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Going Green

Increasing Number of Undergraduates
Seeking Place in Green Economy

Undergraduate education at UC San Diego took on a deeper shade of green this year in most academic areas. In some cases, more teaching-assistant resources were needed, and some labs and classrooms ran out of space for the ever-increasing surge of students seeking environmentally focused majors, minors and classes they need to prepare themselves for jobs in the green economy. More arrow

With Solar Suitcase, Undergrads
Dive into Humanitarian Engineering

Global Kenya When you board an international flight, you usually don't pack a pair of 50-watt solar panels in your checked baggage. But that's what four undergraduates from the Jacobs School of Engineering did when they traveled to Mbita, Kenya as part of the Global TIES — Teams in Engineering Service — program. More arrow

Two Campuses Celebrate Decade
of Cross-Disciplinary Innovation at Calit2

Calit2 Anniversary In the span of a single decade, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has emerged as one of the world's most advanced test beds for scientific visualization, virtual/physical collaboration and 'green' computing. More arrow

Lessons from Deepwater
Lessons from deepwater In the 24-hour news cycle era, the Deepwater Horizon oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico already feels like an event from yesteryear, an event that had its 15 minutes of news domination during the summer of 2010 then made room for the next big story once the wellhead was capped. More arrow

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Campus Installing 2.8 Megawatt
Fuel Cell to Anchor Energy Innovation Park

Energy Innovation Park Construction of a fuel cell with enough capacity to power 2,800 homes has begun on campus as part of a renewable-energy project with the City of San Diego and BioFuels Energy to turn waste methane gas from the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant directly into electricity without combustion. More arrow

Panko-crusted Cod Loin and Apple-Gouda Pasta?
A Food Revolution Comes to Campus Preschool

Jamie Oliver Roast beef with wild mushroom sauce; salmon Nicoise salad; apple-gouda chicken pasta; herbed panko-crusted cod loin with mixed vegetables. It sounds like a menu from an upscale downtown eatery. But it's actually the new menu for children ages 1 to 6 at UC San Diego's Early Childhood Education Center. More arrow

Sony, Intel Awards Technology Packages
to Former Foster Youth at UC San Diego

Foster Youth For the second year in a row, former foster youth attending UC San Diego received top-of-the-line technology packages from Sony Electronics, with the support of Intel. The gifts are designed to support the students' studies at a time when technology plays a crucial role in academic success. More arrow

Largest Study of Benefits of Brain
'Cooling' After a Stroke Now Underway

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine — along with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles — have launched the largest clinical trial of hypothermia (brain cooling) for stroke to date. The study will look specifically at whether hypothermia can be used safely in stroke patients who also receive an FDA-approved intravenous “clot-busting” drug. More arrow

Metabolism Models May Explain Why
Alzheimer's Disease Kills Some Neuron Types First

Alzheimer's studyBioengineers from UC San Diego have developed an explanation for why some types of neurons die sooner than others in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease. More arrow

New Observations of Exploding Stars Reveal
Pauses, Flickers and Flares Not Reliably Seen Before

Stars Reveal Astronomers have traced the waxing and waning light of exploding stars more closely than ever before and seen patterns that aren't yet accounted for in our current understanding of how these eruptions occur. More arrow

Holiday Health Check
Holiday Health From overeating to exercise and alcohol, UC San Diego Health System nutritionists, trauma specialists and poison experts offer insights for a healthy holiday. The holidays make it so easy to overeat. Hanukkah celebrations kick off with Auntie’s latkes. Grandma’s sweet potatoes are a Christmas tradition. And then we wash it all down with one of Dad’s annual eggnog creations. Sound familiar? UC San Diego Health System nutrition experts say “Savor the seasonal offerings — just do it sensibly.” More arrow

A Children's Book Shelf for the Holidays
Photo of Polar Express In time for the holidays, we asked Seth Lerer, dean of Arts and Humanities, to recommend his top 10 list of must-have children’s books.  His own book, “Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter,” won the 2009 National Book Critics Circle award for criticism. More arrow

UC San Diego Volunteer50 Helpers
Pitch in for Toys for Tots During the Holidays

Photo of VolunteersTeddy bears, soccer balls and board games: 25 members of the UC San Diego community sorted toys for the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program Dec. 11 as part of the campus' Volunteer50 initiative.

Warm Pancakes Comfort Students During Finals Week
Photo of Spancake break fast More than 1,000 students turned out for the Associated Students' highly anticipated Pancake Breakfast, which kicked off at 10 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Price Center West Ballroom. A popular event that launches the start of finals week, the breakfast is a UC San Diego tradition that provides a study break for stressed students. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor Penny Rue were on hand as pancake servers.


Physician-Researcher Chosen as Distinguished
Scientist by American Heart Association

Michael H.CriquiDr. Michael H.Criqui, chief of the Division of Preventative Medicine at UC San Diego, was honored as a Distinguished Scientist by the American Heart Association. This is the highest honor given by the organization. More arrow

Two UC San Diego Computer
Scientists Recognized for Contributions
in Computer Systems Security, Bioinformatics

Pavel PevznerFor contributions to bioinformatics and computer systems security, computer science UC San Diego professors Pavel Pevzner and Stefan Savage are among 41 computer scientists named as 2010 Association for Computing Machinery Fellows. More arrow

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UC San Diego Receives $1 Million
Grant from W. M. Keck Foundation


Press Clips

  arrow AIDS: The Lazarus Effect
Voice of America, Dec. 9

  arrow Youth Sports May Not Offer Enough Exercise
The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 7

  arrow Single Whale Swallow: Half a Million Calories
CBS News, Dec. 9

  arrow The Oceans' SOS
Los Angeles Times, Opinion, Dec. 13

  arrow Depressed Smokers Less Likely to Quit Successfully
BusinessWeek, Dec. 7


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See You in 2011!
We will not be publishing during the winter break. Our next issue will be published Jan. 10, 2011. We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays!

UCSD Holiday Toy Drive
During this season of giving, we ask you to bring some joy to some extraordinary children by donating a new, unwrapped toy at one of these 19 convenient locations throughout the campus.

2010-11 Holiday Closures
UCSD (excluding hospitals and clinics) will officially close for 16 days from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2. This closure will result in significant energy savings from reduced operations. Find departments and facilities with exceptions to the standard university closure schedule.

Staff Education and Development Courses

Risk Management: Cars and Property - Your Personal Risk
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Keyword search: riskcar

403(b)/457(b) Made Simple
8:30 am to 10:00 am
Keyword search: madesimple

Sexual Harassment Prevention: The Survival Guide
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Keyword search: sexprevent

What's Happening
Teaching Diversity Conference

Teaching Diversity Conference
Jan. 27, 2011
Cross Cultural Center

Stem Cells

Winter Student Organizations Fair
10 a.m.
Jan. 12, 2011
Library Walk

stem cells

Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Do Unfertilized Human Eggs Offer Another Way?
5:30 p.m.
Jan. 5, 2011
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Camera Lucida

Professor Unscripted: Stephen Potts
7 p.m.
Jan. 19, 2011
The Loft

Holiday Show

Short Attention Span Holiday Show
12:30 p.m.
Dec. 15
Geisel Library

SEA Days

SEA Days - Whale of a Tail
11 a.m.
Dec. 18, 2010
Birch Aquarium


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You Do The Math

10 = UC San Diego's national rank among research institutions for the number of students who study abroad for a full academic year

1,177 = number of undergraduate and graduate students who participated in education programs abroad in 2008-09

Faculty Authors

Black Sphinx: On the Comedic in Modern Art

Edited by John C. Welchman

"Black Sphinx" collects 12 essays on comedy in contemporary art by leading philosophers, art historians and theorists. The book is based on the fourth Southern California Consortium of Art Schools symposium, held at the Hammer Museum.
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