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Lifelong Love Affair with Poetry
Leads to Pulitzer Prize Recognition

Literature professor Rae Armantrout takes award for “Versed”
Rae Armantrout wrote her first poem in kindergarten. It was about a little fish that swam around and around—and then swam away.The verses were a school assignment, but Armantrout was hooked. She has been writing poetry ever since. Last week—after publishing 10 books of poetry and teaching for almost three decades at UC San Diego—Armantrout was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for “Versed,” her latest collection of poems and perhaps her most personal work to date. arrow More arrow

UC San Diego Ranked
Among America’s Best Graduate Schools

BioThe UCSD School of Medicine, Jacobs School of Engineering and graduate programs in the sciences are ranked in the top 20 by America’s Best Graduate Schools, 2011 Edition released today by U.S. News & World Report. The annual, closely watched nationwide ranking of college and university graduate programs recognizes excellence across a broad range of disciplines. More arrow

Mother Nature Takes Center Stage
For Campus Celebration of Earth Week

trash sort A green job fair, clean car show, giant trash sort and eco-friendly rock concert are just a sampling of the many events that will take place during UCSD's celebration of Earth Week April 19 to 23. As one of the greenest universities, the campus will showcase Earth Week festivities to illustrate how it is a world leader in climate change research and aggressively committed to sustainability. More arrow

Campus Announces Admissions Data for Fall 2010
Freshmen admits up 3.7 percent; underrepresented students up 6.9 percent from fall 2009
overnight1UC San Diego received a record total of 48,073 freshmen applications for fall 2010. Of that number, 18,334 were admitted. That represents a 3.7 percent increase from fall 2009 and winter 2010. UCSD admitted 3,041, or 16.6 percent, underrepresented students for fall, up 6.9 percent from fall 2009 and winter 2010. More arrow

Thousands of Students Get Preview
of Life as a Triton During Admit Day

AdmitDay More than 12,000 students and family members got a preview of what it is like to be a Triton on Admit Day April 10. The recently admitted students explored the campus with their families, met with academic department representatives, attended college information sessions and were entertained by UC San Diego's pep band, the Beat, the hip hop club and other performers at the Price Center. More arrow

$14 Million Grant to Fund Construction of Centralized Sanitation Facility for Biomedical Equipment
Signing The National Center for Research Resources, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded UC San Diego a $14.2 million grant to build a centralized sanitation facility for biomedical equipment on campus — a more modern, energy-efficient facility expected to save millions of gallons of water and more than half a million kilowatts of electricity per year. More arrow

Can the Newest Form of Carbon
Be Made to Bend, Twist and Roll?

donationCan graphene—a newly discovered form of pure carbon that may one day replace the silicon in computers, televisions, mobile phones and other common electronic devices—be made to bend, twist and roll? Physicists at UC San Diego and Boston University think so. In a paper published in the journal Physical Review B, the scientists say the propensity of graphene—a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice— to stick to itself and form carbon “nanoscrolls” could be controlled electrostatically to form a myriad of new devices. More arrow


Seth Lerer Wins 2010
Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism

Andreoni“Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter” by UC San Diego faculty member Seth Lerer, published by the University of Chicago Press, is the winner of the 2010 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin. The $30,000 award—the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism—is administered for the Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. More arrow

Biologist Receives 2010 World Ecology Award
EcologyAwardWinnerDavid Western, an adjunct professor of biology and founding executive director of African Conservation Centre in Kenya, will receive the 2010 World Ecology Award. The award is given annually by the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis “to an eminent individual who has raised public awareness about global ecology and made significant contributions to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation.” More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow 'Versed’ by Rae Armantrout:
California Poet, National Recognition

The New York Times
April 12, 2010
  arrow ‘We Did It, Mom!’
The New York Times
April 14, 2010
  arrow Defect Keeps Mice Thin
No Matter How Much They Eat

USA Today
April 16, 2010
  arrow Helen Ranney, Pioneer
in Sickle Cell Research, Dies at 89

The New York Times
April 14, 2010
  arrow A Remedy for Troubled Doctors
The Wall Street Journal
April 13, 2010

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April 19, 2010

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The third annual Outstanding Senior Award and Outstanding Graduate Student Award will be presented to two graduating students who've earned recognition for outstanding academic and leadership performance, and for enhancing the student experience at UC San Diego. Download a form and nominate an outstanding student! The application deadline is Friday, April 23.
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What's Happening
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11th Annual Hate Free Campus Awareness Week
April 19 – 23
UC San Diego Earth Week 2010
April 19 – 23
Algal Biofuels Symposium 2010
April 23
The Salk Institute
17th Annual Bannister Family House Golf Tournament
April 26
The San Diego Country Club
The Great Campus Race
1 p.m
April 24
Geisel Library
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You Do The Math



820: number of students this year at The Preuss School

894: Preuss’ Academic Performance Index score, one of the highest in the county

Faculty Authors

Inventing English:
A Portable History
of the Language
By Seth Lerer

Seth Lerer's "Inventing English" is a masterful, engaging history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of our grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments in the larger history of English, America, and literature. More arrow

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