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Campus Gets New Lessons in
Going Green at Earth Week Celebrations

They found out how to get a green job. They sampled locally grown, organic food and met local farmers. They explored alternative transportation, such as biodiesel-powered shuttles, hybrid cars and ride-sharing. Members of the UC San Diego community got a crash course last week on greening their lifestyle during a multitude of Earth Week events on campus.
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Climate Change Means Shortfalls
in Colorado River Water Deliveries

Photo of Hoover DamThe Colorado River system supplies water to tens of millions of people and millions of acres of farmland, and has never experienced a delivery shortage. But if human-caused climate change continues to make the region drier, scheduled deliveries will be missed 60 to 90 percent of the time by the middle of this century, according to a pair of climate researchers at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. More arrow

Franklin Find: UC San Diego Researcher
Discovers Trove of Founding Father’s Letters

Photo of Benjamin FranklinA trove of Benjamin Franklin letters has turned up in the British Library. Discovered by UC San Diego professor Alan Houston, the letters are copies of correspondence that hasn’t been seen in more than 250 years. More arrow

Binge Drinking May Hamper
Information Relay System in Teen Brain

Photo of Beer in a cupA study of adolescent binge drinkers has found that even relatively infrequent exposure to large amounts of alcohol during the teen years may compromise the integrity of the brain’s white matter, which is critical for the efficient relay of information within the brain. The preliminary findings indicate that binge drinking may be detrimental to the developing adolescent brain. More arrow

Members of Campus Community
Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability Awards (Photo / Victor W. Chen)UC San Diego hosted the third edition of its Sustainability Awards Wednesday at the Student Services Center. The awards are designed to recognize members of the campus community—from students, to faculty, to alumni—who are engaged in all-out efforts to boost sustainability on campus. More arrow

Staff Members Get Taste of
Hawaii at Appreciation Event

Staff Appreciation Luncheon (Photo / Victor W. Chen)The sound of Hawaiian music drifted through the Price Center Ballroom. Polynesian dancers swayed to the rhythm of drums. The smell of Kahlua pork and upside-down pineapple cake filled the air. A little bit of Hawaii landed on campus last week, as the university hosted an annual luncheon for staff members, as part of this year’s staff appreciation events. More arrow

Preuss School Unveils Statue of Dr. Seuss
Character Who Warned of Environmental Harm

Photo of the LoraxTo mark Arbor Day, UC San Diego’s Preuss School held a dual celebration—the inauguration of its new drought-tolerant ecology garden, and the unveiling of a bronze statue of the Lorax donated by Audrey Geisel.
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Alumni Association Invites Graduates
Back to Campus for Inaugural Alumni Weekend

Photo of UCSD AlumniAsk any graduate of UC San Diego to share their fondest student memory and the answers could range from a sunset hike to Black’s Beach, to the pungent smell of eucalyptus, to a favorite professor. Alumni from every class of the university’s nearly 50 years will have an opportunity to relive those memories when they return to campus during the university’s inaugural Alumni Weekend. More arrow

IR/PS Puts Focus on Regional Arts, Cultural Activities
Photo of IR/PS Professor Peter GourevitchAs the nation’s leading program for study of the Pacific, the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies has undertaken a series of cultural affairs programs that highlight the arts in the region and here in San Diego. More arrow


UC San Diego Mathematician Receives Fulbright Award
Photo of Daniel WulbertDaniel Wulbert, a UC San Diego mathematics professor, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research and lecture in southwest India during the 2009-2010 academic year. More arrow

Three UC San Diego Faculty Named Fellows
of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

fellows animation Two scientists and a mathematician from UC San Diego have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More arrow

Press Clips

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Offer Glimpse into U.S. History

April 27, 2009
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The Economist
April 23, 2009
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U.S. News & World Report,
April 26, 2009
  arrow Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains
U.S. News & World Report,
April 22, 2009
  arrow Study: Shortages likely on Colorado River by 2050
USA Today,
April 22, 2009

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2009 H1N1
Flu information

UC San Diego officials are monitoring the developing situation involving human A (H1N1) influenza infection. Although not an epidemic or pandemic, the campus Pandemic and Epidemic Emergency Response Committee is reviewing campus public health response and recovery procedures. New information will be provided as it becomes available. More info:

Resources to Avoid Contracting the Flu

UCSD Pandemic
Response Initiative

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - 2009 H1N1 Flu

Staff Education and Development Courses

Web Design Part 1: Introduction to HTML
5/12/09 and 5/14/09
8:30 am to 12:30pm

Introduction to
Adobe Acrobat 8.0

5/5/09 and 5/7/09
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Microsoft Access
Forms 2007

5/6/09 and 5/8/09
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
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UC San Diego
Cares Week 2009

May 2 - 9, 2009
Library Walk
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Climate Change and Southern California Ecosystems
April 30, 2009
6:30 p.m.
San Diego Natural
History Museum
Poster of Alzheimers Project
The Alzheimer's Project
May 5, 2009
6:30 p.m.
The Neurosciences Institute
Poster of physician burnout
Struggling in Silence: Physician Burnout, Depression and Suicide
April 30, 2009
1 p.m.
Biomedical Library
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Maya Beiser
April 30, 2009
8 p.m.
The Loft

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You Do The Math
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= 650: average SAT writing score
= 637: average SAT critical reading score
Faculty Authors
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The Spectacle
of Japanese
American Trauma

By Emily Roxworthy

In "The Spectacle of Japanese American Trauma," Emily Roxworthy contests the notion that the U.S. government’s internment policies during World War II had little impact on the postwar lives of most Japanese Americans. More arrow
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