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Foster Mom to 12 and Caretaker
of Burn Victims Wins Top Staff Award

If Leann Cortimiglia is afraid of anything, it's probably doing nothing. The UCSD Regional Burn Center nurse, who was recently named Principal Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year, wasn't busy enough working in her medical specialty, so she found time to foster-mother 12 high-risk kids - five of whom she met at the Burn Center - and to adopt an entire U.S. Marine Expeditionary Unit serving in Iraq. More
UCSD And Los Alamos National
Laboratory Establish Engineering Institute
UCSD and Los Alamos National Laboratory have forged a partnership for education, research and technology advancement that builds on a research-focused education initiative with the Jacobs School of Engineering. Los Alamos and UCSD dedicated facilities at the Los Alamos Research Park for the new Engineering Institute on Thursday. More
"Desperate Housewives" Actor Among
Speakers at Upcoming Commencement Rites
An actor on the TV drama “Desperate Housewives,” a state senator, and a former Hong Kong governmental official are among speakers who will address more than 4,000 undergraduates and nearly 1,000 graduates during commencement ceremonies at UCSD on June 5, 11 and 12. More
Revelle College to End 40th
Anniversary Year with Varied Events
Revelle College will end the yearlong anniversary celebration of the 40 years since its founding as UCSD's first undergraduate campus with activities ranging from installation of a memorial sculpture of Roger Revelle on the Revelle Plaza to the culminating Watermelon Drop June 3. More
Scripps Nierenberg Prize
Awarded to Nature Filmmaker
Sir David Attenborough
The fifth annual award honoring the memory of William A. Nierenberg, who led Scripps Institution of Oceanography as director for more than two decades, will be awarded to celebrated BBC nature filmmaker Sir David Attenborough. More
SDSC and Calit2 Open Synthesis Center
The San Diego Supercomputer Center and the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology today announced the opening of the SDSC/Calit2 Synthesis Center. Located on the first floor of the SDSC building, the center’s tools and user services are designed to bring together scientists from different disciplines with information technology experts, offering users access to the existing and new cyberinfrastructure tools needed to solve multidisciplinary and multi-science problems in a collaborative way. More
Scripps Scientists Find Potential
tor Catastrophic Shifts in Pacific Ecosystems
Opening the door to a new way of understanding ocean processes and managing and protecting marine resources, a group of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography has developed a groundbreaking analysis of the North Pacific Ocean and how dramatic changes can unfold across its waters. More
Social Amoeba Sheds
Light On Communication In Human Brain
Biologists have discovered that the popular sedative Valium has similar effects on the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum as it does in humans. Their surprising finding that Valium, as well as a "natural Valium" molecule found in human brains, causes the social amoeba to enter a dormant or "sleep" phase, may provide new insights into how cells in higher organisms, including humans, communicate with each other. More
Entrepreurial Engineering Students
Stage Sell-Out Biotechnology Conference
When VentureForth hosted its second annual Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Conference on Saturday, faculty, venture capitalists, and biotech industry executives showed up in force. But the day belonged to the students. More
13 Assistant Professors to Receive
2005-2006 Hellman Faculty Fellows Awards
Thirteen assistant professors at UCSD have been named recipients of the 2005-2006 Hellman Faculty Fellows Awards to support their research and creative activities. More
Students Present Research at Symposium Aimed at Encouraging Underrepresented Students to Pursue Careers in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Nine UCSD undergraduates presented their research at the annual California Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (CAMP) Symposium, held recently at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, CA. More
UCSD Professor To Lead American Thoracic Society
Dr. Peter Wagner, Chief of UCSD's Physiology Division and Acting Director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, will take the helm of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) on May 24 at their international conference being held in San Diego. More
Sky Cleans Itself Better Than Thought
Discovery Channel
UCSD Gets Up to $39M in Yearly Stem Cell Funding
North County Times
UCSD and Los Alamos Lab Team Up
San Diego Union-Tribune
Artificial Disc Offers New Option for Back Pain
News Medical Net
Finding Time for Fun in Grad School
San Diego Union-Tribune
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I attended one of your "Meet the Chancellor" talks, where the topic of getting rid of freshmen parking privileges arose. This would greatly ameliorate the parking crunch at UCSD. More

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26: Number of different undergraduate major programs in the Division of Physical Sciences
8: Number of scientists in the world who are members of all three National Academies (NAS, NAE, IOM). Two of those scientists are UCSD bioengineering professors, Shu Chien and Y.C. Fung
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Over Dose
Jay S. Cohen

How safe are the drugs you're taking? In Over Dose, a leading UCSD medical researcher shows how Americans are being overmedicated, resulting in millions of avoidable side effects, and how consumers can protect their health. More


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