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UCSD Scientists Get Piece of Nobel
Peace Prize for Work on Global Warming

A group of UCSD scientists saw their work recognized internationally Friday when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former Vice President Al Gore received a Nobel Peace Prize for their fight against global warming.
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Medical Center Participates in $21 Million
Program to Preserve Fertility in Women with Cancer

Hillcrest Medical CenterThe UCSD Medical Center, in collaboration with four leading academic medical centers, will share a $21 million National Institutes of Health grant for a landmark national research, clinical and education program to preserve the fertility of women being treated for cancer.
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Saving Baby Jonah
Campus Community Reaches Out to Support Infant Son
of UCSD Pediatrician in Need of Bone Marrow Transplant
Jonah Chuang
Jonah Chuang is barely two months old, but he already needs a bone marrow transplant. The infant son of a UCSD pediatrician suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes his immune system to attack his organs and blood cells. More arrow

Campus Community to Rally in Support of Students at Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars
Chancellor's 5K“On your mark. Get set. Go!”  In what is now a twelve-year tradition, UC San Diego students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends will again hear these words as they join forces to raise funds for undergraduate scholarships as part of the 12th Annual Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars on October 26. More arrow

To Donors, Faculty and Volunteers:
You Started It, and UCSD Thanks You!

Campaign for UCSD (Photo / Victor W. Chen)It certainly was ambitious. The university’s fundraising consultants said it couldn’t be done. But seven years after its start, UC San Diego reached its $1 billion campaign fundraising goal and, in fact, exceeded it by $30 million.  More arrow

Scripps Announces Expansion
of Undergraduate Courses Offerings

New Minor in Marine Sciences Launched

Chancellor FoxAn established leader in earth science graduate education for more than a century, Scripps Institution of Oceanography has expanded its official curriculum to include major and minor courses for undergraduate students, in addition to its long tradition in graduate education. More arrow

UCSD Graduate Motivates Others to Give to Scholarships
Physician Tony Jackson Helps Generate
Scholarship Support for Underrepresented Students

Tony JacksonWith the rising cost of higher education and increased competition for scholarships, a growing number of college students will have to work to help pay their way through school.  In fact, currently one third of UC San Diego students pay all of their costs out-of-pocket, according to a recent article in the San Diego Union-Tribune. More arrow

Medical Center to Participate
in $37 Million National Study
of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

National Heart Lung and Blood InstituteThe Clinical Trials Center at the UCSD Medical Center is one of 16 clinical study centers nationwide selected to participate in the most comprehensive study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ever undertaken. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. More arrow

UCSD Physicians Breathe Life
Into Cutting-Edge Stem Cell Procedure

Stem CellsPatients living with Myasthenia Gravis may breathe easier thanks to a rare bone marrow transplant procedure performed at The Bone Marrow Transplant Program at the UCSD Medical Center, the only program in the western United States that has attempted this procedure. More arrow

Which Came First,
the Chicken Genome or the Egg Genome?

Genetic determinationWhich came first, the chicken genome or the egg genome? Researchers have answered a similarly vexing (and far more relevant) genomic question: Which of the thousands of long stretches of repeated DNA in the human genome came first? And which are the duplicates? More arrow

What's New: Campus Construction
Hopkins Parking Structure (Photo / Victor W. Chen)What’s new this academic year? This Week@UCSD has been looking at all the changes taking place on campus in 2007-08. Here is a look at many of the new buildings that have already made their appearance on campus or will be popping up within the next 12 months. We also include a brief preview of some projects under construction for the 2008-09 academic year. More arrow

This Week in Pictures
Captain Kirk of the Roots (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Students hunted for that dream job and learned more about how to handle stress. Friday, they just plain rocked. Meanwhile, staff members learned all about soups and stews. It's been another busy week on the UCSD campus and we've got snapshots to prove it. Click to see more of This Week in Pictures. More arrow


Campus Lecture by Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Sold Out; Live Webcast and TV Broadcasts Available

Muhammad YunusThe campus lecture by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, at 2 p.m., Oct. 21 is sold out. Due to the enormous interest, Calit2, in partnership with UCSD-TV, will provide a live Webcast and seven recorded broadcasts in November of the event. More arrow

U.S. and Belgian Physicists Share Award
for International Collaborative Research

Ivan SchullerFor more than 25 years and across the 9,000 miles separating their home institutions, UCSD physicist Ivan Schuller has worked closely with Belgian physicist Yvan Bruynseraede on more than 75 joint papers. For their enduring partnership and contributions to understanding nanostructures, the scientists are now the recipients of the 2007 Sômiya Award for International Collaboration in Materials Research. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Nobel Nod for Scripps Adds to Lore
San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct. 14, 2007
  arrow Researchers Say Test Can Predict Alzheimer's
Contra Costa Times
Oct. 15, 2007
  arrow After Hu
The Wall Street Journal, Opinion
Oct. 12, 2007
  arrow Fertility in Women with Cancer
FOX6 News
Oct. 9, 2007

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U.S. Open Championship
Torrey Pines Golf Course
The U.S. Open Golf Tournament will be held during the week of June 9-15, 2008 at the Torrey Pines Golf Course and is expected to significantly impact transportation and roads surrounding the UCSD campus. Please visit a new UCSD Web site to find out what is being done to minimize the impact of the championship on campus and how you begin to plan around this event.

UCSD Community
Invited to Parking Forum

Members of the UCSD community are invited to give their input during a public forum Friday about how parking spots are allocated in the new Hopkins Parking Structure. Hopkins parking structure
The forum will take place between noon and 1:30 p.m. in Ballroom A at the Price Center. You can also send your comments to Parking and Transportation Services by e-mail at

Staff Education and Development Courses

Intermediate Microsoft ACCESS 2003
10/24/07 and 10/26/07
8:30am to 12:30pm

Intermediate Microsoft POWERPOINT 2003
10/23/07 and 10/25/07
8:30am to 12:30pm

What's Happening
Chancellor's 5k
Chancellor's Challenge 5K
Oct. 26, 2007
10:30 a.m.
Melanoma 5K Walk
2007 California Native American Day Celebration
Oct. 18 — Oct. 19
Cross Cultural Center
Discover Your
Dream Career

Oct. 18, 2007
2 p.m.
Career Services Center
Jonathan Pond
Two Days with Jonathan Pond to Achieve a Wealthier Financial Future
Oct. 30 — Oct. 31
Rady School of Management
Fighting cancer with fork
Fighting Cancer
With Your Fork

Oct. 16, 2007
10 a.m.
Moores UCSD Cancer Center
Ballet Tapatio Folklorico
Ballet Tapatio Folklorico
& Book Signing

Oct. 15, 2007
11:30 a.m.
UCSD Bookstore
Graduate Admissions Forum San Diego, CA
Oct. 22, 2007
6 p.m.

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You Do The Math
= 3.5 million: number of meals Housing and Dining Services serves every year
= 250,000: number of toilet paper rolls housing staff distributes on average every year
Faculty Authors
Empire and the Literature of Sensation: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction
Empire and the Literature of Sensation: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction
By Jesse Aleman (Editor), Shelley Streeby (Editor)

Mid-nineteenth-century American literature teems with the energy and excitement characteristic of the nation's era of expansion. It also reveals the intense anxiety and conflict of a country struggling with what it will mean, socially and culturally, to incorporate previously held Spanish territories. Empire and the Literature of Sensation is a critical anthology of some of the most popular and sensational writings published before the Civil War. More arrow
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