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From Child Laborer to American Doctor
UCSD physician strives to realize her dreams after
a childhood in Cambodia’s Killing Fields

When she was just 5 years old, Dr. Sopheap Ly was snatched, along with her family, from her home and taken to the Cambodian countryside, where she was forced to work as a child slave laborer. There she endured the loss of her father and her grandparents, and many other hardships. But fast-forward three decades: Ly has become a successful physician at UCSD and the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and the mother of twin girls. More arrow

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Clive Granger Dies
Photo of Clive GrangerClive W.J. Granger, one of the globe’s leading economists, Nobel Prize-winning econometrician and research professor and professor emeritus at UC San Diego, died May 27 in San Diego. He was 74. More arrow

Eleven Commencement Ceremonies
Honor More Than 6,000 Graduates

Photo of UC San Diego graduatesGuest speakers ranging from a global investor and a retired four-star admiral to students selected by their colleagues will be among honorees addressing some 6,300 graduates at 11 commencement ceremonies June 6 and 7 as well as June 13 to 15. More than 65,000 family members and guests are expected to attend. More arrow

No. 1 Baseball Team Falls
in NCAA National Semifinal Game

Matt Cantele (Photo / Jimmy Gekas)UC San Diego's first appearance in the NCAA's Division II World Series ended in the semifinals Thursday, when the Tritons fell to Emporia State in a 5-3 heartbreaker. The two teams battled until the very end of the game. More arrow

Triton Women Bring Home Three NCAA
Individual Titles, Finish Third in Team Championships

Christine Merrill (Photo / Michael Foo)Three UC San Diego students won individual national championships, while the women's track and field team finished in third place last month in the 2009 Division II National Championships in San Angelo, Texas. More arrow

Sixth College Receives NASA
Climate Change Education Grant

Naomi Oreskes (Photo / Victor W. Chen)NASA has awarded a $150,000 Global Climate Change Education grant to UC San Diego’s Sixth College to develop a course sequence in "Climate, Technology, and Culture" for its core curriculum. More arrow

Study May Aid Efforts to Prevent
Uncontrolled Cell Division in Cancer

Photo of cellsResearchers from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have uncovered a remarkable property of the contractile ring, a structure required for cell division. Understanding how the contractile ring works to divide the cell may facilitate development of therapies to prevent uncontrolled cell division in cancer. More arrow

Everyone Must Go: Senior Art Show Marks
Last Good-Bye to Campus for Visual Arts Majors

Visual art exhibit (Photo / Christine Clark)When senior Mandy Jouan isn’t working as a toymaker, she creates delicate works made out of yarn featuring a monkey she calls Scooter. Jouan is just one of UC San Diego’s undergraduate students who exhibited their work during the fourth annual senior art show, “Liquidation: Everyone Must Go.” More arrow

Mentors, Students, Community Members Recognized
at Graduate Student Community Awards

Photo of graduate student awards ceremonyThe Graduate Student Association hosted its second annual Graduate Student Community Awards Reception May 29 at the Student Services Center. The event aimed to celebrate the work and achievements of graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners whose support for graduate and professional students at UCSD has proven indispensable over the past year. More arrow


Physician-Scientists Receive
$1.4 Million in Burroughs-Wellcome Award Funding

Photo of Pradipta Ghosh and Quyen NguyenTwo of this year’s five awardees chosen to receive the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards for Medical Scientists are School of Medicine physician-scientists. Dr. Pradipta Ghosh was recognized for research into the changes in the activity of a protein that helps transmit molecular signals into cells, called the G protein, during cancerous tumor formation and growth. Dr. Quyen T. Nguyen was honored for testing the use of molecular fluorescence imaging to guide surgery. More arrow

Preuss School Principal and Student are Named
to Bezos Scholars Program at the Aspen Institute

Animation of Scott Barton and Paul TranScott Barton, principal of the Preuss School at UC San Diego, and Paul Tran, a Preuss School junior, have been selected as 2009 Bezos Scholars, a program which brings together 12 of the nation’s top public high school juniors and 12 of the most engaged educators for a weeklong seminar. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Clive Granger, Economist, Dies at 74
The New York Times
May 30, 2009
  arrow Support Our Colleges and Graduates
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
May29, 2009
  arrow Regular Weigh-Ins Can Be Healthy for Teens
May 29, 2009
  arrow Caught on Video: Whales Steal Fish
FOX News
May 26, 2009
  arrow Glowing Sea Animal Mystery Solved?
National Geographic
May 26, 2009

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Drought in San Diego: Doing Our Part

UC San Diego is the city's third-largest water customer and a committed environmental leader. Starting today, June 1, our community is under Stage 2 drought restrictions. Click here to read the all-campus announcement and visit to find out more.

UCSD Blood Drive
June 2 to 4

The campus will be hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Price Center Bear/ Red Shoe Room. Click here for more information.
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Staff Education and Development Courses

Resilient Leadership
During Changing Times

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Job Accommodation: Saving Jobs, Saving Lives
8:30 am to 11:30 am

Intermediate Microsoft Access 2007
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What's Happening
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Alumni Weekend
June 4 - 7, 2009
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31st Annual Awards
for Excellence

June 6, 2009
5:30 p.m.
San Diego Marriott Del Mar
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Dean Seth Lerer Reading
at Warwicks Books

June 3, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Warwicks Books in La Jolla
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June 4, 2009
2 p.m.
Biomedical Library
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New Directions Choreographers' Showcase
June 4 - 6, 2009
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

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= 28: percentage of UCSD incoming freshmen in 2008 who had taken more than 50 college preparatory courses in high school
= 14: percentage of UCSD incoming freshmen in 1998 who had taken more than 50 college preparatory courses in high school
Faculty Authors
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Reflections on a
Century of Exploration

By Wolf H. Berger

The past one hundred years of ocean science have been distinguished by dramatic milestones, remarkable discoveries and major revelations. This book is a clear and lively survey of many of these amazing findings. Beginning with a brief review of the elements that define what the ocean is and how it works, Wolf H. Berger places current understanding in the context of history. More arrow
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