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Price Center Expansion

Expanded Price Center to Serve
as Hub of Student Life on Campus

Students will be able to grab lunch, shop for groceries and mail letters — all under one roof. They will even be able to get a haircut. They also will have twice as much room to eat and three times more room to do their homework, rest or just hang out. UCSD’s nightlife will get a boost with the opening of The Loft, a nightclub, performance space and restaurant all rolled up into one. The Price Center’s expansion is set to open later this quarter and university officials say it will dramatically change student life on campus for the better.
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“Love Hormone” Promotes Bonding
Illustration of HeartsGazing into your lover’s eyes isn’t only romantic; it may also mimic early attachments that forever alter your brain and body. Researchers at the School of Medicine are studying whether the brain hormone released with touches, hugs, or when a mother and her newborn baby bond might help patients with schizophrenia, social anxiety and a variety of other disorders. More arrow

Campus Launches Global Seminars
Program for Study Abroad During the Summer

Global SeminarsThey will try to discover the mathematical beauty in Rome’s ancient monuments. They will watch flamenco performances in Spain. They will volunteer at a clinic in Costa Rica. More than 200 students are getting the opportunity to take part in UCSD’s new Global Seminars program, which will offer 10 five-week sessions this summer. The application deadline is Feb. 15. More arrow

Staff, Faculty and Students to Be
Recognized at Diversity Awards Ceremony

Seven departments and 18 individuals will be recognized Thursday for their contributions to diversity inside and outside the UCSD community during the campus’ 13th annual diversity awards ceremony. More arrow

52 Ways To Make a Difference Featured at Open House
Change the World logDiscover new career paths, learn about innovative social enterprises and listen to life-transforming speakers at the “Change the World” themed UC San Diego Extension Spring Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. March 20 in the Price Center Ballroom. More arrow

Calit2 Offers Undergraduates Summer
Scholarships to Pursue Hands-on Research

Photo of Calit2 staff researcher Philip Weber with the 3D visualization system he helped develop while a Calit2 undergraduate Scholar in 2006.More than two dozen undergraduate students from a variety of majors at UCSD will get the chance next summer to do hands-on research in labs affiliated with the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). And they’ll get paid in the process. More arrow

New Organization for Student Veterans Created
Photo of Karen Roberts Gardner, John Sexton, Chris Halter and Mark Elder pose before the opening ceremony.Campus Recognizes Veterans With Ceremony and Reception
UCSD has created a Student Veteran Organization for the campus’ 240 students who have served in the military, students announced Friday during an appreciation reception for veterans on campus. The university already has a veteran organization for staff members, but the new student-run group aims to engage the student veteran community at UCSD. More arrow

Scripps Scientists Peg Wind
as the Force Behind Fish Booms and Busts

Photo of Dave Checkley and Ryan RykaczewskiThe mid-20th century crash of the sardine fishery off California for decades has vexed marine ecologists searching for the root causes of large fluctuations in the sardine population. Before its collapse, the fishery was one of the world’s most productive and formed the setting of John Steinbeck’s “Cannery Row” in Monterey, Calif. More arrow

Tritons Post Big Win over Visiting Sonoma State
Photo of Alan HustedThe UC San Diego men's basketball team picked up its fifth-straight victory while also posting a season sweep over Sonoma State University, beating the Seawolves by an 82-61 margin on Saturday evening in RIMAC Arena. More arrow

How to Celebrate Valentine’s
Day Without Leaving CampusRecord Number of Freshmen and Transfer Students Apply to UCSD for Fall 2008

Still trying to figure out what to do for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Here are a few ideas for last minute gifts, all available on the UCSD campus this week: take them to a show; buy sweets and support good causes, student organizations; say it with flowers. More arrow

Students Turned Out to Vote
On Campus for Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Students who live on campus voted during Super Tuesday at the Price Center. The polling station was a convenient location for many who voted for a presidential candidate and local propositions.

People

Photo of Naomi OreskesNew Provost Of Sixth College Named
Science historian Naomi Oreskes, whose work has played a critical role in establishing that there is a clear consensus about global warming among scientists, has been appointed to serve as provost of Sixth College. Her appointment becomes effective July 1, 2008. More arrow

Students Thank Those Who Helped Bring Their
Dreams to Reality at Hearts and Scholars Dinner

Photo of Susan and Sheldon Engelhorn with scholarship recipientsWhen Carolein Toma, an undergraduate student who recently transferred to the UCSD from Cuyamaca Community College, read her financial aid letter from UC San Diego, she couldn’t believe her eyes. She had not applied for assistance from the Engelhorn Family Scholarship Fund, yet there, in black and white, was notice that she would be receiving substantial support from the scholarship fund for her next two years on campus. More arrow

Press Clips

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U.S. News & World Report
Feb. 5, 2008
     
  arrow It's a White Thing
Newsweek
Feb. 11, 2008
     
  arrow No Great Wall for Mexico
Business Week
Feb. 7, 2008
     
  arrow Immigration ’09
Los Angeles Times
Feb. 8 , 2008
     
  arrow San Diego Aims to Fix Pollution
Problem by Helping Tijuana Slum

Christian Science Monitor
Feb. 6 , 2008
     
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Saving for College?
California's 529 Plan lets your savings grow tax-deferred, among other benefits. UCSD employees can make automatic payroll deductions. Find out more about the program, including how you can enroll online.

Earthquake Strikes Baja A moderate earthquake occurred in Baja California, Mexico, today at 10:29 a.m. It was felt on campus; however, no damage or injuries have been reported. Read about campus earthquake preparedness

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Perseverance,
Passion and Serendipity on the Path to Success

Dr. Joan Heller-Brown, chair of pharmacology at UCSD, will talk her path to a career in research and how she used perseverance, serendipity and passion on her way to success. The talk is at 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Cross-Cultural Center.
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Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Best Practices for Employee Disability Management
2/27/08
8:30 am to 11:30 am

Intermediate
Dreamweaver CS3

2/20/08 and 2/22/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Introduction
to Photoshop CS3

2/27/08 and 2/29/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
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Chancellor's Town Hall with Students (PDF)
Feb. 20, 2008
3 p.m.
Student Services Center
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The Dimensions of Blackness: The Essence of Music, Dance and Culture
Feb. 13, 2008
11:30 a.m.
Revelle College
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Author Trisha Thomas Reading and Book Signing
Feb. 13, 2008
4 p.m.
UCSD Bookstore
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Cuarteto Casals
Feb. 22, 2008
8 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium
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Illustration of Communicating Love & Appreciation in Relationships
Communicating
Love & Appreciation in Relationships

Feb. 14, 2008
noon
Price Center
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Global Gourmet: Africa
Feb. 13, 2008
7 p.m.
Eleanor Roosevelt College
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Greeks Gone Green Project in Mexico
March 1, 2008
9 a.m.
San Bernardo Colonia, Mexico
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You Do The Math
= 47,377: number of freshman applications UCSD received for Fall 2008
= 9,778: number of transfer applications UCSD received for Fall 2008
 
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Introducing Bert Williams
Introducing Bert Williams
Camille F. Forbes

Once billed as "the funniest man on Earth," black comedian Bert Williams gets solidly covered by Camille F. Forbes, a UCSD professor of African-American literature and culture. She delivers an in-depth documentation of his life set against the shadowy backdrop of 19th and 20th-century racism. More arrow
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