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Focus the Nation at UCSD (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Focus the Nation
Students, Faculty to Participate in Teach-ins,
Carbon-Neutral Concert and Other "Green" Activities

Underscoring its longstanding commitment to climate change research, the UCSD will join more than 1,000 universities to participate in the first annual Focus the Nation, a nationwide program designed to engage faculty and students at college campuses in discussions about climate change solutions. More arrow

Administrators, Staff Join Students
to Show Their Triton Pride During Spirit Week

Administrators, Staff Join Students to Show Their Triton Pride During Spirit WeekLast week was Spirit Week at UCSD and the whole campus got into the act. Administrators and staff members especially joined in the fun, decorating their offices, dressing up in blue and gold UCSD gear and making up poems and cheers. Thirty departments throughout campus took part in the first-ever Spirit Week office decorating contest. The office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Penny Rue took the top prize. More arrow

Do you have a favorite UCSD tradition? Or do you have ideas for new campus traditions? Take the UCSD traditions online survey and be eligible to win a prize.

Campus Officials Consider
Options to Avoid Future Parking Shortages

Campus Officials Consider Parking at UCSD could become much more difficult within the next five years, as the campus population grows at the same time as the number of parking spots decreases, officials said last week. They outlined a series of measures that would allow the campus to avoid shortages. More arrow

Future Fuels Symposium to Focus
on Biology and Business of Green Energy

Future Fuels: The Biology and Business of Green Energy“The Biology and Business of Biofuels,” a three-day symposium on the latest science, business and policy issues about biofuels, will be held today through Wednesday at The Salk Institute. More arrow

Marriage Proposal Under the Sea
Big Question Popped to Birch Aquarium
Diver Makes it All the Way to ‘Good Morning America’

Marriage Proposal Under the SeaThere was no question in Cullen Hendrix’s mind when deciding how to pop the big question to his diver girlfriend. On Jan. 24, the UC San Diego student surprised Sarah Glaser, a doctoral candidate at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, with a marriage proposal as she swam among the sharks and fishes during her last kelp tank dive show as a Birch Aquarium at Scripps volunteer. More arrow

Gallery at Calit2 Opens 2008 Season with
Super-sized Version of Iconic Atari Joystick

Gallery at Calit2 Opens 2008 Season with Super-sized Version of Iconic Atari JoystickImagine a joystick that is bigger than most basketball players... and requires at least two people to operate it. That's the challenging, quirky and ultimately fun concept behind an art-meets-technology exhibition opening Feb. 4 in the gallery at Calit2, a small space with big ambitions. More arrow

Antarctic Ice Core to Provide
Clearest Climate Record Yet

New Antarctic Ice Core to Provide Clearest Climate Record YetAfter enduring months on the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth, researchers including climate scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego have closed out the inaugural season on an unprecedented, multi-year effort to retrieve the most detailed record of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere over the last 100,000 years. More arrow

This Week In Pictures
Triton Spirit Week (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Staff members, who also are alumni, met with top campus administrators. Students who aspire to be dentists met with two former presidents of the American Dental Association. Other students advocated for peace and exhibited their art work. It was another lively week on the UCSD campus and our cameras were there to capture it all. More arrow

People

Scripps Scientist to Field Questions on Climate Change as Part of Online ChatScripps Scientist to Field Questions in Online Chat on Climate Change
Join Scripps Oceanography's Jeff Severinghaus as he fields questions about climate change from the public Feb. 8 during an online chat hosted by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Starting at noon, visitors to the Union-Tribune website will be able to submit questions to Severinghaus, a professor of geosciences in the Geosciences Research Division at Scripps. Severinghaus’ current research interests include using trapped bubbles of gases contained in ice cores to track changes in ancient climate.

Why Immigration Divides America Will Be Tackled at UCSD Economics RoundtableWhy Immigration Divides America Topic of Economics Roundtable
One of the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of immigration, UCSD Professor Gordon Hanson, will speak on the topic “Why Does Immigration Divide America?” when he addresses the UCSD Economics Roundtable Feb. 13. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Scientist Creates Life — Almost
TIME Magazine
Jan. 24, 2008
     
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Shark Tank Marriage Proposal
Good Morning America
Jan. 25, 2008

     
  arrow Treasures Are Drawn to Academic Sanctuaries
Los Angeles Times
January 2008
     
  arrow UCSD Project is Lauded for Startup Help
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 25, 2008
     
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Read the New Issue of Our University
Read the New
Issue of Our University

The latest edition of the Our University online newsletter from the Office of the President looks at the results of a systemwide survey of UC women, and more. More arrow

Sign Up for Sharecase
Sign Up for Sharecase
Registration is open for Sharecase 2008 to be held at the Price Center March 26. With demonstrations, mini-sessions, giveaways and more, the annual event highlights a wealth of office and administrative technologies. It's free, and all are welcome.

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From Blogs
to Wikis: Getting
the Most Out
of the New Web

2/7/08 and 2/14/08
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Tax Planning
2/7/08
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Effective Public Speaking and Presentations
2/14/08
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What's Happening
Focus the Nation
Focus the Nation
Jan. 31, 2008
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No Parking? Open Forum for Students
No Parking?
Open Forum for Students

Jan. 28, 2008
11 a.m.
Price Center Ballroom A
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Conflict and Health in Iraq: A Man-made Disaster
Conflict and Health in Iraq: A Man-made Disaster
Jan. 30, 2008
40 p.m.
Robinson Building Complex, IR/PS Room 3202
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Sudan - What is Next
Sudan - What is Next
Jan. 28, 2008
7 p.m.
Robinson Auditorium
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Campaign for a Healthy Heart
Campaign
for a Healthy Heart

Jan. 30, 2008
Noon
Price Center
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You Do The Math
= 4,200: approximate number of additional riders on UCSD shuttles since 2001
= 50: number
of UCSD shuttles
= 15: number of shuttle vehicles UCSD added since 2001
 
Faculty Authors
Mayan Journeys: The New Migration from Yucatán to the United States
Mayan Journeys:
The New Migration
from Yucatán to
the United States

By Wayne Cornelius,
David Fitzgerald and
Pedro Lewin Fischer, editors

"Mayan Journeys" explores how internal migration to southern Mexico's tourist resorts serves as a springboard for international migration and how the new migrants navigate enhanced obstacles at the US-Mexico border and enter the U.S. labor force. Drawing on an extensive 2006 survey of migrants and potential migrants in Tunkás, Yucatán, and its satellite communities in Southern California, the authors provide evidence of the failure of US border enforcement to deter undocumented migration from Mexico. More arrow
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