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A Global Call to Action
Former President Clinton arms students with tools to bring humanitarian ideas to life
Former President Bill Clinton brought 1,000 student social entrepreneurs from around the globe to UC San Diego this weekend to unleash an epidemic of helping others. They were taking part in the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative University conference, which aims to help students turn their ideas into action. "One of my goals is to create young people who are systematic social entrepreneurs, systematic givers who will infect others," Clinton said. More arrow

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Clinton Global Initiative University

Experience the 'Living Laboratory' at
UC San Diego Green Open House April 16

UCSDSince its founding five decades ago, environmental sustainability has been a part of UC San Diego's institutional DNA, inherited from the university's forebears at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Now, as UC San Diego marks its 50th Anniversary, the university will host an open house to celebrate its history of pioneering global climate research and its transformation into a living laboratory of sustainable solutions. More arrow

Ranked #1: UC San Diego Health
System Ranks First in U.S. News &
World Report's Best Hospitals for Metro Areas

UCSD UC San Diego Health System has been ranked first in San Diego in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. This prestigious ranking recognizes UC San Diego Health System as a leader in delivering groundbreaking health care to Southern California. More arrow

Victims of Japan Earthquake Focus of Campus Festival
??A crowd of more than 1,000 people attended UC San Diego’s Matsuri, one of the region’s only authentic Japanese Festivals. The March 31 event had a special meaning to the organizers this year as it gave them an opportunity to recognize the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami. More arrow

UC San Diego's Golden Anniversary
Benefits Student Scholarships and Fellowships

UCSDRicardo Sandoval, a first-generation college student, grew up in Mexico and attended a small high school in Imperial Valley with just over 50 students in his senior class. After receiving his acceptance to UC San Diego, the excitement that Sandoval and his family felt soon gave way to worry over how they would pay for his education. Scholarship support provided the vehicle for Sandoval to attend UC San Diego, enabling him to graduate from the university with a degree in communications in 1994. Today, Sandoval is a newscast director for NBC San Diego. More arrow

Alums Discuss Future of STEM Education
at 'Celebrating 50 Years of Science' Event
As part of a yearlong celebration to commemorate UC San Diego's 50th anniversary, a panel of distinguished alumni led a public discussion this week on the future of education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, also known as STEM education. More arrow

Fruit Fly's Response to Starvation
Could Help Control Human Appetites
Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, allowing these insects and presumably vertebrates—including humans—to become more efficient and voracious foragers when hungry. Their discovery of the neural changes that control odor-driven food searches in flies, which they detail in a paper in the April 1 issue of the journal Cell, could provide a new way to potentially regulate human appetite. More arrow

Surgeon Availability Tied to
Survival Rate in Vehicle Crashes

Researchers at the School of Medicine claim that the availability of surgeons is a critical factor in public health and suggest that surgery should become an important part of the primary health care system. More arrow

Icebergs in the Antarctic Play
Important Role in Carbon Cycle

IceBergIcebergs cool and dilute the ocean water they pass through and also affect the distribution of carbon-dioxide-absorbing phytoplankton in the Southern Ocean, according to a team of researchers from UC San Diego and the University of San Diego. More arrow

New Cyber-Archaeology Research Lab
Brings State-of-the-Art Technologies to Jordan

IceBerg Some of the world's most advanced archaeological research is taking place not at a dusty excavation site, but in a tiny laboratory atop a vegetable market in southern Jordan, where archaeologists from UC San Diego have traded in their picks and shovels for databases and digital tools. More arrow

Sound Check Five: New Music by
Graduate Students Showcased on Latest CD

Sound Check New and innovative music by department of music graduate students is showcased on "Sound Check Five," the department's latest CD. Curated by faculty composer Philippe Manoury, the CD includes compositions by five current and former students: Benjamin Hackbarth, Vincent Raikhel, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Martin Hiendl and Paul Hembree. More arrow


One Student's Journey to Bring
Diagnostic Imaging to Uganda

Student Benjamin Johnson, a fourth-year student at the School of Medicine is determined to make medical imaging technology widely available in low-income countries. His journey started in Uganda, where currently just 35 local radiologists serve the needs of 30 million people. More arrow

San Diego Supercomputer Center Researcher
Wins Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

Walker Ross C. Walker, an assistant research professor with the San Diego Supercomputer Center, has been named a recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Junior Faculty Awards presented by Hewlett-Packard and the American Chemical Society's division of Computers in Chemistry. More arrow

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Holocaust Living History Workshop
to Feature Author of 'Kiss Every Step'

Press Clips


Students Gather for Clinton Global Initiative
ABC News April 4

  arrow Community Service Touted at Clinton
Event How Self-Control Makes You Angry

San Diego Union-Tribune, April 3

  arrow Injured Afghan Girl
Getting Help from Marines, UCSD

San Diego Union-Tribune, March 31

  arrow Science, Innovation
and San Diego's Kyoto Symposium

San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion, April 1

  arrow UCSD Makes History in
Crew Classic's Copley Cup Final

San Diego Union-Tribune, April 2


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April 04, 2011

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Chancellor's Corner

Q&A Letter from the Chancellor

spotlight Point of View with: Jessica Baltmanas

Campus Notices

Call for Nominations for Chancellor's Medal

Admit Day

At Work

UCSD Recreation to
Offer Family Swim Time

If you've been patiently waiting for an opportunity to use the diving boards at UCSD's indoor pool, or bring your child to enjoy the water during these colder months, now's your chance. Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m. will be designated open swim time at the Natatorium. More arrow

Blood Drive
at UC San Diego

The San Diego Blood Bank's Bloodmobile will be on Library Walk from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Tuesday to Thursday. Just come by or make an appointment. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Facilitating Groups: The Basics
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Keyword search: buswrite

Effective Business Writing
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Keyword search: retirementplan

Organizational Performance Management and Process Improvement
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Keyword search: organizationperform

What's Happening

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

Clinton Global

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

50th logo

2011 Fiesta de las Estrellas
6 p.m.
April 14, 2011
International House Great Hall

Women's Conference

Chicano Artist Lalo Alcaraz
5 p.m.
April 11, 2011
Cross Cultural Center

Clinton Global

33rd Annual Cultural Celebration
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
April 9, 2011
Thurgood Marshall College


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You Do The Math

11 = UC San Diego's rank for the number of research papers published in Nature and its 16 other pre-eminent research journals.

6 = number of UC campuses ranked in the top 50 by Nature; UC San Diego was first among them.

Faculty Authors

Households as Corporate Firms

By Krislert Samphantharak

This investigation proposes a conceptual framework for measurement necessary for an analysis of household finance and economic development. The authors build on and, where appropriate, modify corporate financial accounts to create balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows for households in developing countries, using an integrated household survey.
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