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Daniel Daou (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

A Legacy Takes Root
Alumni Brothers Cultivate Family
Business in Vineyards of Paso Robles

In the past four decades, Daniel and Georges Daou have lived in three different countries on three different continents. It’s perhaps not surprising then that the two UCSD alumni are attracted to the notion of terroir, a French word that roughly translates to a sense of place and has come to mean a wine’s character. This interest now has taken the Daou brothers to the wine region of Paso Robles, where they are planting vines and building a winery. More arrow

Students Tout Campus
Greenness in National Video Competition

Photo of Mike Pritchard and Erika KociolekThink UC San Diego has one of the coolest sustainability programs around? Now there’s a way to let everyone know. The campus is talking part in the nationwide Chill Out competition organized by the National Wildlife Federation. Voting is easy: just watch UCSD’s video and other contest submissions and vote for the strongest entry. video camera icon More arrow

Tsien Among Nobel Laureates to Visit White House
Photo of Nobel prize winnersRoger Tsien, a UCSD professor of pharmacology, chemistry and biochemistry, was among three of this year's American Nobel Prize winners to accept the invitation by the Swedish ambassador to the United States to visit Washington, D.C. Wednesday. Tsien, along with Paul Krugman, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, and Martin Chalfie, co-recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, took part in a panel discussion that was held before a large audience at the Alfred Nobel Hall. More arrow

Turkey Calls Just One of Many Thanksgiving
Sounds Filling Corridors of Geisel Library

Glenn Motil (Photo / Victor W. Chen)It’s not often that patrons at the Geisel Library hear the sound of turkeys calling—or eggs frying, or a cow being milked for that matter. Yet, these are exactly the sounds that could be overheard Wednesday in the building’s Arts Library. And, no, patrons weren’t suffering from a collective case of Thanksgiving fever. They were just taking part in the library’s special pre-Thanksgiving performance. More arrow

Researchers Identify Potential
New Drug Target for Chronic Leukemia

Photo of Dr. Paul InselResearchers have discovered what could be a novel drug target for an often difficult-to-treat form of leukemia. The UCSD investigators have identified a unique “signature” or pattern of a specific family of enzymes in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form of adult leukemia. More arrow

Scripps Oceanography Awarded
$12 Million to Build New Research
Building to Study Fragile Marine Ecosystems

Photo of scientists onnboard a boatUCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography has been awarded $12 million to construct a new laboratory building on the Scripps campus for research on marine ecosystem forecasting. This new building will become a resource for marine ecological research at Scripps and for other national and international ocean science organizations that address the management of marine resources. More arrow


Student to Spend 365 Hours Immersed in "Second Life" Virtual World as Part of Research Project
Photo of Micha CardenasIn an age when biotechnology has made it possible to alter the fundamentals of our food supply, our energy sources and even our genetic makeup, one graduate student at UC San Diego, is pushing the limits of what it means to be human by exploring the intersections of biotechnology, art and virtual-reality in an immersive, durational performance titled "Becoming Dragon." To fulfill the final project requirement for her master's degree in visual arts, graduate student Micha Cardenas will spend 365 consecutive hours immersed in "Second Life", an online, 3-D virtual world where users create avatars and interact with one another. More arrow

Student Gives Voice to
New Generation of Green Builders

Photo of Sarah Termondt (left) and Ericka KociolekAs an international studies major, Erika Kociolek didn’t expect to give a presentation at one of the biggest green building conferences in the world. After years of working on several sustainability projects, the UC San Diego senior was invited to serve as a student speaker at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Bush Meets with Three
Nobel Prize Winners at White House

USA Today
Nov. 24, 2008
  arrow Regimens: For the Best Pick-Me-Up, Lie Down
The New York Times
Dec. 1 , 2008
  arrow Young Gymnasts Facing
Broad Range of New Injuries

Dec. 1, 2008
  arrow Born to Run? Little Ones Get Test for Sports Gene
The New York Times
Nov. 29, 2008
  arrow Apnea Therapy may Help Cognition in Alzheimer's
Reuters, U.K.
Nov. 26, 2008

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Chancellor's Corner

Letter from Chancellor Photo of Chancellor Fox
Anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has." As the year draws to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our university friends who have demonstrated their steadfast support for the university and our mission of higher education, research and public service. More arrow

Q&A w/
Edward Abeyta
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Edward Abeyta helps people pursue their dreams. As the Registrar and Director of Academic Services at UC San Diego Extension, he encourages people to learn and grow their entire lives, personally and professionally.
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At Work
Campus Shops
Lure Holiday
Shoppers with Sales

Photo of presentsThe holidays are coming, but the economy is shrinking and everyone’s budgets get a little tighter. Stores on the UCSD campus will be offering a wide array of sales within the next two weeks for shoppers. More

Staff Education and Development Courses

to Photoshop CS3

12/9/08 and 12/11/08
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Purchasing Policies and Procedures for Web IFIS
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

What's Happening
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Greenovation Forum: Impacts of Climate Change on Water
in San Diego

Dec. 9, 2008
4 p.m.
UCSD Faculty Club
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The Forgiving Air: Understanding Environmental Change
Dec. 8, 2008
6:30 p.m.
Birch Aquarium
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Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Dec. 17, 2008
6:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Price Center West Ballroom

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You Do The Math
= $11.5 billion: direct economic impact of start-up companies affiliated with UCSD in the City of San Diego
= $13.4 billion: direct economic impact of start-up companies affiliated with UCSD in California
Faculty Authors
Why Democracies Need an Unlovable Press book cover
Why Democracies
Need an Unlovable Press

By Michael Schudson

Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. More arrow
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