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Triton Basketball Coaches Shooting for New Heights
The Tritons’ women basketball team is in first place in its conference, while the men are one game out of first place this year, after their best season in history last year. Both players and coaches say they want to make a mark on the national stage. Some athletes are even talking about playing pro ball abroad. The changes reflect a new momentum that UC San Diego’s two new basketball coaches, who are now in their second season on campus, have brought to their teams, said Earl Edwards, UCSD’s athletics director. More arrow

Global Scientists Draw Attention
to Threat of Ocean Acidification

Photo of biologist Victoria Fabry and marine chemist Andrew Dickson.More than 150 leading marine scientists from 26 countries are calling for immediate action by policymakers to sharply reduce CO2 emissions so as to avoid widespread and severe damage to marine ecosystems from ocean acidification. More arrow

Business Week Names Preuss School
Among America's Best High Schools

Photo of Preuss School.Business Week magazine has named The Preuss School the state’s “best public high school with an economically disadvantaged population” in its January 2009 publication. More arrow

UC San Diego to Offer Diverse Programs
to Celebrate Black History Month Feb. 1-28

Black History Month (Photo / Victor W. Chen)From talks on the struggle for democracy and human rights in Africa to black history in remedial spin in the United States and worldwide, from art exhibits on black La Jolla to films exploring black identity, race, and social justice, Black History Month will be celebrated this month on campus. More arrow

Comprehensive Paper
on Statins’ Adverse Effects Released

Photo of  Dr. Beatrice GolombA paper co-authored by Dr. Beatrice Golomb at the School of Medicine cites nearly 900 studies on the adverse effects of statins, a class of drugs widely used to treat high cholesterol. More arrow

Economist Shows Spending
is More Valuable Than Tax Cuts

Photo of Valerie RameyAt a time when the House of Representatives passed a spending-heavy package without Republican support, a nationally recognized UC San Diego economist says that government spending pays off as a tool to stimulate the economy. The U.S. Senate is set to start debate on the package today. More arrow

Engineers Try to ‘Bring Down the House’
During Simulated Earthquake Tests

Photo of shake table testEngineers at UC San Diego put a single-story house to the test on Jan. 26 via a series of strong simulated earthquake shakes. The first jolt to the wood-stud structure with brick veneer measured a 6.6 magnitude, with the final one came in at 7.2. video camera icon More arrow

Working for a “Culture Not Lost in Time”
Photo of Stojan RadicUC San Diego graduate student Damien Cie, pursuing a joint degree at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Rady School of Management, is taking advantage of an opportunity only recently made available to him and other Native Americans — the new tribal membership scholarships advanced by the university’s Office of Graduate Studies. More arrow

Closing the Gap Between
High-Speed Transmission and Processing

Photo of Stojan RadicElectrical engineers at UC San Diego have achieved world-record speeds for real-time signal processing in an effort to meet ambitious goals set by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop the first Terabit-scale technology for optical processing. The technology could have widespread ramifications for networking, computing, defense and other industries.
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Department of Defense Reaches Out
to Social Sciences Researchers with Minerva Grants

Minerva Initiative logoThree social science researchers at UC San Diego working at the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation have just been awarded two multi-million dollar “Minerva” grants. The Minerva Research Initiative is a new competitive, peer-reviewed program supporting university-based basic research funded by the Department of Defense. More arrow


Alumni Association
Announces Annual Award Recipients

The chief executive officer for the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; a renowned molecular biologist; a beloved UC San Diego mathematics professor; a trailblazing biomedical entrepreneur; and a celebrated university leader have all been named by the UC San Diego Alumni Association as top recipients in its 31st Annual Awards for Excellence. More arrow

Stuart Jamieson Named to
Endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Photo of Stuart JamiesonWorld-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Stuart Jamieson, chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery, has been named the first to hold the endowed Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UC San Diego. The $2 million endowed chair will enable Jamieson to recruit the nation’s best talent and to support the expanding heart and lung research of the Medical Center’s physician-scientists. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Alcoholism: What You Might Not Know
Feb. 2, 2008
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The New York Times
Jan. 30, 2008
  arrow Brain Study Indicates Why Some Memories Persist
Jan. 29, 2008
  arrow What Good Are New Brain Cells?
Jan.28, 2008
  arrow All MRIs Are Not Created Equal
ABC News, Good Morning America
Jan. 25, 2008

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Chancellor's Corner
Letter from Chancellor
Photo of Chancellor Fox “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” And so begins one of the most memorable opening lines of any novel ever written. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, is set before and during the French Revolution, but the opening line still resonates today. More arrow

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3 p.m., Feb. 12 Multipurpose Room Student Services Center More (PDF) arrow

POV with
Scott Paulson
Scott Paulson (Photo / Brook Williamson)
You may not have ever seen Scott Paulson, but you’ve probably heard him. He is the keeper of the carillon on top of Geisel Library. He ensures the chimes toll on the hour and he plays a few songs too. In fact, if you’d like to hear a certain tune, he’s now taking requests. More arrow
At Work

University’s “Absolute Excellence” Goal Threatened by Fiscal Meltdown, Chancellor Tells Academic Senate
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox told the assembled faculty at an Academic Senate meeting that their shared task this year—and perhaps for several years—“is to preserve the excellence of the academic programs under unprecedented stress.” More arrow

2010 Restart
to Retirement
Fund Proposed

The UC Board of Regents will consider a plan to restart employee and employer contributions to the UC retirement fund in April 2010, after a two-decades-long contribution holiday. Their vote is expected Feb. 5. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Faculty CV Clinic
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Perspectives on Leadership
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

What's Happening
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Advocacy in a Changing World is Theme
of Next College Outreach

March 7, 2009
8:00 a.m.
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National President of the Association of Women in Science Speaks at UCSD
Feb. 6, 2009
2 p.m.
Leichtag Building
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Why the Price of Oil Should Never Exceed $80.00 a Barrel
Feb. 19, 2009
7:30 a.m.
UCSD Faculty Club
Value of Green logo
The Value of Green
Feb. 4, 2009
San Diego
Natural History Museum
Hidden Faces of La Jolla: Portraits of Black San Diegans
Feb. 1 - Feb. 28
UCSD Arts Library, lower level of the Geisel Library

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You Do The Math
= 28: percentage increase in enrolloment at UCSD Extension between 2007 and 2008
= 22,616: number
of students served by the continuing education arm of the university during the 2007-2008 academic year
Faculty Authors
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Lies, Damned Lies,
and Science: How to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies

By Sherry Seethaler

This book provides an empowering yet palatable set of tools for making sense of the health and science-related issues we encounter in our daily lives. More arrow
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