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Watching the Birth of a Language
MacArthur Fellowship winner travels to Bedouin village to study development of new sign language
Carol Padden still remembers the day when, at age 8, she went from being a student in a school for deaf children to being a third-grader in a neighborhood public school. She said she felt like she had moved to another country. Padden felt the same way decades later, when she and a team of Israeli and American colleagues drove to a small Bedouin village in the Negev desert. More arrow

Chancellor's 5K Competitors Help
Celebrate Two Campus Milestones
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It was a weekend of milestones at UC San Diego as the Chancellor's Challenge 5K celebrated its 15th anniversary Friday while the university as a whole is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. That made Friday's event extra special, said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. Morearrow

View a slideshow of this year's Chancellor Challenge 5K

Proposed Changes in
Post-Employment Benefits Discussed at Town Hall

UCSD ImageThe cost of retirement benefits and the future of the University of California were on the minds of about 200 members of the UC San Diego community who turned out for a town hall about post-employment benefits held at the Price Center Friday. Another 75 attended a town hall at the Hillcrest Medical Center earlier in the day. More arrow

Thurgood Marshall College Celebrates
40 Years of Enhancing Social
Responsibilty and Academic Excellence
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Thurgood Marshall College will celebrate its philosophy of social justice and diversity for the college's 40th Anniversary with several events including a one-man show on the life of Thurgood Marshall performed by celebrated television, stage and screen actor James Avery. More arrow

Scholars Team Up to Develop Nonpartisan Website
to Educate Voters About Statewide Measure on Ballot

UCSD ImageUnsure about how to vote on Prop. 25, the ballot measure that would change the state budget vote from a two-thirds vote to a simple majority? What about Prop. 19, which would legalize marijuana in California? A nonpartisan interactive website,, aims to educate voters about the nine statewide measures on the November ballot, with endorser lists and other facts. More arrow

CIRM Awards $5.8 Million to Two UCSD
Researchers for Early Translational Research Studies
Awards boost CIRM funding to campus to more than $78 million
UCSD ImageTwo scientists at the School of Medicine have received grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for stem cell research. The grants are part of $67 million in awards announced today that are designed to move research out of the lab and into the clinic. More arrow

Stuart Collection for the Small Screen
UCSD ImageComing soon to a computer or portable device near you: A series of high-definition video podcasts about the 17 public sculptures in the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego. The Stuart Collection is an ongoing program of site-specific works by leading artists of our time. The collection is unusual in that the entire 1,200-acre campus may be considered for the commissions. More arrow

No Standard for the Placebo?
Much of medicine is based on what is considered the strongest possible evidence: The placebo-controlled trial. A paper published in the issue of Annals of Internal Medicine entitled “What’s In Placebos: Who Knows?” calls into question this foundation upon which much of medicine rests, by showing that there is no standard behind the standard—no standard for the placebo. More arrow

Parent-Only Treatment May Be
Equally Effective For Children Who Are Obese

A study led by a researcher at the School of Medicine indicates that parent-only treatments for childhood obesity work equally as well as plans that include parents and child, while at the same time being more cost effective and potentially easier for families. The results were published in the online edition of the journal Obesity. More arrow

Researchers Collaborate to
Study Marine Mammal Behavior

UCSD ImageA team of researchers recently completed an intensive two-month research project off the Southern California coast, part of a collaboration to study marine mammal behavior and measure how animals on the U.S. West Coast respond to sounds in the ocean. More arrow


World Authority on Ocean Circulation Dies
UCSD Image Pearn Peter Niiler, a distinguished emeritus professor of physical oceanography at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, died of a heart attack in San Diego on Oct. 15. Niiler was one of the world's leading authorities on ocean circulation. For the past 40 years, Niiler's work has helped shape how scientists study the ocean. His early understanding of the linkage between ocean circulation and the world's climate served as a catalyst for improved global ocean observations. More arrow

Ming T. Tsuang Recognized with Outstanding Achievement Award for Schizophrenia Research
UCSD ImageDr. Ming T. Tsuang, director of the Center for Behavioral Genomics at the School of Medicine, has been awarded the Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research by NARSAD. The Lieber Prize is given annually to recognize and award extraordinary leadership in schizophrenia research. More arrow

More Headlines

UCSD Experts Urge Pregnant
Women to Receive Influenza Vaccine

Researchers Find Fats Galore in Human Plasma

Press Clips

  arrow What's in a Placebo? Turns Out We Don't Really Know
Discovery Channel, Oct. 21

  arrow Video Game App Teaches Kids to Eat Healthy
WOAI, Seattle, Wash. Oct. 20

  arrow Environment: Mexico's Scientist in Chief
Nature, Oct. 20

  arrow Noise Reduces Ocean Habitat for Whales
Scientific American, Oct. 22

  arrow Naughton Sees China
Appreciating Yuan to Curb Inflation

The Washington Post, Oct. 20


More Press Clips

October 25, 2010

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Campus Notices

Academic Sentate Meeting on Oct. 26 to Focus on Post-Employment Benefits Discussion

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Nominations

At Work

halloween 2010
UCSD Halloween Costume Contest
The UCSD Bookstore will hold its annual Halloween Costume Contest from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Price Center West Plaza. More arrow

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

Need a Camp for Your Child During Thanksgiving Break?
Knock Around Camp is not just for summer anymore! Keep the fun going this fall with Knock Around Night, Holiday Night, and Thanksgiving week workshops! More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Employment Hiring: Streamlining the Recruitment Process
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Enhancing Quality Service Skills
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Campus Asset Management Training
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What's Happening
henry louis gates

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

Celebrate 50 Graphic

5:30 p.m. Nov. 13


Nierenberg Prize: Ira Flatow
7 p.m. Nov.9, 2010
Scripps Seaside Forum

halloween 2010

The Moral Landscape
7 p.m. Oct. 27
Price Center


Scary Global Threats Forum and Costume Contest
3:30 p.m. Oct. 29
Institute of the Americas Building

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You Do The Math

25 = number of years the San Diego Supercomputer Center has been in existence.

36 = number of petabytes of SDSC's digital store capacity, the largest of any academic center in the world.

Faculty Authors
Dismantling the Empire

The Darwinian Tourist Viewing the World Through Evolutionary Eyes
By Christopher Wills
In "The Darwinian Tourist," biologist Christopher Wills takes us on a series of adventures—exciting in their own right—that demonstrate how ecology and evolution have interacted to create the world we live in. More arrow

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