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Tsinsue Chen (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Degrees of Loss
UCSD Graduate Cares for Siblings
After Mother's Death, Father's Illness

A line of about 1,000 Marshall College graduates stretched endlessly under the scorching sun Saturday at RIMAC Field. Many walked with their parents, as the college’s tradition allows. A few, including Tsinsue Chen, walked with their siblings. Chen’s sister Connie and her brother Michael stood by her side, beaming, as she picked up her diploma. The 21-year-old senior says her siblings' support has been the key to her success. She is headed for the UCSD School of Medicine this fall. More arrow

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The Man Behind the Carillon
Scott Paulson (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Next time you hear the sound of chimes coming from the top of the Geisel Library, stop and look up. If they’re tolling the hour, you’re hearing a machine. But if you’re hearing a pop song, an aria from an opera or a modern piece, you’re listening to Scott Paulson, the man behind the chimes’ music. More arrow

UC San Diego Tritons New Basketball Coaches
Vow to Lead Program Further

UCSD’s two new basketball coaches pledged to build upon the program’s success and take their teams further during a press conference held Friday on campus. More arrow

San Diego Native Chris Carlson
Hired to Lead Triton Men's Basketball Program

Chris Carlson (Photo / UCLA Sports Information)After a two-month long national search, UCSD has hired UCLA's director of basketball operations as the new head coach for the Triton men's basketball team, officials announced. Chris Carlson replaces Bill Carr who posted a 38-45 record in his three seasons at the helm before leaving to become the associate head coach at the University of San Diego. More arrow

What is Ailing the American Diet?
UC Berkeley Professor Tracks
Industrial and Organic Food Chain in New Book

Michael PollanWhat should we eat? Author Michael Pollan came to La Jolla Tuesday and spent about 90 minutes trying to answer this deceptively simple question. He took his audience on a tour of the nation’s food supply, from industrial agriculture, to large organic grocery chains, to small sustainable farms. More arrow

Journey to the Copper Age
Thomas Levy and research team members mining copper in Faynan, JordanSan Diegans are getting a chance to travel back in time to the Middle East in pre-Biblical times, some 6,000 years ago. Their time machine is a new exhibition at the San Diego Museum of Man. “Journey to the Copper Age” opened to the public last week to rave reviews and it is guest-curated by UCSD archaeologist Tom Levy. More arrow

Researchers Reveal Structure
of Protein Altered in Autism

As a result of mapping the structure of the protein complex Neuroligin/neurexin complex in the synapse implicated in autism spectrum disorders, a research team led by scientists at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has discovered how particular genetic mutations affect this complex and contribute to the developmental abnormalities found in children with autism. Their work should help scientists pinpoint the consequences of other genetic abnormalities associated with the disorder. More arrow

Fewer UCSD Commuters Driving Alone to Work
and School, More Using Alternative Transportation

The number of University of California, San Diego commuters RideShare Program driving to the La Jolla campus or the UCSD Medical Center via single-occupancy vehicles has dropped 12 percent in the last six years, down from 66 percent in 2001 to 54 percent in 2007, according to a recent report from the UCSD Department of Transportation and Parking Services. More arrow


Scripps Institution of Oceanography Honors
Genome Code Breaker J. Craig Venter
in Public Ceremony and Lecture June 20th

J. Craig VenterImagine a future in which your physician writes a prescription for a drug made to your exact genetic specifications. Imagine genetically engineered bacteria being used to clean up toxic chemical spills. Imagine being able to diagnose the health of the oceans by analyzing the genetic makeup of a microorganism. Thanks to genomics visionary J. Craig Venter, leader of the Human Genome Project that successfully sequenced human DNA in 2000, all this could become a reality very soon. More arrow

UCSD Director of Athletics
Earl Edwards Wins National AstroTurf Award

Earl EdwardsUCSD Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards received an AstroTurf Athletic Director of the Year Award from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics earlier this month. He shares the honor with 28 other athletic directors across the nation. Edwards was recognized for the association's Division II West Region. More arrow

Press Clips

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CBS News
June 16, 2007
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June 15, 2007
  arrow Australia Left for Dead, Says Net Guru
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
June 12, 2007
  arrow A First-time Father's Day
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 17, 2007
  arrow Degrees of Difficulty
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 17, 2007

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Spotlight on
Faculty Research: Middle East Studies

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A Dramatic Discount
La Jolla Playhouse The La Jolla Playhouse is offering its annual special discount ticket packages to UCSD faculty and staff for its 2007-2008 season. The discount package is 50% off the regular ticket price. Read about this season's six plays.

Read, Review, Repeat
Books Enter the Social Sciences & Humanities Library's Summer Reading Contest. Participate—by yourself or as a team—by reading and submitting reviews for as many books as you can by Sept. 1.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Demystifying Computer Projection
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Microsoft Outlook 2003
6/20/07 and 6/23/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to
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6/26/07 and 6/28/07
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What's Happening
Copper Mining
Journey to the
Copper Age

June 10 — Feb 4
San Diego Museum of Man
Summer Program at UCSD
UCSD Summer Programs
June — September
Venture Capital
CONNECT’s Entrepreneur FrameWorks Workshops present: The Venture Capital Process
June 20, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Office Pavilion,
6920 Carroll Road
June 5 — July 22
7:30 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse
The Deception
The Deception
July 17 — August 19
7:30 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse

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You Do The Math
= 5056: approximate number of bachelor's degrees UCSD students received this year
= 737: approximate number of master’s degrees UCSD students received this year
= 377: approximate number of doctoral degrees UCSD students received this year
Faculty Authors
Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution
Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution
By Max Parra

"Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution" focuses on the novels, chronicles, and testimonials written from 1925 to 1940 that narrated Villa's grassroots insurgency and celebrated— or condemned— his charismatic leadership. By focusing on works by urban writers Mariano Azuela and Martín Luis Guzmán , as well as works closer to the violent tradition of northern Mexican frontier life, this book examines the alternative views of the revolution and of the villistas. More arrow

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