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Photo of students participating in Focus the Nation event (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

UCSD Students Join Hands
with Others Across the Nation
to Look for Solutions to Climate Change

“There is no magic solution, but the responsibility to save the world belongs in the hands of our youth,” UC San Diego sociology professor Ivan Evans told a Focus the Nation panel discussion on Thursday. The panel talk was one of many diverse events organized by UCSD students to recognize the first nationwide Focus the Nation event, which took place Jan. 28 to 31. More arrow

Festive Kickoff Launches
Black History Month Celebrations on Campus

Black History Month kickoff (Photo / Victor W. Chen)A crowd of students, faculty and staff rose to their feet at the Price Center Plaza as Jervae Anthony sang the black national anthem. Students from UCSD’s black fraternities made the stage rumble with spirited step performances. A team from University City High School clad in dark-blue tracksuits clapped their hands and danced. More arrow

Clinton, McCain Likely to Face Off
in November, UCSD Elections Expert Predicts

Sen. Hillary Clinton will probably win the Democratic presidential nomination — but barely, while John McCain will become the Republican nominee, UCSD political scientist Gary Jacobson predicted during a talk Wednesday night at UCSD. He also said he foresees a close general election in November.
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Part of the Solution: UCSD
Organizes Conference to Discuss
Developing Biofuels to Replace Dependence on Oil

Photo of Steve Kay at the symposium on The Biology and Business of BiofuelsMore than 300 scientists and business leaders from around the country met last week to discuss ways of developing new biofuels to help replace our dwindling oil reserves and mitigate some of the impacts of climate change.
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Record Number of Freshmen
and Transfer Students Apply to UCSD for Fall 2008

Record Number of Freshmen and Transfer Students Apply to UCSD for Fall 2008UC San Diego has received a record 47,377 freshman applications for Fall 2008, up 2,304 students for a 5 percent increase from the previous year. Transfer applications of 9,778 are up 10.4 percent compared to Fall, 2007. More arrow

Scripps Recognizes Sen. Ducheny
for Commitment to Environment

Denise Ducheny and Tony Haymet (Photo / Victor W. Chen)A little more than a year ago, Tony Haymet, director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD, and state Sen. Denise Ducheny spend a day at sea on the R/V Roger Revelle doing science experiments with students. Thursday night, they were side-by-side again, this time at the Birch Aquarium, where Haymet recognized Ducheny for her support of Scripps and for her efforts to preserve the Salton Sea. Haymet cited that day on the Revelle as an example of Ducheny’s commitment to science and education. More arrow

Personalized, Toll-Free Traffic Information Offered
to Commuters in Southern California and Bay Area

Photo of Calit2 staff researcher Ganz ChockalingamAfter two years of serving the San Diego market, a traffic reporting service created and operated by Calit2 researchers has expanded its reach to the largest metropolitan areas in California. More arrow

Targeting Astrocytes Slows Disease Progression in ALS
Photo of Don Cleveland, Ph.D., UCSD Professor of Medicine, Neurosciences and Cellular and Molecular Medicine and member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer ResearchIn what the researchers say could be promising news in the quest to find a therapy to slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, scientists at the School of Medicine have shown that targeting neuronal support cells called astrocytes sharply slows disease progression in mice. More arrow

The Beat of Brazil (Photo / Victor W. Chen)This Week in Pictures
Dancing, celebrating other cultures, shopping and appreciating art: it was yet another busy week at UCSD. As always, our cameras were there to capture it all. More arrow

People

New Head of Scripps Ship Operations Appointed
Photo of Bruce Appelgate, associate director, Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC
San Diego.Bruce Appelgate, a research scientist and leader in ocean technology and seafloor mapping, has been named associate director for Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Appelgate joins Scripps from the University of Hawaii’s Institute of Geophysics and Planetology. More arrow

Faculty Chair in Modern Greek History Established
Photo of Penelope and George NicholasTo Penelope and George Nicholas, the history of Greece is a continuous story lasting more than 3,000 years; it is the story of an ancient heart that is still alive and beating. The couple—members of San Diego’s Greek community since the early l960s—showed pride in their heritage by taking the lead in funding the final chair in a trio of endowed Greek history faculty chairs that will position UC San Diego as a global leader in comprehensive Greek studies. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Climate Change Threatens
West's Water, World's Crops

USA Today
Feb. 1, 2008
     
  arrow Hundreds of Profs Hold Green 'Teach-In'
Time
Feb. 1, 2007
     
  arrow Earth is Us
The New York Times
Jan. 29, 2008
     
  arrow Researchers Map Paths Governing Neuron Function
The Washington Post
Jan. 29 , 2008
     
  arrow Facing the Climate Change Challenge
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 31 , 2008
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Letter from Chancellor
Chancellor Fox UC San Diego is not only going green, we’re leading the pack in environment and sustainability issues. More arrow

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At Work

Chancellor Outlines Budget Challenge at Academic Senate Meeting
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Chancellor Marye Anne Fox gave a grim update on the state budget to a meeting of the Academic Senate last week. “The budget challenge is large,” she said. “The UC system is still recovering from major budget cuts earlier this decade." More arrow

Chancellor's Town
Hall With Students Scheduled for Feb. 20

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will hold a Town Hall with students from 3pm to 4pm on Feb. 20 in the Student Services Center, Multipurpose Room.
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Don't Forget to Vote
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If you can't get to the polls before or after work for Tuesday's primary elections, UCSD offers
paid time off to vote. Also see the campus notice from President Dynes. Students who live on campus can vote in Price Center Gallery B.

What's Happening
Fair Trade Certified logo
Fair Trade and Corporate Social Responsibility
Feb. 6, 2008
4 p.m.
Robinson Building Complex
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New web graphic
From Blogs to Wikis: Getting the Most out of the New Web
Feb. 7, 2008
2 p.m.
Geisel Library
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Birkenstock USA CEO to Share Employee Ownership Insights
Birkenstock USA CEO
to Share Employee Ownership Insights

Feb. 7, 2008
11:30 a.m.
Rady School of Management
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Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Celebration
Feb. 5, 2008
5 p.m.
International Center
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Symphonie Fantastique
Symphonie Fantastique
Feb. 9, 2008
8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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You Do The Math
= 22,260: number of people who took part
in student-led tours of campus in 2006-07
= 470: number of school groups who took tours of campus in 2006-07
= 11,880: number children and teachers who took part in campus tours at UCSD in 2006-07
 
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Domesticating the World
Domesticating the World
Jeremy Prestholdt

This book boldly unsettles the idea of globalization as a recent phenomenon—and one driven solely by Western interests—by offering a compelling new perspective on global interconnectivity in the 19th century. Jeremy Prestholdt examines East African consumers' changing desires for material goods from around the world in an era of sweeping social and economic change. More arrow
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