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UCSD Challenge Course
Fosters Community-Building, Teamwork

You may have seen it on East Campus while driving down Voigt Drive, or perhaps from the Preuss School - this large wooden hourglass structure with rigging attached to it. Drilling for oil on campus? Hardly, but it certainly provides a drill. It's the Alpine Tower of the UCSD Challenge Course --designed to foster team-building, community development, and personal growth through a progression of activities on the course. More
If You Build It …
Dedication of New Moores
Cancer Center Draws Healthy Crowd
The people gathering on UCSD’s East Campus near Thornton Hospital Friday morning weren’t there for medical reasons, but rather to celebrate a positive, healthy form of growth – the new Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Center, with its dazzling Katzin Research Laboratories tower and newly landscaped grounds. More

Take Our Daughters and
Sons to Work Day Offers Range of
Creative, Physical, and Mental Activities
Activities for children ranging from acting and writing workshops, to an introduction to the Supercomputer Center, to dealing with bullying, to rock climbing and hat making will be offered at the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at UCSD on April 28. All events, except lunch and rock climbing, are free. Registration Form Due Friday More

Expanding Girls’ Horizons
Analyzing the chemistry of ink to identify the author of a hand-written ransom note. Piloting a remote-controlled one-quarter scale Mars Exploration Rover. Extracting DNA from vegetables. Performing mock surgery on a simulated large animal. These are just a few of the workshops that engaged 600 sixth- to tenth-grade girls from all over San Diego County at the Expanding Your Horizons conference held at UCSD on Saturday. More
Happening Night at University Art Gallery
A herd of bison cascaded over one wall. Pixels danced on another. And a passel of people buzzed about the April 7 opening of "Now Happening" at the University Art Gallery. Featuring the artwork of 18 graduating Master of Fine Arts students from the department of visual arts, "Now Happening" is the first all-student exhibition to show in the University Art Gallery space. More

Photo: Steve Fagin, chair of the department of visual arts, chats with Chancellor Marye Anne Fox at the April 7 opening of "Now Happening."

More Than One In Four U.S.
Workers Will Be Uninsured In 2013
As Coverage Becomes More Unaffordable
More than one in four American workers under age 65 will be uninsured in 2013, equaling nearly 56 million people, driven by workers' increasing inability to afford health insurance, according to new projections. More

New Research On Multiple vs Single
Births May Offer New Approaches For Infertility
The multiple “litter” births of mice, versus the normal singleton pregnancy of humans, is due to defective processing in mice of a common mammalian protein called bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP-15), according to new study by UCSD's School of Medicine researchers. More

Stem Cell Initiative Subject
of Roundtable at UCSD, April 14
One of the leading figures associated with the California stem cell research initiative, Dr. John C. Reed, President of the Burnham Institute, will address the University of California Economics Roundtable on April 14. More
Life Without Insurance a High-Stakes Gamble
UCSD Opens $105M Cancer Center
KFMB San Diego
Knowing When Prescription Drugs Are Safe
ABC News
With Contract Talks at Impasse,
UC Workers Plan One-Day Strike
San Diego Union-Tribune
Clues to Climate's Future May Lay in Past
UCSD Gives Up on its Chancellor's House
San Diego Union-Tribune
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Letter from Chancellor
This marks the official launch of "Chancellor's Corner," a new biweekly section of "This Week @ UCSD" that takes the place of the monthly "Chancellor's Website News Updates."

Q&A with Michael Reese
UC Associate Vice President
for University Affairs

Point of View:
Desiree Jabson
UCSD senior


Discounted Dining
Plan Now Open
to Faculty/Staff
Faculty and staff are now welcome to participate in the UCSD Dining Services Dining Plan, which includes a 10 percent savings. Plan participants can use Dining Dollars at 11 campus locations. More

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses

Confidentiality of Records: Privacy/Access/the Law

Enhancing Quality Service Skills

Best Practices for Employee Disability Management

The Future of
Marine Biodiversity:
The Known, Unknown
and Unknowable
April 22, 8:30 a.m.
Sumner Auditorium - Scripps
Bill T. Jones/Arnie
Zane Dance Company
April 12, 8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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By Kathryn Shevelow

The life of actress Charlotte Charke transports us through the splendors and scandals of eighteenth-century London and its wicked theatrical world Her father, Colley Cibber, was one of the eighteenth century's great actor/playwrights-the toast of the British aristocracy, a favorite of the king. When his high-spirited, often rebellious daughter, Charlotte, revealed a fondness for things theatrical, it was thought that the young actress would follow in his footsteps at the legendary Drury Lane, creating a brilliant career on the London stage. More


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