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Give Your Life a Green Makeover
During Earth Week at UCSD

Find a green job. Switch to a greener car. Revamp your diet with locally grown, organic foods. Members of the UC San Diego community will learn how to give their lifestyles a green make-over during Earth Week events on campus April 20 to 25. More arrow

Staff Advisors to UC Regents Discuss Budget Crisis
Staff Advisors (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Budget cuts, retirement benefits and salary increases were some of the topics discussed when two employees who serve as staff advisors to the UC Regents visited campus last week. More arrow

'Creative Fix' Invites Artists to
Play Active Role in Politics

MFA student Sheryl Oring gathers public opinionWhat would artists do to fix the country, if they could do anything at all? In her upcoming project, “Creative Fix,” UC San Diego MFA student and former journalist Sheryl Oring will be asking this very question to California artists, videotaping their one-minute answers and posting them to YouTube. By doing so, Oring hopes to bring artists into the contemporary political debate. More arrow

Researchers Regenerate Axons
Necessary for Voluntary Movement

Photo of Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhDFor the first time, researchers have clearly shown regeneration of a critical type of nerve fiber that travels between the brain and the spinal cord and which is required for voluntary movement. The regeneration was accomplished in a brain injury site in rats by scientists at the School of Medicine. More arrow

Is There a Seat of Wisdom in the Brain?
Photo of Dilip V. Jeste, MD, and Thomas W. Meeks, MDResearchers at the School of Medicine have compiled the first-ever review of the neurobiology of wisdom—once the sole province of religion and philosophy. The study by Dr. Dilip V. Jeste and Dr. Thomas W. Meeks of the department of psychiatry and the Stein Institute for Research on Aging was published in the April 6 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. More arrow

Complex Tumor Removal and Kidney Reconstruction Performed with One Incision—California First
Photo of Ithaar Derweesh, MDWith a single incision hidden in the navel, surgeons at the Medical Center have successfully removed a cancerous kidney tumor while saving the patient’s kidney. The surgical team extracted the tumor through the 3.5 centimeter port then completed the complex task of preserving and reconstructing the kidney. More arrow

Life Sticks: Bioengineer’s Sticky
Insights Published in journal Science

Photo of Adam EnglerSticky is good. A UC San Diego bioengineer is the first author on an article in the journal Science that provides insights on the “stickiness of life.” The idea is that cells, tissues and organisms hailing from all limbs of the tree of life respond to stimuli using basic biological “modules.”
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Campus Announces Admissions
Data for Fall and Winter Quarters

Photo of UC San Diego StudentsUC San Diego has admitted 17,582 freshmen for the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 quarters, down 2,183 students for an 11.5 percent decrease from the previous year. More arrow


Composer Wins 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship
Photo of Composer Lei LiangComposer Lei Liang, a UC San Diego assistant professor of music, has been awarded a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship. Awards go to leading artists, scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment. More arrow

Volunteer to Homeless Receives Staff Impact Award
Photo of Alonso NobleAlonso Noble, one of the campus’ recycling gurus and a longtime volunteer with many charitable organizations, received a Staff Impact Award from the UCSD Staff Association Thursday. Noble is a model representative of UC San Diego, officials said. Noble said he was really excited to receive the award, but doesn’t do his volunteer work to be recognized. “I hope it inspires other people to serve as well,” he said. More arrow

Administrative Officer Receives Award for Excellence and Outstanding Management Achievement
Photo of Shelly MarquezShelley Marquez, the chief administrative officer at the Center for Research in Language, the Institute for Neural Computation and the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind, has been named the recipient of the 2009 Betsy Faught Award.
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Press Clips

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CBS News,
April 10
  arrow 10 Important Atmospheric Science Experiments
Scientific American,
April 7
  arrow 'Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?'
USA Today,
April 8
  arrow New Drug May Help Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis
April 9
  arrow Local Coalition Working to Bring
Climate-Change Institute to Area

San Diego Union-Tribune,

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Chancellor's Corner

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At Work

Read a Message About Possible Employee Furloughs from UC President Mark Yudof
UC president says UC should begin planning for possible employee furloughs and/ or temporary and permanent salary reductions in response to the budget situation.
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United Way/CHAD Campain Enters
Final Week

For the first time, Academic Affairs, under VC Paul Drake, took the trophy for the largest boost in participation for Week 8 of the 2009 United Way/CHAD campaign, which ends April 15.
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Staff Education and Development Courses

Intermediate Microsoft Access 2003
4/22/09 and 4/24/09
8:30am to 12:30pm

Effort Reporting Compliance Using
New QueryLink Tools

4/21/09 and 4/3/09
11:00am to 12:00pm

Basic Elements
of Filing Systems

1:00pm to 4:30pm

What's Happening
Photo of holocaust survivor
Survivors in San Diego

April 15, 2009
5 p.m.
Geisel Library
Illustration of Cesar Chavez inspired art
In Our Hands:
Art Inspired by the Values of Cesar Chavez

April 16, 2009
7 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center
Photo of Paul Falkowski
Once and Future Ocean
April 20, 2009
4:30 p.m.
Scripps Seaside Forum
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
Illustration of Great Campus Race
Great Campus Race 2009
April 18, 2009
Geisel Library

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You Do The Math
= 27: percentage increase in the number of first-time freshmen enrolled at UCSD since 1998
= 111: percentage increase in the number of new transfer students enrolled at UCSD since 1998
Faculty Authors
Book cover of The Tutor
The Tutor
By Allan Havis

The Tutor is a four-character post-Columbine High School”drama about a precocious, highly imaginative teenager’s wild side and the dark gamble a middle-aged tutor makes to prevent another community tragedy. The boy’s parents are comically dysfunctional and the play’s harsh finale leaves us guessing whether or not the tutor made the ultimate sacrifice in vain. 
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