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Powering the Future with Pond Scum
New Center Aims to Bring About Algae-Powered Green Revolution
Drive though the Imperial Valley and you will see thousands of acres of land lying fallow, desolate and windswept. But in the eyes of many San Diego scientists and entrepreneurs, these lands hold the promise of a new green revolution, powered by biofuels made from algae, to be grown on this barren soil. To reach that goal, scientists from UC San Diego, The Scripps Research Institute and other local research institutions and companies announced last week the creation of the San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, or “SD-CAB.” More arrow

Video Q & A: Director of Infectious Diseases at
Medical Center Answers Questions About 2009 H1N1 Flu

Photo of Doctor TaplitzDr. Randy Taplitz, the clinical director of infectious diseases at the UCSD Medical Center, talks in this video Q & A about what swine flu is; why it's been a cause of concern for public health officials; and how to protect yourself from this new virus.
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Biologist Receives $5 Million Grant from
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Yang Xu, a UC San Diego professor of biology, has been awarded a $5.16 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Fifteen Early Translational grants, totaling $67.7 million, were approved at the April 29 meeting of the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee to fund work that translates basic research into clinical cures. More arrow

Dramatic Climate Change-Driven Impacts
Documented Across Marine Life Spectrum

Photo of fish in the seaIn the first broad study of its kind, scientists at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography and their colleagues have found that the effects of climate change are being felt across a wide ensemble of sea life. Their report, published in the journal Global Change Biology, describes climate-induced changes ranging from migration pattern alterations to key population shifts. More arrow

Perspectives in Leadership:
Conservationism Seeded at Early Age for Vice
Chancellor of Resource Management and Planning

Sustainability Awards (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Ask Vice Chancellor Gary Matthews to talk about his career and he will often come back to his childhood in New York City. His parents stressed education and made sure all three of their children became the first college graduates in the family. Two went on to earn master’s degrees. More arrow

Engineering Students Drive
Into the Future With Electric Racecar

Photo of student engineersA group of UC San Diego engineering students are helping to fuel the trend toward “green” vehicles by designing and building an electric racecar. The students, who are members of the UC San Diego Society of Automotive Engineers, will race their hand-built electric car against more than 30 college and university teams from across the globe during the Formula Hybrid International Competition May 4 to 6 in New Hampshire. More arrow

How to Get a Green Job
UC San Diego students learn how to compete for next-generation careers
Photo of studentsIn a cool economy, green jobs are getting hotter. UC San Diego is helping produce the next generation of green job-holders through green internships, green classes, green student organizations and even eco-job fairs and seminars. More arrow

Sixth College Turned into Chocolate-Lovers Paradise
Photo of Chocolate FestivalIt was a chocolate-lovers’ paradise at Sixth College on Friday as more than 700 students and staff celebrated UC San Diego’s fifth annual chocolate festival. The event featured chocolate fountains, sweet and savory dipping treats and loads of chocolate-themed games and activities. More arrow


Jorge Huerta to Receive
Latino Spirit Award From State Assembly

Photo of Jorge HuertaJorge Huerta, professor of theatre, will be honored by the Latino Legislative Caucus with a “Latino Spirit Award” during a special state assembly floor session scheduled in the State Capitol May 4. Huerta is one of seven Latinos statewide to be honored, said Assemblyman Tony Mendoza, “to showcase positive Latino role models and shine a light on the work they do that impacts and provides a better quality of life for our communities. More arrow

Librarian and Asian Film Expert
Jim Cheng Receives Fulbright Award

Photo of Jim ChengJim Cheng, head librarian at the International Relations & Pacific Studies Library, has received a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research to complete his book on Taiwan film studies. His research will be conducted at the Chinese Taipei Film Archive Library, the National Central Library and the National Taiwan University Library beginning in fall 2009. More arrow

Calit2 Undergraduate Summer
Research Scholars Announced

Photo of UC San Diego studentUndergraduates majoring in 15 different fields will be working with faculty advisors from across campus as full-time researchers this summer, as awardees of UC San Diego division of Calit2 Summer Research Scholarships. This is the ninth year of the highly successful program. More arrow

Press Clips

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The New York Times
April 30, 2009
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CBS News
April 30, 2009
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April 30, 2009
  arrow A Break from Classes to Learn How Waves Break
Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2009
  arrow In the Zone: Performers Will Find a Perfect Place to Play at UCSD's New Conrad Prebys Music Center
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 3, 2009

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Flu Worries
and Financial Woes
Top Academic Senate’s Agenda

The ongoing flu outbreak and a brief discussion of UC President Mark G. Yudof’s recent statements on possible furloughs or pay cuts for university employees topped discussions Tuesday at the UC San Diego’s Academic Senate. More arrow

Read a Call from Chancellor Fox to Reaffirm UC San Diego's Principles of Community
“It is the mark of an educated mind,” Aristotle reminded the scholars of his day, “to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Any world-class university aspiring to that ancient and enduring wisdom must ensure that scholars approach the day’s issues with a similar balance of challenge, civility, and respect. More arrow

Regents Won't
Meet at UCSD

The UC Regents will hold their May 7 meeting via telephone rather than at the UCSD campus. They will consider a $662 undergraduate fee increase to deal with the state budget shortfall. More arrow

Campus Blood Drive
Donate blood on the UCSD campus May 5 to 7
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Staff Education and Development Courses

Budgeting 135:
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8:30am to 12:00pm

Advanced Microsoft
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5/13/09 and 5/15/09
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Employment Process Training: Streamlining the Staff Recruitment Process
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What's Happening
Conrad Prebys Music Center (Photo / Victor W. Chen)
UC San Diego Conrad Prebys Music Center Opening Night Gala Concert
May 8, 2009
7 p.m.
Conrad Prebys Music Center, Russell Lane
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Revelle Forum:
Ruth Reichl

May 11, 2009
7 p.m.
The Neurosciences Institute
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A Sea Change
May 7, 2009
5:30 p.m.
Scripps Seaside Forum
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Nitrogen: A Story of Food, Fuel and Fiber
May 8, 2009
4 p.m.
Natural Sciences Bldg. Auditorium
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More Baby Books Than You Can Shake a Rattle At
May 7, 2009
11 a.m.
Biomedical Library

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You Do The Math
= 8.7: percentage of the newly admitted freshmen for Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 who are from San Diego and Imperial Counties
= 44.3: percentage who come from Los Angeles and Orange counties
= 24.2: percentage who come from the San Francisco Bay Area
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Biosecurity Interventions
Biosecurity Interventions: Global Health and Security in Question
Co-edited by Andrew Lakoff

This volume provides a map of a complex and rapidly transforming terrain. The editors focus on how experts, public officials and health practitioners work to define what it means to "secure health" through concrete practices. More arrow
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