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Boards and Brains:
UC San Diego Revels in Tradition of Surfing

As a student at UC San Diego, Rusty Preisendorfer, ’78, the iconic founder of Rusty Surfboards, spent a great deal of time on his surfboard at nearby Black’s Beach. While he went on to build one of the most successful surfboard and apparel companies in the world, Preisendorfer recalls a common misconception about surfers and academics: boards and brains don’t mix. Since the 1960’s, UCSD students have balanced their studies with the surf and sun, trekking on foot down the nearby La Jolla cliffs to San Diego’s famous surf break at Black’s Beach. Perched above Black’s, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, UC San Diego enjoys a long, nationally-recognized tradition as a “surfing school” and has proved that boards and brains can indeed coexist. More arrow

Tritons Finish Best Season in Baseball Team’s History
Team takes runner up at College World Series
Kyle SaulUC San Diego’s baseball team ended its best season in history Saturday with an appearance in the College World Series championship game in Cary, N.C.  The Tritons had an early lead but fell 6-4 to the University of Southern Indiana. "Our guys did exactly what they needed to do and battled to the very end," said UCSD Head Coach Dan O'Brien. "They stayed resilient, they stayed loose. We just didn't get it done. I can't tell you how proud I am of this ball club for how they go about their business day in and day out." More arrow

Eleven Commencement Ceremonies
Will Award 7,673 Graduates with Diplomas

Graduation CelebrationAn acclaimed science fiction author, the CEO of a center which reveals stories of heroes from the Underground Railroad era, and the co-founder of an organization dedicated to helping children in Uganda, will speak to 7,673 graduating students at UC San Diego. The students are scheduled to receive diplomas during 11 separate commencement ceremonies May 29 to June 13. More than 65,000 family members and guests are expected to attend. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will be speaking at all 11 ceremonies. More arrow

Obesity in Teen Girls May
Lead To Depressive Symptoms
Researchers at the School of Medicine have found that obesity is a risk factor for depressive symptoms, but not for clinical depression, suggesting that weight status could play a part in the development of depression in some adolescent girls. More arrow

Supporting Promising Young Faculty:
2010 Hellman Faculty Fellows Announced

A total of $375,000 has been awarded to the 2010-2011 Hellman Faculty Fellows at UC San Diego. The funds will support 30 faculty members in their scholarly work as they strive for tenure with the university. The Hellman Fellowship program was established at UC San Diego in 1995 with a generous gift of $2.5 million from Chris and Warren Hellman.  Its purpose is to provide financial support and encouragement to young faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their research and creative activities. More arrow

International Center Awards Scholarships
International Center Awards Scholarships Volunteers, scholarship donors, students, administrators, faculty and staff all celebrated international education Thursday evening at the Friends of the International Center's annual dinner and awards ceremony. More than 120 guests watched as scholarship committee chair Ruth Newmark presented a total $56,000 in scholarships to 43 students for study abroad or graduate study on campus. More arrow

Watching the Grunion Run
chancellor Chancellor Marye Anne Fox looks on as dozens of grunion, small silvery fish, swarm the beach in La Jolla during the Birch Aquarium's Grunion Run event.


Chief Diversity Officer Sandra Daley to Receive Champions of Health Professions Diversity Award
Sandra DaleySandra Daley, associate chancellor and chief diversity officer, will be honored as one of three 2010 Champions of Health Professions Diversity by The California Wellness Foundation June 14. Daley will receive an award of $25,000 in recognition of her efforts to reach out to, mentor and support disadvantaged students preparing for health careers. More arrow

Campus Recognizes Students, Area Attorneys,
Financial Analysts With Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award UC San Diego, a national leader in sustainability education, research and campus operations, has recognized a collaborative team of students, legal and bond underwriting experts in its 2010 Sustainability Awards. The seemingly unlikely team played a key role in enabling the San Diego region to win $154 million in low-interest Clean Renewable Energy Bonds. More arrow

Alumni Association to Recognize Outstanding
Alumni and Faculty at Annual Awards for Excellence

Alumni AssociationThe University of California, San Diego—celebrating its 50th anniversary this fall—has produced an enviable group of outstanding alumni, including those who will be honored June 5 for the annual Awards for Excellence, part of the UCSD Alumni Association’s second annual Alumni Weekend. More arrow

Press Clips

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Rules Do Affect Teens' Choices

May 31, 2010
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The Wall Street Journal
May 25, 2010
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Relationship Between Chocolate and Mood

Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2010
  arrow Tritons’ Season Ends on Low Note
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 30, 2010

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At Work Exemplary Staff Awards

Top Work of UCSD Staff Honored with
Exemplary Staff Awards

Ten employees were recognized last week with Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year awards for 2010 at a ceremony at The Village at Torrey Pines. More arrow

50th Anniversary UCSD Day at the Padres
Join UCSD Alumni and invite your group, department  or program to attend the Sunday, Sept. 26 Padres game as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. Get your group tickets by June 15. More arrow

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Black Arts

Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in
Postwar Los Angeles

By Daniel Widener

From postwar efforts to end discrimination in the motion-picture industry, recording studios, and musicians’ unions, through the development of community-based arts organizations, to the creation of searing films critiquing conditions in the black working class neighborhoods of a city touting its multiculturalism—"Black Arts West" documents the social and political significance of African American arts activity in Los Angeles between the Second World War and the riots of 1992. More arrow

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