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Gore’s Effort to Spread Message of Renowned
Scripps Director Rewarded with Roger Revelle Prize

As former Vice President Al Gore walked into Mandeville Recital Hall at UC San Diego Friday, he knelt in front of Ellen Revelle, the widow of Roger Revelle, Gore’s teacher at Harvard and the man who sparked the former vice president’s life-long interest in fighting global warming. Gore had come to campus to collect a prize named after Revelle—another honor, in addition to the Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award he received in recent years. Friday, UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Revelle family recognized Gore’s contributions in bringing environmental and climate change research to a worldwide audience with the first-ever Roger Revelle Prize at Scripps. Filmstrip icon More arrow

Inaugural Class of Socrates Fellows Finds
Science Teaching Outreach Program 'Transforming'

Socrates Teaching Program (Photo / Victor W. Chen)On a recent afternoon, Alfred Chappell, a graduate student at UC San Diego's School of Medicine, walked several students at Southwest High School in San Diego through the finer points of cricket dissection. Chappell, who usually works with sophisticated apparatus in a UCSD lab, seemed at ease as he went from table to table, answering questions, making sure students were holding their instruments correctly, and quizzing students on the names of the insects' different body parts. Chappell is one of nine graduate students enrolled in UCSD's first class of Socrates fellows, funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. More arrow

Transparent Zebrafish
a Must-See Model for Atherosclerosis

Zebrafish model of atherosclerosis caused by high-cholesterol dietWe usually think of fish as a “heart-healthy” food. Now, fish are helping researchers better understand how heart disease develops in studies that could lead to new drugs to slow disease and prevent heart attacks. More arrow

CFO of Health Sciences Discusses How He Uses Leadership Skills to Navigate Tough Financial Times
Thomas Jackiewicz (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Come to work every day believing that you can make a difference. Be curious. Be collegial and a good listener for your colleagues. These were some of the ingredients that are key to a successful career, Thomas Jackiewicz, UC San Diego's associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer for Health Sciences, said Wednesday. He spoke as part of the Perspectives on Leadership series offered by UC San Diego's Human Resources department. More arrow

San Diego Supercomputer Center
Presents Science Festival Workshops

Fun, Interactive Events Help High School
Students Learn the Latest Web-based Applications

San Diego Science Festival LogoThe San Diego Supercomputer will hold a series of fun and informative workshops for high school students during late March and early April in conjunction with the San Diego Science Festival that begins this month and culminates with Expo Day in Balboa Park April 4. More arrow

Campus Breaks Ground on
Newest Addition to Graduate Housing

Photo of Campus Ground BreakingUC San Diego celebrated the groundbreaking Friday of the Health Sciences Housing Project, the newest effort by the university toward the goal of housing 50 percent of its students on campus. This $67.1 million housing investment is in direct response to a need voiced by the student body. More arrow

Research Expo Highlights
UC San Diego’s Engineering Prowess

Photo of Jacobs School Ph.D. student Raj KrishnanFrom novel nanoengineering approaches to space robots, ‘green’ computing, weather prediction technology and structural health monitoring, engineering students at UC San Diego strutted their stuff during the Jacobs School of Engineering Research Expo 2009. The annual event attracted more than 500 people, including 240 graduate students who presented their research during a highly attended poster session. More arrow


Bynum Is PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Finalist
Photo of Sarah BynumSarah Shun-lien Bynum, associate professor of writing at UC San Diego, who is heading up the newly launched MFA program in the department of literature, is a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Bynum was selected for her Ms. Hempel Chronicles. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Dr. Robert Winslow Dies at 67;
UC San Diego Artificial Blood Pioneer

Los Angeles Times
March 9, 2008
  arrow Cognitive Scientists Seek
to Quantify Body Movement

Los Angeles Times
March 8, 2008
  arrow A New Call to Defeat the AIDS Virus
San Francisco Chronicle
March 6, 2008
  arrow Zap and Destroy
NBC Washington
March 9, 2008
  arrow Gore Urges Gathering to 'Lead in the Greatest Crisis'
San Diego Daily Transcript
March 9, 2008

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March 9, 2009

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Sharecase '09 to Offers Cost-saving Solutions

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In this time of significant campus budget reductions, Sharecase 2009 on March 25 will highlight new tools and technology to help you work smarter and more efficiently, reduce costs, and streamline your daily tasks. More arrow

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Transportation Services is conducting a survey to help the campus plan future parking and transportation services and allocate resources to best meet the needs of the campus community. Your response will assist us in these planning efforts. More arrow

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2009 UC San Diego Women's Conference
March 11, 2009
Price Center
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Evolutionary Origins
of Art and Aesthetics

March 20, 2009
1 p.m.
The Salk Institute
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2009 Kyoto
Laureate Symposium

March 19, 2009
3:30 p.m.
Price Center
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Family Days:
Science of the Sea

March 21, 2009
11 a.m
Birch Aquarium at
the Scripps Institution
of Oceanography at UCSD
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A.S. Pancake Breakfast
March 16, 2009
10 p.m.
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You Do The Math
= 28,200: Number of students enrolled at UCSD in 2008
= 46: Percentage
increase in student enrollment since 1998
Faculty Authors
Versed Book Cover
By Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout has always organized her collections of poetry as though they were works in themselves. "Versed" brings two of these sequences together, offering readers an expanded view of the arc of her writing. More arrow
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