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Project Nicaraqua

UCSD Students Reach Across Borders to
Improve Children's Health as Part of Project Nicaragua

Scores of people were waiting in line for care in hospital hallways. Families slept on the floor in patients’ rooms. They hung their laundry out to dry outside the hospital’s door. The sight that greeted UCSD alum Nicholas Gastelum when he first set foot in the El Hospital Antonio Lenin Fonseca in Nicaragua’s capital was not easy to take in, he recalls. But Gastelum, then still a student at UCSD, had come to Managua to try and improve conditions at the hospital. Filmstrip icon More arrow

Study Links Vitamin D, Type 1 Diabetes
Illustration of vitamin D sunSun exposure and vitamin D levels may play a strong role in risk of Type 1 diabetes in children, according to new findings by researchers at the Moores Cancer Center and the department of Family and Preventive Medicine.  This association comes on the heels of similar research findings by this same group regarding vitamin D levels and several major cancers. More arrow

Medical Center Chaplain
Who Aided Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Among Those Recognized for 'Exemplary' Efforts
Photo of Chaplain Mark ReevesSome rushed to New Orleans to help victims in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One helps make college a reality for students in Imperial County. Another promotes healthy eating and exercise in San Diego’s Latino community. All were recognized as this year’s Exemplary Staff Employees of the Year Thursday at the Faculty Club. More arrow

Athletes Recognized for
Achievements On and Off the Field

Photo of sports cardsTriton student-athletes were honored Thursday evening for their athletic achievements, academic excellence and outstanding community service at the 40th annual Student-Athlete Recognition Night. More arrow

Seniors Salute Years Spent
at UCSD in Campus Tradition

Senior Salute (Photo / Christine Clark)Porter’s Pub was packed with graduating seniors eager to sign the Class of 2008 Plaque at the fourth annual Senior Salute Thursday evening. The Alumni Association hosts the event to congratulate the graduating class as members take the next step to becoming alumni and to give them the opportunity to leave their mark on the class plaque before it’s installed on Library Walk. More arrow

Alumni Association Awards for
Excellence
Gala Sells Out for the First Time

Event Recognizes Six Outstanding Alumni and Students
Photo of Khaled HosseiniStellar alumni honorees, graduates eager to reconnect with their alma mater, and a recharged UCSD Alumni Association all resulted in a sell-out Awards for Excellence event for the first time in its 30-year history. More arrow

UCSD Captures the CCAA Commissioner's Cup
Photo of Natalie VarnayFor the third consecutive year, UC San Diego has taken the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioner’s Cup for the just-completed 2007-08 athletics season. More arrow

Generous Donors and Friends Help Make
Triton Baseball Facility a “Field of DPhoto of baseball playerreams”

Tractors. Hardhats. Shovels.  Major construction may seem like a fixture at UC San Diego, as the university grows and expands.  But as new buildings are erected and the sound of hammers echoes, UC San Diego’s baseball field—tucked in the northeast area of campus—is in urgent need of an update to its facilities for the Triton student-athletes who play there. More arrow

People

Preuss School Names Sandra Daley New Board Chair Photo of Sandra Daley
Sandra Daley, UCSD's Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, has been named chair of The Preuss School Board of Directors, effective July 1. She succeeds Cecil W. Lytle, current chair of the Preuss Board, who will retire June 30. More arrow

Student Outreach Program Director to Receive
YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry Award
Photo of Linda R. Doughty
Linda R. Doughty, director of  the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), will receive a YWCA Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Award for outstanding achievements in her profession. More arrow

Steve KooninBP Chief Scientist to Speak at UCSD
on Energy Plans Beyond Petroleum

Steve Koonin, chief scientist of BP, will deliver a free public lecture on “Energy: Facts, Challenges and Responses” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15 at the Birch Aquarium. The event is open to the public with no tickets or reservations required. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Sunlight, Vitamin D May Cut Kids' Diabetes Risk
U.S. News & World Report
June 5, 2008
     
  arrow Study: Toenail Nicotine Points
to Women's Heart Disease Risk

FOX News
June 6, 2008
     
  arrow Tainted Cheese Fuels TB Rise in California
MSNBC
June 4, 2008
     
  arrow Portable Plastic Explosives Detector
MIT Technology Review
June 3, 2008
     
  arrow Race and the White House
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 8, 2008
     
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At Work

UCSD and the U.S. Open
Many campus offices and departments will have different schedules from June 9-13 during the U.S. Open tournament at Torrey Pines. See the U.S. Open Web site for more details and updates, including info for faculty and staff.

Launching
to Greater Heights

Illustration of alienYour gift to the UCSD Fund Faculty-Staff Campaign can help ignite energy, innovation, and imagination at UC San Diego.

Put on Your Sneakers
FitWell presents "Walk & Stretch" every Tuesday/ Thursday starting June 17 outside Geisel Library (by the Snake Path head) from 10-10:50 a.m. All are welcome.

Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Intermediate
Microsoft Access 2007

06/18/08 and 06/20/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Social Security
06/24/08
8:30 am to 10:00 am

Intermediate
Microsoft Excel 2003

06/24/08 and 06/26/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
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Triton Engineering Student Council
Book Drive

June 9—13
Price Center

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UCSD Offers
Free Public Lecture
on Successful Aging

June 18, 2008
5:30 p.m.
Basic Science Bldg.

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Green Flash
Seaside Concert

June 18, 2008
6:00 p.m.
Birch Aquarium

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A.S. Free
Pancake Breakfast

June 9, 2008
10 p.m.
Price Center

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David Sedaris
June 30, 2008
8 p.m.
Copley Symphony Hall

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You Do The Math
= $3 million: amount that the UCSD department of music received from philanthropist Conrad Prebys this year for an endowment
= $6 million: amount UCSD received from Prebys last year to help build a state-of-the-art music center, named in Prebys' honor
 
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Life in Color
Life in Color:
Culture in
American Psychiatry

By Rodrigo Munoz

This book is a vital tool for any healthcare professional with a minority patient or client caseload. In comprehensive, clear terms, "Life in Color" contains strategies for physicians and other healthcare workers to sensitize themselves to the concerns and cultural attributes of minority patients; help put minority patients at ease; get better compliance from their minority patients; make more accurate diagnoses and medication prescriptions for the minority community and better understand the role of family in the treatment process of different cultures. More arrow
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