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Sharing an Inconvienient Truth

Sharing an Inconvenient Truth
What do two key UCSD administrators, actress Cameron Diaz and a stay-at-home mother from Alabama all have in common? They all wanted to learn more about Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth." So, they attended training sessions where Gore himself taught how to give the slide show about climate change that is the backbone of his Academy Award-winning documentary. They also got to rub shoulders with the former vice president, albeit for a few minutes.
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Campus Sustainability Leaders
Recognized During Earth Week

From supporting a 100 percent biodiesel shuttle bus test program Sustainability to an ongoing quest for energy efficient buildings, students, staff, faculty, and alumni of UC San Diego are engaged in all-out sustainability efforts. An awards ceremony to honor leaders in these sustainability endeavors was held today in the Price Center to mark the beginning of Earth Week April 16-20. More arrow

Medical Students Reach Out to Care
for Uninsured through Free Clinic Project

One cares for her six grandchildren while fighting off knee and UCSD Free Clinic Program (Photo / Victor W. Chen) stomach pain. Another lost his job months after being diagnosed with diabetes. Yet another suffers from asthma and heart ailments. None of them has health insurance. Their medical conditions could spell disaster in their already precarious lives. But they, and more than 1000 others, have access to free health care through the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project. More arrow

New Student Services Center Already Hub of Activity Before Grand Opening
New Student Services Center It’s Tuesday morning at UCSD’s brand-new Student Services Center, and though many departments haven’t yet moved in, the place is buzzing with activity. About 1,400 high school students and their families are going through the building’s courtyard, which is the starting point of their campus tour. More arrow

Making a Difference
Students Spend Spring Break Helping Others
Every year, scores of UCSD students fan out across the Alternative Spring Break in China globe for spring break. Some spend their time at the beach or on the slopes. But quite a few choose to dedicate their one-week vacation to community service. The trips, known as alternative spring breaks, can take students as far as China, Russia and Peru. Some work in orphanages. Others volunteer in schools and hospitals. Here, we ask two participants to check in and tell us about their experiences. More arrow

Economics Experiment Finds Taste for Equality

Equal Scale for Money The rich don’t get richer—at least not in laboratory games. According to a new study of behavioral economics, published in the April 12, 2007 issue of Nature, people will spend their own money to make the rich less rich and the poor less poor. They do so without any hope of personal gain, acting, it seems, out of a taste for equality and sense of fair play. More arrow

Festival Showcases Emerging Writers
Election Day - Baldwin New Play FestivalAn Arab-American archeologist looks for a sacred book in Saudi Arabia. Five idealists try to start a commune in the mountains of Kentucky. A 15-year-old and his mother visit the wildflower capital of Colorado. A Mexican immigrant helps a 12-year-old girl get over her fears. Their stories will unfold on a UCSD stage in April during the university’s Baldwin New Play Festival, showcasing the talents of student writers, directors, actors and designers. More arrow

Wired for Sound: How the Brain Senses Visual Illusions
In a study that could help reveal how illusions are produced in the brain’s visual cortex, researchers at the University of Wired for Sound California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have found new evidence of rapid integration of auditory and visual sensations in the brain.  Their findings, which provide new insight into neural mechanisms by which visual perception can be altered by concurrent auditory events, will be published online in the April 12 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience. More arrow

Earthshaking Images
The powerful earthquake struck suddenly, shaking the seven-story building so hard it bent, cracked and swayed in Earthquake Tower response. In a groundbreaking series of tests, engineering researchers from UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering jarred a full-size 275-ton building erected on a shake table, duplicating ground motions recorded during the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles, California. More arrow


Award Recognizes Chief Operating
Officer in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jan Cox Jan Cox, the chief operating officer of the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2007 Betsy Faught Award. The award recognizes excellence and outstanding achievement in the management of general campus academic units and honors the memory of Betsy Faught, a department manager who adeptly and skillfully managed an academic program at UCSD for more than 20 years. More arrow

Basketball Coach Janell Jones Leaving UCSD
Coach Janell Jones (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Coach Janell Jones, who led the women's basketball team to their best season in history, is leaving UCSD. Jones accepted a head coach position at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Mercer is a Division I school but finished last in their 10-team league last season. This year, Jones led the Tritons to their first-ever victory in a regional championship. The team then went all the way up to the semifinals of the NCAA national Division II championship.

Press Clips

  arrow Study Reveals 'Robin Hood Impulse'
April 12, 2007
  arrow Free Markets Need Free People
Wall Street Journal, Opinion
April 10, 2007
  arrow Bubbling Under
The Economist
April 11, 2007
  arrow Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography featured in Vanity Fair (.PDF)
Vanity Fair
May 2007
  arrow San Diego's Future in a Greenhouse World
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
April 13, 2007

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April 16, 2007

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Chancellor's Corner

Spotlight on Faculty Research: Language

Dr. Shelia Broyles

Q&A with:
Dr. Shelia Broyles

At Work

You're Appreciated
Staff Appreciation
The last week of April is full of fun staff-appreciation events, including the annual Faculty Club breakfast. Treat your team to some of the fun.

Staff Chat with Director of Transportation and Parking
Hear from Brian D'Autremont, director of Transportation and Parking Services, at the UCSD Staff Association's next Staff Chat at noon on Wednesday on the Porters Pub patio. All are invited.

Thai Restuarant in New Student Center to Hold Grand Opening
University Centers will hold a grand opening today at Hi Thai Asian Cuisine in the New Student Center. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by Monday to enjoy meal specials and to celebrate the Thai New Year at the opening event.

Upcoming Staff Education and Development Courses
DiSC and Leadership: Dimensions of Behavior and Leadership Effectiveness
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Budgeting 135: Staffing List Basics
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

What's Happening
Earth Week UCSD
Earth Week
April 16 to April 20
Derek Walcott
Nobel Laureate
Derek Walcott

April 16, 2007
7 p.m.
Weiss Theatre
Iris Yamashita (Photo / Merie W. Wallace)
Oscar Nominee Discusses Letters from Iwo Jima
April 19, 2007
6 p.m.
Geisel Library, Seuss Room
Conquering One's Own
Feeling Distracted? Adult Attention Deficit Disorder
April 24, 2007
noon to 1 p.m.
Price Center, San Francisco / Santa Cruz Room
Takacs String Quartet
Takacs String Quartet
April 21, 2007
8 p.m.
Mandeville Auditorium

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You Do The Math
= 2500: tons of waste UCSD recycled in 2006 -- more than 30% of the campus' waste
= 120 million: gallons of water UCSD saved since July 2004 by using reclaimed water
= 80 million: kilowatt-hours UCSD's energy management program saves the campus annually -- enough to power 14,102 homes for a year
= 170,000: gallons of biodiesel fuel Fleet Services pumped in 2006, reducing campus fuel emissions by more than 15% or a total of 548 lbs
= 10,000: kilowatt-hours of renewable energy produced by UC San Diego's photovoltaic system since September 2006 -- enough to power 20 homes for one month
Faculty Authors

Frontiers of Climate Modeling

Frontiers of Climate Modeling
By V. Ramanathan (Editor)
and J. T. Kiehl (Editor)

"Frontiers of Climate Modeling" captures modern developments in modeling the atmosphere, and their implications for our understanding of climate change, whether due to natural or anthropogenic causes. Emphasis is on elucidating how greenhouse gases and aerosols are altering the radiative forcing of the climate system and the sensitivity of the system to such perturbations. More arrow
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