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Reconsidering Little Rock

Reconsidering Little Rock:
Desegregation Pioneers Look Back
on Start of School Integration 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, it took about 1,000 soldiers to get Terrence Roberts and eight other students to school. A convoy of Jeeps, sirens blaring, drove them to Central High, in Little Rock, Ark. Then soldiers escorted the Little Rock Nine to class. Roberts, age 15 at the time, became one of the central figures in the fight for desegregation. Last week, he described these tumultuous times during a three-day event at UCSD titled “Reconsidering Little Rock: 50 Years After the Start of School Integration.” More arrow

Rady School of Management Receives
$5 Million Contribution from the Wachovia Foundation

Rady School of Management ReceivesThe Rady School of Management has received a charitable gift of $5 million from The Wachovia Foundation. The gift will support the construction of Phase II of the Rady School campus and establishes The Wachovia Foundation as a founder-level donor for the school. This designation is for those who have contributed $5 million or more in support of the Rady School. More arrow

Campus International Education
Week Celebration is Largest Ever

Dang Tan Duc at IEW Opening Reception (Photo / Victor W. Chen)A variety of cultures were on display in the form of music, dance, food, fashion and more Nov. 13 – 16 during UC San Diego’s third-annual International Education Week (IEW). The weeklong celebration was the result of a major collaborative effort between various campus offices, academic departments and student organizations.
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Regents Approve 2008-09 Budget Proposal
Regents Approve 2008-09 Budget ProposalThe University of California Board of Regents approved a 2008-09 budget proposal Thursday that includes new funding for student enrollment growth at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; new research and public service initiatives, most critically to help address issues in K-12 education; new money for student mental health; and salary increases for faculty and staff. More arrow

$100,000 Matching Gift Pledged
to Support UC San Diego's Series
of Public Talks on Religion and Society

Rosemary Radford RuetherThe future of public lectures at UCSD focused on religion and society is more secure, thanks to a $100,000 pledge by a generous anonymous supporter. The gift to the Eugene M. Burke C.S.P. Lectureship — a privately endowed program affiliated with the Center for the Humanities — will help fund the lecture series that features religion scholars, best-selling authors and distinguished leaders who visit the campus for one or more days of teaching and exchanges with faculty, students and interested members of the community. More arrow

New Human Resources Council Launched
HR CouncilSuccession planning, management training and online learning are some of the issues that UCSD’s new Human Resources Council, launched recently on campus, plans to tackle. The group was established to ensure that Human Resources addresses issues and delivers services that are in sync with the needs of the campus’ vice chancellor areas, said Tom Leet, assistant vice chancellor of human resources. More arrow

Global View Shows
Link Between Endometrial Cancer & Vitamin D Status

Moore's Cancer CenterUsing newly available data on worldwide cancer incidence, researchers at the Moores Cancer Center have shown a clear association between deficiency in exposure to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B (UVB), and endometrial cancer. More arrow

Chimps Dig Up Clues to Human Past?
Chimp ToolsOne of the keys enabling the earliest human ancestors to trade a forest home for more open country may have been the ability to gather underground foods. Now, a team of scientists reports for the first time that in Tanzania our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, are using sticks and pieces of bark to dig for edible roots, tubers and bulbs. More arrow

Senior Dilemma: Drive Safely or Give Up the Keys?
Senior DilemmaHow does an aging driver know when it’s time to give up the keys? What can be done to maximize the safety of older drivers? These are just two of the questions to be studied by a team at the Trauma Epidemiology and Injury Prevention Research Center at the School of Medicine and Medical Center. More arrow

What's New: People
What's New: PeopleWhat’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 short list of new appointments, transfers and promotions announced since the beginning of the year for key administrative and academic positions. More arrow


Kumeyaay Leader
to Speak on Native American Sovereignty

Anthony PicoA talk by Anthony Pico, former chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, cancelled Oct. 23 because of the area wildfires, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 28 in the multipurpose room of the new Student Center. Pico’s lecture on Sovereignty in Contemporary Native America comes as a belated segment in UCSD’s 2007 California Native American Day Celebration. It is free and open to the public. More arrow

Acting Dean of Humanities
Named to Mexican Academy of Sciences

Eric Van YoungHistorian Eric Van Young, interim dean of the Division of Arts and Humanities, has been elected a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. There are currently 1,976 members of the Mexican Academy of Sciences and 71 foreign, or “corresponding,” members, nine Nobel Laureates among them. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Your Name May Shape Your Destiny
CBS News
Nov. 15, 2007
  arrow Beating a Path Forward in New Music's Realm
The Washington Post
Nov. 18, 2007
  arrow Most Alternative Therapies Ineffective in Elderly
Nov. 15, 2007
  arrow Did our Ancestors Prefer Meat, or Potatoes?
Nov. 13, 2007
  arrow Why Evolution Matters
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
Nov. 15, 2007

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11/27/07 and 11/29/07
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What's Happening
Live ONline Chat
Live Online Chat: Chancellor
Marye Anne Fox

Nov. 28, 2007
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Chancellor's 5K
Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars
Nov. 30, 2007
10:30 a.m.
International Education Week
Coming Back Home

Nov. 29, 2007
6 p.m.
AIDS quilt
World AIDS Day 2007
Nov. 30, 2007
Price Center
High School Musical
High School Musical
Discount Tickets
Dec. 27
7:30 p.m.
San Diego Civic Theatre
Grey Matters
Grey Matters II:
Evolution -- The Diversity of Development

Nov. 27, 2007
6:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural
History Museum, Balboa Park
FACEBOOK Me: Communicating in Online Social Networks
Nov. 29, 2007
6 p.m.
Price Center

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You Do The Math
= 66: approximate percentage of graduates from the Jacobs School of Engineering who reported receiving starting annual salary offers of $56,000 or more
= 1,015: number of students who received bachelor's degrees from the Jacobs School of Engineering in 2007
Faculty Authors
Democracy's Dharma
Democracy's Dharma: Religious Renaissance and Political Development in Taiwan
Richard Madsen

This book explores the remarkable religious renaissance that has reformed, revitalized, and renewed the practices of Buddhism and Daoism in Taiwan. Richard Madsen offers fresh thinking on Asian religions and shows that the public religious revival was not only encouraged by the early phases of the democratic transition but has helped to make that transition successful and sustainable. More arrow
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