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Green Open House

Campus Throws Open
Doors to Reveal Green Spirit

How do you build a sustainable home that's also affordable? How do you green your business? What are some simple steps to reducing your carbon footprint in your everyday life? Many experts were on hand to answer these questions, and others, at UC San Diego's Green Open House Saturday. The event drew about 3,500 people from all over San Diego County and kicked off the campus' Earth Week celebrations. In addition to faculty demonstrations, the open house gave visitors tips for greening all aspects of their lives, from a car show, to cooking demonstrations, to a landscaping show.

Watch a slideshow of the Green Open House

UC San Diego Kicks Off Earth Week Celebration
Earth WeekMembers of the UC San Diego community will be urged to own their impact on Planet Earth during Earth Week this week. The weeklong celebration includes workshops, film screenings, an e-waste collection drive and a sustainability awards ceremony. More arrow

Tap into Boundless Energy at Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Business Information ConsumptionGet charged up about the future of energy. On July 9, Birch Aquarium at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography will open "Boundless Energy," an outdoor, interactive exhibit that explores how we can use natural forces to power our lives. Boundless Energy, made possible through the support of lead sponsor Sempra Energy Foundation, will showcase innovative ways to harness renewable energy from the sun, wind and ocean motion. More arrow

UC San Diego Announces
Undergraduate Admissions for Fall 2011

Business Information ConsumptionThe University of California, San Diego has admitted 18,234 freshmen for Fall 2011. The number of admitted students is down 122 or a 0.7 percent decrease from last year due to over enrollment from Fall 2010. The new freshmen were selected from a record 53,455 applications. UC San Diego admitted 3,512 underrepresented students, up 15.4 percent from Fall 2010. More arrow

Nanoengineers Develop Novel Method
Leading to More Efficient Fuel Cell Applications

Business Information ConsumptionEngineers at UC San Diego are using nanotechnology to increase the efficiency and enhance the performance of fuel cells, which could boost renewable energy options and reduce toxic emissions. Current fuel cell efficiencies are significantly limited, in part due to an inhibitive reaction from a byproduct. More arrow

UC San Diego Selected as Study
Site for National Research Network
Business Information ConsumptionThe UC San Diego School of Medicine is among 27 research institutions selected across North America to be a part of the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network funded by the National Cancer Institute. The goal is to establish a network of top academic immunologists to conduct multi–center research on agents that boost patients' own immune systems to fight their cancer. More arrow

Improving Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
of Cancer Through Advanced Optical Imaging

Carolyn Schutt Carolyn Schutt may be on to something big, something that will help revolutionize the way physicians diagnose and treat cancer. The UC San Diego bioengineering grad student and her labmates Michael Benchimol and Mark Hsu are working on a method to use highly-sensitive light imaging and focused light therapies deep inside the body that will, for example, help detect and treat breast cancer more effectively. More arrow

CYCORE to Test System for Comparing
Effectiveness of Cancer Treatments in Clinical Trials

higher EdResearchers at UC San Diego and clinicians at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have embarked on testing a new data system designed to determine which cancer treatments are most effective. The initial tests are designed to gauge how effective and easy to use the system is for physicians and patients enrolled in clinical trials of treatments for head and neck or colon cancer. More arrow

Using Computers and Sensors
to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings

Cloud ComputingTo reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings, computer scientists at UC San Diego have come up with a way to use real-time occupancy sensors and computer algorithms to create ‘smart’ heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. More arrow

Cloud Computing Expedites
Trauma Care at UC San Diego Health System

Cloud Computing An electronic, cloud-based approach to sharing radiology files with other medical institutions is expediting the care of UC San Diego Health System trauma patients. The method is currently being used to speed the diagnosis and treatment of patients sent to UC San Diego Medical Center-Hillcrest from remote area hospitals. More arrow

Book Arts Faire to Celebrate
Books, Geisel Library's 40th Anniversary
Geisel 40th
San Diego Book Arts and the UC San Diego Mandeville Special Collections Library will hold a Book Arts Faire May 1 to celebrate both the art of the book as well as the 40th anniversary of the Geisel Library building at UCSD. The event, which will be held in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library, is free and open to the public. More arrow


UC San Diego Composer Lei Liang Awarded Rome Prize Lei Liang UC San Diego composer Lei Liang has been awarded the prestigious Rome Prize. The award, announced April 14, is given by the American Academy in Rome each year to approximately 30 artists and scholars, who spend six months to two years at the academy working on new projects. More arrow

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Bone-munching Worms from
the Deep Sea Thrive on Fish Bones

Thomas E. Jackiewicz to Serve as Chair of
Founder's Board for Dr Foster International

Press Clips


UCSD Shows Its Greenability
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 16

  arrow Egyptian Princess Mummy
Had Oldest Known Heart Disease

National Geographic, April 15

  arrow Air Traffic Controllers:
Brain Monitoring to Keep Them Awake?

ABC News, April 15

  arrow Follow the Krill: A New Theory on Penguins' Decline
The New York Times, April 13

  arrow UCSD Composer Wins Prestigious Rome Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 15


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April 18, 2011

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What's Happening
Green House

Earth Week
April 18 — 22, 2011

Green House

12 Annual Hate Free Campus Campaign
April 22 — 29, 2011

Research Expo

Chicano Park 41st Anniversary
10:30 a.m.
April 23, 2011
Chicano Park

Decline and Fall

UCSD by Design
10 a.m. April 22
UCSD International House, Great Hall

Grunion Run

The 4th Annual Great Campus Race
noon April 23, 2011
Forum Level - Geisel Library


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You Do The Math

9.57 zettabytes amount of data the world's computer servers processed in 2008, according to scientists at UC San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

27 million approximate number of computer servers in the world

Faculty Authors

Radical Coherency

By David Antin

"We got to talking"—so David Antin begins the introduction to Radical Coherency, embarking on the pursuit that has marked much of his breathless, brilliantly conversational work. For the past forty years, whether spoken under the guise of performance artist or poet, cultural explorer or literary critic, Antin's innovative observations have helped us to better understand everything from Pop to Postmodernism.
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