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Looking Forward to 2007
This Week@UCSD has asked the campus’ divisions and schools what they have in store for this new year. Here is a preview of some of the exciting developments planned for 2007. More arrow

Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs to Act as Grand Marshal of Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor of Martin Luther King Jr. and The March on Washington D.C. 1963 Student Affairs Joe Watson will be grand marshals of San Diego’s 27th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. Members of the UCSD community are invited to march with them Saturday, January 13. The event, which will include marching bands and floats, takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting and ending at PETCO Park. Participants will receive a free UCSD T-shirt. Parking also is free. More arrow

Schwarzenegger to Ask for Calit2 Operating Funds in New Research and Innovation Initiative in State Budget
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he will propose nearly $95 million in the state budget to create the Gov. Schwarzenegger Governor's Research and Innovation Initiative, including $19.8 million in operating-budget support from California's General Fund for Calit2 and three other California Institutes for Science and Innovation. According to a press release from the governor's office, "this initiative provides funding for major projects that will grow California's economic strength in key innovation sectors, including cleantech, biotech and nanotech. More arrow

UC San Diego Named
Among 'Best Value' in Public Colleges

Geisel Library (from the Free Radical - UC Berkeley)

The University of California, San Diego has been named one of the top 10 “Best Values in Public Colleges” in the February 2007 issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. The list ranks four-year public colleges and universities that combine outstanding economic value with a first-class education.
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Sugars in Liver Found
to Clear Fats From the Bloodstream

Maybe you ate a big, juicy steak for dinner last night, adding a large amount of fat – scientifically known as triglycerides – Blood Microvessels to your system.  For one in ten of us, that could be a big problem. Although we try to reduce fat in our diet, our bodies use it for energy.  But patients with elevated levels of fat in their bloodstream – nearly 10 percent of Americans – are more likely to develop arthrosclerosis, or build-up of plaque in the arteries, which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. More arrow

Nobel Prize-Winning Neuroscientist
to Speak at UC San Diego January 10

Dr. Paul Greengard, head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Paul Greengard Cellular Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University and co-recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, will speak at UCSD on Wednesday, January 10th at 11:00 a.m. His lecture, "Signal transduction pathways used by therapeutic agents and drugs of abuse," is sponsored by the UCSD neurosciences graduate program and department of pharmacology. More arrow

Chemistry of Volcanic Fallout
Reveals Secrets of Past Eruptions

Joel Savarino collecting snow samples at Dome C A team of American and French scientists has developed a method to determine the influence of past volcanic eruptions on climate and the chemistry of the upper atmosphere, and significantly reduce uncertainty in models of future climate change. More arrow

Cancer Center Publishes Cookbook and Nutrition Guide
Nutrition experts from the Moores UCSD Cancer Center have created a cookbook that is far more than just a compilation of Food For Thought - Healing Foods to Savor healthy recipes. The book's three co-authors, all members of the center's Cancer Prevention and Control Program, have expanded the cookbook concept to include helpful, easy-to-read informational guidelines about healthy eating and living. Food for Thought is a guide on nutritious foods and how to easily incorporate them into daily meals. The book is based upon research conducted at the cancer center and other recognized institutions. More arrow


Bioengineering Professor Wins Engineering Prize
Yuan-Cheng 'Bert' FungThe National Academy of Engineering has announced that Yuan-Cheng "Bert" Fung will receive the 2007 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, a $500,000 award recognizing engineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition. Fung’s research is the basis for the entire field of automotive safety design — all automobile crash tests today rely on his fundamental studies about tissue response. More arrow

Chair of Neurosciences Named to
Alzheimer's Association National Board

Leon Thal Dr. Leon Thal, chair of neurosciences and director of the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the UCSD School of Medicine, has been named to the Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors. "The Alzheimer's Association is the premier organization in the United States representing Alzheimer's disease patients and their families," said Thal, who also holds the Florence Riford Chair in Alzheimer's Disease at UCSD. More arrow

Samuel S.C. Yen International Figure
in Reproductive Medicine Dies

Dr. Samuel S.C. Yen, an international figure in the field of reproductive endocrinology, professor emeritus and former chair of the department of reproductive medicine at the School of Medicine, passed away in La Jolla, California on December 26.  He was 79 years old. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Liver Sugars Might Help Control Triglycerides
The Washington Post
Jan. 4, 2007
  arrow Researchers Use Volcanic Eruption as Climate Lab
Scientific American
Jan. 5, 2007
  arrow American, Israeli, Italian to Receive '07 Wolf Prizes
International Herald Tribune
Jan. 8, 2007
  arrow Preparing the Teachers of Tomorrow
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
Jan. 5, 2007
  arrow UCSD Bioengineer Awarded Prize for Research
San Diego Union-Tribune
Jan. 6, 2007

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January 8, 2007

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Learn at Lunch: What's the Matter with Henry?
Henry the Three Legged Cat
Find out, at the next free Learn at Lunch session Tuesday, Jan. 9. at Noon – 1:30 p.m., Price Center: San Francisco/Santa Cruz Room. Catherine Conheim, motivational speaker, licensed clinical social worker and author of the books about Henry the Three-Legged Cat, will
give a dynamic and inspiring talk.

Check Your
Benefits Changes

Check your benefits
If you made any benefits changes during Open Enrollment, review your Jan. 3rd paycheck to ensure everything's correct. Contact your benefits representative if there is an error. Here's how to see your paystub online at the At Your Service Web site:

  • Go to Sign-in to My Accounts, and log in.
  • Go to Income & Taxes, and click on Earnings Statement.
  • Under Notes, choose
    "View Statement" for the corresponding pay date.

Mileage Rate Increase
The standard mileage reimbursement rate has increased to 48.5 cents per mile. The special rate for moves increases to 20 cents per mile. For details, see the rates chart.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Web Design Part 1: Introduction to HTML 1/16/07 at 8:30 a.m.
1/18/07 at 8:30 a.m.

Approval Hierarchies
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

DSA Basics
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

What's Happening
Healthy Hart
Healthy Heart Expo
Jan. 20, 2007
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Del Mar Fairgrounds –
Activity Center
Web 2.0
From Blogs to Wikis: Getting the Most Out
of the New Web

Jan. 18, 2007
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Geisel Library
Chinese Cultural Revolution Propaganda
Remembering the Chinese Cultural Revolution
Jan. 12, 2007
9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Jan. 13, 2007
10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Geisel Library – Seuss Room
IR/PS – Robinson Auditorium
Student Legal Services presents:
FREE Landlord/Tenant Workshop

Jan. 11, 2007
1:30 p.m.
Price Center
Heart of a Dog
Heart of a Dog
Jan. 19 — Jan. 27
Mandell Weiss Forum

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You Do The Math
= $2.174 billion:
UCSD revenues for the 2005-06 fiscal year
= $2.091 billion:
UCSD expenditures for the 2005-06 fiscal year
= $733 million:
grants and contracts awarded for the 2005-06 fiscal year
Faculty Authors

Impacts of Border Enforcement on
Mexican Migration:
The View from
Sending Communities
by Wayne Cornelius
and Jessa M. Lewis

This important book reveals how stricter U.S. border-control enforcement during the past decade has affected the behavior of migrants and potential migrants in rural Mexico. The authors establish direct links between changes in immigration-control policies and changes in the decision to migrate, choice of destination, mode of entry and inclination to take part in a temporary worker program. More arrow
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