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What classes should I take? How can I find a roommate? What can I do for fun? These are some questions nervous freshmen have when they are about to start college, but students at UC San Diego are quelling the back-to-school jitters by sharing information on Facebook. More arrow

Students Welcomed to New Academic Year in Style
King Triton (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Cue the music—preferably something with a strong beat. Turn on the fog machine and switch on the strobe lights. Then watch out for King Triton swooping down from RIMAC’s ceiling. It’s time for the Triton Power Hour! The event was one of many that students could attend during Welcome Week, as UCSD greeted new and returning students in style. More arrow

Cross-Border Issues Focus
of California Native American Day Kickoff

KumeyaayThey helped secure visas for Native Americans in Baja California. They give toys, food and other goods at Christmas. They are working to set up vineyards in the Guadalupe Valley. Members of the Kumeyaay nation in San Diego County are reaching out to fellow Native Americans who live across the border in Mexico. More arrow

Campus Cuts Ribbon
on New Retirement Resource Center

Retirement Center Groundbreaking (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Applause rose as Chancellor Marye Anne Fox cut a ribbon to dedicate the new UCSD Retirement Resource Center Sept. 26 in the heart of campus, near the Price Center. The facility is now home to both the UCSD Retirement Association, which serves retired staff members, and the UCSD Emeriti Association, which serves retired faculty. More arrow

Collaboratories Project Takes
Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Stories and Myths

The Kamza and Bar Kamza ProjectA new interdisciplinary project, taking a unique approach to understanding stories and myth, has been launched as one of the first programs sponsored by Chancellor Marye Anne Fox’s “Collaboratories” initiative.  The “Kamza and Bar Kamza Project,” begun by Shlomo Dubnov, associate professor of music, uses a Talmudic story about the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem as the basis for scholarly debates and artistic presentations.  More arrow

Medical Center Breaks Ground
for the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center

The UC San Diego Medical Center Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Centerbroke ground last week for the Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center, a new 128,000-square-foot facility that includes an expansion of patient care areas of Thornton Hospital. The four-story project will unify UCSD’s ambulatory, clinical, and inpatient heart and stroke care in one convenient location with construction completion expected in 2010. More arrow

Rady School of Management
Installs Solar Power System Atop New Building

Solar PanelsThe Rady School of Management has installed an an 18-kilowatt Kyocera solar power system atop Otterson Hall, a new facility for the Rady School. The system will provide an additional power source for the school’s 50,000- square-foot facility, miniminzing the school’s and the campus’ energy costs for decades to come. This student-driven project makes the Rady School one of the first business schools in the country to use solar panels on their main campus building. More arrow

Online Game Feeds Music Search Engine Project
Gert LanckrietUC San Diego electrical engineers and computer scientists are working together on a computerized system that will make it easy for people who are not music experts to find the kind of music they want to listen to — without knowing the names of artists or songs .More arrow

UC San Diego Tops List of
Big Producers of Chemistry Graduates

UC San Diego Tops List of Big Producers of Chemistry GraduatesUC San Diego is one of only five schools to make the top 25 lists of U.S. producers of chemistry bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. graduates. It also had the highest overall number of graduates of the schools that made the top 25 lists at all three degree levels. More arrow

What's New: Housing and Dining
Housing and DiningThis Week@UCSD has been asking several university departments what they have in store for this new academic year. Here’s a short list of new offerings from Housing and Dining Services, according to department director Mark Cunningham. More arrow


Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Speak on Using
Microloans to Close Gap Between Rich and Poor

Muhammad YunusThe 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, will speak on “Social Enterprise: Doing Well by Doing Good” at 2 p.m., Oct. 21, in Mandeville Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required for entry. More arrow

New Medical Center Urology Chief Is Leader in Minimally Invasive Robotic Techniques
Christopher KaneDr. Christopher Kane, a nationally recognized researcher and specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and kidney cancer has been recruited as the new chief of urology at the UCSD Medical Center and Moores UCSD Cancer Center. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Why College Matters
The New York Times
Sept. 30, 2007
  arrow Deep Trouble
The Smithsonian
September 2007
  arrow Taste and Anorexia
Los Angeles Times
Oct. 1, 2007
  arrow Clear Thinker
San Diego Union-Tribune
Sept. 27, 2007
  arrow More Americans Are Waking Up
to the Benefits of Midday Snooze

San Diego Union-Tribune
Sept. 24, 2007
  arrow Solving Puzzle of Paying for College
San Diego Union-Tribune
Sept. 26, 2007

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Chancellor's Corner
Letter from Chancellor
Chancellor Fox Iíd like to officially welcome everyone to the new academic year at UC San Diego. To our new students, faculty and staff, welcome to the UCSD campus and community. To our returning university friends, Iím happy to see you back on campus. More arrow

Earl Edwards Q&A with: Director of Athletics
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2007-08 Salary Program
Read about the 2007-2008 salary program for policy covered staff, and see program guidelines.

Marshall College Launches School Supplies Drive for Charter School
School suppliesThurgood Marshall College is organizing a school supplies drive for Gompers Charter Middle School from Sept. 25 to Oct. 12 and everyone is encouraged to donate. Gompers teachersí wish list includes backpacks, binders, pens and pencils. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Web Design Part 2:
Intermediate HTML

10/10/07 and 10/12/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to
Adobe Photoshop CS

10/17/07 and 10/19/07
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to
Microsoft Word 2003

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

What's Happening
Celebration of Abilities (Photo / Victor W. Chen)
Celebration of Abilities Month: October
Oct. 3, 2007
11:30 a.m.
Price Center
Neuroethics Week
Neuroethics Week
Oct. 1 to 6, 2007
$50k Entrepreneurship
Triton Innovation Network $50k Entrepreneurship Competition Fall Kickoff
Oct. 4, 2007
6 p.m.
Calit2 Auditorium
Augustin Carstens
Fiscal Reform
and Its Importance
for Mexicoís
Economic Growth

Oct. 5, 2007 7
11 a.m.
Institute of the
Americas Building
Ron. K. Brown / EVIDENCE
Ronald K. Brown / EVIDENCE
Oct. 13, 2007
8 p.m.
Mandeville Center
Beta Film Screening

Oct. 1, 2007
7 p.m.
Price Center

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You Do The Math
= 7,366: number of undergraduates living on campus for the 2007-08 academic year
= 2,318: number graduate and medical students living on campus
= 133: number of faculty living on campus
= 83: number of staff members living on campus
Faculty Authors
National Insecurity
National Insecurity
and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism

By Gershon Shafir ( Editor )

Human rights is all too often the first casualty of national insecurity. How can democracies cope with the threat of terror while protecting human rights? This timely volume compares the lessons of the United States and Israel with the "best-case scenarios" of the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, and Germany. It demonstrates that threatened democracies have important options, and democratic governance, the rule of law, and international cooperation are crucial foundations for counterterror policy. More arrow
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