 23, 2007
     
  arrow $6 Million Gift Hits High Notes at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 25, 2007
     
  arrow The Next Americans
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
May 27, 2007
     
  arrow Get Out Of Our Garrisons
The Washington Post
May 24, 2007
     
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At Work

Candidates for
Vice Chancellor for Students Affairs to
Speak at Public Forums

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Search Committee has recommended three finalists to advance to the public interview stage.
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A New Edition
of “Our University”

Our University The periodic newsletter for University of California faculty and staff from the UC Office of the President, is now available here.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Introduction to Flash MX
5/30/07 and 6/1/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Working with Windows XP
5/31/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Financiallink: Projections and Local Transactions
6/1/07
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

What's Happening
Stack of Books
Bookstore Spring Cleaning Sale
May 29 — May 31
Price Center
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China: Fragile Superpower
China: Fragile Superpower. Public Lecture and Book Talk
May 30, 2007
4 p.m.
Robinson Building Complex
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Chill Out, Beat Stress
Chill Out—Beat Stress
May 21 — June 1
Library Walk
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Geisel Library
Carillon Premiere
June 1, 2007
5 p.m.
Outside the Geisel Library
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Men's Hats
How To Wear a Hat
May 25 — June 30
Geisel Library, Lower Level
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MFA Exhibition
Origin Is the Goal
MFA Exhibition

May 29 — June 3
LA Contemporary Exhibitions
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You Do The Math
= 60: percentage of UCSD students who play intrarmural sports
= 32: number of UCSD recreation clubs
= 25: number of UCSD competitive sports clubs
 
Faculty Authors
Crossing Jordan
Crossing Jordan –
North American Contributions to the Archaeology of Jordan

Edited by Thomas E. Levy, P.M. Michele Daviau, Randall W. Younker and May Shaer

Located at a critical transition zone along the Levantine corridor that links the continent of Africa and Asia, Jordan has been crossed and impacted by humankind and civilizations since remote prehistoric times. "Crossing Jordan" is a ‘cutting edge’ book that presents the most recent discoveries and interpretive models of archaeology in this part of the Middle East. By looking at the archaeology of the southern Levant through the lens of North American archaeological research in Jordan, the entire history of this crucial part of the Middle East’s ‘Fertile Crescent’ is highlighted – from Prehistory to Ottoman times. More arrow
 
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