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Community Gathers to Celebrate
University's 50th Birthday at Founders' Day

Oceanographer Walter Munk reminisced about his friendship with Roger Revelle. Former UC President and UC San Diego Chancellor Robert Dynes highlighted the importance of supporting students. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox told the audience about asking President Barack Obama for more student support while at the White House to receive her National Medal of Science. A flurry of eminent speakers, musicians, cheerleaders and dancers took the stage Thursday at UCSD to celebrate Founders' Day. The event commemorated the campus' 50th anniversary, more specifically the exact date when officials signed the documents that established the campus in 1960. More arrow

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Chancellor Fox Receives the National Medal
of Science from President Obama at the White House

Science Medal "Ladies and gentlemen, the recipients of the 2009 Medal of Science." With these words, UC San Diego Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and nine fellow researchers stepped onto the stage at the White House Wednesday to receive the highest honor the U.S. government bestows on the nation's scientists. Fox, a chemist, was recognized for her contributions in the fields of solar energy conservation, material science and environmental chemistry. More arrow

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Celebrate50 Raises
Funds to Support Student Scholarships

Science Medal Nearly 700 members of the UC San Diego community recently paid homage to the campus at Celebrate50, a fundraising event in celebration of UC San Diego's 50th Anniversary. The interactive Nov. 13 event, chaired by UC San Diego Foundation trustee Carol Chang, benefited Invent the Future: The UC San Diego Student Support Campaign. Guests experienced, through music, dance and video, the historic events and people that marked UC San Diego's transformation from ship to shore. View Celebrate50 slideshow

Clinton Global Initiative University
to Bring Students, Nonprofit Leaders, Social Entrepreneurs and Celebrities to Campus in April

Bill ClintonApplications are now available for the 2011 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) April 1 to 3 at UC San Diego. President Bill Clinton founded CGI U to empower undergraduate and graduate students to create tangible solutions to pressing global challenges. More arrow

Journalist James Fallows
Optimistic About U.S.-Asia Relationship

James FallowsMagazine journalist, author and Emmy Award-winning documentary producer James Fallows, who is also an expert on Asian politics and business, hedged his predictions about China in a Nov. 16 talk at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. More arrow

Meteorite Hunter
UC San Diego Alumna and Cosmologist
Headlines International Education Week

MeteoriteOver the past 35 years, UC
San Diego alumna Candace Kohl has hunted for meteorites in Antarctica, Africa, South America and right here in the United States. She also collects the rocks and owns some that come from the moon and Mars. She was the keynote speaker for this year's International Education Week festivities. More arrow

Regents Approve New Clinical and Translational
Research Institute Building on UC San Diego Campus
The UC Board of Regents Tuesday approved the budget for capital improvements and external financing for a Clinical and Translational Research Institute building to be constructed on the medical campus of UC San Diego in La Jolla. The new building, currently slated for completion in late 2016, will comprise more than 300,000 square feet. The projected cost of the project is $269 million, which will be primarily paid for with external funding sources rather than state dollars, according to UCSD administrators. More arrow

UC San Diego Vehicle
Fleet One of America's Greenest

Hybrid Cars In the seventh annual Government Green Fleet Awards, a competition of environmentally friendly vehicle-fleet operations that is open to all federal, state and local governments in North America, UC San Diego's Fleet Services ranked 22nd and UC Davis' vehicle fleet ranked fourth. The two UC campuses were the only college campuses ranked. The city of San Diego's vehicle fleet ranked 19th. More arrow

NanoEngineers Aim to Grow
Tissues with Functional Blood Vessels
Photo of honeycomb pore design UC San Diego nanoengineers won a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop the tools to manufacture biodegradable frames around which heart tissues—functional blood vessels included—will grow. Developing methods for growing tissues that mimic nature's fine-grained details, including vasculature, could lead to breakthroughs in efforts to grow replacement cardiac tissues for people who have suffered a heart attack. More arrow

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins
Boost Bacteria-Killing Cells

Human neutrophil Widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, recent clinical research indicates that statins can produce a second, significant health benefit: lowering the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis. More arrow


Scripps Scientist Honored with Roger Revelle Award
Roger Reynolds Acknowledging his tireless efforts promoting stewardship of the sea, marine ecologist Ed Parnell, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, has been honored with the 2010 Roger Revelle Award from the San Diego Oceans Foundation. More arrow

Roger Reynolds Honored by
Concerts, Symposia at 50th Anniversary
Celebration of ONCE Music Festival

Roger Reynolds Roger Reynolds, UC San Diego's Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer, was among four composers honored by concerts and symposia in early November at the 50th anniversary celebration of the influential ONCE festival in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Reynolds was a co-founder of the festival, along with fellow composers Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma, and Donald Scavarda. More arrow

More Headlines

Bioengineers Provide Adult Stem Cells
with Friendly Environment: Simultaneous
Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Cues

UC San Diego Named Founding Partner
in National Digital Stewardship Alliance

UCSD Joins NIH-Supported Study
to Find Earliest Changes in
the Brain That May Lead to Alzheimer's Disease


Press Clips

  arrow UCSD's 50th Birthday Party a Formal Affair
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 18

  arrow Obama Awards Science Medal to UCSD's Fox
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 17

  arrow Life in Nemo's World
The New York Times, Opinion, Nov. 15

  arrow Science Communication: Scientist as Star
Nature, Nov. 17

  arrow Staying Awake During Brain Surgery
KBPS, Nov. 19


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November 22, 2010

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Campus Notices

Annual Open Enrollment Period Reminder

World AIDS Day 2010 on December 1

Don't Let the Flu Ruin Your Winter Break

At Work

Bear Gets a Scarf
A group of local knitters created a blue and gold scarf for Bear, the monumental sculpture standing in front of Calit2 and various Jacobs School of Engineering buildings. Bear is part of UCSD's Stuart Collection.

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Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Buy your tickets early for this year's Holiday Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 in the Price Center West Ballrooms A & B More

Staff Education and Development Courses

Effective Business Writing
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Facilitating Groups: The Basics
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Campus Asset Management Training
8:30 am to 12:30 pm,

What's Happening

World AIDS Day 2010
Dec. 1, 2010
Price Center

International Education Week

Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa
Dec. 7, 2010
Salk Institute

James Fallows

Camera Lucida
8 p.m.
Dec. 6, 2010
Conrad Prebys Music Center


UCSD Gospel Choir
8 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2010
Mandeville Center


Annual Turkey Calling Show
Nov. 24, 2010
Geisel Library

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You Do The Math

2,375 = number of international students (grad and undergrad) at UC San Diego

2,400 = number of international scholars at UCSD

1,096 = number of UCSD students who participated in education abroad last year

32 = percentage of the students who study abroad who are science and engineering majors (national average is 17 percent).

Faculty Authors

America's Uneven Democracy

By Zoltan Hajnal

Although there is a widespread belief that uneven voter turnout leads to biased outcomes in American democracy, existing empirical tests have found few effects. By offering a systematic account of how and where turnout matters in local politics, this book challenges much of what we know about turnout in America today.
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