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Sports

Budget Boost Puts Athletics on the Move
Basketball Eyed as Flagship Sport
Two former Division I basketball coaches are on board. The athletics budget has doubled. Morale is up. UCSD students voted earlier this year to increase funds for athletic programs and the vote’s impact can be felt as athletes, coaches and administrators gear up for the 2007-08 season. “This is a great time to be Triton,” said Charity Elliott, the new women’s basketball coach. More arrow

UC San Diego Experts Lead Local Coalition
in Landmark 21-year Child Health Study

National Children's Study image The UCSD School of Medicine, partnering with San Diego State University, the First 5 Commission and the San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services Agency, has been selected as a study center in the National Children’s Study, the largest study of child and human health ever conducted in the nation. More arrow

Ground Broken on Housing to Serve Transfer Students
North Campus Housing Groundbreaking (Photo / Victor W. Chen)“One, two, three!” Shovels dug in and dirt flew up in the air as Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and other campus officials broke ground Oct. 1 on a campus housing complex that will serve more than 1,000 transfer students. “Today’s groundbreaking demonstrates our commitment to providing much-needed on-campus housing,” Fox said. More arrow

Longtime Employees Recognized for Service
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox (Photo / Kevin A. Walsh) They’ve flown in military planes. They traveled to the Galapagos. They served UCSD for at least 10 years — and now they’re getting recognized. A total of 472 staff members took part Thursday in this year’s Service Awards Ceremony, which celebrated its 40th anniversary. In all, staff members recognized have put in 8,125 years of service and more than 16.9 million working hours, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said. More arrow

Campus Opens Doors to Internet2 Participants
UC San Diego will open its doors Wednesday to visitors attending the fall 2007 Internet2 Network Performance Internet2 Workshop, a gathering of some of the nation’s leading researchers and educators in advanced networking. About 500 members of the Internet2 community are expected to participate in tours at the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. More arrow

Physicists Tackle Knotty Puzzle
Electrical cables, garden hoses and strands of holiday lights seem to get themselves hopelessly tangled with no help at Graphic representing the knot experiment all. Now, research initiated by a UCSD undergraduate student has resulted in the first model of how knots form. The study, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, investigated the likelihood of knot formation and the types of knots formed in a tumbled string.  More arrow

Dance Steps Up
New Graduate Program in Dance Theater
Will Develop ‘Next Generation of Voices’ in Choreography

Dance Steps UpTwenty-odd years ago, dance at UC San Diego was ancillary to physical education. Students had to make do with rehearsals in fencing studios. Instructors had to shout over the basketball games taking place downstairs. That was then. Today, dance is a thriving undergraduate major, has its own building on campus and is an integral part of the highly ranked theatre and dance department. More arrow

Wyland Brings Whale-of-a-Challenge
to Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Savvy Hegemier (Photo / Jessica Crawford) Perhaps the best way to teach others about conservation is to show them what needs to be saved. This is at the heart of renowned marine life artist Wyland’s lifelong quest to promote, protect, and preserve the oceans and related marine ecosystems. Through his non-profit foundation, Wyland travels the world using his art to educate and inspire. More arrow

Whats New: Transportation and Parking Services
UCSD shuttle and driver (Photo / Victor W. Chen)What’s new this academic year? This Week@UCSD has been asking several university departments what they have in store for the fall. Here’s what Parking and Transportation Services Director Brian d’Autremont told us. More arrow

This Week in Pictures
Shaun Travers and Chancellor Fox (Photo / Carol Sonstein) They took part in AIDS Walk. They played softball. They demonstrated. It has been a busy week for the UCSD community, both on and off campus. Our cameras were there to capture it all. Click here to see more of This Week in Pictures. More arrow

People

National Peace Corps Director to Visit Campus
Ronald A. TschetterRonald A. Tschetter, national director of the Peace Corps, will make an October 15 visit to UC San Diego, one of the nation’s top 25 “Peace Corps Producing Colleges and Universities.” Tschetter will meet with Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Penny Rue during his visit, hosted by the UCSD Career Services Center.
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Press Clips

  arrow If It's Education vs. Aviation, UCSD Wins
San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct. 4, 2007
     
  arrow Major Child-health Study Planned
San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct. 5, 2007
     
  arrow San Diego's Backroom 'Reform'
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
Oct. 7, 2007
     
  arrow The Assimilation Gap
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
Oct. 2, 2007
     
  arrow The New Sputnik Crisis
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
Oct. 4, 2007
     
  arrow You Can't Win with Civil Wars
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
Oct. 2, 2007
     
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Wellness for
Your Department

UCSD's new FitWell program offers free half-hour group sessions for departments in stretching, strengthening, cardio exercise and nutrition. It's designed to help reduce injuries, illness and stress, and create healthy, fit lifestyles.
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Discounts for the
San Diego Bay
Wine & Food Festival

The UCSD Staff Association has secured a 10 percent discount for the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Nov. 14 to 18 (use the UCSD10 discount code). Enjoy 160 world-class wineries, 60 fine dining restaurants, gourmet foods, celebrity chefs, wine dinners, cooking classes, wine tasting classes, olive oil competition, live and silent auctions and personalities.
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10/24/07 and 10/26/07
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What's Happening
Muhammad Yunus
2006 Nobel Peace
Prize Winner
Muhammad Yunus

(SOLD OUT)
Oct. 21, 2007
2 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium
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Melanoma 5K Walk
UCSD Melanoma 5K Walk
Oct. 13, 2007
8 a.m.
Moores Cancer Center
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Mariachi for Gringos
Mariachi for Gringos
Oct. 15, 2007
11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
UCSD Bookstore
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Baja Bridges
Baja Bridges
(.PDF)
Dec. 28 to 30
UCSD Extension
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Ron. K. Brown / EVIDENCE
Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE
Oct. 13, 2007
8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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Fall Festival 2007
Fall Festival 2007
Oct. 12, 2007
7:30 p.m.
RIMAC
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You Do The Math
= 2,200: number of international students projected to attend UCSD this fall
= 1,140: number of UCSD students who will venture abroad in 2007-08
 
Faculty Authors
Hows Jews Became Germans
How Jews Became Germans: The History
of Conversion and Assimilation in Berlin

By Deborah Hertz

"How Jews Became Germans" analyzes statistics and explores letters, diaries and other materials to understand in a far more nuanced way than ever before why Jews did or did not convert to Protestantism. Focusing on the stories of individual Jews in Berlin, Hertz humanizes the stories, sets them in the context of Berlin’s evolving society, and connects them to the broad sweep of European history. More arrow
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