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Getting Advice From the Master
UCSD students interested in business spend day with investment guru Warren Buffett
Don’t get into credit card debt. Don’t make any business decision that you wouldn’t like to read about on the front page of The Wall Street Journal. Learn to master public speaking. Marry someone who will be supportive and uplifting. That was some of the advice investment guru Warren Buffett gave 20 undergraduate and graduate students from UC San Diego when they met him last month during a student gathering he hosts every year in Omaha, Neb.  More arrow

UC President Offers Proposals to Reform
Pension Program, Stabilize Budget

Mark G. YudofUC President Mark G. Yudof today announced a series of proposed actions to reform the university's seriously overextended pension and retiree health programs, and to stabilize the university's budget for fiscal year 2011-12, in part by enacting an 8 percent fee increase. More arrow

Conrad Prebys Concert
Hall Wins 'Grand Orchid' Award

Conrad Prebys Concert 
HallConrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego, which provides a local space for attendees to enjoy performances by renowned musicians from around the world, is being recognized as the 2010 Grand Orchid recipient—the highest honor of San Diego's annual Orchids and Onions Awards. The award was announced at the Nov. 4 ceremony at Culy Warehouse in downtown San Diego. More arrow

'You Can Still Change the World,' Actor
and UC San Diego Alumnus Tells Students

UC San Diego AlumnusIn life, there are two choices: feeling powerless and passive; or trying to brighten up your corner of the world. That was the message that actor and UC San Diego alumnus James Avery brought to a classroom full of honors theatre students last week at UCSD. More arrow

Ethnic Studies Alumna Leads Innovative School
Ethnic Studies EnCompass Academy in east Oakland, Calif., is an innovative public school that serves predominately low-income and minority students. The visionary behind this unique school is Minh-Tram Nguyen, a graduate of the class of 1996 at UC San Diego, and the founding principal of EnCompass. Nguyen spoke last week on campus during the ethnic studies department's 20th anniversary celebration. She is a member of the department's first graduating class. More arrow

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox Named as Co-Chair
of San Diego Food Bank's Holiday Food Drive

Chancellor Marye Anne FoxChancellor Marye Anne Fox will chair with San Diego State University President Steven Weber the San Diego Food Bank 2010 Holiday Food Drive. To kick off the drive, California State University at San Marcos, San Diego State, UC San Diego and University of San Diego participated in "Colleges Rock Hunger," sponsored by the Hard Rock Hotel. More than 13 tons of food were collected during the two-week drive. More arrow

Academic Senate Adds Retirement
Plan Resolution to UC System Debate

UC San Diego’s Academic Senate passed a resolution Oct. 26 endorsing the “Option C” revision to the UC retirement-plan proposals being debated around the 10-campus system. Prior to the vote, the senate heard a presentation by UC Academic Council Chair Daniel Simmons and Vice Chair Robert Anderson, who said that UC President Mark Yudof had already decided to recommend Option C to the Board of Regents. More arrow

Scripps Researchers Work
With BP to Monitor Gulf of Mexico

BP to Monitor Gulf of Mexico Researchers at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography are now successfully receiving data from a surface current mapping radar on the British Petroleum-operated oil platform Atlantis in the Gulf of Mexico. More arrow

Discovery Could Reveal Secrets
of Ancient Martian and Terrestrial Atmospheres

Terrestrial Atmospheres Chemists at UC San Diego have uncovered a new chemical reaction on tiny particulates in the atmosphere that could allow scientists to gain a glimpse from ancient rocks of what the atmospheres of the Earth and Mars were like hundreds of millions years ago. More arrow

Macrophage Protein Has Major Role in Inflammation
Researchers at the School of Medicine have discovered that a multi-tasking protein called FoxO1 has another important but previously unknown function: It directly interacts with macrophages, promoting an inflammatory response that can lead to insulin resistance and diabetes. Contrarily, it also generates a negative feedback loop that can limit damage from excessive inflammation. More arrow


Chemistry Professor Receives
White House Science Award

UCSD Chemistry Professor
Receives Science AwardA chemistry professor at UC San Diego was among 85 scientists and engineers who received the nation's highest honor awarded by the White House to researchers at the outset of their professional scientific careers. More arrow

Scholarship Awarded to Biotech
Engineer with Vision to Help Developing Nations

Sonali Nigam Genentech engineer and UC San Diego graduate Sonali Nigam has been selected to receive a UC Alumni "Change the World" Scholarship from UC San Diego Extension to pursue biotechnology management with the goal of one day creating an organization which enables the transfer of biotechnology processes and products to the developing world. More arrow

Four UCSD Students Recognized
For Stellar Library Research Skills

UCSD Students RecognizedFour undergraduate students at UC San Diego have received the 2010 Undergraduate Library Research Prize in recognition of their stellar research skills. The prize, which is co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Libraries, the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, and the Alumni Association, is awarded annually to students who demonstrate outstanding use of library resources and services in support of their research. More arrow

More Headlines

Supercomputer Center Part of DARPA
Program to Deliver Extreme Scale Supercomputer

Batteries Included: Heart
Patient Goes Home with Lifesaving Device


Press Clips

  arrow Study: Politics is in the Genes
CNN, Nov. 3

  arrow Genomics: DNA's Master Craftsmen
Nature, Nov. 3

  arrow Science Closes In On Perfect Lens
BBC News, Nov. 4

  arrow A Composer's Muse Takes
the Form of a Technology Institute
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 7

  arrow Orchids & Onions Awards:
The Good and Bad in
Architecture, Landscapes, Design in 2010

San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 4


More Press Clips

November 08, 2010

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Campus Notices

San Diego Police Arrest Estranged Husband in Woman's Death (pdf)

UC Online Instruction Pilot Project - Call for Letters of Intent

New "Eduroam" Wireless Service Available

At Work

Cultivating Change: Inaugural "Women in Surgery" Lecture to be Held Tomorrow
The department of surgery at UC San Diego Health System will launch a timely lecture series called "Women in Surgery." More

Guidelines Help Researchers Use Images Accurately
and Ethically

Conducting research in an ethical manner is the responsibility of every person involved in a research project. While the vast majority of work is reported in an honest, accurate, and straightforward manner, scientists may not always know if what they are doing is inappropriate — especially with the advancement of computer software that allows for easy data treatment and manipulation. More

Staff Education and Development Courses

Academic Personnel: Preparing the Biobib
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

What's Happening
Founders' Day

Founders' Day
3 p.m. Nov. 18
UC San Diego Town Square

Nierenberg Prize

Nierenberg Prize for Science in the Public Interest: Ira Flatow
7 p.m. Nov. 9
Scripps Seaside Forum


5:30 p.m., Nov. 13


Volunteer50: Service at St. Vincent de Paul Village
9 a.m. to noon
1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA

Rising Seas

Rising Seas: Adaptation Strategies for Coastal Bays and Lagoons
4 p.m. Nov. 17
Atkinson Hall

50th Anniversary Guided Tours

50th Anniversary Guided Architectural Tours
Nov. 14

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You Do The Math

25,571 = number of individuals who visited during the month of April 2010

4000 = estimated number of students and alumni who attended the fall, winter, spring and Destinations Triton fairs.

644 = average number of students per week taking part in Career Services Center programs during the spring term

Faculty Authors

The Structure of Style
Edited by
Shlomo Dubnov

What makes a Monet different from a Picasso?  A Mozart concerto from a Bach fugue?  Ballet from hip-hop? Research articles from popular science writing?  A new book, co-edited by music professor Shlomo Dubnov, presents the first systematic computational study of what we call ‘style’ — a fundamental characteristic of how we relate to our environment and to each other, a notion that is notoriously difficult to define.
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