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Chancellor Fox and Mayor Sanders (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

UC San Diego Makes $7.2 Billion
Impact on California’s Economy

UC San Diego remains an anchor for the economy in the City of San Diego, the county and the state in these troubled times, according to an independent study released last week. The analysis found that the university contributes $7.2 billion in direct and indirect spending and personal income each year to the state’s economy and generates 39,000 jobs.
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UCSD Experts Analyze Nation’s Financial
Crisis, Assess Prospects for U.S. Economy

Financial Briefing (Photo / Nick Abadilla)It’s not clear whether the $700 billion government bailout of the financial industry will solve the economic crisis the country faces, but five UC San Diego economists and finance scholars said they hoped the economy will improve after several quarters of recession. They spoke on the U.S. financial crisis before overflow crowds Friday night at the Institute of the Americas on campus. video camer icon More arrow

Four Home-Schooled Siblings Together Again at UCSD
Nguyen siblings (Photo / Ioana Patringenaru)Kim Nguyen is used to going to school with her siblings—all five of them—but not in a regular classroom. The Nguyen brothers and sisters were all home schooled for many years. Now, Kim and three of her siblings are back together again, this time on the same campus at UC San Diego. More arrow

Chancellor’s Challenge 5K to Reach $2 Million Milestone for Undergraduate Scholarships
Chancellor's 5-K (Photo / Victor W. Chen)UC San Diego students have two million reasons to thank alumni, faculty, staff, friends—and even their fellow students. On Oct. 17,  the Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars will surpass the cumulative $2 million fundraising mark since the event’s founding in 1996 to address the need for more undergraduate scholarships. More

Free Software Helps You
Track Your Laptop If Stolen or Lost

Photo of Thomas RistenpartResearchers at the University of Washington and UC San Diego have created a laptop theft-protection tool that will help you locate your lost or stolen laptop while at the same time ensuring that no third party can use the system to monitor your whereabouts. video icon More arrow

First Detection of Magnetic Field
in Distant Galaxy Produces a Surprise

Photo of the Green Bank TelescopeUsing a powerful radio telescope to peer into the early universe, a team of California astronomers has obtained the first direct measurement of a nascent galaxy’s magnetic field as it appeared 6.5 billion years ago. More arrow

Eleanor Roosevelt College to Mark 20th Anniversary
Eleanor Roosevelt College logoIn the fall of 1988, the first class of 390 students launched UCSD's “Fifth College” as the newest in its expanding constellation of undergraduate colleges. More arrow

Oral Vitamin D May Help Prevent Some Skin Infections
Graphic of Vitamin DA study led by researchers at the School of Medicine suggests that use of oral Vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help prevent skin infections that are a common result of atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. More arrow

NSF Awards $12 Million to Science of Learning
Center to Study Role of Time and Timing in Learning

Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center logoThe Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, founded at UC San Diego in 2006 as one of six National Science Foundation Science of Learning Centers, has been awarded an additional $12 million for the next three years to expand its work studying the role of time and timing in learning. More arrow

What's New: People
Photo of What's New: PeopleWhat’s new this academic year? This Week @ UCSD has been looking at all the changes taking place on campus. Here is a short list of new appointments, transfers and promotions announced since the beginning of this year for key administrative and academic positions. More arrow

People

Wireless Pioneer
Andrew Viterbi Wins National Medal of Science

Photo of Andrew ViterbiWireless pioneer and UC San Diego professor emeritus Andrew Viterbi has been awarded a National Medal of Science, in part for work that would become known as the Viterbi algorithm. This algorithm is used in virtually every cell phone today where it performs interference suppression and efficient decoding of digital transmission sequences. More arrow

Researchers Receive $1.14 Million for Breast Cancer Research from Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Animation of award recipientsFour cancer researchers at the Moores Cancer Center have received a total of $1.14 million from Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to study the nature, development and spread of breast cancer. These are the organization’s only research and training awards given to scientists in San Diego for 2008. More arrow

Press Clips

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NPR, Science Friday
Oct. 3, 2008
     
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ABC News
Oct. 1, 2008
     
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San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct. 1, 2008
     
  arrow Pick the Nobel Winners
Nature
Oct. 3, 2008
     
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U.S. News & World Report
Oct. 1, 2008
     
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Chancellor's Corner
Letter from Chancellor Photo of Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
UC San Diego has had a tremendously positive impact on our community — locally, regionally and beyond. And for a university less than 50 years old, we have achieved so much, so fast. Now we have the hard data that show the immense benefits created by our campus. More

Q&A w/ Sandra Daley Photo of Sandra Daley
Sandra Daley wears many hats, figuratively speaking. She is a physician and an educator, an Associate Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer, and Chair of the Board of The Preuss School. She’s also traveled the world, although she’s called San Diego home for 37 years now. More
At Work

Celebrating Abilities
Celebration of Abilities (Photo / Victor W. Chen) During October, Celebration of Abilities Month events highlight health, personal well-being, and disability prevention and management. More arrow

Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Best Practices
for Employee
Disability Management

10/14/08
8:30 am to 11:30 am

Long Term Care
and Other Insurance Plans

10/16/08
8:30 am to 10:00am

Faculty Assistant: Philosophy of the Trade
10/15/08
9:00 am to 11:30 am

What's Happening
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Dedication of the San Diego Supercomputer Center Expansion
Oct. 14, 2008
10:30 a.m.
San Diego Supercomputer Center, Hopkins Drive

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Balancing California’s Energy Needs with its Environmental Goals
Oct. 14, 2008
7:30 a.m.
Faculty Club

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Photo of Kumeyaay Nation event
2008 California
Native American Day Celebration

Sept. 26 -- Nov. 7

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Photo of participants in the Gorder UCSD Melanoma Walk
15th Annual Bruce Gorder UCSD 5k Walk for Melanoma
Oct. 11, 2008
8 a.m.
Moores UCSD Cancer Center

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Photo of masters of fire
Masters of Fire: Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India
Oct. 6 - Jan. 25
Geisel Library

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You Do The Math
= 10,836: number of students, faculty, staff and dependents, who live campus during the 2008-09 academic year
= 7,501: number of undergraduates, who live on campus
= 2,372: graduate and medical students, who live on campus
= 323: number of faculty and staff, who live on campus
 
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Slaves and Other Objects
Slaves and Other Objects
By Page duBois

Page duBois, a classicist known for her daring and originality, turns in this new book to one of the most troubling subjects in the study of antiquity: the indispensability of slaves in ancient Greece. DuBois argues that every object and text in the world of ancient Greece bears the marks of slavery and the need to reiterate the distinction between slave and free.
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