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MLK Jr. Parade (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Campus Shows Its Support for
Diversity at Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

“I say UC; you say?” “SD” “UCSD!”

“I say Martin Luther; you say?” “Kiiing!” “Martin Luther Kiiiing!”

UCSD students chanted as they made their way past the San Diego Convention Center and PETCO Park Saturday during San Diego’s 28th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. In all, more than 300 UCSD students, faculty, staff and top administrators, led by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, turned out for the event. More arrow

Confidence, Humility Must-Haves
for Next President, Newsweek Editor Says

Evan Thomas (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Self-confidence. Humility. The willingness to listen to those who disagree with you. These are the key traits that Newsweek assistant managing editor Evan Thomas is looking for in this year’s crop of presidential candidates. Thursday, he evaluated leading contenders for the presidential nomination in front of a packed audience at the Price Center Ballroom. More arrow

Taking A Stand
Activist Rush Week Gives Student
Groups Chance to Reach Out to New Members

One Earth One Justice (Photo / Victor W. Chen)UC San Diego students took a stand against apathy during Activist Rush Week from Jan. 14 to 18. The weeklong annual event is the largest outreach effort by UCSD’s activist community to recruit new members. More arrow

UCSD Cares to Hold Gift Card Drive to Help Fire Victims
UCSD Cares to Hold Gift Card Drive to Help Fire VictimsUCSD Cares will sponsor Fire Relief 2007, a gift card drive to help UCSD faculty, staff and students and members of the greater San Diego community most affected by the October 2007 wildfires. The drive will be held today through Friday along Library Walk. More arrow

Rapid Effects of Intensive Therapy Seen in Brains
of Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Rapid Effects of Intensive Therapy< Seen in Brains of Patients with OCDIn a study that may significantly advance the understanding of how cognitive-behavioral therapy affects the brain, researchers have shown that significant changes in activity in certain regions of the brain can be produced with as little as four weeks of daily therapy in patients with obsessive-
compulsive disorder. The discovery could have important clinical implications, according to principal investigator Dr. Sanjaya Saxena, director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Program at the School of Medicine. More arrow

Training the Next Generation
of Math and Sciences Teachers

UC San Diego’s California Teach program, designed to train mathematics and science teachers to address shortages in California schools, was featured recently on I-TV’s “The Next Math and Science Teachers.” The panel discussion features: UCSD Physical Sciences Dean Mark Thiemens; Lawrence Yee, UCSD senior in the California Teach program; Chris Reising, director of the San Diego County Office of Education Teacher Recruitment Center; and Randy Ward, superintendent of San Diego County Schools. View the streaming video.

“Evolution Matters”Lecture Focuses
on Genetic Patterns, Kinship Among Species

Evolution MattersHow does variation in genes generate the beautiful and astounding diversity of animal body shapes on Planet Earth? That biological puzzle, among others, will be explained in the second of the “Evolution Matters: The Diversity of Development” lectures, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. More arrow

This Week in Pictures
Triton Job and Internship Fair (Photo / Victor W. Chen)From a voter registration drive, to a job fair, to Activist Rush Week, getting involved and getting a job was the name of the game on campus last week. Art also remains one of the campus' big draws, with students and staff members exhibiting their work. Click see to see more of This Week in Pictures. More arrow

People

Gary C. Mathews Appointed Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning Vice Chancellor for Resource Management & Planning Appointed
Gary C. Matthews, a recognized leader in higher education management, has been appointed vice chancellor for Resource Management & Planning.  Matthews has served as interim vice chancellor for Resource Management & Planning since December 2006, when former Vice Chancellor John Woods retired. His new appointment has been approved by the UC Board of Regents. More arrow

Architect of Argo Observation Program Takes
American Meteorological Society's Top Honor

Architect of Argo Observation Program Takes American Meteorological Society’s Top HonorDean Roemmich, a physical oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the leading force behind a revolutionary array of ocean-monitoring sensors called Argo, will receive the Sverdrup Gold Medal from the American Meteorological Society during the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans on Wednesday. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Local Stem Cell Research
Group Advances in Quest for Grant

San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 18, 2008
     
  arrow Ultra Broadband Conquers Distance
The Australian
Jan. 16, 2008
     
  arrow Blog Comments and Peer Review Go
Head to Head to See Which Makes a Book Better

Chronicle of Higher Education
Jan. 22, 2008
     
  arrow 'In the Beginning' Marks
Hepworth's Beginning at UCSD Gallery

San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 20, 2008
     
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Chancellor's Corner

Steve Kay Q&A w/ Dean of Biological Sciences - Steve Kay

SpotlightSpotlight on Faculty Research:
New Media

At Work

StayWell
UC Offers Employees New Wellness Program
UC's new, free StayWell personal wellness program offers a health assessment, wellness coaching, drug and nutrition guides, and more.

Join the
Diversity Discussion

The UC Staff Diversity Council will meet at UCSD on Jan. 23 and 24, including an open forum Jan. 24 at noon in Price Center Ballroom A. All are invited. More arrow

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
Does UCSD Have Enough Parking?
Does UCSD Have
Enough Parking?

Jan. 23, 24, 28
Price Center
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Science Solutions for a Planet in Peril
Science Solutions
for a Planet in Peril

Jan. 24, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
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The Future of Biodiversity in a Changing World
The Future of Biodiversity in a Changing World
Jan. 23, 2008
6:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural
History Museum, Balboa Park
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Grey Matters II
Grey Matters II:
Evolution -- The Diversity of Development

Jan. 24, 2008
6:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural
History Museum, Balboa Park
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Taste of Art
Taste of Art:
Vietnamese Dinner

Jan. 23, 2008
6 p.m.
International Center
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You Do The Math
= 12: number of universities, including UCSD, selected by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to take part in a new educational initiative, the Science Education Alliance
= 4,750: number
of UCSD biology majors
 
Faculty Authors
The Subject of Elizabeth
The Subject of Elizabeth: Authority, Gender, and Representation
By Louis Montrose

As a woman wielding public authority, Elizabeth I embodied a paradox at the very center of 16th century patriarchal English society. Louis Montrose’s long-awaited book, The Subject of Elizabeth, illuminates the ways in which the Queen and her subjects variously exploited or obfuscated this contradiction. More arrow
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