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Climate Crisis in the West Predicted with Increasing Certainty

A Warming Climate Can Support Glacial Ice
New Research Indicates Glacial Ice Existed
on Earth During Intense Period of Global Warming

New research challenges the generally accepted belief that substantial ice sheets could not have existed on Earth during past super-warm climate events. The study by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego provides strong evidence that a glacial ice cap, about half the size of the modern day glacial ice sheet, existed 91 million years ago during a period of intense global warming. This study offers valuable insight into current day climate conditions and the environmental mechanisms for global sea level rise. More arrow

University Art Gallery to Reopen Its Doors
In the Beginning Reopens University Art GalleryShuttered since 2006 for renovation and reorganization, the University Art Gallery will reopen in January with “In the Beginning,” an exhibition conceived and organized by Stephen Hepworth, the new curator for the gallery recently recruited from London. More arrow

Chancellor Hosts Reception to Thank Staff Who
Kept Campus Running During San Diego Wildfires

UCSD Students Sponsor Gaming Extravaganza with Winter Game Fest 2008More than 1,000 employees reported to work during the San Diego wildfires in October. About 150 of them, including vice chancellors, police officers and custodians, gathered at the UCSD Faculty Club Thursday for a reception hosted by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. More arrow

Building a Better 2008
Welcoming StoryThink about the five people you admire most. Then think about their strengths and attributes. Write them down. Now go down that list of qualities and be sure to say “I am” first, before you read every single word. More arrow

Students Sponsor Gaming
Extravaganza with Winter Game Fest 2008

UCSD Students Sponsor Gaming Extravaganza with Winter Game Fest 2008UC San Diego’s fourth annual Winter Game Fest took place Jan. 12 and 13 in the Price Center Ballroom and had the largest turnout ever. The student-organized video game festival was free and open to the public and featured professional video game tournaments, non-competitive Wii games and prizes. More arrow

Q&A with U.S. Open Campus
Project Manager Judy Lane

Q&A with UC San Diego Project Manager Judy LaneJudy Lane, director of Special Events and Protocol, is chairing a campuswide committee working on plans for the 2008 U.S. Open to be held at Torrey Pines golf course June 9 to 15. This Week @ UCSD asked her to describe early plans for the event. More arrow

New Year’s Resolution:
Quit Smoking? Move to California

New Year's Resolution: Quit Smoking? Move to CaliforniaSun. Sand. Surf. And no smoking. California’s attitude toward smoking may be the best recipe for success when trying to quit.  New research shows that social pressure plays a key role in getting smokers to quit. More arrow

Leading Expert on 2008 Election to Speak on Campus
Leading Expert on 2008 Election to Speak at UCSD Jan 30Gary Jacobson, one of the nation’s leading authorities on campaigns and elections will address the Social Sciences Supper Club Jan. 30, less than a week before primaries are held on “Super Tuesday” in 23 states including California. More arrow

People

New CDO Named New Chief Diversity Officer Named
Dr. Sandra Daley has been named the new campus Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer. Currently the assistant dean of Diversity and Community Partnerships and professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, Daley begins work in her new post this week. More arrow

Marco Murillo Named
Person to Watch by San Diego Magazine

Marco MurilloMarco Murillo, president of the Associated Students at UCSD and a Preuss School graduate, was named by San Diego Magazine in its January issue as one of its “50 People to Watch in 2008.” In its list of “50 local notables,” the magazine cited Murillo for his accomplishments and his embrace of educational opportunity. He joined such local news makers on the list as a veteran Padres Pitcher and an author of “chick” literature. Murillo was quoted as saying, “Education is very important to me, not only to help me to achieve my goals, but also to be able to go back to my community and make a difference.”

Memorial Tribute to Honor John Stewart
John StewartA memorial tribute to John Lincoln Stewart, Provost Emeritus of John Muir College, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Faculty Club. The public is invited. Stewart, who died Aug. 31 after a long illness, was the founding provost of Muir College and a champion of preserving the environment. He came to UC San Diego in 1964 and the following year was appointed Provost of Second College, soon renamed John Muir College after the famed environmentalist, nature writer and Sierra Club founder. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow The Road from Climate Science to Climate Advocacy
The New York Times
Jan. 9, 2008
     
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More Climate Wackiness
in the Cretaceous Supergreenhouse?

Science Magazine
Jan. 11, 2008

     
  arrow Supergene Labs Design
Microbes to Change Sun to Fuel, Eat Waste

Bloomberg
Jan. 9, 2008
     
  arrow Atmospheric Ambition
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 10, 2008
     
  arrow UCSD Greens Its Grid
Chronicle of Higher Education
Jan. 8, 2008
     
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Budget Plan
Includes UC Cuts


Gov. Schwarzenegger's proposed 2008-09 state budget trims spending to ease the deficit. See what the cuts mean for the UC.

Advance Your Career
Learn about career-development resources for staff at a free workshop Feb. 6. Classes fill up fast, so enroll online now.

Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Introduction to
Adobe Acrobat 7.0

1/29/08 and 1/31/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Microsoft Access 2007 Overview
1/30/08
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Microsoft Excel 2007 Overview
1/31/08
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

What's Happening
MLK Junior
MLK Jr. Parade 2008
(.PDF)
Jan. 19, 2008
9:15 a.m.
PETCO Park (Tailgate Park)
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Healthy Heart Expo
Healthy Heart Expo
Jan. 19, 2008
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCSD Faculty Club
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Evan Thomas
Newsweek Managing Editor to Discuss Presidential Race at UCSD
Jan. 17, 2008
7 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
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Climate Change Lecture
Climate Change Lecture
Jan. 14, 2008
6:30 p.m.
San Diego Birch Aquarium
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Miles Davis
MILES AHEAD, a Jazz Fest
Jan. 27, 2008
4 p.m.
UCSD Faculty Club
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Korea, North and South
Korea, North and South:
A Cinematic Perspective

Jan. 25 — Jan. 27
9 a.m. — 11 p.m.
Calit2, Atkinson Hall Auditorium and Theater
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Winter Job Fair
50k Winter Kick-Off
Jan. 14, 2008
6 p.m.
Price Center
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Faculty Authors
Writing through Music
Writing through Music
By Jann Pasler

In an extraordinary collection of historical and critical essays, some appearing for the first time in English, Jann Pasler deconstructs the social, moral and political preoccupations lurking behind aesthetic taste. Arguing that learning from musical experience is vital to our understanding of past, present and future, Pasler's work reasserts the role of music as a crucial contributor to important public debates. More arrow
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