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Earth Day at UCSD 2006
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  Sara Wigal, an intern with Housing and Dining Services, shows fellow intern Emily Morrill a tye-dyed T-shirt created at a workshop during Earth Day celebrations Thursday on the Sun God Lawn..  
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Students Urged to Cut
'Waste' Size at Earth Day Celebration

They tie-dyed T-shirts. They sampled organic tea, coffee and chocolate. They even tried to understand what biodiesel is. Scores of students stopped by the Sun God Lawn Thursday to celebrate Earth Day at UCSD. About 30 organizations were waiting for them, eager to help them learn how to better preserve the environment. Students, staff and members of community organizations had set up booths, with brochures and products for sale or for sampling. Morearrow

You Throw Like a Girl:
Former Quarterback Questions Masculinity Stereotypes and How They Can Foster Violence Against Women

Former NFL quarterback Don McPhersonWhat does it mean to be a man? Why do little boys get so upset when you tell them they throw like a girl? And how does this kind of language lead to violence against women? Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson tried to answer these questions, and more, Tuesday night at UCSD. He had been invited to speak on campus by the Women’s Center, the Student Safety Awareness and Sexual Assault Resource Center and the Department of Athletics. Morearrow

Freshman Admissions Up Nearly 20 Percent
UCSD has admitted 21,305 freshmen for the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 quarters, up 3,514 students for a 19.8 percent increase from the previous year. The admitted UCSD students were selected from a total 43,579 freshmen applications, with 20,018 admitted for the Fall 2006 quarter and 1,287 for the Winter 2007 quarter. UCSD received the second most freshmen applications in the UC system, after UCLA. Morearrow

Scripps-led Project Achieves Milestone in
Analyzing Pollutants Dimming the Atmosphere

A scientific research consortium led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography has reached an important milestone in the tracking of pollutants responsible for dimming Earth’s atmosphere. Morearrow

Prominent U.S. Physicists
Send Letter to President Bush, Call
Nuclear Weapons Against Iran ‘Gravely Irresponsible’

Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would have “disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world.” Morearrow

Kavli Institute at UCSD
Announces Innovative Research Awards

Investigations into the persistence of mistaken political beliefs, the surprising cognitive inflexibility of children and whether sleep requires a brain are among nine projects selected for Innovative Research Awards by The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at UCSD. Morearrow

People
Betty Freeman
Photo: David Hockney

Musical Ensemble
Pays Tribute To Patron of Arts

Composers working in the genre known as “new music” usually don’t have the benefit of big record sales or concert revenues. The music has grown over the past century mainly through the support of patrons who are committed to music outside the mainstream. One of the most prolific of these patrons is Betty Freeman, who has commissioned hundreds of pieces by dozens of composers including John Adams, Harrison Birtwistle, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Lou Harrison. Morearrow

Childcare Coordinator Honored for 20 Years of Service
Fiesta de las EstrellasAbout 200 little voices cheered Friday as Trudy Campbell made her way onto a grassy area at UCSD’s Early Childhood Education Center for a surprise celebration. While the little ones applauded, Campbell’s fellow teachers unfurled banners congratulating her on her 20 years with the center. Morearrow

Nearly 300 Guests Attend Scholarship
Benefit to Honor Latino Leadership

Fiesta de las EstrellasNearly 300 guests at UC San Diego’s star-studded Fiesta de las Estrellas scholarship benefit had an opportunity to meet actor Ricardo Chavira of “Desperate Housewives” and Lisette Diaz, the current Miss World USA and UCSD student, along with local community and UCSD leadership. Morearrow

Press Clips

  arrow Diversity at UCSD a Priority
La Prensa
April 21, 2006
     
  arrow Robot Goes Fishing for Signs of Global Warming
CNN
April 18, 2006
     
  arrow Editorial: Informal Diplomacy
Continues in Stalled North Korea Talks
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 21, 2006
     
  arrow Expert Perspective on Immigration Policy, Trends
KPBS
April 21, 2006
     
  arrow New Program to Develop Trade Skills
Gulf Daily News (Bahrain)

April 20, 2006
     
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Maya Angelou
May 6, 8:00 p.m.
Rimac Arena
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Teatro de la Tierra
Apr. 26, 7:00 p.m.
Price Center
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UCSD Bookstore AuthorFest
Apr. 27, 12:00 p.m.
UCSD Bookstore
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Michael Kearns
The Naked Gershwin
Apr. 30, 3:00 p.m.
UCSD Faculty Club
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Social Justice and
Stem Cell Research
May 13, 10 a.m.
Center Hall
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You Do The Math
= 21,305: Number of freshmen admitted for the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 quarters at UCSD.
= 19.8: Percent increase in number of admitted freshmen from the previous year.
= 18.1: Percent increase in the admission of underrepresented students in the Fall 2006 and Winter 2007 UCSD freshman class.
 
Faculty Authors

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Marine Mammal Research: Conservation Beyond Crisis
John E Reynolds III, William F Perrin, Randall R Reeves, Suzanne Montgomery, Timothy Ragen (eds.)

"This book deserves prominent placement on the shelf of anyone who cares about the future of marine mammals. It covers all the major conservation issues of our day and defines a research agenda that should be embraced wherever marine mammals occur. A worthy successor to Twiss and Reeves, we now have "Marine Mammal Research" as our touchstone for the challenges that face us." -- James Mead, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Morearrow
 
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