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Cross-Border Art Cuts Across National Lines

Cross-Border Art Cuts Across National Lines
To some, it has become a new Iron Curtain or Berlin Wall. Others view it as an exciting place, where cultures meet and mix. To others still, it’s just plain sexy. Morearrow

Need to Get in Shape? Grab Your
Tennis Shoes for ‘Walk UCSD’

Need to Get in Shape? Grab Your Tennis Shoes for ‘Walk UCSD’Want to get in shape for the summer? UCSD has just the program for you.

Dubbed “Walk UCSD,” the program will launch at noon Friday on Sun God Lawn when Chancellor Marye Anne Fox will lead walkers on the ‘Sun God Stroll’. Students, staff and faculty are all invited to take part, said Recreation Director Dave Koch. Morearrow

Party of 600 - Gospel Choir Rocks the House
Party of 600 - Gospel Choir Rocks the HouseUCSD’s Gospel Choir, launched 36 years ago, is the department of music’s largest performance ensemble. It fills Mandeville Auditorium with the sound of 600 voices once each quarter. Offered as a class by the music department, the choir gives both music and non-music majors a chance to sing their way through African-American history. The Gospel Choir will give its final performance of the academic year tomorrow night at 8 p.m. in Mandeville. Morearrow

Indian President Talks Technology
During Virtual Visit to UCSD

Indian President Talks Technology During Virtual Visit to UCSDWhen the President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, addressed a standing-room-only audience on the UCSD campus Wednesday, he was there – but he wasn’t there. High-definition cameras at the presidential palace in New Delhi captured his live remarks and the video signal was transmitted over a dedicated network of optical fiber stretching over 10,000 miles between the Indian capital and the La Jolla headquarters of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). Morearrow

Camp on Campus Delivers Fun, Learning and Challenge for Preuss School Sixth Graders
Preuss School sixth graders experience fun, learning and challenges at Camp On CampusDum ka dum ka dum ka. Dume dume bomb bomb.

This may sound like gibberish, but they are the words to beats that students at the Preuss School were introduced to at the International Drum Workshop last week at the 2006 Camp on Campus for sixth graders. Morearrow

Ten Commencement Ceremonies at UCSD to Honor 5,000 Graduates in June Rites
Speakers ranging from an ABC News national security correspondent to a National Institutes of Health official to a former state senator will mark 10 UCSD graduation ceremonies to be held on the campus June 3 to 19. Morearrow

UCSD @ Google


Google hosted a reception attended by more than 100 UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering alumni last Thursday. It was the largest turnout to date for a UCSD Bay Area alumni mixer. Guests were treated to great food and Google gifts as well as technical talks by computer science and engineering professor Geoff Voelker and alumnus Paul Muret, whose web analytics company Urchin was acquired by Google in May 2005. With the success of this year’s mixer, fellow Web giant Yahoo has volunteered to host the Bay Area regional reception for the Jacobs School next year.

Sectarianism Is Problem for Religious Right Political Partnerships According to New Survey by UCSD Scholar
Members of groups that comprise the “religious right” exhibit negative attitudes toward other religious groups on the right, making the building of political coalitions more difficult. Morearrow

People

History Professor Wins Fellowship to
Study Appeal of Bin Laden Among Kenyan Youth

History Professor Wins Fellowship to Study Appeal of Bin Laden Among Kenyan Youth Jeremy Prestholdt, assistant professor of history, has been awarded an H. F. Guggenheim Fellowship for his project entitled, "Heroing Osama: The Politics of Youth Marginality in Postcolonial Kenya." The work, to be undertaken during the 2007 calendar year, will address political and economic marginalization of the Kenyan coastal Muslim community since the 1960s, focusing particularly on youth alienation. Prestholdt plans to use “the popularity of Osama bin Laden as a window into changing global consciousness that have given shape to young Muslim’s visions for change.”

Pioneer in Human Genetics and Founding
Member of UCSD School of Medicine Dies
Dr. Jarvis “Jay” Edwin Seegmiller, a pioneer in the field of human genetics, an advocate for research and education to support healthy aging, and an Emeritus Professor and founding faculty member at the School of Medicine, passed away on Wednesday at Thornton Hospital in La Jolla after a brief respiratory illness. He was 85. Morearrow

Two UCSD Graduate Students
Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowships

Artie Sukoe and Gloria Kuo, students in the School of Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences graduate program, have been awarded highly prestigious National Science Foundation graduate fellowships for 2006-07. Morearrow

Press Clips

  arrow Borders Fall for These Doctors
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2006
     
  arrow Running Free
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 2, 2006
     
  arrow Survey Looks at Religious 'Sectarianism'
Political Gateway
June 1, 2006
     
  arrow Bookstore Starts New Chapter of Its Story
Political Gateway
May 31, 2006
     
  arrow New Illness Couldn't Beat Resilient Rolf
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 30, 2006
     
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At Work

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Put your career on the right track with UCSD Career Connection's "Creating Opportunities" June workshops. Learn how to boost your communication skills, ace an interview, set career goals, learn your personality type, and identify your skill sets.

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses


What the UCSD Libraries Can Do For You
06/14/06, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Budgeting 101A: Best Fiscal Practices
06/12/06, 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 pm

Common Leadership Challenges
06/20/06, 8:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.

 
What's Happening
Spring Crafts Sale
Fun in the sun
Looking for some great water-oriented activities for your kids this summer? Check out UCSD Recreation's Jr. Lifeguards (ages 11 and up) and Surf Camp (ages 8 – 14). Also see info on other summer camps and programs.
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Spring Crafts Sale
Spring Crafts Sale
June 05, 2006 through
June 08, 2006
from 10:00 a.m.
Crafts Center
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An Evening of Musical Tradition and Innovation
June 07, 2006
from 8:00 p.m.
CRCA Black Box,
Calit2 Building
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We Dance/Our Dances
June 08, 2006 through
June 10, 2006 from 8:00 p.m.
Sheila and Hughes
Potiker Theatre
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La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Presents ''Songs of Experience''
La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Presents ''Songs of Experience''
June 10, 2006 from 8:00 p.m.
Mandeville Center
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Revelle Forum Presents Clotaire Rapaille
Revelle Forum Presents Clotaire Rapaille
June 12, 2006 from 7:00 p.m.
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Faculty Authors

The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams

The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams
Steven Schick

Drawing from his global experience as a percussionist who has premiered more than 100 pieces by contemporary composers, Schick explores a 20th-century “percussion revolution” in the music of composers such as John Cage, Edgard Varèse, Brian Ferneyhough and Iannis Xenakis. Schick, who is a member of UCSD’s resident percussion ensemble red fish blue fish, considers both the big ideas behind the pieces and the ways in which they find expression in sound. The book includes a CD of Schick performing some of the works he discusses. Morearrow
 
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