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Baseball Team Headed to College
Division II World Series for First Time

UC San Diego’s baseball team will make its first-ever appearance in the Division II World Series this weekend after capturing the NCAA West Regional Title Sunday. The Tritons, second-ranked in the nation for Division II, defeated Sonoma State 12-4 in Keizer, Ore. More arrow

UCSD Alumna Makes Successful
Contribution on Mission to Fix Hubble

Photo of Megan McArthurShe successfully guided the Hubble Space Telescope into the payload bay of the space shuttle Atlantis. She used the shuttle’s robotic arm to check for damage on the spacecraft’s underbelly. To relax, she got to eat ravioli in space. It’s been a busy week for Megan McArthur, an alumna of UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography who is the only woman aboard Atlantis during the shuttle’s 11-day mission to repair the Hubble telescope. More arrow

Record-breaking 20,000 Turn Out
to Celebrate Sun God Festival

Photo of crowd at sun god festivalA raucous comedy skit by comedians Rob Huebel and Horatio Sanz of “Saturday Night Live” fame and an exhilarating performance by N.E.R.D. were two of many highlights of UC San Diego’s Sun God Festival Friday. The festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year for students. More arrow

Nurse Who Works with HIV Patients Around
Globe Among Exemplary Employee Awardees

Photo ofDuring one of his first visits to Romania, Terry Alexander, a nurse and supervisor in the neurosciences department, met with older teens and young adults who had been infected by the HIV virus as infants and toddlers. Alexander remembers being moved by of the plight of the youngsters, who had contracted the disease during hospital stays. Alexander and nine other staff members will receive Exemplary Staff Employee awards Wednesday at the UCSD Faculty Club. More arrow

UCSD Triathletes Aim to Be One
of Greenest on Collegiate Circui
Photo of Allison JohnstonThe UCSD women’s triathlon team recently captured its fifth national title. The men’s and women’s teams combined rank fifth in the nation. But they are not stopping there. UCSD triathletes now plan to make their team one of greenest on the collegiate circuit. More arrow

Immunotherapy Effective Against
Neuroblastoma in Children
Photo of NeuroblastomaA phase III study has shown that adding an antibody-based therapy that harnesses the body’s immune system resulted in a 20 percent increase in the number of children living disease-free for at least two years with neuroblastoma, a hard-to-treat cancer arising from nervous system cells. More arrow

Future of Personalized Cancer Treatment:
An Entirely New Direction for RNAi Delivery

In technology that promises to one day allow drug delivery to be tailored to an individual patient and a particular cancer tumor, researchers at the School of Medicine have developed an efficient system for delivering siRNA into primary cells. More arrow

Islands Top a Global List of Places to Protect
Photo of the most primordial of flowering plants, AmborellaRare and unique ecological communities will be lost if oceanic islands aren’t adequately considered in a global conservation plan, a new study from UC San Diego and two universities in Germany has found. More arrow

Junkyard Dreams:
Students Vie for Winning Derby Status

Junkyard Derby (Photo / Erik Jepson)From old bicycle parts to gold mannequin busts and cardboard pizza boxes, UC San Diego students put their skills to the test during the annual Junkyard Derby. The derby, held May 8, drew 44 teams who designed, built and then raced cars made of junk. More arrow


Ilse Warschawski Trust Gives $1 Million to Help
UC San Diego Recruit Outstanding Scholars

Photo of Ilse WarschawskiIlse Warschawski has left more than $1 million in her trust to UC San Diego, in honor of her late husband and founder of the university’s department of mathematics, Stefan (Steve) Warschawski. The gift is split between the department of mathematics and the Moores UCSD Cancer Center. More arrow

Assistant Professors Receive Hellman Faculty Awards
Photo of Chris and Warren HellmanThirty-three assistant professors at UC San Diego have been named recipients of the 2009-2010 Hellman Faculty Fellows Awards to support their research and creative activities. The award program was established at UC San Diego through the generosity of Chris and Warren Hellman to provide financial support and encouragement to young faculty and enhance their progress toward tenure. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Study Links Cigarette Changes to Rising Lung Risk
The New York Times
May 18, 2009
  arrow Ellen Revelle Dies at 98; Scripps Descendant and UC San Diego Benefactor
Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2009
  arrow Rare Island Species 'Undervalued'
BBC News
May 12, 2009
  arrow UCSD Graduate Blasts Into Space
Aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis

May 11, 2009

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UC San Diego’s Price Center East Wins Architectural Award
UC San Diego’s Price Center East won top honors at the annual American Institute of Architects design San Diego awards program for its extraordinary architectural design and seamless connection to the existing Price Center.
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UC San Diego Receives Leadership Award from Union of Pan Asian Communities
A traditional Chinese incense burner, symbolic of the proverb that says “if the leader does the right thing, the whole society benefits,” was presented to UC San Diego by the Union of Pan Asian Communities during the non-profit organization’s recent awards gala. More arrow

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Senior Spring 2009
Spring Quarter
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Discovering History: Holocaust Survivors
in San Diego

May 20, 2009
5 p.m
Geisel Library
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All People's
Recognition Ceremony and Celebration

May 21, 2009
5 p.m.
Cross Cultural Center
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Freshmen to Seniors
and Beyond

May 21, 2009
5:30 p.m.
Student Center
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Social Media for Scientists
May 28, 2009
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= 22600: number of students enrolled in UCSD Extension courses in 2008-09
= 4200: number of courses UCSD Extension offered in 2008-09
Faculty Authors
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Standards and
Their Stories

Martha Lampland, Co-Editor

"Standards and Their Stories" explores how we interact with the network of standards that shape our lives in ways both obvious and invisible. The main chapters analyze standardization in biomedical research, government bureaucracies, the insurance industry, labor markets, and computer technology, providing detailed accounts of the invention of “standard humans” for medical testing and life insurance actuarial tables.
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