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White House Names Chancellor
National Medal of Science Recipient

President Barack Obama Friday named Chancellor Marye Anne Fox one of the 10 eminent researchers to receive the National Medal of Science, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers and inventors. "The extraordinary accomplishments of these scientists, engineers and inventors are a testament to American industry and ingenuity," President Obama said. "Their achievements have redrawn the frontiers of human knowledge while enhancing American prosperity and it is my tremendous pleasure to honor them for their important contributions." More arrow

San Diego Supercomputer
Center Celebrates its 25th Year
Doctoral Programs
The San Diego Supercomputer Center last week formally marked its 25th year, highlighting several scientific and technological accomplishments that include assisting researchers in developing new drugs for AIDS and cancer, predicting the impact of earthquakes, and determining the structures of key enzymes to increase the world's food supply. Morearrow

A Race for Champions: Chancellor's Champions
Gear up for Chancellor's Challenge 5K Oct. 22

Doctoral ProgramsThey have polished their sneakers. They are doing their daily stretches. You might see them running through campus. The Chancellor's Champions—who will race as part of the Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars on Friday, Oct. 22—are gearing up for the big day. The event benefits undergraduate scholarships, helping to ensure that students from all social and economic backgrounds have the opportunity to receive a world-class UC San Diego education. More arrow

Celebrate50: Expect an Evening of the Unexpected
50thAs part of UC San Diego’s 50th Anniversary, the university will host “an evening of the unexpected” Nov. 13 with Celebrate50. Guests, including community leaders, donors, alumni, faculty, staff and friends, will converge on campus to experience—through music, dance and video—the historic events and people that marked UC San Diego’s transformation from ship to shore. More arrow

Campus Wins National
Climate Leadership Award

50th UC San Diego received the first Annual Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence in Climate Leadership Oct. 12 at the 4th Annual American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Summit in Denver.

Chancellor Honors Staff for
Contributions to Campus' Success

They liked their work. The benefits were good, and the university was supportive. They got along with their co-workers. Whatever the reason, they have stayed on the job here on campus for 10 to 40 years. More arrow

Structured Weight Loss Program Can
Help with Weight Loss in Overweight Women

The results of a study led by nutrition experts at Moores UCSD Cancer Center suggest that weight loss treatment programs which promote diet and lifestyle changes can successfully facilitate weight loss and weight loss maintenance in obese and overweight women. More arrow

Despite Brain Damage, Working Memory Functions
Working memory of relational information—where an object is located, for example—remains intact even if key brain structures like the hippocampus are damaged, report researchers at the School of Medicine, led by Larry R. Squire, professor of psychiatry, psychology and neurosciences at UC San Diego and a scientist at the VA San Diego Healthcare System. More arrow

Biologists Use Fruit Flies to
Reveal Secrets of How Anthrax Kills

Two groups of researchers at UC San Diego have found an explanation for a longstanding mystery of how two very different toxins from anthrax bacteria work together to disrupt essential cell functions during infection with this potential bioterrorism threat. More arrow

UCSD Greek Student Community Joins in Breast Cancer Walk
Hundreds of men and women from the UC San Diego’s Greek student organization community participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Balboa Park Saturday. “We believe that an integral part of Greek life at UC San Diego is philanthropy,” said Rochelle Swartz, vice president of service for the Panhellenic Association. “Hundreds of  students from various Greek organizations completed the four mile walk and helped the San Diego community raise more than $700,000 to aid in the fight against breast cancer.”


UC San Diego 2010 Teaching Awards
Recognize 11 for Exemplary Classroom Skills
UC San Diego's Academic Senate has awarded the 2010 Distinguished Teaching Awards to five senate members and three non-senate members, and Excellent Teaching Awards to three graduate students, in recognition of their exemplary teaching skills. More arrow

Computational Biologist Wins
Microsoft's 2010 Jim Gray eScience Award
Philip E. Bourne, a computational biologist and professor at UC San Diego, is this year's recipient of Microsoft's Jim Gray eScience Award for his contributions to data-intensive computing. More arrow

Cardiologist Receives NIH New Innovator Award
The National Institutes of Health has chosen Dr. Neil Chi, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, as one of its 2010 NIH Director's New Innovator Award recipients. With this $2.3 million award, Chi and his team will study the remarkable ability of the zebrafish to regenerate the heart. The team has created a collection of tools which will help in understanding the underlying mechanisms of cardiac regeneration. More arrow

Two Appointments Announced in Office
of Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Ann Briggs Addo has been appointed as assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Oct. 6. In her new role, Briggs Addo will serve as a key advisor to the Senior Vice Chancelor on a wide range of Academic Affairs and campus-wide issues and will be responsible for developing and leading the implementation of new programs and initiatives to meet the changing needs of Academic Affairs. More arrow

More Headlines

Record Online Offerings at UC San Diego Extension

Biologists Develop Model to Predict Extinction Risk to Birds

Press Clips

  arrow UCSD's Chancellor Fox
Wins National Medal of Science

San Diego Union-Tribune, Editorial
Oct. 15

  arrow Clinton Taps UCSD for 'Global Initiative'
San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct. 12

  arrow UCSD's Marye Anne Fox, Academic Giant
San Diego Union-Tribune
Oct. 16

  arrow Brain Damage May Not Harm
Short-Term Spatial Memory After All

Oct. 12

  arrow Wisdom-A Neuroscience Perspective
Journal of the American Medical Association
Oct. 13


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October 18, 2010

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Chancellor's Corner

Q&A with: Dirk Sutro

Spotlight Spotlight
on Faculty Research: Founding and Early Faculty

Campus Notices

Post Employment Benefits Town Hall Meetings

Message from President Yudof about the Final State Budget

Emergency Response Exercise on Oct. 19

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Nominations

On Campus Flu Clinics - October 18, 19 and 22

At Work
2011 Medical Plans Outlined
Open Enrollment begins Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. and runs to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Find out more about the University of California's benefits plans and rates for 2011. More arrow

Programs Abroad Expo to be Held Today
UCSD's Programs Abroad Expo, our study-work-intern-volunteer abroad fair, is held every year in late October. About 70 international program exhibitors come to present information about their programs on Library Walk all on the same day. Come join us and see all the wonderful programs that we have to offer. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Intermediate Microsoft Power Point
10/19/2010 and 10/21/2010
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Microsoft Web Design
10/20/2010 and 10/22/2010
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

What's Happening

Chancellors Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars
Oct. 22, 2010


Family Weekend
Oct. 22-24, 2010


African American History Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. to Speak
7 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2010
Price Center


Revelle Forum: Ingrid Betancourt
7 p.m.
Oct. 20, 2010
The Neurosciences Institute


Haunted Birch Aquarium
Oct. 22-23, 2010
Birch Aquarium

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You Do The Math

35 = percentage increase in the number of transfer students expected to attend UC San Diego this academic year, a record high for the university.

23 = percentage increase compared to last year in the number of underrepresented new students attending UC San Diego this academic year.

Faculty Authors
Dismantling the Empire

Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide
By Craig Callender
Introducing Time traces the history of time from Augustine's suggestion that there is no time, to the flowing time of Newton, the conventional time of Poincare, the static time of Einstein, and then back, full circle, to the idea that there is no time in quantum gravity. More arrow

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