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A Sampling of Clips for September 22, 2011

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Venter Institute Breaking Ground on $35 Million Center
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 20 -- J. Craig Venter, the La Jolla biologist who cracked the human genome and created the first synthetic microbe, will break ground Tuesday on a new $35 million home for his genomics research institute. The 45,000-square-foot facility will be located in the southwestern corner of the University of California San Diego campus where Venter earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in physiology and pharmacology in the 1970s. More

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Peyton Manning Stem Cell Therapy
ABC News, Sept. 20 -- Some U.S. doctors take issue with Colts quarterback seeking treatment in Europe. Includes interview with Larry Goldstein, director of UC San Diego’s Stem Cell Program. More

Music Review: River Elegy That Covers a Wide Sonic Terrain
The New York Times, Sept. 18 -- The percussionist Steven Schick conducted a dynamic performance, featuring the brilliant International Contemporary Ensemble, a k a ICE; the Crossing, an impressive choral group from Philadelphia devoted to contemporary music; and Red Fish Blue Fish, a dynamic percussion ensemble from the University of California, San Diego. The hero of that premiere was Mr. Schick, who played the 60-minute middle movement for solo percussion, “La Coupure” (The Cut), and shared conducting duties. In the Miller Theater performance he again played “La Coupure,” and he conducted the rest. More

Events That Seem Futile Often End Up Fruitful
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 20 -- Welcome to The Atlantic Meets the Pacific, an event sponsored by UC San Diego and the Atlantic magazine from Oct. 17-19 in San Diego. Some monster talents are coming to chat and share. And you need to be there along with Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, legendary game developer Will Wright (The Sims) and Tesla founder Elon Musk. More

UCSD Hires Ex-big Leaguer Ensberg as Assistant Coach
North County Times, Sept. 20 -- Former major league All-Star Morgan Ensberg, a Solana Beach resident, has joined the UC San Diego baseball program as an assistant coach, the school announced Monday. Ensberg's primary responsibilities will include working with hitters and infielders, and running camps. "I think that this can be the best baseball school in the country," Ensberg said in a statement. "What UCSD has done in baseball has been incredible. The Tritons are consistently among the top-10 in the country and I'd love to help them be top-one in the country." More

Two UCSD Researchers Win NIH Awards
San Diego Daily Transcript, Sept. 2 -- Two scientists at the University of California, San Diego have been awarded New Innovator Awards from the National Institutes of Health for their research projects. John Chang, an assistant professor of medicine, and Nathan Gianneschi, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, are among 49 scientists nationwide to receive the prestigious award this year. The federal biomedical research agency said Chang and Gianneschi's projects "challenge the status quo with innovative ideas that have the potential to propel fields forward and speed the translation of research into improved health for the American public.” More

Survey Ranks UCSD as Top NCAA Division II Program
La Jolla Patch, Sept. 20 -- The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) has once again ranked UC San Diego as the top Division II institution in the country in its annual Collegiate Power Rankings. Ranked on the NCSA’s list for the seventh year in a row, UCSD also earned a No. 6 overall ranking in the study issued Tuesday. More



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