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Scientists to Study Coral Reefs Worldwide:
Marine Scientists Going Down for the Count

Three world-class oceanographic research institutions have announced a collaboration to conduct a global census of coral reef ecosystems aimed at estimating the numbers of reef species and determining their vulnerability to human stressors. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will participate in this unprecedented global census of coral reefs, one of 17 projects of the Census of Marine Life, a global network of researchers in more than 70 nations engaged in a 10-year initiative to assess and explain the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life in the ocean. More
UCSD Students Accepted as Gates Scholars
Nearly 60 students at UCSD have been accepted in the Gates Millennium Scholars program sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates program was established in 1999 to provide support for outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students who are completing undergraduate work in all discipline areas and graduate studies in mathematics, science, engineering, education or library science. More
Bridging the Language Gap
They're there when a loved one has cancer and has run out of options; during a high-risk pregnancy and at the end of a hospital stay. UCSD's interpreters are called upon every day to help in difficult situations, which become even tougher when patients and their doctors don't speak the same language. More
New African American Studies Minor Offered
A new interdisciplinary minor in African American Studies designed to further an understanding of the attitudes, evolution, circumstances and experiences of African Americans opened this fall at UCSD. More
Tiger Woods in the Neighborhood
Golf fans at UCSD received a rare treat last week as Tiger Woods and other golf celebrities took part in the Buick Invitational tournament at the Torrey Pines golf course. Some employees took their lunch break by the fence to get a better look at the players. Others took a few minutes out of their day to take pictures of Woods. Network Administrator Jason Almazan stood up by the golf course fence at 9 a.m. Wednesday and snapped away as Woods played a few strokes and answered reporters' questions. Woods went on to win his fourth Buick title.
Diversity Matters in Tropical Forests An analysis of seven tropical forests around the world indicates that nature encourages diversity by selecting for less common trees as the trees mature. The landmark study, which was conducted by 33 ecologists from 12 countries and published in the January 27 issue of the journal Science, conclusively demonstrates that diversity matters and has ecological importance to tropical forests. More
Aerosols in Arctic Clouds Contribute to Climate Warming

Enhanced aerosol concentrations increase the amount of thermal energy emitted by many Arctic clouds and significantly affect the Arctic energy balance. More
Oceanographer Honored
with New Ecology Prize from Spain

Paul Dayton, a biological oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will be the first recipient of a new international ecology prize awarded in honor of one of the field's founding fathers. More
Winter Brings 'Paradox' of Border Patrol
Venture Capital Blogs? They're About Anything But
New York Times
They Feel a Homeland Security Song Coming On
New York Times
UCSD Researcher
Details Diversity of Tropical Forests
San Diego Union-Tribune
Holmes Mission: Move Knowledge Out of the University and Into the Clinics
San Diego Daily Transcript
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Discover Your Management Strengths
The next UC Management Skills Assessment Program will be May 2 - 5 at the UCLA Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. Apply by Feb. 17. Get the details.

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Systems Biology: Properties of
Reconstructed Networks
Bernhard O. Palsson

This book represents a cutting edge summary of one of the most important fields in innate immunity. Antimicrobial peptides rapidly and directly inhibit infection by microbes and are of enormous importance in the body's natural defense against disease. Written by the leaders in the field this book provides an understanding of the implications of antimicrobial peptides in human disease. More


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