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Champion of Veterans
Day Holiday Named Veteran of the Year

When you enjoy the day off for Veterans Day this year, you may want to thank one of UCSD’s longtime employees. Nick Aguilar, director of student policies and judicial affairs, was instrumental in making Nov. 11 a holiday for the UC system beginning in 2000, colleagues said. Aguilar said he felt it was important to honor veterans with a day off, especially since other government agencies already celebrated the holiday. More
Zebrafish Stem Cells Provide Clues
to Blood and Immune System Development
Stem Cells
The tiny, transparent zebrafish embryos swimming in tanks in a laboratory of the Natural Sciences Building may seem like an unlikely choice to unlock the potential of stem cells, but David Traver intends to do just that. More
Guests Hit Red Carpet to Raise Funds for Preuss School
Twenty-one enthusiastic members of the Preuss School Choir figuratively raised the roof of the Evans Garage and electrified some 300 guests as they performed hit Broadway numbers during the third annual "Classic Cars for Classic Kids" benefit for the school Oct. 28. More
Elected Officials Share
Tips on How Women can Succeed in Politics

If you're a woman and want to run for office, you have to be ready to hear people say they can't vote for you because of your gender. Some might say your voice is too high-pitched, or childish. Some of your own relatives might think you're not cut out for the job. And the pay is not that great. More
Women's Soccer Team Champs Again
UCSD's women's soccer team will advance to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) playoffs after capturing a fifth title in six years in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship. The CCAA is considered to be the top Division II athletic conference in the nation. More
Researchers Develop New Method
to Find Deadly Malaria Parasite’s Achilles Heel
Researchers at UCSD have discovered that the single-celled parasite responsible for an estimated 1 million deaths per year worldwide from malaria has protein “wiring” that differs markedly from the cellular circuitry of other higher organisms, a finding which could lead to the development of antimalarial drugs that exploit that difference. More
Sound Takes Center Stage
Sound design has been a part of stagecraft since theater started, but it has traditionally been relegated to a supporting role - providing transitions between scenes in nonmusical plays or whiz-bang, hiss-whirr, crash-screech special effects. (Think thunderclaps or the clip-clop of unseen horses' hooves.) But a new University of California, San Diego program takes as its founding principle that sound can be an integral part of any production. More
Scripps Scientists
Participate in Historic
First Surface Vessel
Voyage across Canada Basin
Two ships taking part in a recently completed research voyage investigating the oceanography, marine geology, geophysics and ice cover of the Arctic Ocean have become the first surface vessels to traverse the Canada Basin , the ice-covered sea between Alaska and the North Pole. More
UCSD Ranked Seventh
in Nation in Federal R&D Funding
UCSD ranked seventh among the top 10 U.S. universities in receiving and expending federal research and development funding for fiscal 2002-2003, according to newly released figures from the National Science Foundation. More
Theater Student Takes
First Place in Top Screenplay Contest

Michael Carnick, a UCSD undergraduate majoring in theater, was named the first place winner in the prestigious Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards at Hollywood ceremonies last week. The honor for Carnick's screenplay "Who's Driving Doug?" came with a $25,000 prize. More
Preuss School Student Honored for Writing Skills
The National Council of Teachers of English has recognized a student at the Preuss School for her writing and the school’s Department of English for its instructional program. More
Researchers Look to Create a Synthesis
of Art and Science for the 21st Century
New York Times
San Diego to Choose a Mayor, Again
Scans Show Loss of Brain Tissue with HIV
Los Angeles Times
UCSD Ranks Seventh in
Nation for Federally Funded R&D
San Diego Daily Transcript
Promise of Federal Flu
Money Starts Local Pulses Racing
Voice of San Diego
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Letter From Chancellor
As I write this, the Fall Quarter is more than half completed and campus activity continues at full swing, with many notable highlights. More

Point of View with Jenelle Dean

Employees Recognized for Years of Service
Old buildings were torn down to make room for new, bigger ones. Students came and went in ever-increasing numbers. Pens and paper gave way to typewriters, then to computers. More

Halloween 2005
Students, faculty and staff lined up to show off their costumes at lunchtime for UCSD's annual Halloween Costume Contest at the Price Center. Participants competed in four categories: funniest, scariest, most creative and incredibly elaborate costume. Winners took home eight prizes, including bookstore gift certificates, a digital camera and an Apple iPod. More

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69: Percentage of 2004 UCSD freshman that report English as their native language compared with 88% of students from the entire Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) public four-year college sample.
90: Percentage of 2004 UCSD freshman that intend to obtain a Masters' degree or higher.
48: Percentage of 2004 UCSD freshman that report working during their senior year of high school.

The Science and
Fiction of Autism
Laura Schreibman

One of the country's leading experts in behavioral treatments approaches autism through the context of its controversies, showing where extraordinary and unfounded claims have falsely raised hopes, stirred fears, and ruined lives. Drawing from her own long clinical experience with autistic children, Schreibman provides information and arguments to deal with the onslaught of good, bad, deficient, and irrelevant ideas about autism. More


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