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Science Festival Launches
Home Run at PETCO Park

The typical questions bouncing around PETCO Park next week will center on pitcher Heath Bell's lethal fastball, Chase Headley's batting average and whether the Padres can make another run for the playoffs. This weekend, however, was a different story. Saturday, science took center stage at PETCO, leading to some decidedly un-baseball-related questions, such as: "Are you ready to extract your own DNA?" "Would you like to see a model of carbon dioxide?" and "Do you want to hold the heart of a cow?" ("Yes!" "Sure!" and "I don't think so..." were the responses, respectively). More arrow

Humanitarian Projects Earn Students
Ticket to Clinton Conference on Campus

Pierce John Some want to help poor children in India and work with victims of leprosy. Others plan to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for low-income families in San Diego County. They are some of the 200 UC San Diego students selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University conference this weekend on campus. More arrow

New Center on Global Justice
Seeks to Take a Practical Path

Pierce JohnTurning on a water tap. Flushing a toilet. Chances are you don't think twice about doing these things, yet for more than a billion people around the world, these simple acts are unheard of luxuries. For others, here in San Diego and beyond, adequate food, basic health care, harmful social practices and political corruption are challenges they must face on a daily basis. The new Center on Global Justice in the Division of Social Sciences will address these types of issues when it launches this fall. More arrow

Campus Presents Cesar Chavez Celebration in April
ChavezA legendary advocate for American workers, a human rights activist and proponent of non-violence solutions, Cesar E. Chavez's legacy lives on in many ways. At UC San Diego, the life and achievements of Chavez will be celebrated with a series of events throughout the month of April. Chavez's birthday, March 31, is a statewide holiday and was observed by UC San Diego March 25. More arrow

Employees Get Career Advice at Women's Conference
Listen. Be generous. Take pleasure in other people's accomplishments. Build a network of friends and peers. These were some of the pieces of advice Kim Barrett, UC San Diego's dean of Graduate Studies, shared at the campus' third annual Women's Conference Wednesday at the Price Center. More arrow

Primordial Soup Gets Spicier
UC San DiegoStanley Miller gained fame with his 1953 experiment showing the synthesis of organic compounds thought to be important in setting the origin of life in motion. Five years later, he produced samples from a similar experiment, shelved them and, as far as friends and colleagues know, never returned to them in his lifetime. More arrow

Crime and Football: Domestic Violence
Rises 10 Percent After NFL Upsets

UC San DiegoCalls to the police reporting men's assaults on their wives or intimate partners rose 10 percent in areas where the local National Football League team lost a game they were favored to win, according to an analysis of 900 regular-season NFL games. Football games are emotionally laden events of widespread interest, typically garnering 25 percent or more of a local television viewing audience. The disappointment of an unexpected loss, the researchers concluded, raises the risk that football fans may react inappropriately. More arrow

UC San Diego Ranked 11th in the World
by Nature for Number of Research Papers Published

UC San Diego is ranked 11th in the world for the number of research papers published in Nature and its 16 other pre-eminent research journals, according to the Nature Publishing Group. UC San Diego was the top ranked university in the University of California system. Six UC campuses are ranked in the top 50 and if all 10 campuses were aggregated together, the UC system would be ranked No. 1. More arrow

Global Women Speak Out
Siocomm Norris Voices of Women (VOW), one of UC San Diego's Volunteer50 featured non-profit groups, staged "Global Women Speak Out" on March 7. Thought-provoking readings by and about women from a variety of backgrounds and times were performed. Pictured, left to right, are: VOW board members Nancy Casey, Brent Wakefield (also UC San Diego staff), Jenni Prisk, Carol Clarke, Ann Rast; UC San Diego staff and Volunteer50 members Judy Lane, Emelyn de la Pena, Pepper Lane; VOW board member Bob Rast; and Volunteer50 member Kim Wenrick.


UC San Diego Scholars Honored
with Faculty Excellence Awards

Davis They represent diverse fields from opera to economics, neurosciences to literature, and psychology to oceanography, but six UC San Diego professors now share something in common: They are all recipients of Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Awards. The prestigious awards are presented annually by the UC San Diego Chancellor's Associates donor group for excellence in teaching, research, community service, and visual and performing arts. The recognition ceremony and reception will be held Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Atkinson Hall. More arrow

Biology Alumna Donates $265,000 for Scholarships, Challenges Fellow Alumni to Support Students
jellison With a generous gift of $265,000 to her alma mater, UC San Diego alumna Wendy Kwok will provide scholarship support for outstanding UC San Diego undergraduates majoring in biological sciences each year, in perpetuity. In addition, Kwok designated a portion of her gift as a match to challenge fellow alumni to follow her footsteps in providing support for today's students and tomorrow's science leaders and innovators. More arrow

International Monetary Expert
to Speak at Economics Roundtable

Chavez International monetary expert Barry Eichengreen will speak on “The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System” at 7:30 a.m. April 22 at the Faculty Club. The $50 per person cost to attend the Economics Roundtable includes continental breakfast and parking. More arrow

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Demand for Emergency Data in Rural Areas

Press Clips


Classic 'Life Chemistry' Experiment Still Excites
BBC News, March 22

  arrow The Cranky Dieter Explained:
How Self-Control Makes You Angry

TIME Magainze, March 22

  arrow A Way to Right the AIDS Virus with a Virus
Discovery Channel, March 24

  arrow Domestic Violence Rises After NFL Upsets: Study
The Independent, U.K., March 25

  arrow UCSD's New Cardiovascular
Center Ushers in a New Era of Medicine

San Diego Union-Tribune, March 23


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March 28, 2011

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  • Hear about UC Regents' approval of borrowing options to fund the UC pension plan.
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  • Learn how staff can apply to run for two open seats on the UC Retirement System Advisory Board.
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What's Happening

Green Open House
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
April 16

50th logo

Clinton Global Initiative University Opening Plenary Session
7:30 p.m.
April 1
Price Center

Women's Conference

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to Lecture on Justice: Local and Global
7 p.m.
March 31
Price Center

Clinton Global

Kyoto Prize Symposium
3:30 p.m.
April 5
Price Center

Kyoto Prize

33rd Annual Cultural Celebration
10 a.m.
April 9
Thurgood Marshall College

Kyoto Prize

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
8 p.m.
April 7 - 9
Mandeville Center


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You Do The Math

3,000 = number of students UC San Diego's Early Academic Outreach Program.

33 = number of schools EAOP reaches in Imperial and San Diego counties.

Faculty Authors

On the Beyond

By Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw and John C. Welchman

"On the Beyond" is a far-reaching conversation between the Los Angeles-based artists Mike Kelley and Jim Shaw and art historian John C. Welchman. By turns passionate and humorous, off-beat and far-out, the dialogue posits no faith in and little hope for the beyond itself.
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