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Building a Better Space Toilet
UC San Diego engineering students are studying the fluid dynamics of water in order to build a more comfortable and sanitary urine collection device for space travel. The mechanical and aerospace engineering undergraduates mimicked the behavior of streams of human urine in zero gravity in order to collect the data necessary to make better space urinals for both women and men. Camera icon More arrow

Sharing a Passion for Science
Mentoring by maverick UCSD chemist helps high school student snag top win at state science fair
Anna Kornfeld Simpson (Photo / Victor W. Chen)The first time Anna Kornfeld Simpson visited Michael Sailor’s lab at UC San Diego, she was just one of a group of high school freshmen who had come to learn more about the researcher’s work. But while her classmates asked Sailor about rainbows, Anna asked whether he used a specific kind of crystal and how it worked. Anna’s first visit led to a long-term stint in Sailor’s lab starting the following summer. There, she developed a robot that won the Project of the Year award last month at the California State Science Fair. More arrow

New Program Turns Kids into
Budding Cancer Researchers

Ten seniors at The Preuss School will get a chance to conduct hands-on cancer research this summer on the UC San Diego campus. It’s all part of a new grant from the National Cancer Institute. The new program is a partnership between UCSD, Preuss and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. More arrow

UC San Diego Commuters Set New
Records in Alternative Transportation

More than half of commuters to UC San Diego’s La Jolla campus and Hillcrest Medical Center are using alternatives to single-occupant vehicles, according to a new study by UCSD’s Transportation Services. The annual survey showed that 54 percent of commuters entering the La Jolla campus and 52 percent entering the Hillcrest Medical Center used alternative transportation, including campus shuttles, public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, walking and bicycling. More arrow

Two Students to be Recognized for
Outstanding Contributions to Campus

Photo of Preston Sharp in SamoaSenior Shae Lynn Zastrow has been an advocate for Native American issues and a dedicated mentor to middle and high school students. Preston Sharp, a graduate student at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, volunteered in the Peace Corps, where he found his passion: international development. This Friday, Zastrow and Sharp will be rewarded for their efforts with the Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Graduate Student awards during UC San Diego's All Campus Graduation Celebration. More arrow


Former Scripps Director on Panel to
Assess Future of Human Space Flight Program

Charles Kennel, former director of UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has been named a member of NASA’s Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee. During the course of the review, the panel will examine ongoing and planned NASA development activities and potential alternatives in order to present options for advancing a safe, innovative, affordable and sustainable human space flight program following the space shuttle's retirement next year. More arrow

NBA All Star Lebron James to
Bring Summer Camp to Campus

Photo of Lebron JamesLebron James, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2008-09 season, will bring his summer basketball camp for boys and girls to the UC San Diego campus July 24 to 28. More arrow

Engineering Students Sweep
Business Plan Competition

Photo of Entrpreneur Challege winnersThe core technologies behind the top three finishers in a UC San Diego student-run business plan competition were developed by graduate students at the Jacobs School of Engineering. A team founded by bioengineering graduate students finished first in the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge. The winning business plan focused on their new early cancer diagnostic technology. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Nobel-Winning Economist Clive Granger Dies at 74
The Washington Post
June 2, 2009
  arrow Particles Larger Than Galaxies Fill the Universe?
National Geographic
June 2, 2009
  arrow Innovation Through Regulation
The Economist
June 3, 2009
  arrow Abdominal Surgery May Become Easier for Patients
U.S. News & World Report
June 3, 2009
  arrow Looking for a Better Bathroom in Space
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 7, 2009

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At Work Academic Senate Opposes New Powers for UC President, Tables Costly Drop-Add Change
In its last meeting of the academic year, the UC San Diego Academic Senate opposed a change in policy that would give the UC President power to declare a state of “financial emergency” and implement furloughs and pay cuts. More

Special Rates Offered
to Campus Community
by Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is offering discounts of 20 percent for UC San Diego faculty, staff and students in all food and beverage areas, as well as weekday spa treatments. More

Staff Education and Development Courses

Resilient Leadership
During Changing Times

8:30 am to 12:30pm

Pre-Retirement Planning- Understanding Provisions of the UC Retirement Plan
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint 2007
6/16/09 and 6/18/09
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
Graduation (Photo / Victor W. Chen)
2009 Commencements
June 13 - 15, 2009
Graphic of all campus graduation celebration
2009 All Campus
Graduation Celebration

June 12, 2009
5 p.m.
Photo of Senior Salute
Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets
June 11, 2009
4 p.m.
Robinson Building Complex
Amazing Man-Made Nanomachines
June 18, 2009
AMN Healthcare
Photo of ocean
Family Days:
Carbonated Oceans

June 20, 2009
11 a.m.
Birch Aquarium

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You Do The Math
= 112: percentage increase in the number of new transfer applicants at UCSD in the past decade
= 111: percentage increase in the number of new transfer students who registered to attend UCSD in the past decade
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Networked Politics
Networked Politics
Miles Kahler (Editor), Peter Cowhey and David A. Lake (Contributors)

In Networked Politics, a team of political scientists investigates networks in important sectors of international relations, including human rights, security agreements, terrorist and criminal groups, international inequality, and governance of the Internet. More arrow
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