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Campus Elves Roll Up Sleeves to Help Needy
They’re helping sort toys for toy drives. They’re visiting the needy with presents and holiday dinners. They’re collecting donations for children who will be spending the holidays in the hospital this year. It’s the season of giving and members of the UC San Diego community, from staff, to students, to alumni, are rolling up their sleeves to help the needy and the sick during the holidays. With unemployment on the rise, help is especially needed this year, volunteers said. More arrow

Your Web Surfing History is Accessible
(Without Your Permission) via JavaScript
The Web surfing history saved in your Web browser can be accessed without your permission. JavaScript code deployed by real websites and online advertising providers use browser vulnerabilities to determine which sites you have and have not visited, according to new research from computer scientists at UC San Diego. The researchers documented JavaScript code secretly collecting browsing histories of Web users through "history sniffing" and sending that information across the network. More arrow

Alumni Celebrate 50 Fabulous Years
at Founders' Day and Weekend Activities

Gary CurtisUC San Diego alumni celebrated the university’s 50th anniversary with a weekend full of Founders’ Day programs and events. Academic divisions, schools, colleges and other university friends teamed with Alumni Affairs staff and alumni leadership to plan the three exciting days of festivities. More arrow

Campus Marks World AIDS Day
with Performances, Quilt Viewing

World AIDS They blended in like students just going about their business at lunchtime. But as soon as music came on the speakers at the Price Center Plaza, they started dancing. They were part of a flash mob performance put on by the Butterworth Dance Company to mark World AIDS Day at UC San Diego Wednesday. More arrow

UC San Diego Women's Soccer
Team Defeated in National Championship Match
World AIDS
The No. 12 UC San Diego women's soccer team fell, 4-0, to No. 5 Grand Valley State in the NCAA Division II National Championship Saturday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky. The loss marks the Tritons first loss in regulation since Sept. 17 and they will finish the year with a 19-3-3 overall record, their best mark since the squad finished 20-2-2 in 2006. More arrow

$750,000 Gift Brings Student Musical
Performances to San Diego Senior Adults

Rachel Beetz A new concert series at UC San Diego is bringing the joy of music to senior adults in San Diego. Undergraduate and graduate students in the university's department of music are presenting the "Gluck Series," a concert series bringing monthly performances to senior citizens throughout the county. More arrow

Campus Ranked in the Top Ten
in Nation for Students Who Study Abroad

UCSD Top Ten UC San Diego ranked 10th in the nation among research institutions for the number of students who study abroad for a full academic year, according to the Institute of International Education Open Doors. More arrow

Trials Use Technology to Help
Young Adults Achieve Healthy Weights

Kevin Patrick Sometime in the first half of 2011, nearly 400 overweight or obese university students will be recruited by researchers at UC San Diego to test if technology can help the young adults lose weight. More arrow

Scripps Scientist Urges Action to
Better Communicate Climate Change

Walruses As climate change takes center stage in two upcoming international events, UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography Distinguished Professor Emeritus Richard Somerville and colleagues argue that scientists have a duty to communicate their findings in a way that facilitates informed policy decisions. More arrow

Researchers Report Surprising AIDS Treatment Benefits, Prevention Strategy in Epidemic Regions of Africa
Two teams of researchers at UC San Diego and other U.S. and African universities and the World Bank have documented significant spillover benefits of a drug therapy to combat AIDS symptoms and a novel prevention strategy that focuses on girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, an area with two-thirds of the world's HIV infections. More arrow

UC San Diego Archaeologist Featured
in NOVA/National Geographic Documentary

Tom Levy A new television documentary featuring the work of UC San Diego archaeologist Thomas E. Levy proves that extensive copper production took place in Jordan during what is believed to be the Biblical era of David and Solomon — suggesting that there is some historical veracity to the Hebrew Bible's (Old Testament) portrayal of their kingdom and that of neighboring Edom in southern Jordan. More arrow

New Wave of Planning for Coastal Zones
Coastal Zones Among the traits they share in common — proximity to the coast, popularity among tourists, renowned, painterly light — Venice, Italy, and San Diego also share one all-too-disturbing similarity: They are both in considerable danger if climate change leads to a predicted rise in sea levels. More

Arsenic-Polluted Water Toxic to Bangladesh Economy
Photo of Richard Carson The well-reported arsenic contamination of drinking water in Bangladesh — called the "largest mass poisoning of a population in history" by the World Health Organization and known to be responsible for a host of slow-developing diseases — has now been shown to have an immediate and toxic effect on the struggling nation's economy. More arrow

Genomic Fault Zones Come and Go
Pavel Pevzner The fragile regions in mammalian genomes that are thought to play a key role in evolution go through a "birth and death" process, according to new bioinformatics research performed at the UC San Diego. The new work could help researchers identify the current fragile regions in the human genome — information that may reveal how the human genome will evolve in the future. More arrow

Chancellor Shares Her
Medal of Science With Local Children

Chancellor Shares MedalChildren at the Mesa Child Development Center recently paid a visit to Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, who graciously reenacted receiving her National Medal of Science for them. The children gave Fox an art piece they had created in her honor. Fox told the children about the award and about some of the other scientists who received it.


'Stellar Scholar' Chosen as
New Vice Chancellor for Research

Sandra Brown Sandra A. Brown, a member of the UC San Diego faculty since 1984, has been named the new vice chancellor for research at the university, effective Dec. 8. More arrow

Leading Scholar on Japan Chalmers Johnson
Left Lasting Legacy at UC San Diego

Chalmers Johnson Chalmers Johnson, an internationally prominent scholar on Japan and international relations and an emeritus professor at UC San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, died Nov. 20 at his home near San Diego. He was 79. More arrow

More Headlines

Researchers Describe First Functioning
"Lipidome" of Mouse Macrophage

UC San Diego Health System
Opens New North County Cardiology Clinic

Short, On-Chip Light Pulses will
Enable Ultrafast Data Transfer Within Computers

UC San Diego Health System
Receives "Blue Distinction" Award


Press Clips

  arrow Web Bug Reveals Browsing History
BBC News,Dec. 2

  arrow To Fight Climate Change, Clear the Air
The New York Times, Opinion, Nov. 27

  arrow Rock Stars of Science: Catriona Jamieson
GQ, December 2010

  arrow Farewell to Reefs, Salt Ponds and Milkfish
The New York Times, Nov. 30

  arrow San Diego Man
Didn't Know He Had a Volleyball-sized Tumor

CBS News 8, Nov. 29


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December 06, 2010

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Poem A Holiday Poem from Chancellor Marye Anne Fox


Matt White POV
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Campus Notices

Calit2's 10th Anniversary Dec. 7 Open House

Proposed MSP and PSS Salary Ranges

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'Tis the Season
for Some
Campus Shopping

Missed the UCSD Bookstore sale and the holiday sale at the UCSD Crafts Center? Don't despair! There are plenty more opportunities to shop on campus for the perfect holiday presents. More

Academic Senate
Adds Voices to UC Commission on Future

The chair of UCSD's Academic Senate, Frank Powell, summarized his colleagues' recommendations to the UC Commission on the Future in a letter presented at the senate's Nov. 30 meeting. More

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Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Buy your tickets 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

Resilient Leadership During Changing Times
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Diversity Education
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Keyword: diversed

Diversity Education
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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Academic Personnel: Introduction to Academic Employee Relations
Keyword: academicer

What's Happening
Stem Cells

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

Human Altruism

The Evolution of Human Altruism
1 p.m.
Dec. 10, 2010
Salk Institute

San Andreas Fault

Healthy Oceans: From Science to Policy
3 p.m.
Dec. 10, 2010
Sumner Auditorium

San Andreas Fault

Unraveling the Secrets of the Southern San Andreas Fault
6:30 p.m.
Dec. 13, 2010
Birch Aquarium

Camera Lucida

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

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You Do The Math

1,400 = approximate number of members of the UC San Diego community who took part in Founders' Day celebrations Nov. 18

1960 = year in which the official documents establishing UC San Diego were signed

Faculty Authors

Dismantling the Empire

By Chalmers Johnson

"Dismantling the Empire" explores the subjects for which Chalmers Johnson is now famous, from the origins of blowback to Barack Obama's Afghanistan conundrum. If we do not learn from the fates of past empires, he suggests, our decline and fall are foreordained. This is Johnson at his best: delivering both a warning and an urgent prescription for a remedy.
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