This Week @ UCSD: Your Campus Connection
Top Stories
Shu Chien (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

A New Era In Stem Cell Research
Researchers Hail New Presidential Order on
Stem Cell Work, Increased Scientific Funding

Scientists could expand their investigations and make new discoveries. Laboratories could get more equipment. A new building dedicated to stem cell research could get a boost. UC San Diego stands to reap significant benefits from an executive order signed by President Barack Obama this month lifting certain federal restrictions on stem cells research and from money earmarked for research in the federal stimulus package that became law last month.
More arrow

New Center To Train Future Engineering
Leaders to Help America Stay Competitive

Photo of Bernie GordonEngineering leadership today is more important than ever to ensure the United States remains at the forefront of technological innovation. The Jacobs School of Engineering plans to help meet this challenge through the new Bernard and Sophia Gordon Engineering Leadership Center. The Gordon Center is made possible by a $2.5 million gift from Bernard and Sophia Gordon through the Gordon Foundation. More arrow

Top Administrators Update Medical Center
Employees on Campus Budget at Town Hall

Town Hall Meeting (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Jobs, retirement and construction were on the mind of faculty and staff members who took part in a Chancellor’s Town Hall meeting Thursday afternoon at the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest. They had come to hear Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Health Sciences Vice Chancellor David Brenner give an update on the campus’ budget situation. More arrow

Campus Takes Part in Power Down
for the Planet Pledge Drive

Chancellor Fox (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Want to make a difference in fighting climate change? Use the power saving mode on your computer. That’s a pledge a group of six universities, including UC San Diego, want you to make. More arrow

Preuss School to Mark 10th Anniversary Celebration
Photo of Jesse LopezEvery day for four years, Jesse Lopez, the son of immigrant field laborers, woke at 6 a.m. to travel from his home in San Ysidro to the Preuss School. A member of the school's first graduating class, he went on to earn a college degree from MIT in 2008 and now works for a Wall Street firm. On April 17, Lopez will continue his remarkable journey when he appears as featured speaker at the Preuss School’s 10th anniversary celebration at the Scripps Seaside Forum. More arrow

Biologists Discover a Protein Link to Wound Healing
Photo of Fumigation TentDiabetes and eczema may appear to be two completely unrelated diseases. But UC San Diego biologists have uncovered what appears to be a crucial biochemical link between the two. More arrow

Campus Offers Innovative Executive Development Program Focused on Climate Change and Business
Image of Going Green web graphicUC San Diego, a world leader in climate change research, has announced it will offer an innovative program on climate change and its impact on business. “The ROI for Going Green” will provide participants with a basic understanding of climate change, and what strategies businesses and investors can employ to increase their bottom line. More arrow


UC San Diego Vice Chancellor and Transportation Department Receive Energy Awards
Photo of Stephen RelyeaSteven Relyea, Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, was honored by the California Center for Sustainable Energy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement” during the annual SANDEE (San Diego Excellence in Energy) awards presentation March 26, which also included an award to the campus for “Special Achievement in Transportation.”
More arrow

Father of Modern Japanese Linguistics,
Longtime Faculty Member Dies

Photo of Yuki KurodaWidely regarded as “the father of modern Japanese linguistics,” Sige-Yuki Kuroda, professor emeritus and research professor of linguistics at UCSD, died in La Jolla on Feb. 25 after a long illness. More arrow

Medical Center Honors Cancer Expert as Physician of Year
Photo of Barbara ParkerEach year, UC San Diego honors outstanding physicians for their commitment to health care and serving the community. This year, the Medical Center selected Dr. Barbara Parker, medical director of oncology services at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center, as the 2009 Physician of the Year. More arrow

Seven UC San Diego Alzheimer’s
Researchers Among World’s Top 100

Photo of Alzheimer's ResearcherSeven researchers from the School of Medicine are listed among the top 100 Alzheimer’s disease investigators in the world according to an article in the March issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. UC San Diego had more researchers on the top 100 list than any other institution in the world; a total of 11 were from UC institutions. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow How Does the Brain Form Sentences?
Scientific American
March 25
  arrow Head Lines: I Know That Nose
Scientific American
March 2009
  arrow Sugar-Coated Nanoparticles Find Hidden Tumors
Discovery Channel
March 30
  arrow Interpreting Mexico
Los Angeles Times, Opinion
March 25
  arrow At the Salton Sea, a Warning Sign of the Big One?
Los Angeles Times
March 23

More Press Clips


March 30, 2009

arrow Search This Week
arrow Forward to a Friend
arrow Contact Us
arrow UCSD News Center
arrow Got News?
Podcast icon Our Podcast
(How to Subscribe)
RSS icon Our RSS Feed
(How to Subscribe)

Chancellor's Corner

Photo of Chancellor FoxLetter from the Chancellor

Photo of Consumer Bob Hansen POV with:
"Consumer Bob Hansen"


At Work

Funding Available
for Job Training

Give your department's training budget a boost. Apply by April 24 for up to $500 for training and career development from UCSD's
Staff Equal Opportunity Enrichment Program.

Resource Management and Planning Takes Lead Again in United Way/CHAD Campaign
Resource Management and Planning took back the trophy for the largest boost in participation during Week 6 of the 2009 United Way/CHAD campaign.
More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Effective Business Writing
8:30 am to 4:30pm

J-1 Status Departmental Training for Beginners
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Intermediate Microsoft Outlook 2003
4/8/09 and 4/10/09
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
Graphic of San Diego Science Festival
San Diego Science Festival - Expo Day
April 4, 2009
10:30 a.m.
Balboa Park
Graphic of San Diego Science Festival
Cesar Chavez
Celebration Kick-Off

April 6, 2009
11:30 a.m.
Photo of Richard Dawkins
Nierenberg Prize:
Richard Dawkins

April 7, 2009
7 p.m.
La Jolla Playhouse
Photo of Michael Shermer
Evolution, Intelligent Design, and the Battle for Science and Religion
April 2, 2009
7 p.m.
Price Center
Graphic of Super Mom
How to Juggle Life and Work and Still Get a
Good Night's Sleep

April 16, 2009
12:30 p.m.
UCSD Women's Center
Graphic of Open Studios 2009
MFA Visual Arts
Open Studios

April 4, 2009
2 p.m.
Visual Arts Facility

arrow More Events

You Do The Math
= 283: number of UCSD alumni born on New Year's Day
= 185: number of UCSD alumni born on Independence Day
= 151: number of UCSD alumni born on Christmas Day
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets
Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets
By Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson

This path-breaking examination of information and communication technology from a political economy perspective argues that continued rapid innovation and economic growth require new approaches in global governance that will reconcile diverse interests and enable competition to flourish. More arrow
SubscribeContact UsGot News?UCSD News

UCSD University Communications
9500 Gilman Drive MC0938
La Jolla, CA 92093-0938