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Chancellor Marye Anne Fox & Vice Chancellor Penny Rue  (Photo / Alan Decker)

New Symbol of Triton
Spirit Unveiled in Heart of Campus

The sound of a conch blowing along Lyman Lane Thursday announced the unveiling of a 750-pound bronze statue of the campus' mascot, the Triton, standing in the heart of campus. More arrow

filmstrip icon View a slideshow of the statue's unveiling.

Chancellor's 5K Pushes Beyond
$2 Million Mark for Student Scholarships

Chancellor 5K (Photo / Kevin A. Walsh)At the sound of a signal, a wave of runners swept over RIMAC Field Friday, vying for the championship in UCSD’s 13th annual Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars. Some were there to support a good cause. Others wanted to stay fit. By the end of the race, all said they had fun. More arrow

filmstrip icon View a slideshow of the 2008 Chancellor's Challenge 5K.

UCSD Experts Foresee Political
Shift to Left in County, State, Nation

Chancellor Fox (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Sen. Barack Obama will likely win the presidential election, UCSD political scientists forecasted last week. They also said that more Republican office holders might be elected in the City of San Diego, even though a majority of voters in the county are likely to vote Democratic in the presidential race. Video icon More arrow

Supercomputer Center Dedicates New Campus Building, Announces ‘Triton Resource’ Project
Supercomputer Center (Photo / Alan Decker)With the press of an oversized green ‘I/O’ button, officials of the San Diego Supercomputer Center and UC San Diego “powered up” a new era in data-intensive computing by dedicating a new energy-efficient building extension that will serve as key resource for the university and beyond. More arrow

Campus Holds First Universitywide Family Weekend, Offers Tours from Art Collection to Outback Climbing
Cross Cultural Center (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Events ranging from a “Green Eggs and Ham Brunch” to tours of the Birch Aquarium will be featured Oct. 25-26 as UC San Diego holds its first campuswide Family Weekend. More arrow

Vitamin B Does Not Slow
Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s

Illustration of Vitamin B bottlesA clinical trial led by Dr. Paul S. Aisen, professor of neurosciences at the School of Medicine, showed that high-dose vitamin B supplements did not slow the rate of cognitive decline in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease. More arrow

Volcanoes May Have Provided Sparks of First Life
Photo of Jeff BadaNew research suggests that lightening and volcanoes may have sparked early life on Earth. Researcher Jeffrey Bada at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and colleagues reanalyzed Stanley Miller’s classic origin of life experiment, offering a new analysis on how the essential building blocks of life may have arisen from volcanic eruptions. More arrow

Novel Publishing Approach
Puts Textbook in More Hands

Photo of Ajit VarkiFor the first time, a new edition of a major textbook will be simultaneously released in print and free online in a novel approach to publishing that permits the textbook to reach a wider audience. More arrow

Saudi University Announces Special
Partnership with Technology Institute at UC San Diego

Photo of KAUST buildingKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology and UC San Diego today have formed a partnership to collaborate on world-class visualization research and research training activities. The partnership is expected to enhance research in areas ranging from solar power to clean water and new medicines. More arrow


UCSD Professor Elected to Institute of Medicine
Photo of Terrence J. Sejnowski Terrence J. Sejnowski, professor of biology and neurosciences at UC San Diego, has been elected to the Instittue of Medicine. Sejnowski's work uses computational models to understand the principles that link brain to behavior. More arrow

Microsoft Leader Connects with UC San Diego
Photo of Craig MundieCraig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft, visited campus Friday to meet with faculty and students and share his vision of where technology is moving. UCSD was the final stop during a week of visits to some of the nation’s top universities, including Princeton University, New York University, University of Michigan and UC Berkeley. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow New Spark in Classic Experiments
BBC News
Oct. 17, 2008
  arrow B Vitamins Fail to Slow Alzheimer's Decline
Oct. 15, 2008
  arrow Businesses Bank on Solar Power
CBS News
Oct. 14, 2008
  arrow A Green Supercomputer Center
Opens at U. of California at San Diego

Chronicle of Higher Education
Oct. 17, 2008
  arrow Quiet Political Shifts as More Blacks Are Elected
The New York Times
Oct. 14, 2008

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Vice Chancellor
Penny Rue to Chat
Online With Students

Photo of Penny RueVice Chancellor Penny Rue will be holding a live online chat with students Wednesday, October 29, from noon to 1 p.m. Please visit the Penny Rue Chat Website to take part.

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What's Happening
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Family Weekend
Oct. 25 -- 26

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Biofuels: Hype vs. Hope
Nov. 3, 2008
Biomedical Library
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Memory Walk
Oct. 25, 2008
7 a.m.
Balboa Park

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How to Identify
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Oct. 21, 2008
11:30 a.m.
UCSD Extension,
Sorrento Mesa Center

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Haunted Birch Aquarium
Oct. 24 -- 26, 2008
Birch Aquarium

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UCSD All-Campus Halloween
Costume Contest

Oct. 31, 2008
11:30 a.m.
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Book cover of IVY-MIKE the first Hydrogen Bomb
IVY-MIKE the First Hydrogen Bomb
By W.G. Van Dorn

"IVY-MIKE the First Hydrogen Bomb" presents a fascinating narrative of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s involvement in the testing of the world’s first thermonuclear device (H-Bomb) because late calculations suggested that the explosive energy released might be great enough to blow the atoll apart and generate a dangerous tsunami. It also relates the problems faced by oceanographers in dealing with this uncertainty. This book offers an accurate historical perspective of nuclear testing in the Pacific not available in any other work. More arrow
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