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UCSD Baseball Player Hangs
Hopes on Major League Draft

Brain Tumor Doesn't Deter Athlete's Drive
Matt Lawson always liked Tim McGraw’s song “Live Like You Were Dying.” He didn’t know that very tune might become the soundtrack of his own life. Lawson, the captain of UCSD’s baseball team, found out he had a brain tumor last year. But that hasn’t stopped him from playing -- and leading his team to one of its best seasons in years. “I don’t feel sorry for myself,” he said. “I like to live like I’m dying, even though, hopefully, I’m not.” More arrow

Solving the Omnivore's Dilemma
UC Berkeley Professor Michael Pollan
to Discuss New Book on What Ails the American Diet

What’s for dinner? According to New York Times Magazine Omnivore's Dilemma contributor and UC Berkeley professor Michael Pollan, our very survival as a species depends on how we answer this seemingly simple question. He will explain why during the latest installment of UCSD’s Revelle Forum Series June 12 at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla. More arrow

New Phone Messaging System Boosts
Campus' Emergency-Response Ability

Following the tragic deaths on the Virginia Tech campus in April, UC San Diego leaders conducted a Town Hall on May 7 SMS Text for students, faculty and staff to explain the university’s emergency-preparedness plans and procedures. One of the communication upgrades promised at that meeting, a voice-and-text-messaging system sent to individual cell phones that promises to speed and expand campuswide notification of emergencies, began operation on Friday. More arrow

Eleven Campus Commencement Ceremonies
to See Diplomas Awarded to Some 5,000 Students

A total 5,547 students are scheduled to receive diplomas Commencement Ceremonies during 11 separate graduation ceremonies to be held on campus June 2 to June 18. More than 50,000 family members and guests are expected to attend. The first of the commencements was held by the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Saturday. More arrow

New Home of Rady School of Management Dedicated
Building Named After UCSD CONNECT Co-founder
Rady Building Opening (Photo / Ioana Patringenaru)Hundreds of voices shouted: “One, two, three, cut!” Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, San Diego businessman Ernest Rady and Anne Otterson, the widow of local entrepreneur Bill Otterson, graciously obliged. They cut a silky ribbon to dedicate the new home of the Rady School of Management Friday. More arrow

Engineers Will Rock Porters Pub as
Part of New 'Jacobs School of Rock' Concert Series

Porter's Pub Logo At rock shows, the engineers are often backstage operating the sound equipment and running the computer systems; but at UCSD, the engineers are moving out front. Serge Belongie, a computer science and engineering professor, has started a new concert series featuring bands affiliated with the Jacobs School of Engineering. More arrow

Human Stem Cell Treatment
Restores Motor Function in Paralyzed Rats

Rats paralyzed due to loss of blood flow to the spine returned Stem Cells to near normal ambulatory function six weeks after receiving grafts of human spinal stem cells researchers from the School of Medicine report. The study, led by Dr. Martin Marsala, a professor of anesthesiology, is published in the June 29 issue of the journal Neuroscience, which is now available online. More arrow

Artist’s ‘Scalable City’
on Exhibit at National Academy of Sciences

After Los Angeles, Warsaw, and Shanghai, Washington D.C. is the newest venue for an interactive multimedia art Calit2 artist-in-residence Sheldon Brown
(far right) with members of his Experimental Game Lab. installation developed by Visual Arts Professor Sheldon Brown. Components of his Scalable City project went on display today at the headquarters of the National Academy of Sciences in the nation's capital, as part of a new exhibition titled "Speculative Data and the Creative Imaginary: Shared Visions Between Art and Technology." More arrow

ICAM Students to Display Best Work at Art Show
Best of ICAM (Photo / Candy Harris) The exhibit “ICAM.best_of” showcases the talent of Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts Major (ICAM) seniors who have been working in the interdisciplinary worlds of technology and art. Their pieces include a wide range of works, from static art to robots. The exhibit takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. June 11 at Calit2’s auditorium.


Engineering Professor Elected to Royal Society
Paul Linden, a professor at the Jacobs School of Paul Linden Engineering, has been elected as a fellow to the United Kingdom's National Academy of Science in recognition of his worldwide influence on the scientific field of experimental fluid dynamics. Linden, the Blasker Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering and chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is one of 44 scientists recognized this year by the Royal Society for exceptional contributions to society in the fields of science, engineering and medicine. More arrow

Press Clips

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Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2007
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May 31, 2007
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May 26, 2007
  arrow Economic Summit Examines
Both Threat and Opportunity

Vancouver Sun, Opinion
May 31, 2007
  arrow Computerized Vest Helps Diagnose Mental Disorders
MIT Technology Review
May 31, 2007

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Chancellor FoxCongratulations to the more than 6,000 students who will graduate from UC San Diego’s undergraduate colleges and graduate schools this month. More arrow

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Staff Idol (Graphic / Victor W. Chen)
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What's Happening
Commencement 2007
Commencement 2007
June 2 — June 18
Senior Salute from 2006
Senior Salute
June 7, 2007
5 p.m.
Porter's Pub
42nd Annual Watermelon Pageant
June 6, 2007
Price Center
June 5 — July 22
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Goethe's Faust
Scenes from Goethe's Faust
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You Do The Math
= 5547: total number of degrees UCSD will confer during this year's commencement ceremonies
= 104: number of M.D. degrees awarded by the School of Medicine during its June 3 graduation
= 23: number of Pharm.D. degrees the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences awarded during its June 2 graduation
Faculty Authors
Dead Sea Scrolls book
What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter? (Paperback)
By David Noel Freedman
and Pam Fox Kuhlken

There are plenty of scholarly volumes on the Dead Sea Scrolls, full of indexes, footnotes, and jargon. But what about nonspecialists who just want a basic understanding of what the Dead Sea Scrolls are and why they're so important? That's where this little book comes in. David Noel Freedman and Pam Fox Kuhlken offer an informed, inside look at these significant ancient texts. Full of humor and behind-the-scenes glimpses into research on the Scrolls, "What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter?" is perfect for any reader seeking a brief, quality introduction to this inscrutable subject. More arrow
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