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Black Carbon Pollution Emerges
as Major Player in Global Warming

Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing estimates, according to scientists in an upcoming review article in the journal Nature Geoscience. Soot and other forms of black carbon could have as much as 60 percent of the current global warming effect of carbon dioxide, more than that of any greenhouse gas besides CO2, said scientists from UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Iowa. More arrow

Plans to Avoid Future Parking Shortages Approved
Photo of Brian d’AutremontThe East Campus will get a new parking structure. Members of the UCSD community will have increased access to public transit and other transportation alternatives. In a few years, parking could be restricted for freshmen. These are some of the measures that the Transportation Policy Committee and Vice Chancellor Steven Relyea recently approved to alleviate future parking shortages on campus. More arrow

Non-invasive Imaging Provides Window
into Genetic Properties of Brain Tumors

Illustration of non-Invasive ImagingDoctors diagnose and prescribe treatment for brain tumors by studying, under a microscope, tumor tissue and cell samples obtained through invasive biopsy or surgery. Now, researchers at the School of Medicine have shown that Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology has the potential to non-invasively characterize tumors and determine which of them may be responsive to specific forms of treatment, based on their specific molecular properties.
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UC San Diego Receives High Marks
in U.S. News Graduate Program Ranking

US News logoGraduate education programs at UC San Diego maintained their top national rankings in the 2008 U.S. News & World Report survey released March 27. 
UC San Diego again was one of only a handful of universities to have both an engineering school and a medical school both ranked in the top 15. More arrow

Taking Flight: Campus Delivers Annual Nationwide
UCSD Near You Program Throughout the Country

Illustration of UCSD Near You programUC San Diego will again visit cities around the nation as part of its fourth annual UCSD Near You tour, which begins its journey on Thursday in Orange County, Calif. The innovative program brings UC San Diego’s outstanding faculty and alumni speakers to network with fellow alums, parents and friends around the country. More arrow

Study to Help Parents Help Overweight Kids
Photo of Dr. BoutelleNearly one in six children in the United States between the ages of 8 and 12 are considered obese, and parents play a major role in the development and maintenance of obesity in their children. Researchers at the School of Medicine are looking at whether parent-only intervention programs — teaching parents skills to use in helping their children lose weight — might be a more effective method of targeting childhood obesity than sessions which bring parents and children together to work on the problem. More arrow

Campus Gets Go-Ahead to Plan
New Biomedical Research Building

Photo of rendering of the Leichtag Family Foundation Biomedical Research Building, scheduled for completion in January 2004.UCSD has received approval from the UC Board of Regents to begin planning a new Health Sciences Biomedical Research facility on the Health Sciences campus in La Jolla. The facility is necessary to accommodate recent and projected growth in research activities in the School of Medicine and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Regents gave a green light for planning to proceed at their March 20 meeting in San Francisco. More arrow


Primatologist Jane Goodall to Honor
Campus Sustainability Initiatives

Photo of Dr. Jane GoodallWorld-renowned primatologist and United Nations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall will visit UCSD for a public tree-planting ceremony and luncheon on Tuesday to honor campus sustainability initiatives. At the luncheon, Goodall will recognize 12 UC San Diego community-service based student organizations, such as One Earth One Justice, the Urban Studies and Planning Club, the Arusha Project and Alternative Breaks. More arrow

Public Opinion Analyst to Speak at Supper Club
Photo of Daniel YankelovichFamed social researcher and public opinion analyst Daniel Yankelovich will address the question “The United States and the Muslim World: Is the Long War Inevitable?” when he speaks at the UC San Diego Social Sciences Supper Club, April 16. This controversial topic has taken on continuing urgency in the presidential election campaign. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Soot in the Greenhouse, and Kitchen
The New York Times
March 26, 2008
  arrow Genetic Mapping Tool
Could Improve Tumor Treatment

March 25, 2008
  arrow Study: More Deaths
from Heart Surgery with Older Blood

March 24, 2008
  arrow ‘Critical Care’ is a Rising Med School Specialty
U.S. News & World Report
March 26, 2008
  arrow University of California Names Yudof President
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 28, 2008

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Chancellor's Corner
Letter from Chancellor Photo of Chancellor Fox
Welcome back from spring break. We have much to celebrate this month — the life and accomplishments of César E. Chávez, Earth Week and UC San Diego’s role in promoting a more sustainable future for our planet, and the 40th anniversary of Muir College. More

POV with Brittan Trozzi Photo of Brittan Trozzi
Alumna and staff member Brittan Trozzi is bursting with Triton Pride. She recently told the UCSD Guardian she would bleed blue and gold if her arm were cut off. More

Chancellor's Chat
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will hold a live online chat with students Wednesday, April 16, from noon to 1 p.m.. Please visit during the event to attend the chat. More arrow

At Work

Mark G. Yudof
Appointed 19th
UC President

Photo of Mark G. YudofThe University of California Board of Regents voted unanimously March 27  to appoint Mark G. Yudof, current head of the University of Texas system and a recognized leader in American higher education, the 19th president of the University of California. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Negotiating Effectively: Skills for Managers
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cost Accounting Standards
9:00 am to 11:00 am

to Microsoft Excel 2007

4/08/08 and 4/10/08
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What's Happening
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César Chávez
Celebration Kickoff

April 1, 2008
11:30 a.m.

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emma's revolution concert
March 31, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Student Center

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33 Variations
April 8 and 9
La Jolla Playhouse

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International Café
April 4


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You Do The Math
= 36: percentage of UCSD undergraduate students majoring in Social Science in 2007
= 22: percentage of students majoring in biology
= 17: percentage of students majoring in engineering
Faculty Authors
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Appreciating Italy
By Robert Englekirk

Unlike travel books that merely tell you what you should see, "Appreciating Italy" explains why you should see it, giving you background information on the history, culture, art and architecture of each city — background information that cannot help but add another dimension to the enjoyment of your holiday. More arrow
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