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Gizmos Whir, Buzz, Boom, Spin,
Zip, Splash, Beep — and Occasionally Sputter — in Physics 121 Student Project Showcase

Up until to a couple of weeks ago, the projects were still more ideas than working prototypes - a tangle of wiring, a handful of computer chips, an electric motor or two, software code not yet tested or debugged, wheels and gears scattered on work tables. Now, though, the deadline for the class projects has arrived, and the student teams must demonstrate that their varied gizmos function as planned. More
Border Project Director to Speak
at Opening Reception for
César E. Chávez Celebration 2005
Attorney Claudia Smith, described by the international human rights organization Global Exchange as “one of the foremost authorities on issues concerning the U.S.-Mexico border control policies and practices,” will be the featured speaker at the opening reception for the César E. Chávez Celebration 2005 at UCSD. More Photo: Elsa Medina
Advancements In
Genomics Foster Deep Sea Discoveries Led By Scripps
At one time, scientists wondered whether life existed in the deep recesses of the world's oceans. What kinds of creatures, they wondered, could withstand the dark, cold and extreme pressure of such an environment? More
Edible Books Feast
If you’d like to edibly follow that old adage of “having your cake and eating it too,” the Seuss Room at Geisel Library is the place to be April 3 at 2 p.m. when members of San Diego Book Arts hold their 2005 Edible Book Tea. The event is free and open to the public. More
Author & UCSD Alumnus
Philip Heldrich Appearing on Campus
Author and UCSD Alumnus Philip Heldrich will appear at the UCSD Bookstore March 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. He will discuss and sign copies of his latest book, Out Here in the Out there: Essays in a Region of Superlatives. Philip Heldrich is the author of two-award winning books. For several years, he directed the Blustem Poetry Press and coordinated the natiionally-acclaimed Bluestem Poetry Award. He now directs the Southwest/Texas American Culture Association and teaches writing for the University of Washington Tacoma. More
Zuker to Discuss Perception. Taste, Smell and Vision
Charles Zuker, professor of biology at UCSD, will discuss what is known about how sensory systems function. We experience the sights, smells and other aspects of the world around us because we have sensory receptors that detect information and relay it to our brains. This talk will compare the detection process in the different senses, focusing on the genetic and molecular mechanisms that play a role in perception. More
Of Mighty Mice & Super Men
UCSD Study Questions Preuss Achievements
San Diego Union-Tribune
Cities Vie in Stem Cell Quest
San Francisco Chronicle
Forum Examines Impact of Growth
China Daily
A Ride Into Sciences
Pasadena Star News
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UCSD Extension offers short-term Spanish language immersion programs in Mexico, with career-specific options for healthcare and law enforcement workers. Attend the free information session on Monday, March 21.

Countdown to Sharecase
On Wednesday, March 23, Sharecase 2005 will highlight new tools and technologies to help you do your job. There's still time to register for this free event.

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César E. Chávez Celebration In April
Photo Credit:
Juan “Johnny” López
The Not-So-Silent
Film Festival
March 23, 6:30 p.m. San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park
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95: Miles of fiber-optic and copper cable used in the San Diego Supercomputer machine room
1.2 million: Number of processor hours awarded to the largest single research project using SDSC's DataStar supercomputer system
204: Number of researchers from across the nation using the DataStar supercomputer at SDSC.

Principles of
Lasers and Optics
William S. C. Chang

This book describes the fundamental principles of the laser and the propagation of laser radiation in bulk and guided wave components.


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