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Passion, Excitement
and Tears at UCSD on Election Night

UC San Diego students posted their support of the 2008 presidential candidates on their Facebook pages in the lead up to the election. Tuesday night, more than 400 of them stepped away from their computers to celebrate the historic Nov. 4 vote with fellow students at Great Hall on the Eleanor Roosevelt College campus. Slide show icon More arrow

UCSD Political Scientists,
Economists Predict Issues Obama Will Need
to Tackle During First Hundred Days as President

Photo of Political ScientistsThe U.S. economy is in disarray. A global recession might be next. U.S. soldiers are fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Barack Obama is facing historic challenges as he prepares to become the first black president to occupy the White House. Over the past week, four UC San Diego political scientists and economists took a stab in interviews at predicting what the first 100 days of an Obama presidency might look like. More arrow

Campus Leader Shares Perspective
on Leadership as Part of Interview Series

Photo of Leadership InterviewBe organized; be patient; and be prepared. These were some of the pieces of advice that Associate Vice Chancellor Barbara Sawrey shared Wednesday with a standing-room only audience at Eucalyptus Point. Sawrey, the campus’ associate vice chancellor for Undergraduate Education, was the first guest in this year’s Perspectives on Leadership series offered by UCSD’s Human Resources department. More arrow

Renowned Speakers, Theatrical Artists to Appear
at Human Rights and Global Citizenship Symposium

Photo of Speakers at SymposiumA powerful and timely weeklong symposium of free public events on the interlocking themes of Human Rights and Global Citizenship will be sponsored Nov. 17-21 on campus by Eleanor Roosevelt and Thurgood Marshall colleges. More arrow

Moores UCSD Cancer Center Studying
Novel Leukemia Vaccine for High-Risk Patients

Photo of Januario E. Castro, MDResearchers at the Moores Cancer Center are conducting clinical trials of a novel therapy aimed at revving up the immune system to combat a particularly difficult-to-treat form of leukemia. More arrow

Tumors Grow Faster Without
Blood-Supply Promoting Molecule

Photo of blood marked with fluorescent dye spills from a tumor’s leaky vessels.Dense networks of blood vessels thought to spur cancer’s growth could actually hinder rather than promote tumor progression, according to a UC San Diego study. The findings partly explain why drugs designed to treat cancer by strangling its blood supply have been disappointing when used alone and why those treatments are more effective when combined with traditional chemotherapy. More arrow

Researchers Look Into the Past with High-Resolution Digital Scans of Italy's Palazzo Medici
Photo of CISA3 Director Maurizio SeraciniThe Palazzo Medici, one of most significant landmarks of the Italian Renaissance, has always been something of a touchstone — it was completed in 1460 for the wealthy Medici family and later served as the model for Florence's more ornate Pitti and Strozzi palaces. It's fitting, then, that the palace has also become a prototype for researchers pursuing high-resolution digital cultural forensics, a field being pioneered by scientists at UC San Diego's Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology. More arrow

Coastal Bluff Study Seeks
to Understand Processes That Cause Cliff Failures

Photo of Calit2's Michael OlsenThe cliffs along the San Diego coastline are more than just fodder for picture postcards — a number of residential homes sit perched atop them, and in certain areas, the railroad tracks that serve Amtrak and County Coaster come within several feet of the cliff edge. video camera icon More arrow


UC San Diego Doctor Named State Medical Board “2008 Physician-Humanitarian”
Photo of Dr. McCahillDr. Margaret E. McCahill, clinical professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, and medical director at St. Vincent de Paul Village, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Physician Humanitarian Award from the Medical Board of California. More arrow

Marine Science Leader Warren Wooster Dies
Photo of Warren S. WoosterFormer Scripps Institution of Oceanography Professor Warren S. Wooster, a distinguished scientist and international marine science leader, died on Oct. 29, 2008, in Seattle, Wash. Wooster, who was 87, died in his sleep. More arrow

Press Clips

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with New Congress Will be Complicated

Miami Herald
November 5, 2008
  arrow The Father of Portfolio Theory on the Crisis
The Wall Street Journal
November 3, 2008
  arrow When Your Pain Has No Name
Origins of Chronic and Debilitating
Pain Remain Unclear for Many Sufferers

ABC News
November 10, 2008
  arrow Study Shows How Spammers Cash In
BBC News
November 10, 2008

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Employees to Be Recognized for Service
More than 500 staff members will be recognized Thursday at the Price Center West Ballroom for serving at UCSD for at least 10 years. Darlene Newell, an employee in Physical Planning, will be honored for 40 years of service. Click here to view the ceremony's program. More (PDF) arrow

Honoring Service
Photo of U.S. flagThe annual UCSD Veterans Association Recognition Ceremony, with Rear Admiral Christine Hunter and Veteran of the Year John Will, will be held Wednesday from noon - 1:30 p.m., in the Natural Sciences Building.

a Diversity Champion

Photo of diversityNominate a coworker or department by Friday for the Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards, recognizing support for UCSD's Principles of Community.

Staff Education and Development Courses

Job Accommodation: Saving Jobs, Saving Lives
8:30 am to 11:30 am

Financial Systems at UCSD: An Overview
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Microsoft Excel 2007 Overview
8:30 am to 12:30pm

What's Happening
Education Week

Nov. 17 - 21

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San Diego Biotechnology Network: Saphire Energy
Nov. 11, 2008
5:30 p.m.
Rock Bottom Brewery

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Fighting Cancer
with Your Fork

Nov. 12, 2008
3 p.m.
Moores Cancer Center

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Nov. 13, 2008 -- Nov. 22, 2008
Mandell Weiss Forum Studio

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Tritons in Tijuana
Nov. 15, 2008
Los Laureles Canyon, Tijuana


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You Do The Math
= 64: number of patents added to UCSD porfolio during the fiscal year 2006-07
= 373: number of inventions disclosed during the same period
= 85: number of license agreements formulated
Faculty Authors
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The Power of the Zoot
By Luis Alvarez

Providing a new history of youth culture based on rare, in-depth interviews with former zoot-suiters, Luis Alvarez explores race, region and the politics of culture in urban America during World War II. He argues that Mexican American and African American youths, along with many nisei and white youths, used popular culture to oppose accepted modes of youthful behavior, the dominance of white middle-class norms and expectations from within their own communities. More
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