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White House Internships
Put Students at Center of Storm

Hurricane Katrina had devastated the Gulf Coast. Harriet Miers' Supreme Court nomination was in trouble. President Bush's approval ratings were at an all time low in some polls. UCSD students who interned at the White House this past fall found themselves in the middle of a perfect political storm and an historical crisis. Still, the experience was awe-inspiring, they said. "We all felt we were very lucky to be there," said Richard Lim, 22. More
UCSD and Venter Institute Receive $24.5
Million Grant to Advance Metagenomics Research

Researchers at UCSD will build a state-of-the-art computational resource and develop software tools to decipher the genetic code of communities of microbial life in the world’s oceans. The new resource will help scientists understand how microbes function in their natural ecosystems, enable studies on the effect humans are having on the environment, as well as permit insight into the evolution of life on Earth. More
Kiplinger Ranks UCSD 11th in Nation
for “First-Class Education at Bargain Prices”

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance issued its yearly rankings today identifying the top 100 values in public colleges. The University of California, San Diego ranks 11 th in the nation for offering a “first-class education at bargain prices,” said the magazine. More
Shiley Eye Center Complex Set to Expand
UCSD has secured commitments of $8.1 million in private support for a much-needed expansion of the Shiley Eye Center and the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children's Eye Center. The Shiley Eye Center, which has grown steadily since the department was founded just 20 years ago, had over 55,000 patient visits in 2004. More
Perfectly Logical Podcasts
Don't be so sure anymore that a "podcast" user is merely taking in the latest hit tune or yesterday's show of Howard Stern railing about something or other. For in last week's list of 32 "notable" podcasts featured on the web site of the Apple iTunes Music Store you can find not only hot soap operas and popular music but also the 15 lectures that comprise UCSD's Philosophy 10 course, "Introduction to Logic." More
UCSD is Global Village for National Security Specialists They came to UCSD from 18 countries around the world, mostly young, government and university specialists in national security policy. They are here for a six-week program, called “U.S. National Security Policymaking in a Post 9/11 World,” directed by IRPS Dean Peter Cowhey and Professor Susan Shirk, and funded by the U.S. Department of State with the goal of providing insight into American policymaking. More
Staff Members Invited to
Meet with Advisers to Board of Regents

If you're a staff member and want to talk to someone who has the ear of UC Regents, here's your chance. The two staff advisers to the UC Board of Regents will meet with employees from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Faculty Club, at the end of a visit to the UCSD campus. The adviser positions were created last year as part of a pilot program. They were filled for the first time this academic year. David Miller and David Bell sit on two committees but don't have the power to vote. More
Engaging the Art of War
When an anonymous donor offered a long-term loan of a masterpiece of North Vietnamese war-depicting art work to the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, Dean Peter Cowhey immediately saw an opportunity for teaching students the importance of art and culture in international conflict. More
Campus Grows
Next Generation of Philanthropists

“Philanthropy” is something most baby boomers didn’t fully embrace until they reached their 40s, when they could afford to donate to their favorite causes. Yet by the time the oldest boomers begin turning 65 in 2011, many will become major donors as they share their wealth to fund university or nonprofit initiatives important to them. More
Alumni Company Co-Founders Pledge $175,000 in Scholarships for Jacobs School of Engineering
Cymer, Inc. co-founders Bob Akins, '74, and Rick Sandstrom, '72, met as UCSD students more than 30 years ago and their 20-year-old company now employs nearly 1,000 people worldwide. More
Patté Awards Applaud UCSD Theater Artists
The Department of Theatre and Dance picked up a heaping portion of Pattés at the ninth annual Patté Awards for Theater Excellence. Three students, three alumni and two faculty members were feted at the 2005 ceremony, held at the KPBS Copley Telecommunications Center on Jan. 9. More
Sharing Broadband to Increase Speed
New York Times
Where 'Can' and 'Should' Face Off
Los Angeles Times
UCSD Makes Top 100 Public Colleges List
Channel 10 News, San Diego
Registration Is Low for Mexico's Absentee Vote
Washington Post
Regents Will Meet at UCSD Campus
San Diego Union-Tribune
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Letters To Chancellor
These excerpts from some "Letters to the Chancellor" sent to my Web site will give you a flavor of the feedback I receive from people at UCSD and out in the community.

Q & A with
Erin McPeek Mangahis

Letter from
UC President Dynes

Welcome to the new year. I hope you are refreshed from the holidays and eager to tackle the challenges and opportunities of 2006! More

Governor's Budget Proposal Includes Buyout of Student Fee Increases

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a 2006-07 state budget proposal last week that would provide a second year of increased funding for the University of California after four years of cuts. More

Upcoming Staff
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Introduction to Managing Stress

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
1/24/06 and 1/26/06

Work Leader Training Laboratory
1/31/06, 2/7/06, and 2/14/06

Sally Ride
Science Festival
Feb. 12, 11 a.m.
UCSD Price Center
2006 Sun God Tournament
Jan. 21, 8:00 a.m.
Humanities and Social Science Bldg.
Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence
Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Mandeville Center
Jan. 25, 4:30 p.m.
Visual Arts Performance Space
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$27-million: Value of UCSD biological sciences research equipment
881: Number of Freshman Biology majors at UCSD, 2005-2006
716: Number of Sophomore Biology majors at UCSD, 2005-2006

Mind Models
Roger Reynolds

Mind Models supplies a roadmap for navigating the complex network of aesthetic concerns faced by contemporary composers and their audiences. More


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