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Building the Future
Largest gift to UCSD Health Sciences to help build state-of-art academic medical center
UC San Diego announced Thursday that Joan and Irwin Jacobs, and their family, have pledged $75 million, the largest gift in the history of UC San Diego Health Sciences, to build the Jacobs Medical Center on UCSD’s east campus in La Jolla. The gift will allow the university to build a state-of-the-art academic medical center that will help bring the discoveries made in UCSD laboratories to patients’ bedsides, officials said during a press conference Thursday. More arrow

Find Out the Latest Information
About the Baja California Earthquake
from Scripps Institution of Oceanography
The Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center at Scripps has set up a special event page for the 7.2 magnitude temblor near Guadalupe Victoria in Baja California. The center monitors and analyzes seismicity around the globe through several local and international sensor arrays. Also, Scripps Oceanography sientists Yuri Fialko, David Sandwell and Scripps students headed to Calexico Monday morning to deploy several continuous GPS sites to operate over the next few weeks. More arrow

Physicists Begin Quest
for 'Higgs' Particle at European Collider

womens conferenceMore than two dozen UC San Diego physicists and technicians began their long-awaited quest in a research facility below the Swiss-French border last week to find a hypothetical subatomic particle that they hope will allow them to finally tie together the fundamental forces and particles in nature into one grand theory. More arrow

Faculty Excellence Awards
Honor UC San Diego Scholars

For UC San Diego theatre and dance Professor Naomi Iizuka the play’s the thing that garnered her the inaugural Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts. Iizuka, who is a renowned playwright and UCSD alumna, is the first person to receive the award in this category, which was created to recognize the outstanding level of work by faculty in this area. More arrow

UC San Diego Energy Dashboard
to Help Campus Curb Appetite for Power

03-29Agarwal_Buildings.jpg The UC San Diego Energy Dashboard allows users to see up-to-the-second information on a structure-by-structure basis for 60 of the largest buildings on the La Jolla campus. The data is provided by more than 200 energy meters providing energy usage at the building level. More arrow

Researchers Discover Weak
Link in Alzheimer’s Drug Candidates

ratneshlal1 Some current therapies being investigated for Alzheimer's disease may cause further neural degeneration and cell death, according to a breakthrough discovery by UC San Diego researchers. More arrow

UC San Diego Calls Students
With Good News on Admission

admissions Imagine: It's a week before the magic date when UC admissions decisions are posted online. An anxious high school senior answers her phone and hears Tony Haymet say, "Congratulations! You've been admitted to UC San Diego." Haymet, vice chancellor of marine sciences and director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, was one of 180 UC San Diego faculty, staff and administrators—including Chancellor Marye Anne Fox—who called more than 2,800 students from underrepresented groups this March to let them know they'd been admitted to UCSD. More arrow

'Seussical the Musical' Presented at UC San Diego
SeussThe Muir College Musical Ensemble is bringing to the stage some of the most beloved stories of Dr. Seuss in their production of Seussical the Musical. The musical weaves together several Dr. Seuss favorites, including the heartwarming tale of Horton the Elephant, whose compassion allows him to hear a world that no one can see.  This colorful, fun and imaginative performance will run April 8 to 10 at 8 p.m. at Mandeville Auditorium. Muir College senior Rachelle Fuhrer directs. More arrow


SEC Commissioner to Speak
Elisse_WalterSEC Commissioner Elisse Walter will speak on “Plan and Prospects for Financial Reform” at 7:30 a.m. April 23 at the Faculty Club. Walter is one of the five commissioners with the SEC. A former senior executive vice president for regularity policy and programs at the Financial Industry Regularity Authority, the nation’s regulator of securities firms, she has spent much of her career at the SEC and financial industry regulating entities. More arrow

Scripps Oceanography Lecture to Address
Darwin’s Contributions to Science and Religion

AyalaOfficeAn evolutionary biologist, geneticist and philosopher of science will deliver an engaging public lecture on Darwin, natural selection and connections to science and religion at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. UC Irvine Professor Francisco Ayala will present “Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion” at 3 p.m. April 20 at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Press Clips

  arrow UCSD to Build $664 Million Hospital in La Jolla
April 1, 2010
  arrow The College Race Brings Families Together?
The New York Times
April 1, 2010
  arrow For Hoarders, The Mess Begins In The Mind
April 5, 2010
  arrow Cutting to the Bone of Human Origins
April 2, 2010
  arrow Energy-Use Web Site
Shows a Campus Where to Conserve

Chronicle of Higher Education
March 31, 2010
  arrow Atom Smasher Sets Collision Record
March 31, 2010

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April 5, 2010

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Chancellor's Corner

foxblack Read the Chancellor's April Letter

Q and A With: Mary Walshok

At Work

Read About UCRP Contributions Starting Up in the Latest Issue of ‘Our University'
After a holiday of nearly 20 years, UC and employee members of the UC Retirement Plan will begin contributing to the plan in mid-April in order to sustain and preserve faculty and staff pension benefits.
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Task Force
to Present Pension
and Health Benefit Options at April Forums

The Post-Employment Benefits Task Force will be visiting UC San Diego on Wednesday to provide an update to faculty, staff and retirees on its work and the range of options it is considering for pension and retirement health benefits. The task force will also share the results of the recent employee benefits preference survey. More arrow

Make a Difference: Donate Blood
A blood drive is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 6 to 8 at the Price Center West. Earn points for each blood donation and shop online at the Life Saver Store for hats, visors, T-shirts, backpacks, iPod Shuffle and more! More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Dreamweaver CS3

4/13/10 and 4/15/10
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Personal Finance Series: Student Loan Debt Management
112:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Change Management

8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
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Marshall College’s 32nd Annual Cultural Celebration
April 10, 2010
Thurgood Marshall College
Town Hall Discussions with Gloria Penner
April 5 - May 24, 2010
UCSD Extension Complex
Open Studios 2010
3 p.m. April 10, 2010
UCSD Visual Arts Facility
Muir Musical Ensemble Presents Seussical the Musical
April 8 - 10, 2010
Mandeville Center
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You Do The Math



30,000 number of visitors at the second annual San Diego Science Festival

25 approximate number of UC San Diego booths at the event

Faculty Authors

And All the Trees Sing: 100 poems From Europe and the Two Americas
By Wai-lim Yip

Wai-Lim Yip has been selected as one of the top 10 poets of Taiwan; his work in the 1960s has had an important influence on contemporaries as well as later generations of poets, including his translations between English and Chinese (in both directions). This collection of Yip's translation work from the 1970s is like a map of Yip's spirit, demonstrating the importance of his contribution to the development of contemporary poetry. More arrow

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