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Wooing the Cream of the Crop
Campus Invites Top Prospective Students to Scholars' Day
The 200 parents and high school students gathered in the Price Center Ballroom thought they had come to learn more about what UCSD has to offer. They didn't know they were in for a big surprise. So, when Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Joseph Watson told the teenagers Friday morning that they all had been admitted to UCSD for fall 2007, they smiled. Their parents cheered. More arrow

SEC Commissioner Doles Out Advice to UCSD Retirees
Paul AtkinsDo your homework. Diversify. Don’t panic. These were some of the pieces of advice that Paul Atkins, a Commissioner with the Securities and Exchange Commission, gave out to an audience of UCSD retirees Tuesday at the Faculty Club. More arrow

Revelle Takes Prize in Battle to Save Energy
For the past month, many students at Revelle, Sixth and Muir Green Campus Poster colleges unplugged appliances that weren’t in use and turned off the light when they left the room. Some quit using their hairdryers. Some took the stairs instead of the elevators. The three colleges competed in an energy conservation contest from Feb. 5 to March 5. More arrow

Women's Basketball Team Squares Off with Chico
State Tonight in Its First Ever NCAA Regional Final

The UCSD Women’s Basketball shoots for the Elite Eight tonight when it hosts CCAA rival Chico State in the championship tilt of the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship. The game begins at 7 p.m. at RIMAC Arena. More arrow

The UCSD Alumni Association
Announces Top Award Recipients

An internationally celebrated Italian art diagnostician, the UCSD Alumni Association chief scientist and founder of the world's largest hedge fund, and a legendary campus leader have been named by the UCSD Alumni Association as the top recipients of the 29th annual UCSD Alumni Awards for Excellence. The awards will be presented June 2. More arrow

UCSD Near You Kicks Off 2007
UC San Diego will kick off its third annual nationwide UCSD UCSD Near You Near You tour tomorrow in Orange County. The program gives alums across the nation the opportunity to go behind the current headlines of the day with UCSD’s nationally recognized faculty and alumni as they present the latest in innovative research and shed light on controversial issues. More arrow

Senior Seminars Offer Broad Range of Topics
Senior Seminars Seniors are getting a short, no-risk example of what a graduate seminar is like in a Senior Seminars program that offers senior students elective seminars in small class situations on a wide variety of topics. More arrow

Place Matters at UCSD
Students burst out in song, read poems and danced as Place Matters at UCSD shuttle riders looked on. The performance was part of Place Matters, a project billed as the campus' most comprehensive interdisciplinary art initiative to date. It included Art Power!, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall and Sixth colleges. Students took Place Matters classes for two quarters, which culminated in a series of performances in February.

Topping Off Ceremony at Price Center
The Price Center expansion reached a major milestone Feb. 23 when the ceremonial final steel beam was placed in the Topping Off Ceremony structure. Those attending the "topping off" ceremony were invited to sign the final beam, including representatives from the University Centers Advisory Board and principal architect Mehrdad Yazdani and his team from Cannon Design. Pictured here are ironworkers from McMahon Steel Company who built the expansion steel structre, all 1800 tons of it. The event was hosted by The M. A. Mortenson Company, the project's general contractor.


Chief Librarian Earns Lifetime Achievement Award
Brian E. C. Schottlaender Brian E. C. Schottlaender, University Librarian at UC San Diego, has been awarded the 2007 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association. The award was announced in the association's online journal last week. More arrow

Cambridge University UCSD Student Awarded Gates Scholarship to Study in England
Eviatar Yemini, a student at the UC San Diego, has been awarded a 2007 Gates Cambridge Scholarship and will begin graduate studies at the University of Cambridge, England. He is one of 48 candidates from the United States to receive the award. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Winning the White House? History's Against Them
The Washington Post, Opinion
March 11, 2007
  arrow Asian Air Pollution Affecting Weather
Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2007
  arrow The Secret Language of Whales Revealed
March 7, 2007
  arrow Despite Troubled Health
Care System, Med Students Press On

March 7, 2007
  arrow UCSD Women Vie for Regional Title
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 12, 2007

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Spots Still Open

Space is still available in some of the weeklong sessions of UCSD Recreation's Knock Around and Leadership Summer Camps for kids 5–14. See more camp offerings at UCSD.

Potential Privacy
Issues of Electronic W-2 Tax Forms Spark
Faculty Senate Motion
to UC President

The UCSD Faculty Senate ran well beyond schedule on Tuesday as members voiced their concerns about potential third-party access to electronic W-2 forms.
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Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
Job Accommodation: Saving Jobs, Saving Lives
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Post Award Financial Administration Workshop - Public Health Service Contracts, Grants, and NIH Flow thru Awards
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Purchasing Policies and Procedures for Web IFIS
1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Frank Rich
May 14, 2007
8 p.m.
Price Center Ballroom
Oregon Governor Talks About Global Warming
March 15, 2007
12:30 p.m.
Robinson Auditorium
La Jolla Symphony
Blue Cathedral
& Two Heroes

March 17, 2007
8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
Kyoto Symposium
Kyoto Laureate Symposium
March 15, 2007
4 p.m.
Justin Tussing
New Writing Series: Justin Tussing
March 15, 2007
4:30 p.m.
Vis. Arts Performance Space

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You Do The Math
= 12,000: parents of UCSD students who contributed to The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next
= $17 million: amount parents contributed to The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next through individual gifts, trusts and family foundations
Faculty Authors

Famine in North Korea

Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform
By Stephan Haggard
and Marcus Noland

In the mid-1990s, as many as one million North Koreans died in one of the worst famines of the twentieth century. In their carefully researched book, Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland present the most comprehensive and penetrating account of the famine to date, examining not only the origins and aftermath of the crisis but also the regime's response to outside aid and the effect of its current policies on the country's economic future. More arrow
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