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Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day
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  Children and parents pretend to be cogs in a machine during a theater workshop at the La Jolla Playhouse. It was one of the many activities offered last week during Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  
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Children of Employees Get Glimpse of Campus at Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
They pretended to be an alien with four heads and one body. They climbed rocks. They even got fingerprinted. Dozens of boys and girls descended upon UCSD Thursday to spend the day with their parents and celebrate Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The goal of the event is to get children and parents to think about careers and their future, according to the Women’s Center, which organized the event. Morearrow

Challenging Chomsky, Starlings
Learn ‘Human-Only’ Syntax Patterns

The European Starling – Sturnus vulgarisThe European starling – long known as a virtuoso songbird and as an expert mimic too – may also soon gain a reputation as something of a “grammar-marm.” This three-ounce bird, new research shows, can learn syntactic patterns formerly thought to be the exclusive province of humans. Morearrow

LGBT Center to Hold Grand Opening
New LGBT CenterIn the past few years, UCSD’s LGBT Resource Center went from employing one part-time intern to one graduate and eight undergraduate interns. It went from 300 square feet to 960 square feet of space near the Gilman parking structure. Now, the center is taking a new leap, to a new 2700-square-foot building and a prominent location near Mandeville Center. This new building is the largest LGBT resource center on any public American college campus, officials said. Morearrow

An Evening with Maya Angelou Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou, renowned poet, author and activist, will speak Saturday at UCSD about her work, her life and her times. Angelou’s talk will take place at 8 p.m. at the RIMAC Arena. It is sponsored by AS Programming and the Office of Diversity at UCSD, both divisions of ASUCSD and the Student Life department. Morearrow

Staff Appreciation Second Chance Prom

UCSD employees got a blast from the past during “Fun Times at Triton High: Second Chance Prom” last week at the Price Center Ballroom. The lunch and dance was part of a series of staff appreciation events that took place on campus last week. For those who didn’t want to go relive high school all over again, the university also offered two barbecues, a breakfast and Polynesian-themed meal. Staff members also got free admission to the Birch Aquarium on Wednesday.

'Tail-Wagging' Event Opens New
Veterinary Facility in San Diego
Clients, pets and other community members gathered Saturday for the "Grand Opening and Tail Wagging Reception" at the new clinical facilities for the UC Veterinary Medical Center-San Diego. Morearrow

Three Professors Elected to
Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences today elected three UCSD professors in chemistry, medicine and physics to membership in the prestigious academy, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers. Morearrow

Six Scholars Elected Fellows of
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Six scholars from the University of California, San Diego were named today as Fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, two in political science, two in medicine and one each in engineering and chemistry/biochemistry. Morearrow

People

Q&A with Sheldon Brown, Calit2 Artist in Residence
Sheldon Brown (far right) at CalIT2Sheldon Brown will serve as the first artist in residence for the UCSD Division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). The 43-year-old Brown works at the intersection of video, virtual reality, computer gaming, and even sculpture. Morearrow

Preuss School Student Wins $20,000
Scholarship to Add to Multiple Graduating Honors

Christopher Khavarian, a senior student at the Preuss School, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school seniors by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and awarded a $20,000 college scholarship.
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David Swinney, Psychologist and Pioneer, DiesDavid Swinney
David Swinney, distinguished professor of psychology at UCSD, died at his home April 14 following complications from colon cancer. He was 59. Morearrow

Press Clips

  arrow Songbirds May Be Able to Learn Grammar
Washington Post
April 26, 2006
     
  arrow Mystery Disturbance Traced to Sound Wave
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 27, 2006
     
  arrow Three UC San Diego Researchers
Elected to National Academy of Sciences
North County Times
April 18, 2006
     
  arrow County Awards UCSD Medical Center
$9 Million Inmate Contract
North County Times
April 26, 2006
     
  arrow Local Professor Weighs In on Water World
North County Times

April 29, 2006
     
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At Work

Helping the Community
The fifth annual UCSD Cares Week runs today through Friday on Library Walk. Come out and support students and staff in a variety of philanthropic projects and fund raising for local charities.

Academic Senate OKs Committee Slate, Revisions to Scholarship-Integrity Policy
The UCSD Academic Senate met on Tuesday, and hearing from guest speakers, agreed to approve a slate of candidates for the Committee of Committees, as well as okay changes to the university’s policy on integrity of scholarship.
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Extreme Googling
and more

The UCSD Biomedical Library offers free classes on a variety of research/ reference topics for UCSD faculty, staff and students. Visit the Web site to see a schedule and sign up.
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Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses


Balance Sheet
Account Reconciliation

5/15/06
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Intermediate Microsoft Powerpoint 2003
5/17/06 and 5/19/06,
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Employment Process Training: Staffing
for Success

5/24/06
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

 
What's Happening
 
Changing Media,
Changing China

Conference at UCSD Will Explore Impact of Commercial Media and Internet of Life
in China

 

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Italian Writer Gianni Celati: ''Federico Fellini and the Transformation of Italian Culture''
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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''Making it Worse: How the US Government has Tackled the Immigration Problem - Wrongly''
Wednesday, May 03, 2006 7:30 am to 9:30 am
UCSD Faculty Club Gallery
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NEW WRITING SERIES: Kathryn Shevelow
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 4:30 pm
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St. Lawrence
String Quartet

Friday, May 19, 2006
8:00 pm
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You Do The Math
= 3,015: Number of babies born at UCSD Medical Center in 2005.
= 93: Percent of mothers who breastfeed their newborn infants at UCSD Medical Center.
 
Faculty Authors

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Valuing Oil Spill Prevention: A Case Study of California's Central Coast

"This volume describes what is arguably the first and only valuation study to meet in full the reference study standards set by NOAA's Blue Ribbon Panel on Contingent Valuation. This book documents a contingent valuation study for a generic environmental good: preventing the likely injuries from oil spills on the coast of Central California. It provides a wealth of materials which will reduce the long lead time which characterizes most economic damage assessments. This is achieved by so richly documenting the design, administration, and analysis of such studies as to be effectively a 'how-to' guide for undertaking state-of-the-art contingent valuation studies. The book is supported by a CD-ROM containing a wealth of additional material, including data, questionnaires, and transcripts. Together they constitute a unique and vital contribution to the literature concerning the valuation of non-market preferences." Morearrow
 
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