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Paul Terzino and New Price Center (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

Launch Party to Mark
Opening of Price Center Expansion

Students have more room to eat and study. They are now able to shop for groceries right on campus. New restaurants and a night club are set to open later this year. The Price Center has doubled in size and the UC San Diego community will be celebrating May 12 with a launch party. More arrow

Another Piece for Stuart Collection
Mary Beebe and Another Stuart Collection (Photo / Victor W. Chen)“The meaning of life is that it stops,” Franz Kafka once said. And artist Barbara Kruger will have him saying it over and over again for as long there is a floor to the atrium of the newly expanded Price Center at UCSD. More arrow

New UC Leader Outlines Priorities, Challenges
Photo of University of California, incoming UC President Mark G. YudofFocusing on the Office of the President will be the first priority for the new leader of the University of California, incoming UC President Mark G. Yudof said Tuesday during a teleconference. Yudof also outlined some of his plans for the future and some of the challenges facing the 10-campus system. More arrow

Campus Launches Senior Week
Senior Week logoRobert F. Kennedy Jr. to Serve as Keynote Speaker for All Campus Graduation Celebration
Seniors will have the opportunity to take part in a flurry of events from June 13 to 20, during UC San Diego's first-ever Senior Week. Activities include visits to the San Diego Zoo and Sea World, as well as an all-campus graduation celebration and a bonfire at La Jolla Shores. More arrow

Campus Officials Address Logistics
of June 9-15 U.S. Open at Campus Briefing

U.S. Open meeting (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Message No. 1: It will be business as usual. Message No. 2: Plan ahead.That’s the repeated advice from officials at a campus informational meeting held May 2 to discuss aspects and concerns about the U.S. Open Golf Championship at Torrey Pines Golf Course from June 9 to 15. Representatives ranging from the Academic Senate to the USGA repeated the mantra—although there may be some inconvenience, the campus will be “100 percent open.”
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More than Half of Commuters
to Campus Now Take Alternative Transportation

Illustration of traffic jamMore than half of regular commuters to the UC San Diego campus and the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest are taking alternative forms of transportation —as opposed to single-occupant vehicles — according to a recent report from the UCSD Department of Transportation and Parking Services. More arrow

Oxygen Depletion: A New Form of Ocean Habitat Loss
Photo of researchers collected water samples from the Indian Ocean to measure their oxygen contentAn international team of physical oceanographers including a researcher from UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography has discovered that oxygen-poor regions of tropical oceans are expanding as the oceans warm, limiting the areas in which predatory fishes and other marine organisms can live or enter in search of food. More arrow

Scripps Designing Life-Probing
Instrument for Mission to Mars

Artist's concept of ExoMars roverResearchers are preparing a new life-detecting instrument for a mission to the Red Planet. The Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector instrument, developed by a scientist at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, received approximately $2 million in NASA funding to further refine the design and technology for the European Space Agency's 2013 ExoMars Rover Mission. More arrow

SoftWhere 2008: UC San Diego Researchers
Pioneer Emerging Field of ‘Software Studies’

Photo of Software Studies Initiative associate director Noah Wardrip-FruinA newly-formed initiative at UC San Diego will host a workshop to draw up a roadmap for the development of software studies as a new movement and field of academic inquiry. More arrow

Treatment of Severe Blood Loss: Less Is More
Photo of isotonic fluidsIntravenous administration of isotonic fluids is the standard emergency treatment in the U.S. for patients with severe blood loss, but UC San Diego bioengineering researchers have reported improved resuscitation with a radically different approach. More arrow

Researchers Peg ID of Red Tide Killer
Photo of a cell of the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum.Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have identified a potential “red tide killer.” Red tides and related phenomena in which microscopic algae accumulate rapidly in dense concentrations have been on the rise in recent years, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in worldwide losses to fisheries and beach tourism activities. More arrow


Two Plant Biologists at UC San Diego
Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Animation of Martin F. Yanofsky and Steve KayThe National Academy of Sciences today elected the dean of the Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego and another professor in the division to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers. More arrow

Free Public Lecture at Scripps
Explores the Evolution of Bugs and Bytes

Photo of Richard E. LenskiScripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego’s third annual Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology will be given by Richard E. Lenski, John Hannah distinguished professor of microbial ecology at Michigan State University, for his outstanding scientific contributions in evolutionary biology. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Oxygen-Poor Ocean Zones are Growing
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 2008
  arrow Moving Closer to a 'Matrix'-Style Virtual World
May 5, 2008
  arrow Experimental Drug Eases
Symptoms of Mild Alzheimer's

April 29, 2008
  arrow North Korea Heading Towards Famine: Report
The New York Times
April 30, 2008
  arrow Viscosity Enhancers Curb Bleeding Complications
April 29, 2008

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Admissions Board
Tries Again:
Academic Senate Considers Revised Freshman-Eligibility Proposal

UC sealThe UC San Diego Academic Senate heard a report last week about a proposal to change freshmen-eligibility requirements. UC’s Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools proposes to expand admission guarantees for high school graduates and do away with SAT subject-test requirements. The goal, the board said, is to correct imbalances in existing requirements.
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by May 9.

Staff Education and Development Courses

Workplace Conflicts

8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Motivating the
Student Employee

8:30 am to 2:00 pm

Web Design Part 2: Intermediate HTML
05/14/08 and 05/16/08
8:30 am 12:30 pm

What's Happening
Photo Alan O. Trounson
Alan O. Trounson, President,
California Institute for
Regenerative Medicine

May 8, 2008
5 p.m.
Basic Science Bldg.

Animation of James E. Hansen bouncing the globe
The Threat of the Planet: The Dark and Bright Sides of Global Warming
May 8, 2008
7 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse

Photo Jim Arnold
Global Climate Change:
A Perspective from
the World's Highest Mountains

May 9, 2008
5 p.m.
Robinson Building Complex

Animation of Launch Party logo
Price Center Launch Party
May 12, 2008
11:30 a.m.
Price Center

Life Sciences Career Expo logo
Life Sciences Career Expo
May 5 - 7, 2008
Price Center

Photo of Khaled Abou El Fadl
Islamic Law
and the Challenge
of Islamophobia

May 5, 2008
8 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom

Illustration of nanomedicine
Nanomedicine on a Chip
May 9, 2008
2 p.m.
EBU-I, Room 2512
Henry G. Booker
Conference Suite


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You Do The Math
= 12710: numbers of members of the UCSD community who carpooled to campus in Winter 2008
= 5163 : number of shuttle riders in Winter 2008
= 3426 : number of bus riders in Winter 2008
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization
Territoriality and Conflict in an Era of Globalization
By Miles Kahler

Bringing the perspectives of law, political science, anthropology, and geography to bear on the complex causal relations among territoriality, conflict, and globalization, leading contributors examine how territorial attachments are constructed, why they have remained so powerful in the face of an increasingly globalized world and what effect continuing strong attachments may have on conflict. More arrow
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