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A Sampling of Clips for September 16, 2011

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UCSD Ranked 37th Best University In Nation
UC San Diego Also Listed 8th Best Public College By U.S. News & World Report
Channel10News, Sept. 13 -- UC San Diego was the 37th best university in the nation and eighth best public college, according to rankings released on Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report magazine. "We are proud that U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC San Diego as one of the nation's top 10 public universities for more than a decade," said Chancellor Marye Anne Fox. "It showcases our commitment to academic excellence, the quality of our stellar faculty, the strength of our research programs and the success of our students and alumni." More

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Rising Sea Levels Could Take Economic Toll on California Beaches
Los Angeles Times, Sept. 14 -- As rising sea levels eat away at the California coastline over the next century, the advancing ocean could cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to beach communities as tourism and tax revenue is swept away, according to a state-commissioned study released Tuesday. Earlier this year, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego found that while sea levels rose around the globe, they were on hiatus on the U.S. West Coast for the last three decades because of a pattern of cold surface waters. But that trend may be reversing, the study found, and an era of accelerated sea-level rise could begin this decade. More

Scripps Health, Sanford-Burnham Announce Partnership
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 14 -- Scripps Health and Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla announced a new collaboration Tuesday to bridge the gap between laboratory research on cancer and treating patients with the disease. The partnership will center around cancer at least for now, but eventually could develop into joint efforts in other medical areas, said Richard Neale, vice president of clinical research operations at Scripps Health.
It also continues a long-standing rivalry between Scripps Health and the UC San Diego Health System. The university plans to break ground next year on a Translational Research Institute in La Jolla, where UCSD’s Thornton Hospital, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Center and Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center are clustered. More

'The Ph.D Movie' to play Thursday at UCSD
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 13 -- The fall quarter doesn't begin until Sept. 22. But students will get a preview -- or is it a reminder? -- of the crazed lives of doctoral students on Thursday when "The Ph.D Movie' is screened at UC San Diego. (It shows at 4 p.m. at Price Center. Tickets are hard to come by, I hear.) The comedy, as the advertising says, "introduces audiences to the unique and funny culture of Academia and follows four graduate students (Cecilia, Mike, Tajel and the “Nameless Grad Student”) as they struggle to find balance between research, teaching and their personal lives with humor and heart." Some of you might be familiar with this; the movie is adapted from Jorge Cham's noted comic strip. And some of you might be familiar with one of the bands whose music is featured in the movie. The group, known as S03, features Serge Belongie, a professor of computer science and engineering at UCSD. More

Rubén Ortiz-Torres Captures Cultural Collisions
San Diego City Beat, Aug. 31 -- At one point as a young artist, Rubén Ortiz-Torres found himself in a Mexican cemetery watching kids play soccer with a human skull. He noticed one of the kids wearing a T-shirt of the band The Clash, so he pulled him aside and photographed him standing in front of a traditional Mexican grave adorned with marigolds, the now-cracked skull and an old wooden cross. More

40 Under 40 Awards: The Class of 2011
San Diego Metro, Sept. 14–– Meet an amazing group of men and women — the 40 Under 40 Class of 2011. They were culled from a field of more than 90 nominations, each one a leader in his or her chosen field.
Selection of these young business and civic leaders who are helping shape the region’s future couldn’t have been done without the dedicated work of SD Metro’s panel of judges. (List includes Zach Schlagel, Manager in Government & Community Affairs at UCSD Health Sciences) More

526 Top Doctors in San Diego 2011,
San Diego Magazine,  Sept. 15–– The Best Physicians in 55 specialties. Plus: Doctors off the clock, Scripps Research Institute turns 50, breast cancer myths, and more. (Includes Dustin Michael Lillie MD at UCSD Medical Group, Daniel Slater MD at UCSD La Jolla Family & Sports Medicine, Sanford J. Shattil MD at UCSD San Diego Health System , and David B. Granet MD, specializing in eye misalignment disorders at UCSD Ratner/Shiley) More

Dillon's Difficult Music, Rarely Heard, Gets Big Show at Miller Theatre
Capitol New York, Sept.14–– Just before 11 a.m. Saturday morning, in the single-room auditorium that constitutes Columbia University’s small but influential Miller Theatre, the musician and conductor Steven Schick sat quietly for a moment. He surveyed the large score on the music stand before him. Seated in front of him were 12 string players from the International Contemporary Ensemble. (Schick is a professor in the Dept. of Music at UC San Diego) More

SDSU Fundraisers Seek Support of Community,
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 15––San Diego State University is launching the public phase of a $500 million fundraising campaign, its largest ever, at a time of substantial state budget cuts to higher education.
The seven-year effort is the first comprehensive, or universitywide, money-raising push in the school’s history. (Mentions UC San  Diego). More

UCSD Links with The Atlantic for ‘Frontiers’ Forum,
La Jolla Light, Sept. 15–– UCSD and The Atlantic are hosting a new forum, The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, dedicated to the exploration of next frontiers.
It will be held Oct. 17 to 19, 2011 at venues on and around the campus, with the goal of inspiring “thought-provoking conversations addressing new frontiers in science, medicine, technology, and energy against the backdrop of this rapidly globalizing world,” according to a press release. More

The New Masters
Fast Company, Sept. 15–– UC San Diego visual arts professor Teddy Cruz likes architecture that tells a good story. When some teens wanted to build San Diego's first skate park in 1999, the police shut them down. So, says Cruz, "the teenagers organized and went through a complex process, gaining control of the site." More



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