This Week @ UCSD: Your Campus Connection
Top Stories
Padres Food

Healthy Meals a Home Run for Padres
San Diego baseball club and UC San Diego team up to offer FriarFit menu at PETCO Park
If you think that baseball games are all about eating hot dogs and Cracker Jacks, the San Diego Padres and UC San Diego dietician Michelle Zive want you to think again. The Padres Foundation, the California Endowment and UC San Diego have teamed up to develop a slew of healthy options that fans can buy at PETCO Park on game days. The program is called FriarFit and launched last year. “It’s a really exciting project,” said Zive, who works in UCSD’s Child Development and Community Health Division, and is a principal investigator for the Network for a Healthy California San Diego/Imperial County. “To fight the obesity epidemic, everyone has to be on board. And the Padres are.” More arrow

UC San Diego Baseball Honored
With First Pitch at Padres Game

Padres Pregame Cheers rose from a crowd of more than 17,000 as Triton shortstop Vance Albitz, surrounded by his teammates, threw the ceremonial first pitch during a Padres game at PETCO Park last week. It was the biggest crowd Albitz had ever faced during a game—and it felt pretty good, he said. “It was probably the coolest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” the shortstop said in a phone interview two days after the game. More arrow

UC San Diego Named to President Obama’s
Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Honor Roll UC San Diego has been named to the 2009 President's Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for the contributions its students make to local, national and global communities on issues ranging from poverty to homelessness and environmental justice. This is the first year the university is on the Distinction List. More arrow

Bees, Biology and Chemistry: Bringing
Graduate Level Research to High School Classrooms

Meg Eckles More than a dozen high school students donning protective suits were trying to find out if pollinators prefer introduced plants like the Indian Hawthorn over native plants like the Monkey Flower. They are working under the direction of Megan Eckles, an ecology doctoral student in UC San Diego’s Division of Biological Sciences. She is a Fellow in UCSD’s Socrates program, which provides fellowships to UCSD graduate students to work with local teachers to teach students about scientific discovery and motivate them to pursue scientific careers. More arrow

New Docs Linked to Death Spike in July
Study suggests inexperienced medical staff make fatal medication errors
Are new medical residents a threat to patient health? According to sociology professor David Phillips and his student Gwendolyn Barker from UC San Diego, fatal medication errors peak in July in counties with teaching hospitals, which coincides with the yearly influx of new medical residents who are given increased responsibility for patient care. More arrow

Newly Discovered Kinase Regulates Cytoskeleton,
May Hold Key to How Cancer Cells Spread

UCSD scientists have identified a previously unknown kinase that regulates cell proliferation, shape and migration, and may play a major role in the progression or metastasis of cancer cells. The research will be published in the May 31 online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More arrow

Faulty Gene Stops Cell ‘Antennae’ From Transmitting
An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe fetal abnormalities. The work, co-led by geneticists at the UCSD Institute for Genomic Medicine, together with colleagues from institutes and universities in Paris, Rome and England, should allow couples at risk of conceiving babies with the profoundly disabling Meckel-Gruber and Joubert syndromes to be identified beforehand through genetic screening. More arrow


UC San Diego ‘Solar Soothsayer’
on Fast Company’s Most Creative List

Byron WashomUC San Diego’s director of strategic energy initiatives, Byron Washom, was recognized in the June issue of Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business 2010,” ranking him No. 2 in its green category. Since joining the university in 2008, Washom has teamed with faculty researchers, campus operations engineers and students to pursue projects related to solar power, smart-grid technology, alternative energy projects and novel renewable energy financing. More arrow

Scripps Alumnus to Receive Cody Award from Scripps
Dudley CheltonA physical oceanographer specializing in ocean circulation has been selected to receive the 2010 Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences from UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dudley Chelton of Oregon State University will be awarded the prize June 10. More arrow

University Librarian Elected to Online
Computer Library Center Board of Trustees

SchottlaenderBrian E. C. Schottlaender, the Audrey Geisel University Librarian, has been elected to serve a five-year term on the Online Computer Library Center Board of Trustees. The center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow San Diego Vaults Into Solar
Energy and Green Jobs Future

Scientific American
June 5, 2010
  arrow The 'July Effect': Worst Month
for Fatal Hospital Errors, Study Finds

ABC News
June 3, 2010
  arrow How Development Can Fight Radicals
Foreign Policy
June 1, 2010
  arrow Climate Change and the Deep Blue Sea
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 6, 2010

More Press Clips

June 7, 2010

arrow Search This Week
arrow Forward to a Friend
arrow Contact Us
arrow UCSD News Center
arrow Got News?
Podcast icon Our Podcast
(How to Subscribe)
RSS icon Our RSS Feed
(How to Subscribe)
RSS icon Our Facebook
(Become our Fan!)

Chancellor's Corner

fox black Video Letter from the Chancellor

Q and A With: Michael Cole

At Work Retirees

Our University Newsletter Highlights Retirees
Read about a few of UC’s other June graduates —longtime faculty and staff who are retiring, in the current issue of Our University. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007
6/18/10, 6/25/10
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Sexual Harassment Prevention: The Survival Guide
9:00 am to 11:00 am

Emotional Intelligence and Peak Performance
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

What's Happening
2010 Commencements
June 12 - 13
Graduation Ceremony
All Campus Graduation Ceremony
6 p.m.
June 11
spacer spacer
Ocean Day
World Oceans Day
June 8
Birch Aquarium
Climate and National Security: Securing Better Forecasts
6 p.m
June 21 -23
Scripps Seaside Forum
‘MFA 2010’
June 4 – July 2
Univeristy Art Gallery
spacer spacer

arrow More Events

You Do The Math



$375,000 : total amount awarded to the 2010-2011 Hellman Faculty Fellows at the University of California, San Diego.

30: number of faculty members who will benefit from the grants

Faculty Authors
Neurophilosophy at Work

Neurophilosophy at Work
By Paul Churchland

In this collection of essays, Paul Churchland explores the unfolding impact of the several empirical sciences of the mind, especially cognitive neurobiology and computational neuroscience on a variety of traditional issues central to the discipline of philosophy. Representing Churchland's most recent research, they continue his research program, launched over thirty years ago, and which has evolved into the field of neurophilosophy. More arrow

SubscribeContact UsGot News?UCSD News

UCSD University Communications
9500 Gilman Drive MC0938
La Jolla, CA 92093-0938