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Scripps Air Sampling

Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million
Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases

You wouldn't go on a diet without weighing yourself. Likewise, you shouldn't try to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions without finding an accurate way of measuring results. But that's exactly what's been happening, to a degree, in the United States and many parts of the world, scientists say. Last week, UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography stepped in to become the world’s greenhouse gas scale, so to speak. Officials announced they had entered into a collaboration with Maryland-based Earth Networks, a company specializing in weather monitoring, that will provide $25 million over the next five years to create the largest privately funded global system ever built to monitor greenhouse gases, specifically carbon dioxide and methane. More arrow

YouTube Video Catapults UCSD Senior
and Daughter to Internet, TV Stardom

Navaraez From single dad to YouTube sensation, the last two weeks have been a whirlwind for Jorge Narvaez, a UC San Diego ethnic studies major and amateur musician. A video he posted on the popular website of himself singing with his oldest daughter has been viewed nearly 3.6 million times. Last week, Narvaez drove his two daughters, ages 6 and 2, to Los Angeles, to tape segments on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and one of Ryan Seacrest's shows. More arrow

Hundreds from Campus Turn Out in Honor
of Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Day of Service

Navaraez More than 500 people from UC San Diego represented the university in San Diego’s 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Saturday. Following the parade, as part of the MLK Day of Service and UC San Diego’s Volunteer50 program, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and some 100 students, staff, faculty and alumni, and San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez (District 8), volunteered at the Sherman Heights Community Center. More arrow

Watch the Slideshow of the
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
Recognized for Efforts to Promote Diversity
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox was honored Sunday by Christ United Presbyterian Church for her efforts to promote diversity at UC San Diego in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The United Presbyterian Church Community Service Award was presented to Fox by the church’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration Committee. More arrow

O'Brien Named Division II Baseball Coach of Year
coach After leading the UC San Diego baseball team to its finest season in the history of the program in 2010, head coach Dan O'Brien has been named the NCAA Division II Coach of the Year by FieldTurf. O'Brien skippered the Tritons to a 54-8 overall record, the most wins and fewest losses in school history, and a trip to the national championship game in Cary, N.C. More arrow

Golden Tickets Open Door to Chocolate Factory
ChuaoFour lucky winners of alumni-owned Chuao Chocolatier’s special giveaway were invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the company’s chocolate factory Jan. 11. The winners, who discovered a golden ticket wrapped around their special edition UCSD 50th Anniversary Chuao chocolate bar, also took part in a chocolate-making class and a special wine and chocolate-tasting party. More arrow

National Children's Study Begins Local Recruitment
chambers The National Children's Study has begun inviting women in San Diego to participate in the largest long-term examination of children's health and development ever conducted in the United States. Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University are seeking to enroll women ages 18-49 who are pregnant or may become pregnant in the next few years into the San Diego County arm of the study. More arrow

Engineers Give Solar Power a Boost
kleisslsolarThe growing popularity of solar photovoltaic systems across the United States has made it more important to maximize their power input. That's why environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl is working on technologies and methods that will better predict how much power we can actually harness from the sun. More arrow

Carillon To Ring Out Favorite
Tunes To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Paulson Carillon Does hearing Led Zeppelin's “Whole Lotta Love” bring back fond memories of your years as a student at UC San Diego? Does hearing Alanis Morissette belt out “You Oughta Know” remind you of strolling through the eucalyptus grove, or enjoying a cup of coffee at Cafe Roma? You can now satisfy your nostalgic yearnings by requesting that your favorite songs from the past and present ring out across the campus from the carillon atop Geisel Library. More arrow

Music Alumni Reunite in Festival for First Time
Music AlumniCelebrating UCSD's 50th anniversary, music alumni from several decades join forces Jan. 20 to 22 for “Sonic Diasporas,” the department of music's first-ever alumni music festival and symposium. More arrow


Chancellor Receives Living Legacy Award
50 People to WatchChancellor Marye Anne Fox has been awarded a Living Legacy Award from the Women's International Center in San Diego for her work in the development of solar energy panels. Fox accepted the award at the 26 annual Living Legacy Awards ceremony held Saturday. More arrow

Eight UC San Diego
Professors Named New AAAS Fellows

Bourne Eight UC San Diego professors have been named new Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. They were among about 500 AAAS members selected by colleagues in their disciplines to be honored this year for “efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.” More arrow

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Press Clips

  arrow Weather Monitoring Company
Turns to Greenhouse Gases

The New York Times, Jan. 12

  arrow What Friends' Genes Say About You
CNN, Jan. 17

  arrow Infants Process Words
Much Like Adults, Study Finds

U.S. News & World Report, Jan. 12

  arrow San Diego Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.
KUSI, Jan. 14

  arrow At 6, La Jolla Girl is
an Online Video Star With 'Home'

San Diego Union-Tribune, Jna. 14


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January 18, 2011

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Sun God Festival

New Leadership at the Moores Cancer Center

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Staff Wanted
UCSD staff members are invited to meet with Staff Advisors to the UC Regents to discuss staff issues from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20 in the Student Services Center Multipurpose Room.

Diversity Conference Scheduled for Jan. 27
John Muir College and the Cross Cultural Center will host a Teaching Diversity Conference Jan. 27. At the event, educators and students will discuss the importance of incorporating diversity into the college experience. Participants will also learn to share strategies and best practices for teaching diversity in community college and university classrooms. Click here to register.

Show Your UCSD
Spirit by Decorating
Your Office

Triton Spirit Week is just around the corner and it's time to demonstrate
your UCSD spirit by taking part in the fourth annual Office Decoration
Contest. The top three offices will win $250, $150 and $100. Judging runs
Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. The first 10 departments to register will receive a
free decorating kid, including washable window paint, streamers, balloons
and other supplies.

Staff Education and Development Courses

Effective Public Speaking and Presentations
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Keyword search: pubspeak

Staying Focused During Stressful Times
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
. Keyword search: stress

Coaching for Employee Development
1 p.m. to 3. p.m.
Keyword search: empcoach

What's Happening

IDEaS Symposia
Feb. 22 - 24, 2011

Teaching Diversity Conference

Teaching Diversity Conference
Jan. 27, 2011
Cross Cultural Center

Searching for the Higgs

Hunt for the Higgs Boson
5:30 p.m.
Jan. 27, 2011
Natural Science Building

Ron Reagan

Revelle Forum: Ron Reagan
7 p.m.
Jan. 26, 2011
The Neurosciences Institute

Winter Student Org Fair

The Naked Liszt
3 p.m.
Jan. 30, 2011
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall


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You Do The Math

12 = UC San Diego’s national rank as a 'best value' college, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, ahead of UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Irvine.

500 = approximate number of colleges ranked by Kiplinger's.

Faculty Authors

Changing Media, Changing China

Edited by Susan Shirk

Edited by Susan Shirk, one of America's leading experts on contemporary China, this collection of essays brings together a who's who of experts—Chinese and American—writing about all aspects of the changing media landscape in China. More arrow

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