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2008: The Year in Review
UC San Diego researcher Roger Tsien shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in October. This summer, a UCSD student and a UCSD alumna competed in the Beijing Olympic Games. Meanwhile, earlier this year, the university unveiled a wide-ranging initiative to become the leading user of renewable energy among U.S. campuses within the next few years. It’s been an exciting year at UCSD and with 2009 just around the corner, we are taking a look back at the past 12 months. Here is a list of some of the most important and interesting stories of 2008. More arrow

Campus to Celebrate the 200th
Birthdays of Darwin and Lincoln

Photo of Darwin and LincolnFeb. 12 marks 200 years since the births of two men whose ideas and actions helped to shape the modern world: Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. A series of events at UC San Diego this anniversary year will reflect on both men’s roles in the history of ideas and celebrate their achievements. More arrow

Employees Savor Holiday Spirit at Pancake Breakfast
Staff Holiday Pancake Breakfast (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Take more than 600 UC San Diego staff members. Sprinkle in top campus administrators. Add 1,500 lbs. of eggs, untold amounts of pancakes, sausages and fruit and you've got the recipe for one fun get together—this year's Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast at the Price Center Ballroom. Click here to view a slideshow of the event. Filmstrip icon More arrow

Clinical Trial at Medical CenterTests
Treatment for Heart Failure with Adult Stem Cells

Photo of Anthony DeMaria, M.D.The UC San Diego Medical Center is the first hospital in California to enroll patients in a multi-center clinical trial to examine the safety and feasibility of administering adult stems cells to treat congestive heart failure. More arrow

Cancer Disparities Are Target of $15 Million
Grant to UC San Diego, San Diego State University

Animation of UC San DIego and San Diego State University logosSan Diego State University and the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego are joining forces to help explain and eliminate cancer disparities. The five-year combined $15 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health will fund research, education and community outreach programs in the San Diego region with the goal of reducing differences in cancer incidence and deaths in the population. More arrow

A Diet High in Vegetables, Fruit and Fiber May
Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence in Some Women

Journal of Clinical Oncology logoA secondary analysis of a large, multicenter clinical trial has shown that a diet loaded with fruits, vegetables and fiber and somewhat lower in fat compared to standard federal dietary recommendations cuts the risk of recurrence in a subgroup of early-stage breast cancer survivors—women who didn’t have hot flashes—by approximately 31 percent. More arrow

UC San Diego and Genentech Scientists Develop Potentially Disruptive Antibody Sequencing Technology
Photo of Nuno BandeiraBioinformatics researchers at the UC San Diego and Genentech have developed a new, quicker way to sequence monoclonal antibodies—a process that is many times faster than the sequencing technology typically used by academic and industry researchers today. More arrow

Rady School of Management
to Offer New Doctoral Program

Illustration of the Rady School of Management buildingThe Rady School of Management at UC San Diego announced the launch of a doctoral program in management, to begin in fall 2009. The Rady School’s doctoral program will combine faculty expertise, intimate size and rigorous interdisciplinary training for highly qualified doctoral candidates. More arrow

Take a Seat, or Two:
UC San Diego Has the Ideal Gift for Arts Lovers

Photo of the mock-up of the 400-seat Conrad Prebys Concert HallIf you’re wondering what to give the arts lovers in your life this holiday season, the department of music has the answer. For a limited time, the department is offering the opportunity to honor or remember friends and family with a gift that will last a lifetime. More arrow

People

Five UC San Diego Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
Animation of AAAS FellowsFive faculty members have been awarded the distinction of “fellow” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. More arrow

New Associate Vice Chancellor
for University Development Named

Photo of Juli LarsenJulianne Larsen has been named associate vice chancellor for University Development, effective immediately, and will serve as a core member of the senior management team for Vice Chancellor for External Relations Debra Neuman. More arrow

New Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine Named
Photo of Don ClevelandDon Cleveland, professor of medicine, neurosciences, and cellular and molecular medicine, and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, has been appointed chair of the department of cellular and molecular medicine at the School of Medicine.
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Press Clips

  arrow Fruits, Veggies Slash Breast Cancer Risk: U.S. Study
Scientific American
Dec. 16, 2008
     
  arrow New Genetic Analysis
Might Boost Breast Cancer Care

U.S. News & World Report
Dec. 16, 2008
     
  arrow 10 Tips to Preserve Data for the Long Haul
The New York Times
Dec. 18, 2008
     
  arrow Top 100 Stories of 2008
#4: Slime Is Turning the Seas Into Dead Zones

Discover Magazine
December 2008
     
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A Holiday Greeting From Chancellor Fox
Photo of Chancellor Marye Anne Fox As 2008 draws to a close, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox thanks members of the UC San Diego community for their continued support and hard work during these challenging times.
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See you in 2009!!!
Illustration of snow flakesWe will not be publishing during the winter break. Our next issue will be Jan. 12, 2009. We would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday!

Get an Electronic W-2
Photo of W-2 formsIf you'd like to receive your 2008 W-2 online, choose to by Dec. 31. Find out how. If you did it last year, you don't need to do it again.

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Third Annual
Healthy Heart Expo

Jan. 17, 2009
Ida and Cecil Green
Faculty Club
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Life and Death
Among the Flowers

Jan. 22, 2009
San Diego
Natural History Museum
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The Venture
Capital Process

Jan. 22, 2009
Hilton Garden Inn
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Thoughts on Sport, Politics and Obama's Challenges in East Asia
Jan. 28, 2009
Robinson Building Complex
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For Preuss, with Ludwig
Jan. 25, 2009
UCSD Faculty Club
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You Do The Math
= $34 million: amount UC San Diego received from California Institute for Regenerative Medicine since the agency started awarding grants in late 2005
= $43 million: amount of a facilities grant that the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine—comprised of UC San Diego, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, The Scripps Research Institute and The Burnham Institute
—received from CIRM earlier this year to help build a joint stem cell research facility.
 
Faculty Authors
Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement book cover
Benjamin Franklin
and the Politics
of Improvement

By Alan Houston

Alan Houston's book explores Benjamin Franklin’s social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered “the first American,” his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in eighteenth-century Atlantic debates over the modern commercial republic, Franklin combined abstract analyses with practical proposals. Houston treats Franklin as shrewd, creative, and engaged—a lively thinker who joined both learned controversies and political conflicts at home and abroad. More arrow
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