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Richard and Michael Antonorsi

Alumni Brothers Spice Up Chocolate World
Move From High-Tech to Chocolate Spells Success for Chuao Chocolatier Founders

Eating Chuao Chocolatier’s “firecracker” bonbon is a multi-sensory experience. Popping candy rings in your ears and crunches in your mouth. Meanwhile, a dash of chipotle chili pepper ignites under your tongue, while fudgy caramel smoothes your palate. The overall effect is fun, disconcerting and yummy. These are precisely some of the feelings that Chuao’s co-founders, who also are UCSD alumni, said they wanted to bring about with their chocolate concoctions. Michael and Richard Antonorsi opened their first chocolate store, in a small mall off Highway 101 in Encinitas, in 2002, after facing what Richard calls a mid-life crisis and Michael a “mid-life revision.” More arrow

Men Take CCAA Basketball
Championship Title for First Time in Team’s History

Photo of CCAA Basketball TournamentWomen Also Heading Off to NCAA Division II Tournament
This weekend’s CCAA Basketball Tournament became a coming-out party for UCSD’s men’s basketball team, which won its first championship title and earned a spot in the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in the team’s history. More arrow

Campus Pulls Out Stops
to Celebrate Birthday of Beloved ‘Dr. Seuss’

Photo of the Cat in the HatThe smell of chocolate cake filled the air. A giant inflatable Cat in the Hat stood in front of the Geisel Library. Preschoolers donned hats with red and white stripes and sipped fruit punch. The UCSD campus celebrated the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, in style Monday. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Audrey Geisel, widow of the famed author, and University Librarian Brian E.C. Schottlaender cut birthday cakes and handed out pieces to members of the UCSD community who gathered on Library Walk. More arrow

UCSD Political Scientist Talks About
Where the Presidential Election is Headed

Photo of Gary JacobsonOn March 4, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton won two critical primaries in Texas and Ohio, ending a 12-primary winning streak for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. That same day, Arizona Sen. John McCain secured the Republican nomination. This Week@UCSD asked UCSD political scientist Gary Jacobson where the presidential election is now headed after last week’s contests. More arrow

UC San Diego and Salk Institute
Establish Center to Study the Origin of Humans

CARTA logoPerhaps the oldest question in the world is “where do I come from?” To help answer this question from a scientific perspective, a multidisciplinary group of researchers at UC San Diego, along with colleagues at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, have established a center to formally explore the origins of humanity and the many facets of what makes us human. More arrow

Putting Heads Together at ‘Brains R Us’
Brains R Us logoMarch 3 Science and Education Town Hall to be Broadcast Online Later This Month
On any given weekday, about a quarter of the U.S. population is occupied with the critical business of education — including 50 million students in K-12 public schools, six million more in private schools, 18 million in college, plus all of their teachers. Education is a big business, but a struggling one. More arrow

People

UCSD Artist, Designer, Author to be Honored
at National Women's History Month Festivities

Women's History Month animationA sculptor, architect and designer of buildings at UC San Diego, an author and professor of theatre, and an emerita professor in visual arts will be honored in festivities during March — National Women’s History Month. In its seventh year, the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Women’s History Museum and Educational Center, the department of women’s studies at San Diego State University, the San Diego County Commission on the Status of Women, and the Women’s Center at UCSD. More arrow

National Geographic Society and City of Florence Team Up on Project with UCSD-Based Culture Heritage Center
Photo of UCSD's Maurizio Seracini in front of the fresco in the Palazzo VecchioCISA3 Director Maurizio Seracini
Named National Geographic Fellow
The UCSD-based center that is leading the scientific search for a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece has a new partner in the effort: the venerable National Geographic Society. The City of Florence has announced a five-year agreement with the society to explore the history and culture of Florence in the pages of National Geographic magazine and books, and the National Geographic Channel on TV. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Vaccine Against ‘Strep Throat’ May be Coming
MSNBC
March 6, 2008
     
  arrow Estrogen Levels in Blood
Predict Breast Cancer's Return

U.S. News & World Report
March 6, 2008
     
  arrow 'Magic Mirror' Reveals Effects of Bad Habits
ABC7, Los Angeles, Calif.
March 9, 2008
     
  arrow Protecting our Seas
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
March 9, 2008
     
  arrow Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss
NBC San Diego
March 3, 2008
     
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At Work

UCSD Earns
SANDEE Award

UCSD won top honors in the recent SANDEE Awards for its response to the October fires, alternative transportation, and Green Campus programs.

United Way/CHAD
2008 Campaign

UCSD's United Way/ CHAD 2008 Campaign runs Feb. 20 to April 15. This year's theme is "U Can Spark Dreams: Imagine the Impact of Your Support." More arrow

Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Diversity Education
3/12/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Improving
Business Processes

3/18/08
8:30 am to 10:30 am

Microsoft Access Forms
3/18/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm and
3/20/08
from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
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A Live Webcast
Will Be Available

March 11, 2008
1 p.m.
Faculty Club

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Photo of Larry Goldstein
The Stem Cell Challenge: Opportunities
for California
and the Wider World

March 10, 2008
5 p.m.
Leichtag Biomedical Research Building
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Climate Change Lecture: Gateway to the Arctic
March 10, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Birch Aquarium

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Photo of Silent Screen Actress
Women
of the Silent Screen

March 13, 2008
8 p.m.
Porter's Pub
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Photo of sea egg
An EGGS-travagant Experience at
Birch Aquarium

March 15 to 21, 2008
Birch Aquarium
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You Do The Math
= 16: number of schools working with UCSD's Early Academic Outreach Program
= 2,000: number of students in these schools served by UCSD's EAOP
= 80: percent of seniors served by UCSD's EAOP that will go on to college
 
Faculty Authors
Book cover of The Permanent Tax Revolt
Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music
in a Complex Age

By David Borgo

"Sync or Swarm" won the Alan P. Merriam Prize in 2006 from the Society for Ethnomusicology as the most distinguished English-language book published during the previous year. It explores connections between improvisation and emerging scientific notions of chaos and complexity, ultimately offering new ways of engaging with and shaping the discourse that surrounds music. More arrow
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