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Students Find Greener UCSD on Return To Campus

Solar trees are sprouting on top of parking structures. Renovated dorms feature new, sustainable furniture and carpet. Students can eat with compostable plates and utensils in dining halls. More than 28,500 students are coming back to UC San Diego this year, and they are finding a campus that is getting greener every day, as the university solidifies its position as a leader in sustainability among the nation’s higher education institutions. More arrow

A Week of Firsts as Students Celebrate Welcome Week
UCSD Welcome Week (Photo / Victor W. Chen)They took in the music and the ambiance at UC San Diego's new night club and performance space, The Loft @ UCSD. They got to know all the businesses, organizations and associations that moved to the new Price Center East. They competed for the Golden Shoe trophy during the UnOlympics. Welcome Week events took place last week on campus, introducing students to the university. negative film icon View the slideshow arrow

Bringing Out the Scientist in Students
New program aims to bring excitement of university-level research to high schools across San Diego County SOCRATES Teaching Program (Photo / Victor W. Chen)
This summer, graduate students and high school teachers spent hours in the lab to create original experiments that would get students excited about science. Their efforts were part of the Socrates Fellows Program, funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. More arrow

UC San Diego Receives 6th Place Ranking in NSF’s
Study of Federal Research & Development Funding

National Science Foundation logoUC San Diego moved to sixth place nationally among public universities and colleges in federal research and development funding, up from the previous year’s ranking of seventh, according to a recently released study by the National Science Foundation. More arrow

Campus Kicks Off Native American Celebration
Chancellor Fox (Photo / Victor W. Chen)A blessing and a song from Kumeyaay elder Stan Rodriquez opened the Native American Day kickoff event Friday on campus, followed by a warm welcome by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. The event marked the beginning of more than a month of celebrations, including a film festival, a high-school essay contest, teach-ins and workshops. More arrow

Alumni Welcome Incoming Students
with New “Walk the Walk” Tradition

Photo of Walk the Walk Tradition New and returning students are being invited by the UC San Diego Alumni Association to take a walk through the campus’ history and celebrate the talents and achievements of the outstanding alumni community they will one day join as part of a new “Walk the Walk” initiative. More arrow

Eureka! Program Gives
Undergrads Chance to Trade Summer
Jobs for Opportunity to Conduct Hands-on Research

Darrell Tran studied a gene that may help fruit flies make a steady supply of sperm. (Photo courtesy / Darrell Tran) Francis Hwee bounds into the room waving a flask filled with emerald green cyanobacteria. Rather than managing an apartment building in Oakland, Hwee spent his summer trying to coax the microorganisms into making precursors of drugs that could fight malaria or cancer with the help of a scholarship from the Division of Biological Sciences. More arrow

What’s New: Construction
Price Center Expansion (Photo / Victor W. Chen)What’s new this academic year? This Week @ UCSD has been looking at all the changes taking place on campus in 2008-09. Here is a look at many of the new buildings that have already made their appearance on campus or will be popping up this academic year. More arrow

People

Campus Names First George Palade
Endowed Chair in Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Photo of George PaladePeter Novick, whose groundbreaking work in the field of cell biology has contributed to a novel understanding of internal cellular transportation systems, has been named the George E. Palade Endowed Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. More arrow

Preuss School Junior Wins National
Prize as an Outstanding Young Hero, Leader

Photo of Paul TranPaul Tran, 16, a junior at The Preuss School, has been named one of 10 national winners of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which honors “outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive difference to people and our planet.” Tran will receive $2,500 to apply to higher education or to his service project. More arrow

Linguistics Pioneer Edward Klima Dies
Photo of Edward  S. KlimaEdward S. Klima, internationally recognized for his seminal contributions in linguistics and psycholinguistics, and a founder and professor emeritus in the UCSD department of linguistics, died Thursday. He was 77. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Study: Extending Time of Stroke Drug Treatment OK
CBS News
Sept. 24 , 2008
     
  arrow Stem Cells Open Door for Studying Human Disease
Reuters
Sept. 22 , 2008
     
  arrow Robert Katzman, Alzheimer’s Activist, Dies at 82
The New York Times
Sept. 23, 2008
     
  arrow UCSD Stroke Expert Seeks
Local System for Better Care

San Diego Union-Tribune
Sept. 25 , 2008
     
  arrow Siblings Among Students Being Welcomed at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune
Sept. 23, 2008
     
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— UC is offering a wide range of services aimed at helping veterans make the transition from military to student life.

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UCSD to Celebrate National Work and Family Month in October
UC San Diego will celebrate the National Work and Family Month for the first time in October, and officials are taking this opportunity to publicize the many work/life programs the university offers.
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Staff Education and Development Courses

QueryLink: Basics
10/06/08
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Introduction
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010/07/08 and 10/09/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Introduction
to Microsoft Access

10/07/08 and 10/09/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

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The U.S. Financial Crisis
Oct. 3, 2008
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The Institute of the Americas

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Greenovation Forum: Water Issues Everywhere
Oct. 1, 2008
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UCSD Faculty Club

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Where Science
and Policy Converge

Oct. 1, 2008
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Institute of Americas Hojel Auditorium

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14th Annual
Bruce Gorder UCSD 5K Walk for Melanoma

Oct. 13, 2008
8 a.m.
Moores UCSD Cancer Center

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The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Oct. 2, 2008
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Basic Science Bldg.

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Hiring and Compensating Employees
and Consultants

Oct. 2, 2008
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Price Center

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Life as It Is
By William F. Loomis

Exploring in fascinating detail the processes, by which cells come into being and multiply, William F. Loomis clearly and simply explains the latest in complex biological research. He reviews recent insights into molecular and human evolution, the role of DNA sequences in determining traits, and the biological basis for consciousness, all of which, he argues, need to be considered when making life-and-death decisions and wrestling with questions about the limits to intervention. More arrow
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