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UC President Proposes
Plan to Address Fiscal Crisis

University of California President Mark Yudof released details Friday of a proposed plan to offset an anticipated $813 million reduction in support from the state General Fund. The plan will be presented Wednesday to the Board of Regents, which has final authority on the matter. Camera icon More arrow

Turmoil in Tehran
UCSD Professor Witnesses Aftermath of Contested Elections in Iran
Photo of Babak Rahimi Every night for the past month, UCSD professor Babak Rahimi had stayed awake in his Tehran apartment, listening as residents of the Iranian capital cried out their frustration on the city’s rooftops. They shouted “Down with the dictator” and “God is great.” They were protesting the results of the June 12 election that officially gave President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad another term in office. Rahimi decided that the rest of the world needed to hear his neighbors’ voices too. Camera icon More arrow

Dispatches From the Field
Photo of a Buddha StatueThey are learning about flamenco and Spanish culture in the City of Cadiz. They're programming in India, while discovering the country's wildlife and unusual driving habits, They're learning about poverty right here at home. Several undergraduates have agreed to act as correspondents for This Week@UCSD this summer as they embark on learning adventures throughout the world. Here are their first Dispatches from the Field. More arrow

Mission Accomplished
UCSD Alumna Looks Back on Her Journey into Space
Photo of Megan McArthur Flying 350 miles above the Earth inside the space shuttle Atlantis, UC San Diego alumna Megan McArthur would often look down from the flight deck at the world’s oceans and the thin layer of atmosphere that protects our planet. The view brought back memories of everything she had learned as a graduate student at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. More arrow

Captain of UCSD Surf Team Brings Home National Title
Photo of Marty Weinstein During last year’s national college surfing contest, UC San Diego senior Marty Weinstein had delivered a near-perfect 9.75 (out of 10) score on the first of his attempts in the semifinal heat when he fell hard in the finals, severely tearing his ankle. Last month, Weinstein got his wish, demolishing the competition, winning National Scholastic Surfing Association men's college championship. More arrow

Existing Parkinson’s Disease Drug
May Fight Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

Photo of medicineExisting drugs used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease could be repositioned for use in the treatment of extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis, which kills about 2 million people each year, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Diego. The rise of these strains of TB throughout the world, including industrialized countries, poses a great threat to human health. More arrow

Researchers Testing Virus-Gene
Therapy Combination Against Melanoma

Photo of researchersResearchers at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center are injecting a modified herpes virus into melanoma tumors, hoping to kill the cancer cells while also bolstering the body’s immune defenses against the disease. More arrow

Sulfate Lens Enhances Climate
Warming Properties of Atmospheric Soot

Photo of smog Particulate pollution thought to be holding climate change in check by reflecting sunlight instead enhances warming when combined with airborne soot, a new study by researchers at the UC San Diego have found. More arrow

Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Students
Celebrate UCSD’s Economy-Building Partnerships

Photo of Roger Tsien and Chancellor FoxThe courtyard of the Faculty Club bustled with a trade show’s blend of tabletop demos, handouts both technical and whimsical, enthusiastic product pitches and gee-whiz reactions from the early-evening crowd as they celebrated a “Salute to Innovation – A Biennial Celebration of Technology Partnerships." More arrow


Dean of Graduate Studies
Earns YWCA Award for Leadership

Photo of Kim Barrett Kim E. Barrett, dean of Graduate Studies, is a 2009 recipient of the San Diego YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Award. The award recognizes women for leadership, outstanding achievement, and contributions to their organizations. More arrow

Surgeon Honored by YWCA
for Accomplishments, Leadership

Photo of Anne WallaceDr. Anne Wallace, professor of clinical surgery, is a 2009 recipient of the San Diego YWCA Tribute to Women & Industry (TWIN) Award. The award recognizes women for their outstanding achievement, leadership and contributions to their organizations.
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Renowned Geophysicist George G. Shor, Jr. Dies
Photo of George Shor George G. Shor, Jr., professor emeritus of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died July 3, at his home in La Jolla, from complications following several strokes. He was 86 years old. Shor’s distinguished career included helping develop the nation’s consortium of research ships operated by oceanographic institutions and participating in the creation of the California Sea Grant program. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System
U.S. News & World Report
July 13, 2009
  arrow Study: Commercials Make TV More Fun
USA Today
July 13, 2009
  arrow George Shor Jr. Dies at 86;
Scripps Geophysicist Studied the Ocean Floor

Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2009
  arrow Parkinson's Drugs Show Promise in Resistant TB
July 3, 2009
  arrow The Brain Collector
June 2009

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At Work

All Staff Picnic
Photo of Staff Picnic Plan to hit Town Square on Aug. 21 for the 2009 All Staff Picnic, sponsored by the Staff Association. Enjoy kettle corn, funnel cake and ice cream, the UCSD's Got Talent Showcase, the annual volleyball tourney, and more. 3,750 free tickets will be available in August. More arrow

UC President Appoints Juliann Martinez as 2009-2011 Staff Advisor-Designate to Regents
University of California President Mark G. Yudof has announced the selection of Juliann Martinez, director of gift management at UC Berkeley, as the 2009-2011 staff advisor-designate to the UC Board of Regents. More arrow

Heart Walk
Every year, UCSD organizes a team of employees and friends to walk in the American Heart Association Heart Walk. The *Team UCSD* goal this year is to recruit 650 walkers and raise $95,000. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

The Practice of Listening
8:30 am to 12:30pm

Facilitating Groups: The Basics
8:30 am to 3:00pm

Enhancing Quality Service Skills
8:30 am to 12:00 pm

What's Happening
Photo of San Diego River
The True Value of Water
July 16, 2009
7:30 a.m.
Photo of Beach
Third Annual Survivor Beach
Aug. 9, 2009
8 a.m.
Beach at Scripps Pier
Photo of Freeman Dyson
Nukes and Genomes
July 21, 2009
7 p.m.
UCSD Faculty Club
Photo of Blood
UCSD Blood Drive
July 15 - 16, 2009
Library Walk
Innovation to Market
July 20 - Nov. 30, 2009
Rady School of Management
Photo of golf
Golf for a Cure
July 25, 2009
10:30 a.m.
Temecula Creek Inn
Photo of Herringbone
Aug. 1 - 30
La Jolla Playhouse

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You Do The Math
= $15 million: estimated amount of federal stimulus funds selected research programs at UC San Diego have received so far
= $600 million: amount that UC San Diego scientists have been submitting proposals for
Faculty Authors
Book cover of The Wind in the Willows
The Wind in the Willows
Seth Lerer (Editor)

In an introduction aimed at a general audience, Seth Lerer tells us everything that we, as adults, need to know about Kenneth Grahame and his work. In his running commentary on the novel, Lerer offers complete annotations to the language, contexts, allusions and larger texture of Grahame’s prose. More arrow
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