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The Campaign for UCSD (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Gift to Cancer Research Helps Push
UCSD Over $1 Billion Fund-raising Mark

The largest planned gift in UCSD’s history helped the campus meet its $1 billion fund-raising goal and conclude the seven-year Campaign for UCSD, officials announced Friday. The campaign closed with a $34 million gift for cancer research—a bequest to the UCSD School of Medicine by physician George Ury. He wished to establish an endowed fund for cancer research. More arrow

Pillar of Dance Program Bows Out With Final Show
We Dance Our Dances (Photo / Manuel Rotenberg) She worked with hundreds of students, helping some of them become professional dancers and choreographers. She saw UCSD’s dance program move from cramped quarters in the campus' old main gym to professional studios near the La Jolla Playhouse. Now, after 22 years on the UCSD faculty, Jean Isaacs is leaving. More arrow

Diet and Exercise Key to Surviving Breast Cancer,
Regardless of Obesity, New UCSD Study Says

Breast Cancer Awareness Breast cancer survivors who eat a healthy diet and exercise moderately can reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by half, regardless of their weight, suggests a new longitudinal study from the Moores Cancer Center at UCSD. More arrow

Campus Stem Cell Research Facilities
Will Grow, Thanks to $2.8 Million Grant

The UCSD Human Stem Cell Core Facility, which supports multiple research projects Stem Cells using stem cells to advance the understanding and ultimately the treatment of disease and injury, will receive a $2.8 million Shared Research Laboratory Grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). The funding will be used to upgrade the current core facility, and to support the establishment of a new satellite facility to expand the resources available to investigators. More arrow

Study Warns Climate Change and Deforestation
Will Lead to Declines in Global Bird Diversity

Chocolate-backed Kingfisher (Photo / Walter Jetz) Global warming and the destruction of natural habitats will lead to significant declines and extinctions in the world’s 8,750 terrestrial bird species over the next century, according to a study conducted by biologists at UC San Diego and Princeton University. More arrow

Testosterone Older Men May Not
Live As Long If They
Have Low Testosterone

Low levels of testosterone may increase the long-term risk of death in men over 50 years old, according to researchers at the School of Medicine. More arrow

Butterfly Beats Kitchen: UCSD Graphics Competition
A pink and black butterfly and its reflections within drops of water has edged out an intentionally bad photograph (too Butterfly (Graphic / Iman Sedeghi) much flash) of a kitchen: welcome to the Spring 2007 edition of UC San Diego’s “rendering algorithms” graphics contest. In place of paints and brushes or cameras, computer science students at the Jacobs School of Engineering created realistic, 3D graphics by leveraging number crunching algorithms with the art and science of computer programming under deadline pressure. More arrow

Projects for Social Architectures Class
Aim to Boost Interactions on Campus

The Labyrinth (Photo / Victor W. Chen) A maze made up of plastic sheets invited students to explore. Nine tree and tire swings sprinkled throughout campus invited them to play. Informal drum circles invited them to communicate. These are some of the projects students put together for a Social Architectures class this quarter at UCSD. More arrow


Chancellor Signs Agreement
for Exchanges with Leading Chinese University

Peter Cowhey, Marye Anne Fox and Binglin Gu (Photo / Barry Jagoda) Chancellor Marye Anne Fox hosted the president of one of China’s leading universities in a visit to campus Thursday that resulted in agreement to develop collaboration plans for a broad range of programs across various academic disciplines. More arrow

New Women's Basketball Head Coach Hired
Charity Elliot (Photo / Steve Brenner)The head coach at Portland State University, a Division I school, has been hired to lead the Triton women’s basketball program, officials announced Monday. Charity Elliott becomes only the fifth head coach in the 36-year history of the program and takes over a squad that posted a 27-5 overall record and qualified for the NCAA Division II Final Four last season. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Lifestyle and Breast Cancer Survival
CBS News
June 8, 2007
  arrow After 7-year Campaign, UCSD Raises $1 Billion
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 9, 2007
  arrow Low Testosterone Could Kill You
ABC News
June 6, 2007
  arrow Hot Flashes Good News for Breast Cancer Survivors
ABC News
June 4, 2007
  arrow Bye-bye, Birdie
June 5, 2007

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New Way to Get Around
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UCSD faculty, staff, and students with disabilities can now arrange convenient transportation to more than 100 locations on the La Jolla campus.

Be the First
UCSD Staff Idol

Staff Idol (Graphic / Victor W. Chen)
Got pipes? Sing your heart out at the first-ever "UCSD Staff Idol" contest at the 2007 Staff Picnic in August, with prizes for finalists and a grand prize for the winner. E-mail for sign-up info.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Microsoft Outlook 2003
6/20/07 and 6/22/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Budgeting 135:
Staffing List Basics

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Post Award Financial Administration Workshop - Public Health Service Contracts, Grants and NIH Flow thru Awards
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Omnivore's Dilemma
The Omnivore's Dilemma
June 12, 2007
7 p.m.
Neurosciences Institute
Commencement 2007
Commencement 2007
June 2 — June 18
Summer Program at UCSD
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June — September
Student Summer Summit at SIO
Student Summer
Summit at SIO

June 29 — July 1
June 5 — July 22
7:30 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse

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You Do The Math
= $43 million: cost of Otterson Hall, the new home of the Rady School of Management
= $30 million: amount donated to the project by Ernest Rady and the Rady Family Foundation
= 340: approximate number of donors who contributed to the project
Faculty Authors
Now We Are Citizens
Now We Are Citizens: Indigenous Politics in Postmulticultural Bolivia
By Nancy Postero

Nancy Postero documents the remarkable way the Guaranís have leveraged legislative changes meant to circumscribe their rights to fight for an expansion of those rights. Her account for the Guaraní struggle to find a voice in Bolivia's political process illuminates the long, rocky road many countries in Latin America face as they grapple with the question of how to reduce social inequality and poverty. More arrow
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