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It's A Bear!
Supporters Christen 370,000-Pound Sculpture

With a loud thwack, artist Tim Hawkinson cracked a bottle of Chandon champagne on one of the boulders that make up his 370,000-pound sculpture called "Bear." The May 27 christening of the latest addition to the Stuart Collection was part of a topping-off ceremony, after engineers and a construction crew maneuvered a huge rock head on top of the 20-foot-tall teddy bear in the new engineering courtyard. More
Shingles Vaccine Proves Effective
In one of the largest adult vaccine trials ever, researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs and colleagues have shown that an experimental vaccine against shingles prevented about half of cases of shingles, a painful nerve and skin infection, and dramatically reduced its severity and complications in vaccinated persons who got shingles. More

UCSD Joins Microsoft in Sponsoring
Summit on Cyber Security and Internet Safety
Paula, Simon and Randy weren’t on hand to judge, but their comedic substitutes took over as a decidedly “American Idolesque” competition climaxed the first national computing safety and cyber security summit Friday at UCSD sponsored by Microsoft in collaboration with UCSD, i-SAFE America and Taking It Global.

Treating Autism 'Right The First Time'
Autism therapy is bedeviled by unpredictable outcomes. Even with the best behavioral treatments, some children improve dramatically, some only somewhat and others not at all, says Laura Schreibman, professor of psychology and director of the Autism Research Program More
UCSD/VA Team Identifies
Where Life's Memories Are Stored
By studying in detail the ability of patients with selective brain damage to recall events in their past, researchers have helped settle a long-standing controversy about where the long-term memory of one's personal experiences are stored. More

Business Summit Provides
New Opportunities for Arab Business Women
Last week, more than 200 Arab women entrepreneurs and executives participated in a training and networking conference in Tunisia put on by the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management. More

Congressional Votes On
Financial Rescues, Globalization Reflect
Constituent Skill Levels; Bank Donations Matter
A new study shows that members of Congress vote for international financial rescues based on constituent skill levels, which indicate how they are affected by economic globalization. Legislators are also influenced to vote for these bailouts when they have received political contributions from large international banks. More

Alummi Celebrate
25 Years of Teaching 'Peaceful
Warrior Mindset' to Campus Community
Over the last 25 years, thousands of students and hundreds of faculty and staff have learned the practice of Aoinagi Karate-do from Neville Billimoria, Paul Schwartz and Barbara Sedgwick-Billimoria. The three UCSD alumni have been practicing and teaching the traditional martial arts group on campus since 1981.

Conceptual Artist To Receive Golden
Lion For Lifetime Achievement At Venice Biennale
Conceptual artist Barbara Kruger, a professor of visual arts, will be honored at the 51st Venice Biennale with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. Kruger - who is best known for her black, white and red photo-montages with provocative slogans - will be presented with the award in Venice on June 10. More
Coordinator Named for TRIO
Outreach Mentoring and Alumni Program
Linda Martinez has been appointed Mentor Alumni Program Coordinator for TRIO Outreach Programs at UCSD. The programs offer academic support to college-bound students through its Upward Bound Classic, Upward Bound Math and Science, and Educational Talent Search initiatives. More
Vaccine Curbs Shingles Cases and Severity
New York Times
Studies: Cynicism Starts
Young and Sarcasm Is Complex

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Expanding the Pool of Math and Science Teachers
San Diego Union-Tribune
Students Get Online-Safety Warnings
San Diego Union-Tribune
Study Narrows Search for Brain's Memory Site
San Diego Union-Tribune
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Letter from Chancellor
I want to
express my sincere appreciation to everyone who helped make my March 3 inauguration a joyous celebration. I truly was overwhelmed.

Point of View:
Liora Kian-Gutierrez

People Expo
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to Explore Personal
and Professional Growth

Follow the blue, orange and green balloons on June 16 to People Expo at the Price Center. Set in neighborhoods around the theme, "connecting the UCSD community with career, professional development and work/life opportunities," the event will feature a wide variety of resources, programs and services to support UCSD staff and faculty. More

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Eat lunch at Rubio's in the Price Center today, and 20% will go to the UCSD Staff Association Scholarship Fund. Just print and present this flier (PDF).
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June 13, 12:30 p.m.
Lower level, West wing, Geisel Library
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June 6, 11:59 p.m.
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