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Roger Tsien (Photo / Victor W. Chen)

A Week of Nobel Memories
UCSD researcher Roger Tsien will talk Feb. 18
on campus about receiving prestigious prize in Stockholm
The day after he received the Nobel Prize UC San Diego researcher Roger Tsien found his picture on the front page of a Swedish newspaper. The photograph showed him sitting by Princess Madeleine of Sweden. He looked like he was having a good time. Tsien kept the paper as a memento of his week in Sweden in early December, along with his Nobel medal, his diploma and several other newspaper clippings. He will share some of his experiences Feb. 18, when he will talk about his time in Sweden and give a lecture about his research at 4 p.m. at the Price Center Theater. The talk is open to students, faculty and staff members. vide camera icon More arrow

Chancellor Briefs Campus
on Financial Challenges Ahead at Packed Town Hall

Chancellor Marye Anne Fox (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Diversity, retirement benefits and sustainability were on the minds of more than 300 members of the UC San Diego community who turned out Thursday for a Chancellor’s Town Hall focused on the campus budget. vide camera icon More arrow

Service, Outreach Efforts
Recognized at Diversity Awards

Photo of Diversity Awards CeremonyThey mentored minority students. They helped recruit under-represented students and boost campus spirit. They made it easier for disabled members of the UC San Diego community to have access to campus. In all, 30 individuals, departments and units were recognized for their efforts to increase diversity on the UCSD campus Tuesday, during the 14th annual Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards. More arrow

Happy Birthday, Mr. Darwin
Darwin's Birthday Celebration (Photo / Victor W. Chen)UC San Diego celebrated Charles Darwin's 200th birthday in style with cake, music, trivia and giveaways Thursday on Library Walk. “It’s important to celebrate this birthday, because Darwin transformed the way that we think about bio-diversity in the world,” said Dean Steve Kay of the Division of Biological Sciences. Click here to view a slideshow. More arrow

New Imaging Center to Help Make
Better Diagnoses, Evaluate Drug Effectiveness

Photo of Robert MattreyResearchers at the Moores Cancer Center are taking advantage of a five-year, $7.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and sophisticated imaging technologies at the newly established In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center — one of only eight in the country — to develop new ways to detect early cancers that require treatment and monitor the effectiveness of new molecular-based cancer therapies. More

It's All Relative: UC San Diego's
Einstein Robot Has 'Emotional Intelligence'

Photo of Einstein RobotAlbert Einstein may have written his last scientific theory more than half a century ago, but he's still honing his emotional intelligence in a laboratory at UC San Diego. Scientists at the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology have equipped a robot modeled after the famed theoretical physicist with specialized software that allows it to interact with humans in a relatively natural, conversational way. More

Jacobs School Students Create
‘Wall of Widgets’ for Mobile Internet

Photo of UCSD studentsFrom finding the nearest restroom to checking the latest movie listings, engineering students at UC San Diego have received kudos for their creative “widgets” designed for a new mobile Internet platform called Plaza. More arrow


Famed Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka to Discuss
History in Remedial Spin
at UC San Diego Feb. 26

Alt Tag Goes HereWole Soyinka, lifelong human rights activist and the first African awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature, will discuss History in Remedial Spin during a 7:30 p.m. talk Feb. 26 in the Price Center Ballroom West. The lecture, free and open to the public, is presented by Thurgood Marshall College and the Helen Edison Lecture Series. A public reception will precede the event. More arrow

New University Registrar Named
Photo of Bill HaidUC San Diego has a new registrar, officials announced last week. William (Bill) Haid has acquired more than 30 years of experience in higher education. Among other positions, Haid has served as executive director of Enrollment and Student Success at the Colorado State University-Global Campus. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Good News on the Ocean Front for a Change
CBS News,
Feb. 10, 2009
  arrow Brain Scan May Reveal
Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 10, 2009
  arrow Where Are Old Memories Stored in the Brain?
Scientific American,
Feb. 10, 2009
  arrow Smokeless Tobacco May Not Help Smokers Quit
U.S. News & World Report,
Feb. 12, 2009
  arrow The Other Legacy of Charles Darwin
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion,
Feb. 12, 2009

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When Law and Medicine Meet: A Cultural View
By Lola Romanucci-Ross

What happens when two systems, law and medicine, are joined in the arena of the court? This work tries to tackle these questions. Several chapters are preponderantly based on legal research, addressing cases requiring testimony by expert witnesses on recent technologies used in the laboratories of medical scientists. Descriptions of other societies and cultures consider the identical problems of rights, privileges and duties. More arrow
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