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Steve Kay (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

UCSD Aims to Become
Greenest University in the Nation

Solar power panels will cover 26 buildings on campus. Fuel cells and wind farms will help power dorms, labs and cafeterias. UC San Diego is aiming to become the leading user of renewable energy among U.S. universities within the next few years and unveiled Thursday several steps the campus will take to reach that goal. Video Icon More arrow

Medical Center Expands Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit to Address Rising Numbers of Premature Babies

Photo of infantsUC San Diego Medical Center-Hillcrest celebrated the opening of an expanded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Wednesday designed for the 24-hour specialized care of premature infants and newborns with complications. Nine licensed beds have been added to the existing 40-bed unit to increase the number of infants who can receive Level III neonatal intensive care from 780 newborns per year to more than 900. The $2.6 million project is the first of a series of initiatives to expand and improve women’s and infant’s services at the Medical Center. More arrow

Roots of Sustainability
Strong at UCSD, Jane Goodall Says

Jane Goodall (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall has raised attention to the plight of endangered chimpanzees — and the state of the environment — since she first began her research in Africa in the 1960s. On April 1, the famed conservationist and scientist brought her message to UC San Diego, where she took part in a tree-planting ceremony and an honorary luncheon. The luncheon, which included a speech by Goodall, recognized the efforts of several student organizations and paid tribute to UC San Diegoís sustainability initiatives. More arrow

Going Far, Doing Good
Ashley Nall went to a small, rural school in China and fell in love with the children who study there. She and scores Photo of Ashley Nallof other UCSD students fanned across the globe last month for spring break. They took part in alternative spring breaks, a program that allows students to take one-week service trips to many destinations, from China, to Russia and Guatemala. This is Nall's story. More arrow

Muir College to Celebrate 40th Birthday
Muir College logo Four decades ago, the perfect name for the newly formed second college at the University of California, San Diego, came to then-provost John Stewart while hiking with his wife — John Muir College, in honor of the nature writer, conservationist and Sierra Club founder.  John Muir College is now one of six colleges at UC San Diego, all designed to offer students a smaller educational environment with all the advantages of a large research university renowned for its local impact, national influence and global reach. More arrow

UC San Diego Becomes FiPhoto of booksrst SoCal University to Contribute Books to Google Book Search Library
UC San Diego announced Wednesday its first shipment of books to be digitized as part of the Google Book Search Library Project, a global effort launched in 2004 to digitize collections from the world’s top universities and libraries to make them searchable and discoverable online. The UC San Diego Libraries will contribute thousands of volumes from its East Asian language collections and from its International Relations & Pacific Studies Library, in such diverse subject areas as history, literature, public policy and economics. More arrow

New Species of Infectious Disease Found in Amazon
Photo of Joseph VinetzWhile investigating the tropical disease leptospirosis in the Peruvian Amazon, an infectious disease specialist from the School of Medicine has uncovered new, emerging bacteria that may be responsible for up to 40 percent of cases of the disease. Patients with severe forms of leptospirosis have jaundice, renal failure and lung hemorrhage, with high fatality rates. More arrow

People

Alumni Association Announces Top Award Recipients
Animation of Alumni award recipientsAn internationally acclaimed novelist and physician, an entrepreneurial biotech leader driving to advance diagnosis, a champion of undergraduate diversity, a charismatic professor and administrator, and two outstanding students have all been named by the UCSD Alumni Association as top recipients of the 30th Annual Awards for Excellence distinctions. The awards will be presented June 7 in the Grand Ballroom of the newly expanded Price Center. More arrow

UCSD Professors Win Guggenheim Fellowships
ANimation of Rae  Armantrout and Jason X.-J. YuanTwo members of the faculty have just been announced as recipients of prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship Awards for 2008.  Selected, on the basis of “distinguished achievement and exceptional promise,” are Rae Armantrout, professor of writing in the Department of Literature and Jason X.-J. Yuan, professor of medicine and associate chair for research in the Department of Medicine. More arrow

Photo of Peter HooperTop Bank Economist to Address
San Diego Economics Roundtable

With turmoil widespread in the U.S. economy the views of Peter Hooper, managing director and chief economist of Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and a veteran of 26 years at the Federal Reserve Board, will be particularly timely when he speaks at the UC San Diego Economics Roundtable on April 22.
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Noted UCSD Art Historian to Lecture on Masterpieces
of San Diego Painting at Oceanside Museum of Art

Belle Baranceanu's painting, The Yellow RobeNationally recognized scholar and art historian Bram Dijkstra, a professor emeritus of American comparative literature at UC San Diego, will give a talk Thursday at the Oceanside Museum of Art on an exhibit of some of the finest works of San Diego painters that recently opened at the museum. More arrow

Press Clips

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The Washington Post
April 7, 2008
     
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San Diego Union-Tribune
April 4, 2008
     
  arrow Surgery Without the Slicing
Business Week
April 3, 2008
     
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on Happiness, Money and TV

The Wall Street Journal
April 2, 2008
     
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Discovery Channel
April 4, 2008
     
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At Work

Bringing Clean
Tech to the Market

Photo of windmillsDoes your research focus on clean technology? Find out how to apply for funding and mentoring from the San Diego Clean Tech Initiative, sponsored by San Diego and UCSD's William J. von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurism and Technology Advancement.

Benefits Update
Photo of stethoscopeTwo UCSD benefits providers have changed their names: Blue Cross of California is now Anthem Blue Cross, and FITSCo has become Fidelity Retirement Services.

New Campuswide
Web Portal to be Launched as Site for Numerous Experience-Based Programs

Photo of StudentsThe need for a one-stop forum for UC San Diego students or staff to find experiential learning opportunities was answered with the launch of a campuswide web portal April 1. More arrow

Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Negotiating Effectively: Skills for Managers
4/10/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Financial Systems
at UCSD: An Overview

4/10/08
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Budgeting 135:
Staffing List Basics

4/12/08
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

What's Happening
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Chancellor's Chat
With Students

April 16, 2008
noon

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Leon Leyson,
Member of
Schindlerís List

April 11, 2008
11 a.m.
Hojel Hall

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UC San Diego's
Cultural Celebration

April 12, 2008
Thurgood Marshall College

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Relay For Life
April 12, 2008
North Campus Athletic Field

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The Great Campus Race
April 12, 2008
Geisel Library

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Experience
the Grunion Run!

April 7 - June 4, 2008

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Classic Silent
Films from France

8 p.m. April 10, 2008
Calit2 Theater

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You Do The Math
= 3792: number of students enrolled at Revelle College in Fall 2007
= 4194: number of students at Muir College
= 3725: number of students at Thurgood Marshall College
= 4132: number of students at Warren College
= 3422: number of students at Eleanor Roosevelt College
= 2783: number of students at Sixth College
 
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Citizen Employers
Citizen Employers
By Jeffrey Haydu

The exceptional weakness of the American labor movement has often been attributed to the successful resistance of American employers to unionization and collective bargaining. However, the ideology deployed against labor's efforts to organize at the grassroots level has received less attention. In "Citizen Employers," Jeffrey Haydu compares the very different employer attitudes and experiences that guided labor-capital relations in two American cities, Cincinnati and San Francisco, in the period between the Civil War and World War I. More arrow
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