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Herb York (1921 - 2009)
Campus Loses Founding Chancellor
Herbert Frank York, founding chancellor of UC San Diego and a world-renowned physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb as a young researcher and later championed arms control, died May 19 at Thornton Hospital. He was 87. A mentor to students and an advisor to U.S. presidents, York’s academic and world-player roles intertwined in a career spanning more than 60 years. More arrow

UCSD Alumna Among Astronaut Crew
to Be Honored in Welcome Home Ceremony

Scripps Graduate Recounts Highlights of Hubble Mission
In the end, coming back home turned out to be the only major glitch for UCSD alumna Megan McArthur and her fellow astronauts during their mission to repair the Hubble Telescope. Hazardous weather at NASA’s Florida landing site kept the space shuttle Atlantis in orbit for two additional days. Finally, mission control decided to land the spacecraft Sunday morning at Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert. More arrow

Ten Staff Members Lauded for
Exemplary Service to Campus, Community

You think winning American Idol is difficult? Try winning UC San Diego’s Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year awards. Every year, the university receives more than 100,000 job applications. In all, 11,000 UCSD staff members are eligible for the award and just 10 receive the distinction every year, said Tom Leet, assistant vice chancellor of Human Resources. More arrow

New Model Suggests Role of Low
Vitamin D in Cancer Development
In studying the preventive effects of vitamin D, researchers at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center have proposed a new model of cancer development that hinges on a loss of cancer cells’ ability to stick together. The model differs substantially from the current model of cancer development, which suggests genetic mutations as the earliest driving forces behind cancer. More arrow

Researchers Make First Direct Observations
of Biological Particles in High-Altitude Ice Clouds

View from a specially outfitted C-130 aircraftA team of UC San Diego-led atmospheric chemistry researchers moved closer to what is considered the "holy grail" of climate change science when it made the first-ever direct detection of biological particles within ice clouds. More arrow

Clinical Trial Evaluates Protein’s Ability to
Grow New Blood Vessels, Reduce Angina Pain

As part of a multi-center clinical trial, UC San Diego Medical Center is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a potential new way to treat angina — by injecting a protein that stimulates the growth of new oxygen-rich blood vessels directly into the heart. More arrow

Gates Millennium Scholars
Recognized, Encouraged to Connect

Photo of Chancellor FoxJavier Moreno will be the first person in his family to attend college. He said he hopes to set an example for his siblings and make his parents proud. Moreno, a molecular biology major from the Imperial Valley, was one of the 30 Gates Millennium Scholars honored this month. More arrow

Student Film Festival Shines
Spotlight on Work of Young Artists

A nightmare-plagued teenager, egotistical director, used-shoe salesman and World War II refugee were a few of the eclectic characters featured in the films screened at the second annual “Up & Coming Student Film Festival” at the Loft Thursday night. The event was designed to champion the work of student filmmakers. More arrow


Literature Department Chair
Appointed New Revelle College Provost
Don E. Wayne, chair of the department of literature, has been appointed as provost of Revelle College. Wayne begins his new duties July 1, succeeding Daniel Wulbert. Wayne has been a member of the UC San Diego faculty since 1975. More arrow

Distinguished Teaching Awards to be
Presented to Faculty Members at Reception

In acknowledgement of their extraordinary teaching methods, seven UC San Diego faculty members and two graduate students will receive awards from the campus Academic Senate at a May 29 reception at the Faculty Club. More arrow

Revelle College Dean of Student Affairs
Named American Council on Education Fellow

Renee Barnett Terry, dean of Student Affairs in Revelle College, has been named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow for the academic year 2009-10. As an ACE Fellow, Barnett Terry will spend the fall quarter at a host institution, followed by mentoring from senior administrators at UC San Diego. More arrow

Physician Receives American
Diabetes Association Recognition

Dr. Steven V. Edelman, professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, is being honored by the American Diabetes Association with its “Outstanding Educator in Diabetes” Award. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Herbert York, 87, Top Nuclear Physicist
Who Was Arms Control Advocate, Dies

The New York Times,
May 24
  arrow Low Vitamin D Levels May
Initiate Cancer Development

U.S. News & World Report,
May 22
  arrow Perfect Pitch Related to Language
Scientific American
May 21
  arrow Bacteria in Air So Numerous They Form Clouds
FOX News,
May 19

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May 26, 2009

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Budget Proposals Threaten Cal Grants; UC
May Face Deeper Cuts

Photo of Mark Yudof The budget situation in Sacramento is fluid, and in the next few days and weeks all sorts of proposals, many of them quite drastic, can be expected to be put into play. Under one scenario already being discussed, UC is looking at a doubling of the $322 million in cuts contained in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's revised state budget proposal for fiscal year 2009-10. This would equate roughly to a 20 percent reduction in state support. More arrow

Do You Have Talent?
Do you sing, dance, play an instrument, or do stand-up? E-mail a recording (wmv, wma, wav, or mp3) to from June 1 to 12 for the showcase at the August staff picnic.arrow

Summer Fun
for Your Kids ?

Summertime is coming soon. Now's a great time to find out more about UCSD's summer youth camps and enrichment programs, from leadership camp to water sports, writing to jazz. More

Staff Education and Development Courses

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

Effort Reporting:
ECERT Basics

1:00 pm to 2:25 pm

Department Security Administrator (DSA) Training
6/3/09 and 6/4/09
8:30 am to 12:00pm

What's Happening
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Alumni Weekend
June 4 - 7, 2009
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An Evening with the
X PRIZE Foundation Chairman & CEO,

May 27, 2009
5 p.m
The Salk Institute
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Discovering History: Holocaust Survivors in San Diego
May 27, 2009
5 p.m.
Geisel Library
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New Directions Choreographers' Showcase
June 4 - 6, 2009
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
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Good Boys
May 21 - June 14, 2009
Mandell Weiss Studio Theater

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You Do The Math
= 86: percentage of UCSD Extension certificate students who have college degrees
= 9: UCSD Extension certificate students who are UCSD alumni
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Between Tyranny and Anarchy
Between Tyranny
and Anarchy

By Paul W. Drake

"Between Tyranny and Anarchy" provides a unique comprehensive history and interpretation of efforts to establish democracies over two centuries in the major Latin American countries. Paul Drake takes an unusual interdisciplinary approach, combining history and political science with an emphasis on political institutions.
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