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Vatican Science Panel Calls
Attention to Threat of Glacial Melt

A panel of some of the world's leading climate and glacier scientists co-chaired by a Scripps Institution of Oceanography researcher issued a report last week commissioned by the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences citing the moral imperative before society to properly address climate change. More arrow

Three UC San Diego Professors
Elected to National Academy of Sciences
David Sandwell
Three UC San Diego professors have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers. Herbert Levine, J. Andrew McCammon and David T. Sandwell were among the 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected to the academy in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. More arrow

California Energy Commission Awards
UC San Diego $2 Million for Biofuels Research
Algae Bags
The California Energy Commission has awarded $2 million to UC San Diego to accelerate research that will demonstrate the feasibility of using a variety of new kinds of biofuels to supplement or replace petroleum-based transportation fuels in the future. The state agency selected the university for the award, which will be used to investigate a wide range of plant-based biofuels, because it is one of the nation's leaders in developing technologies to turn algae into biofuels. More arrow

Energy Market Transformation Imminent,
SDG&E President, San Diego Mayor
Predict at UC San Diego Conference

Jerry Sanders The energy sector will undergo a major transformation in coming years as renewable sources take on increased importance, SDG&E President Michael Niggli told an audience of about 300 entrepreneurs, business people and students at UC San Diego last week. And the San Diego region will play a major part in this transformation, said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. More arrow

Nearly 30 Percent of New CIRM Awards
Go to UC San Diego Stem Cell Researchers

UC San Diego scientists garnered eight of the total 27 of Basic Biology III awards awarded last week by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state agency created by California voters to pursue the promise of stem cells in science and medicine. More arrow

Is There a 'Tiger Mother' Effect?
Valerie Ramey It's officially the "Year of the Rabbit" on the Chinese calendar. But 2011 might be better known as the "Year of the Tiger Mother." In early January, Yale law professor Amy Chua published a critique of coddling Western-style parenting in The Wall Street Journal, "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior." The essay, summarizing her book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" set off a media maelstrom. She was hailed. She was reviled. Lots of parents wrung their hands. The hullabaloo prompted Valerie Ramey, a professor of economics at the UC San Diego, to ask: What did the data have to say? More

Mom, Baby Celebrate Mother's Day One
Year After 72-day Stint in Newborn Intensive Care

Mother's Day A year ago, Andrea Wanner spent most of her first Mother's Day in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest. Her son Joey was just three weeks old. He was born after a 29-week pregnancy, weighing just 1 pound 13 ounces. The nurses in the unit made Wanner a Mother's Day card with Joey's tiny footprints and handprints. More arrow

After a Three-decade Hiatus,
Sea-level Rise May Return to the West Coast

sea level The West Coast of North America has caught a break that has left sea level in the eastern North Pacific Ocean steady during the last few decades, but there is evidence that a change in wind patterns may be occurring that could cause coastal sea-level rise to accelerate beginning this decade. More arrow

Tritons Win Third Straight CCAA Baseball Season Title
BaseballUC San Diego's baseball team picked up their third consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association season title Friday, along with a solid 10-4 win over Cal State San Bernardino. A slew of seniors came up big on Senior Night at Triton Ballpark, including infielder Blake Tagmyer, who finished with five RBIs. More arrow

Search Is On: Hidden
Baby Sun Gods Offer Festival Prizes

baby sun godThey've been spotted perched upon the Triton Statue and hiding in trees. Others have been seen browsing the shelves of the bookstore, waiting outside lecture halls and even taking a coffee break at the Art of Espresso. Hidden throughout the UC San Diego campus are 500 baby Sun Gods, collectible characters of the Sun God Festival redeemable for discounts on festival merchandise and other prizes.More arrow

50th Anniversary Celebrates
University's International Tradition

International Center UC San Diego's International Center celebrated its 50th anniversary May 3 with a reception featuring historic photo and video images and international refreshments, as well as remarks from campus leadership, past and current international students and founders of the International Center. More arrow

Concerts With an Ocean
View Come to the Birch Aquarium

Green Flash Enjoy a rockin' sunset this summer at the sixth annual Green Flash Concert Series at the Birch Aquarium. These unique monthly concerts—co-hosted by 102.1 FM KPRi—combine live music with the aquarium's stunning panoramic ocean views on the outdoor Tide-Pool Plaza. More arrow

Success at Work: UC San Diego Study
Reveals Top Three Factors for Job Seekers

job applicants Three key factors enable job applicants to get the edge in hiring and predict the success of the employee, according to a UC San Diego study published in a new book: Closing America's Job Gap by Mary Walshok, Tapan Munroe and Henry DeVries. More arrow


UC San Diego Top Administrator
Recognized for Encouraging Women in Science

Barbara Sawrey Barbara Sawrey, UC San Diego's associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education, received The Athena San Diego Individual in Education Pinnacle Award last week. The award is presented annually to an individual that, through the development and promotion of skilled and talented women, has had a significant impact within the San Diego technology, biosciences, healthcare, education, defense, energy, clean-tech and services sectors. More arrow

More Headlines

African American Smokers in California
More Likely to Use Telephone Quitline

Press Clips

  arrow Green Smoke is Sighted
as Vatican Releases Glacier Report

The New York Times, May 5

  arrow Will Gas Prices Trigger Another Recession?
CNN, Opinion, May 5

  arrow Researchers Develop Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer's
The Globe and Mail, Canada, May 4

  arrow Bin Laden, Fugitive and Failure
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion, May 5

  arrow Counterterrorism: the Task Remaining
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion, May 5


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May 9, 2011

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Establishment of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Following campus and community consultation, UC San Diego administrators announced that they plan to establish the position of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and to conduct a national search for an experienced leader to guide campus diversity initiatives. More arrow

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What's Happening
Autism Update

Autism Update: What's New in Research and Treatment
8 a.m.
May 11, 2011
Price Center

World of Possibilities

The Preuss
Promise: A World of Possibilities

6:30 p.m.
May 14, 2011
Hyatt Regency La Jolla


Tales from the Mothership
4 p.m.
May 11, 2011
Geisel Library


Guided Tours
2 p.m.
Sept. 18, 2011


The Neurology of Taste
May 18, 2011
AMN Healthcare, 12400 High Bluff Drive

WIST 2011

Women in Science
and Technology Conference

8 a.m.
May 14, 2011
Salk Institute

Vampire Literature

Professor Unscripted - Vampire Literature
4 p.m.
May 18, 2011
Price Center

Moon God

Moon God
Full Moon 5k

8 p.m.
May 14, 2011
UCSD Campus


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You Do The Math

10,479 = number of infants in a study that helped develop a checklist to detect early signs of autism in 1-year-olds

137 = number of pediatricians in the study

Faculty Authors

The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake

By Aimee Bender

When 9-year-old Rose Edelstein's mother bakes her a lemon cake with fudge icing, Rose recognizes a strange new emotional flavor - the moroseness behind her mother's cheerful mask. Aimee Bender's rich, empathetic and exquisitely paced portrait of Rose's coming of age also reveals the complicated negotiations within a Los Angeles family where missed connections are the norm.
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