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Stem Cell Myth Buster
Research pioneer uses ‘Stem Cell for Dummies’ book to dispel misconceptions about stem cell research
Working on stem cell research is a lot like standing on a beach looking at an undiscovered continent. You can see mountain ranges, forests and rivers in the distance. You know great resources are awaiting on the horizon. But you need to explore to figure out the best path to get there. That’s how Larry Goldstein, the director of UC San Diego’s Stem Cell Program, explains what he and his colleagues on campus are trying to do. Recently, Goldstein took his role as a kind of spokesperson for stem cell research one step further by becoming the co-author of “Stem Cells for Dummies."
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UC San Diego Poet Rae Armantrout Wins Pulitzer Prize
overnight1UC San Diego poet Rae Armantrout has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for "Versed." Armantrout’s 10th collection of poems was cited as “a book striking for its wit and linguistic inventiveness, offering poems that are often little thought-bombs detonating in the mind long after the first reading.” “I’m stunned,” said Armantrout on receiving news of the award. “This was not on my radar screen at all. Tomorrow is my birthday, and this was a very nice birthday present.” More arrow

Charting a Course to Success
Chief diversity officer shares lessons learned on journey to leadership role
overnight1Sandra Daley was 11 when she came to the United States from Panama. Her family, headed by her mother, a single and strong woman, settled in Los Angeles. She enrolled Daley in an all-girls Catholic school. A few decades later, Daley now serves as associate chancellor and chief diversity officer for UC San Diego. Tuesday, Daley shared her journey during the Perspectives on Leadership series offered by UCSD’s Human Resources department. More arrow

Students Encourage Underrepresented Admits to Discover Educational Opportunities at UC San Diego
overnight1Current UC San Diego students are working hard to recruit recently admitted underrepresented students to attend the university. Students, such as Thurgood Marshall College junior Alyssa Peace, are involved with new admissions programs that encourage first-generation and low-income students to enroll. More arrow

UC San Diego Health System Named
One of Nation’s Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters

UC San Diego Health System was recently listed as one of the nation’s top 15 major teaching hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance, and operational efficiency. This is first time UC San Diego Health System has been recognized with this honor. More arrow

UC San Diego Technology Institute Forges
Research Partnership with Saudi Institutions

SigningUC San Diego has signed an initial three-year agreement with Saudi Arabia's national science agency and national laboratories to collaborate on the development of information technology systems and advanced communications. More arrow

Preuss School Student-Athletes
Ride in Style Thanks to Local Dealership

donationWhen student-athletes at The Preuss School had to attend an off-campus game, it would be up to their coach or another volunteer driver to shuttle them to and from the game in his or her personal car. Typically, only about six students would be able to fit in the car. Now, thanks to South Bay Volkswagen, Preuss students will be able to ride to off-campus matches in two Routan minivans. More arrow


Work of Two UCSD Social Scientists
to Benefit from Generosity Initiative Grants

AndreoniThe University of Notre Dame’s Science of Generosity Initiative has awarded $1.4 million to four research projects that will study the origins, manifestations and consequences of generosity. Two of the four inaugural grants involve UC San Diego social science professors. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow In Sleepless Nights, a Hope for Treating Depression
The New York Times
April 8, 2010
  arrow New Research Suggests
N. Koreans Souring Toward Government

Voice of America
April 9, 2010
  arrow Liver Disease May Go Undetected in Children
Business Week
April 9, 2010
  arrow How Social Networks Impact Drinking Habits
TIME Magazine
April 6, 2010
  arrow Manny Farber Combined
the Power of the Pen with Free Thinking

Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2010

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Nominations Open
for Annual
Sustainability Awards

In celebration of UC San Diego's Earth Week, April 19 to 23, the Advisory Committee on Sustainability will recognize individuals and groups that have made our campus more sustainable.
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Staff Education and Development Courses

Personal Finance Series: Your Credit Score/Report
Noon to 1 p.m.

Practical Coaching

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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4/20/10, 4/22/10, 4/27/10 and 4/29/10
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UC San Diego Earth Week 2010
April 19 to 23
11th Annual Hate Free Campus Awareness Week
April 19 to 23
April 17, 2010
Chihuly at the Salk
April 22 to 27
Salk Institute
UC San Diego Grad Nite 2010
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You Do The Math



200: number of energy meters providing data about energy usage at the building level for the UC San Diego energy dashboard

40: number of individual power meters that measure energy consumption in the office, e.g., a computer and monitor drawing power from a single socket for the dashboard

Faculty Authors

The Birdwisher
By Anna Joy Springer

The Birdwisher is a novella about a girl, a pigeon-detective and a murderous mystery. Written after Dashiell Hammet's "Dead Yellow Woman," this debut book from Anna Joy Springer (Blatz, Cypher in the Snow, The Gr'ups, Sister Spit) is beautifully illustrated throughout by Sam McWilliams. Strange, grotesque, noir and rendered in gorgeous inventive prose, The Birdwisher is the first book from Birds of Lace. More arrow

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