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A Sampling of Clips for September 23, 2011

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River Elegy That Covers a Wide Sonic Terrain
New York Times, Sept. 8––The Miller Theater at Columbia University has long been a hotbed of contemporary music and adventurous programming. The work that Melissa Smey, the executive director, chose to open this season, James Dillon’s “Nine Rivers,” was so long, complex and unconventional in its demands that it was presented over three nights, on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. It was a co-production with the Guggenheim Museum’s Works and Process series. (Mentions Steven Schick, professor in UC San Diego’s Dept. of Music) More

Donated Liver Saves Lives of Two Men
CBS 8, Sept. 21––One donated liver saved the lives of two men in a first-of-its-kind surgical procedure performed in June at UCSD Medical Center, hospital officials announced Wednesday.
According to UCSD Health Sciences, the donated liver was given on June 27 to Rafael Bolanos, a San Diego man suffering from a rare genetic disorder - methylmalonic acidemia - that causes a toxic buildup of amino acids in his body. The 28-year-old faced going into a coma and suffering brain damage without the operation, doctors said. More

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UCSD Nerve Damage Research Shows Promise
KGTV, Sept. 21––Biologists at UC San Diego believe their research into the regeneration of damaged nerve cells is showing promise. More

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Culture Monster
LA Times, Sept. 8–– It is a truth universally acknowledged in showbiz, that a classic novel much beloved by the masses must be trotted out onstage whenever a box office bump is called for.
“Pride and Prejudice,” Jane Austen’s perennial charmer, has once again been pressed into service, and a vocal contingent of Saturday’s matinee audience at South Coast Repertory seemed to be lapping up the tale of the marriageable Bennet daughters as though it were cookies and milk left by mom. (Review of “Pride and Prejudice, directed by Kyle Donnelly, professor in UC San Diego’s Dept. of Theatre and Dance). More

San Diego’s ‘Failures of Governance’
KPBS, Sept. 20––Paradise Plundered, a book by  Steve Erie, Vlad Kogan and Scott MacKenzie, explores the causes of San Diego's "failures of governance:" a multi-billion dollar pension deficit, a chronic budget deficit, inadequate city services and infrastructure, grandiose, unrealistic planning initiatives and other woes. (Erie is a economics professor at UC San Diego and Kogan is a UC San Diego  political science graduate student) More

Bill targets STD Treatment for Minors
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 21­­–– Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to sign a little-noticed bill that would allow minors to receive preventive treatment for sexually transmitted diseases without parental consent, including vaccines for girls to combat the HPV virus, which can cause cervical cancer. (Quotes Cheryl Saenz, a gynecological cancer specialist at UC San Diego) More

Screening: ‘3 Idiots’
KPBS, Sept. 21–– UCSD's Fresh Air Films presents the Bollywood comedy "3 Idiots" as part of their welcome week festivities. The outdoor screening takes place Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00pm on the East Lawn by the Price Center. More

Happy Résumé Month
San Diego Daily Transcript, Sept. 21,
Who knew? September has been declared “International Update Your Résumé Month,” and individuals throughout the world are encouraged to bring their résumé up-to-date.
According to résumé expert David Noble, this initiative isn’t just for individuals thinking about changing jobs in the near future. It’s for everyone, including professionals who need to document the skills, achievements and experience they’ve developed over the past year; people who are interested in obtaining a side gig or promotion; and anyone who wants to be prepared in the event of a layoff or industry collapse. (Written by Henry DeVries, assistant dean for external affairs at UC San Diego Extension) More

Former Ambassador Welcomes New UCSD Freshmen, Transfers
La Jolla Light, Sept. 21­­––UCSD alumnus Timothy Roemer, who recently served as U.S. Ambassador to the India after serving in the United States House of Representatives and as a 9/11 commissioner, was the keynote speaker for the university’s Convocation on Tuesday. More

San Diego Forum Seeks To Avert Global Water Shortage
KPBS, Sept. 21––Fresh water is becoming one of the scarcest natural resources in the world, and it's only going to get worse, said Reno Harnish, director for the Center for Environment and National Security at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. "Because of rising consumption levels due to rising population and declining supplies of clean, potable water." More

Students Fight to Keep UCSD Landmark Open
Fox 5, Sept. 21––A group of UCSD students is fighting to keep an eccentric landmark open.
"It's that one last place at UCSD that sort of exudes that college atmosphere," said Alex Peterson, UCSD student. "It sort of represents the revolutionary, liberal, young college student." More

Volleyball Can Bring Ankle, Knee and Shoulder Injuries
San Diego Union-Tribune, Sept. 20­­––Volleyball, originally called mintonette, was first developed by the YMCA to provide a game of mild physical effort in which older members of the club could participate. (Written by Eric W. Edmond, M.D., is a pediatric and adolescent orthopedic sports medicine specialist at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and an assistant professor of orthopedics at UCSD) More






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