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Cycling Against the Odds
Graduate student with Type 1 diabetes competes as part of top cycling squad
James Stout, a UC San Diego graduate student in history, is only 22. But he already has ridden his bike on four continents and in about half a dozen countries. All the while, he has been battling Type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease that is more severe than Type 2 diabetes and disproportionately strikes children and the young. Last year, Stout joined Team Type 1, a top cycling squad whose members all have the disease. The team has won the grueling cross-country relay Race Across America twice—in record-breaking time. Team members now hope to take part in the Tour de France by 2012. More arrow

Scripps Oceanography Dispatches Rapid
Response Exploration of Chile Earthquake Site

Chile EarthquakeScientists from UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography will explore the earthquake rupture site of the Feb. 27 massive 8.8-magnitude Chilean earthquake, one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. More arrow

Recent Cigarette Marketing Campaign
Targeted Teen Girls, Study Reveals pierce

The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement prohibits tobacco industry advertising practices that encourage underage teenagers to smoke, yet new research out of the Moores Cancer Center has found that a 2007 marketing campaign for Camel brand cigarettes was effective in encouraging young girls to start smoking. More arrow

Innovative Class Examines State
Budget Crisis in Public Education

The California budget and several other factors have combined to put the Golden State's once-shining public education system into one of its deepest crises. Faculty from the UC San Diego divisions of Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities are responding with an innovative class: Remaking the University: A Team-Taught Course on California’s Public Education Crisis. Offered through the department of ethnic studies, the 10-week course can be taken for credit but is also open to the campus community and the general public for free. More arrow

Synergy Between Two Types of De-worming
Drugs Found Promising in a Lab Test

YanHuA new combination drug treatment for parasitic intestinal roundworms shows promise in a test on a common laboratory species. Several drugs currently in use or in development control parasitic worms in the same way. That concerns health workers in developing countries where reinfestations often require repeated treatments. If worms develop resistance to one drug, the other treatments would likely fail as well. More arrow

Study Finds Bacteria Divide Like Clockwork
cyanobacteria
A team of researchers from UC San Diego and MIT has shown how cell division in a type of bacteria known as cyanobacteria is controlled by the same kind of circadian rhythms that govern human sleep patterns. The scientists’ findings are detailed in paper in the March 19 issue of the journal Science. More arrow

California Poison Control System Launches First Free, Bilingual Mobile Health Service for Poison Prevention
As National Poison Prevention Week begins, the California Poison Control System announces ground-breaking new programs, including a free text messaging service, Facebook quizzes and e-cards to provide essential tips, news and information on poisoning, the second leading cause of childhood injury in the U.S. With more than two million poisonings reported each year to poison control centers across the country, this information is potentially life-saving.  More arrow

People

UC San Diego Stem Cells Researchers
Featured on CBS Evening News

03-19StemCells.jpgThe CBS Evening News featured UCSD scientists Larry Goldstein and Catriona Jamieson on a recent broadcast. The scientists talk about the ground-breaking potential of stem cell research and their work in that field. Watch the video.video cameraMore arrow

Several Standout Women Among
Inductees to San Diego Womenís Hall of Fame

vreznik The San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame will welcome several standout San Diego women at its 9th annual induction ceremony and dinner March 27 at the Price Center Ballroom East. The event is open to the public and honors and acknowledges women who have significantly contributed to the quality of life and have made outstanding volunteer contributions in San Diego County. More arrow

UC San Diego VIP Tour Guide Reflects
as Campus Approaches Half Century Mark

Bob Starkey After nearly 40 years as an employee at UC San Diego, Bob Starkey has had the unique opportunity to watch the campus grow to become the powerhouse that it is today. Since retiring as a campus planning analytical studies officer, he has also been able to tap into this extensive knowledge of the university by providing campus tours as a VIP Tour Guide. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Why We Need to Dream
The New York Times
March 19, 2010
     
  arrow Another Joe Camel?
Teen Girls Respond to Camel No. 9

Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2010
     
  arrow Tried and Tested Ways
to Woo a Half-hearted Terrorist

Financial Times
March 20, 2010
     
  arrow Sleep Loss, Marijuana Use
Linked in Teen Social Networks

Business Week
March 19, 2010
     
  arrow The Stem Cellsman: Lawrence Goldstein
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 22, 2010
     
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Call for Nominations for Chancellor's Medal
As part of UC San Diegoís 50th anniversary celebration, campus officials will award the Chancellorís Medal at the campus Foundersí Day event on Nov. 18. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate visionaries whose impact on UC San Diego has resulted in the institutionís rise to prominence. More arrow

Spring Break Plans? Read the Mexico Travel Warning
The U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning to U.S. citizens traveling to Mexico of concerns about the security situation there. 
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Upcoming
Staff Education and Development Courses

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007,
3/30/10 and 4/1/10
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Desktop Shipping: Saving Time and Money When Sending Documents and Small Packages
3/31/10,
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Faculty Assistant: Philosophy of the Trade
4/1/10,
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San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Parade
March 27, 2010
10 a.m.
Logan Heights
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Thurgood Marshall Collegeís 32nd Annual Cultural Celebration
April 10, 2010
Thurgood Marshall College
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FitLife Fest
March 31 and April 01, 2010
Main Gym/RIMAC
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View from the Top: The Intersection of Science and Policy in the Capital
March 30, 2010
noon
Biomedical Library
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Revelle Forum: Abraham Verghese
7 p.m.
March 24, 2010
The Neurosciences Institute
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$548,000 amount the California Public Utilities Commission approved for a project led by UC San Diego that includes San Diego-based EDSA Micro Corporation and collaboration from CAISO and San Diego Gas & Electric.

 
Faculty Authors
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Versed
By Rae Armantrout


Rae Armantrout has always organized her collections of poetry as though they were works in themselves. Versed brings two of these sequences together, offering readers an expanded view of the arc of her writing. The poems in the first section, play with vice and versa, the perversity of human consciousness. Dark Matter, the second section, alludes to more than the unseen substance thought to make up the majority of mass in the universe. More arrow

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