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Students Urged to Make Their
Mark at First-Ever Campuswide Convocation
Volunteer. Study abroad. Get to know your professors. Above all, get involved. Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Associated Students President Harry Khanna, faculty and alumni welcomed freshmen and transfer students with advice and praise during UCSD’s inaugural campuswide convocation ceremony, held Sept. 17 on the Sun God Lawn. More arrow

Triton Power Hour One of Myriad
Activities Held to Welcome Students to Campus

Triton Power Hour - UCSD Dance Team Hundreds of hands started clapping, slowly at first, then faster and faster. Finally, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox walked onto the stage at RIMAC, wearing a Tritons baseball shirt. She turned to the hundreds of students in the bleachers and sought to reassure them. More arrow

Then and Now
Incoming freshmen and their
parents compare life experiences

How different are this year's incoming freshmen from their parents? How different is the world they live in? This Week@UCSD decided to find out. So we caught up with a few freshmen who came to UCSD with their parents in the last few weeks and asked them to talk about their experiences. More arrow

Incoming External Relations Vice
Chancellor Highlights Top Priorities for Future

Keith Brant became UC San Diego’s Vice Chancellor of External Relations Sept. 1. The former assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations at UCLA, Brant also was executive director of the UCLA Alumni Association. A few days after coming to campus, he sat down with Senior Writer Ioana Patringenaru to talk about his experiences, his philosophy of External Relations and his plans for the future at UCSD. More arrow

UC San Diego Ranked Among World's Top Universities as Biotech Hotbed, According to Milken Institute Study
UC San Diego, long recognized for its pivotal role in seeding what has become one of the largest and most dense biotech sectors in the nation, was ranked among the top universities in the world for its prowess in developing and translating biotechnology into medical treatments, drugs, and other commercial applications. More arrow

UCSD Ranks in Top 10 List
of Best Value for Public Colleges

The University of California, San Diego is ranked among the top 10 public colleges in the United States for best value, according to the September 2006 issue of Kiplinger Personal Finance. More arrow

Behind the Ubiquitous Microchip
Intel Co-founder Explains Computer Business Basic Law Computer chips are everywhere in our daily lives, from our cars to our appliances. They keep getting faster and their price keeps getting lower, following a principle often called Moore's Law. But the law's author, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, predicted this month at UCSD that this juggernaut of innovation will eventually slow down. More arrow

Never Too Young for UCSD
Campus Offers Child Care for 3- to 12-Month-Olds
"Dylan," "Ammon," "Adrian," "Alex," "Alexandra" and "Nicolas." The names were written in colorful letters on a white board above a small play area. Nearby, six little plastic chairs huddled together, waiting for someone to use them. In the room next door, six little cribs were neatly tucked in against the walls. More arrow

What's New: Parking
What's new this academic year? This Week@UCSD has been asking several university departments what they have in store for the fall. Here's what Parking and Transportation Services director Brian d'Autremont and assistant director Sam Corbett told us.
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Larry Goldstein Appointed
Director of Stem Cell Research Program

Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, professor in the department of cellular & molecular medicine at the School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, has been named director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program. More arrow

Glynda J. Davis Appointed
to UCSD Diversity Position

Glynda J. Davis of the Student Affairs Office in the Jacobs School of Engineering has joined the UCSD Chancellor’s Office staff as director of Campus Diversity Initiatives. More arrow

Visual Artists Recognized
with New Prize for Excellence

Three faculty members in the department of visual arts have been announced as recipients of the San Diego Prize, established just this year in recognition of  "excellence in the visual arts." Winners are Raul Guerrero, Jean Lowe and Ernest Silva.  All three are internationally regarded artists whose work has been widely exhibited in U.S. and international venues. More arrow

Shu Chien to Named to Y.C. Fung
Endowed Chair in Bioengineering

Shu Chien Shu Chien has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Y.C. Fung Endowed Chair in Bioengineering at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Chien, director of the UCSD Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering and former chair of the Jacobs School of Engineering's department of bioengineering, is a world leader in understanding how blood flow and pressure affect blood vessels. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow White Mountain Researchers
Take the High Road to Knowledge

Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2006
  arrow Overweight Toddlers = Overweight Teens
Parents Magazine
September 20, 2006
  arrow A Play's Special Interest Group
The Washington Post
September 19, 2006
  arrow A Marvel, if not a Moneymaker
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 21, 2006
  arrow UCSD Appoints Stem Cell Research Director
San Diego Business Journal
September 21, 2006

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September 25, 2006

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Chancellor's Corner

Chancellor Fox Welcome Back Letter From the Chancellor

Q & A with:
Mark Thiemens

At Work

Read About Raises
Merit-based salary increases will take effect Oct. 1 for eligible monthly paid employees. Read the campus notice for more info.

Staff Offered 2-for-1 Season Subscription Special by Theatre and Dance Department
UCSD's top-ranked department of theatre and dance is offering a new season subscription special for staff. Staff can now purchase two 2006-07 subscriptions for the price of one. That's $48 for all five of this year's Big Stage Productions for you and a guest. Find more information and download the subscription form.

Upcoming Staff
Education and
Development Courses

Effort Reporting (PARs)
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Cost Accounting Standards
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Financial Systems
at UCSD: An Overview
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What's Happening
California Native American Day Celebration Kickoff
September 28, 2006
from Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Price Center
Science Under Siege: Religion in the
Science Classroom

September 28, 2006
from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Institute of the Americas Bldg.
ArtPower! Presents: Pacifica String Quartet
September 29, 2006
8:00 pm
Mandeville Auditorium
ArtPower! Presents: Savion Glover
October 6, 2006
8:00 pm
Copley Symphony Hall
Paper Traces:
Latin American Prints
and Drawings from the Collection at SDMA

Sep. 23 through Dec. 31
San Diego Museum of Art

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You Do The Math
= 26,970: estimated number of students that began fall classes on Sept. 21
= 4,550: number of
new freshmen
= 1,500: number of new transfer students
= 3.92: average high school GPA for the entering freshmen class
Faculty Authors

Challenging the Chip
co-edited by
David Naguib Pellow of
UCSD's Ethnic Studies dept.

This book is the first comprehensive examination of the impacts of electronics manufacturing on workers and local environments around the world. The contributors to this volume include many of the world's most articulate, passionate and progressive visionaries, scholars and advocates involved in documenting and challenging the social and environmental impacts of the global electronics industry. From Asia, North America, Europe, and Latin America, the authors are renowned for their contributions to the science and the politics of environmental and social justice, and bring these perspectives to the high-tech sector throughout the book. Morearrow
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