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Photo of at the central Pacific's Line Islands archipelago.

Scripps Expedition Provides
New Baseline for Coral Reef Conservation

An ambitious expedition led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego to a chain of little-known islands in the central Pacific Ocean has yielded an unprecedented wealth of information about coral reefs and threats from human activities. More arrow

Birch Aquarium Teams up with Sally Ride
Science to Educate Teachers About Climate Change

Photo of science teachersA group of teachers huddled Saturday in the Birch Aquarium’s climate change exhibit, trying to decide what they would do to curb global warming. Should they build more nuclear power plants? Should they require higher fuel efficiency standards for cars? Should they increase the use of solar power? More arrow

Study Finds Future 'Battlegrounds'
for Conservation Very Different to Those in Past

Photo of Spectral Tarsier in SulawesiUCSD biologists have developed a series of global maps that show where projected habitat loss and climate change are expected to drive the need for future reserves to prevent biodiversity loss. More arrow

Gene That Controls Ozone Resistance
of Plants Could Lead to Drought-Resistant Crops

Photo of colored guard cells surround a stomatal Biologists at UC San Diego, working with collaborators at the University of Helsinki in Finland and two other European institutions, have elucidated the mechanism of a plant gene that controls the amount of atmospheric ozone entering a plant’s leaves. More arrow

La Jolla High Surfs to Victory
at Ocean Competition Hosted by Scripps

Photo of students at the La Jolla Surf BowlWhat does “eutrophication” mean in reference to a lake? What is the term used to describe organisms which are planktonic only in the larval stage? These questions have you stumped? Perhaps you should turn to one of the 80 high school students who competed Feb. 23 at La Jolla Surf Bowl 2008 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. This one-day regional ocean science competition, part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, tested students’ knowledge of marine sciences with mind-bending challenges. More arrow

Employees Get Scoop on
New Program to Help Them Stay Healthy

Photo of Staywell presentationHow can I get advice to lose weight and become healthier? What free services do I have access to? Will my health information remain confidential?These were some of the questions that a few dozen UCSD employees asked about the new UC-wide StayWell program Tuesday at the Price Center. More arrow

Fourth Evolution Matters Lecture
Unravels the ‘Abominable Mystery’ of Flowers

Photo of ArabidopsisFor thousands of years, people have pondered the mysteries of flower development and how these flowers ultimately give rise to fruit. Recent studies have begun to unravel these long-standing mysteries, leading to a detailed understanding of how a handful of genes interact to direct the formation of flowers and fruit. This new-found knowledge offers remarkable opportunities for increasing the yield of agriculturally important crop plants. More arrow

This Week in Pictures
Painting by Jenna Refuerzo (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Straight talk from a “mumblecore” filmmaker and curvy color from an aspiring artist. Our cameras were there to capture the moment. Click to see more of This Week in Pictures. More arrow

People

Developer of Earthquake Magnitude Scale
to Address Kyoto Laureate Symposium on Campus

Photo of Dr. Hiroo KanamoriHiroo Kanamori, a geophysicist whose studies on great earthquakes and tsunamis affect populations from San Diego to Southeast Asia, will share his insights during a Kyoto Laureate Symposium to be held at 4 p.m. March 13 in the Price Center. A professor emeritus at California Institute of Technology, Kanamori has dedicated his life to studying the rupture process that produces earthquakes and tsunamis with the hope of discovering new ways to protect and preserve human life. More arrow

UC San Diego Researcher Named 2007 Hartwell Fellow
Photo of Douglas A. MitchellDouglas A. Mitchell, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of pharmacology at the School of Medicine, thinks that it might be a more diplomatic strategy to disarm bacteria rather than kill them. His efforts have uncovered a wealth of potential targets for novel antibiotics to fight childhood disease, which led to his recent selection by UC San Diego to receive a Hartwell Fellowship, which provides support of his research for two years at $50,000 per year. The support is made possible by The Hartwell Foundation to enable scientists in the early stages of biomedical research careers to pursue further specialized training as part of their career development. More arrow

Communications and Psychiatry Professors
Receive Faculty Research Lecturer Award

Photo of Carol PaddenCarol Padden, a communications professor, and Marc A. Schuckit, a psychiatry professor, have received the Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer Award for the 2006-07 academic year. The award recognizes faculty whose research has made a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. The award is presented annually to two researchers: one from the arts, humanities or social sciences, and one from the sciences. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Coral Reefs and What Ruins Them
The New York Times
Feb. 26, 2008
     
  arrow Sharing the Wealthiness
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
Feb. 28, 2008
     
  arrow Engine of Assimilation - the Economy
San Francisco Chronicle,
Feb. 26, 2008
     
  arrow Interview: UCSD's V.C. of Student Affairs Penny Rue
San Diego Union-Tribune
Feb. 29, 2008
     
  arrow The Cold Truth About Climate Change
Salon.com
Feb. 27, 2008
     
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Chancellor's Corner

Letter from Chancellor Chancellor Marye Anne Fox March is Women’s History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. More

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Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will hold a town hall meeting with faculty from 1 to 2 p.m. March 11 at the Faculty Club. More arrow (PDF)

At Work

Our University logoRead about UC Day, when hundreds of alumni converge on Sacramento to tell lawmakers how important UC is to them and to the state. Find out how you can send a message about the UC budget to California policy-makers through an online advocacy tool. More arrow

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UC to Offer
Admission to All Eligible Undergrads for 2008-09

With student demand up sharply, the University of California will continue to offer admission in fall 2008 to all undergraduate applicants who meet the university's eligibility requirements despite the fact that the governor's budget proposes to cut state funding for the university in 2008-09. More arrow

Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Emotional Intelligence
and Peak Performance

3/11/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Introduction to
Microsoft Excel 2007

3/05/08 and 3/07/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Financial Systems at UCSD: An Overview
3/06/08
8:30 am to 10:30 am

What's Happening
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FACEBOOK Me! Communicating in
Online Social Networks

March 6, 2008
6 p.m.
Price Center

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Is There Law in China
Is There Justice?

March 4, 2008
7 p.m.
Robinson Building Complex
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Microfinance Support
for Women in
Developing Nations

March 5, 2008
5 p.m.
Eucalyptus Point
Conference Center
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Reinventing
Josephine Baker

March 4, 2008
6 p.m.
Visual Arts Center
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Faculty Authors
Book cover of The Permanent Tax Revolt
The Permanent
Tax Revolt

By Isaac Martin

Tax cuts are such a pervasive feature of the American political landscape that the political establishment rarely questions them."The Permanent Tax Revolt" traces the origins of this anti-tax campaign to the 1970s, in particular, to the influence of grassroots tax rebellions as homeowners across the United States rallied to protest their local property taxes. More arrow
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