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UC San Diego Rated
Leader' in Green Report Card
UC San Diego has been listed as one of the nation's greenest campuses by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in its 2010 College Sustainability Report Card. Citing such factors as the organic food served in campus dining halls and strong student involvement in sustainability initiatives to 56 hybrid and 33 biodiesel vehicles in its fleet, the non-profit organization awarded UCSD the grade of A-, the highest award given and an achievement given to only 25 other campuses nationwide. More arrow

Former UC San Diego Graduate Student Shares 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Ribosome Research
Photo of Venkatraman RamakrishnanA scientist who shared this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was a biology graduate student at UC San Diego from 1976 to 1978. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, a co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, worked under Mauricio Montal, a professor of biology at UCSD studying the biochemistry of cell membranes. More arrow

Alumnus J. Craig Venter
Awarded National Medal of Science

Photo of J. Craig VenterAlumnus J. Craig Venter ’72, Ph.D. ’75 – founder, president and chairman of the J. Craig Venter Institute – has been named a recipient of this year's National Medal of Science. Venter was awarded the medal by President Barack Obama Wednesday at a White House ceremony. More arrow

York Remembered as Scientist, Humanitarian, Leader
Photo of YorkAssociates, colleagues, family and friends gathered for a Memorial Remembrance to Herb York at Mandeville Auditorium Friday, some to speak but hundreds of others merely to be on hand to honor a remarkable man and his life. More arrow

Campus Visit by Facebook Grabs
Students’ Attention, Sparks Career Aspirations

Facebook presentation (Photo / Victor W. Chen)When Facebook has something to say, social media experts, the tech and business worlds, aspiring software engineers – not to mention its 300 million users – tune in. When that message is, “We’re hiring,” they line up. With resumes, questions and oodles of hope. More arrow

Student Veteran Finds New Avenue for Serving
Thurgood Marshall senior now president of campus Student Veteran Organization
Justice Castaneda, Chancellors and Directors (Photo / Christine Clark) Justice Castaneda was 20 years old when he went to a military recruiting office. At the time, he had been involved in drugs and seen many of his close friends go off to prison. Castaneda has come a long way since then. Now a senior at Thurgood Marshall College, the 29-year-old serves as the president of the university’s Student Veteran Organization.
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Tracking the Birth of an Ocean
Rocks protruding out of the seafloor near Cabo San LucasA team of scientists at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography is deftly dredging up pieces of the Gulf of California seafloor in search of a more detailed view of the new ocean floor that is emerging. More arrow

Midwives Catch 3,000 Babies at Medical Center
Photo of baby and motherMore than four million babies are born in the United States every year. A growing number of these infants, more than 10 percent, are “caught” by midwives. This year, the Medical Center celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Birth Center—California’s only in-hospital unit dedicated to natural childbirth. During the anniversary, which also coincides with National Midwifery Week, the center is due to receive its 3,000th baby. More arrow

UCSD Researchers Pave the Way
for Effective Liver Treatments

Photo of Davie Brenner and Shu ChienA combination of bioengineering and medical research at UC San Diego has led to a new discovery that could pave the way for more effective treatments for liver disease. More arrow

University Art Gallery Opens Season With
‘Off the Beaten Path’

photograph of performanceThe University Art Gallery opens its 2009-10 exhibition season with “Off The Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art,” which brings together artists from around the world to explore the global ramifications of gender-based violence. The internationally travelling show makes its first stop in the United States at UC San Diego, opening Oct. 23. More arrow


San Diego Holocaust Survivors to Share
Stories in Holocaust Living Workshop

Photo of Holocaust SurvivorsFive local Holocaust survivors will recount their personal experiences during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany in “Discovering History: Holocaust Survivors in San Diego,” a series of presentations being held by UC San Diego’s Holocaust Living History Workshop, a joint effort of the UCSD Judaic Studies Program and the UCSD Libraries. More arrow

Composer Wins Ascaplus Award
Photo of Lei LiangUC San Diego composer Lei Liang has been awarded a 2009 ASCAPLUS Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Obesity, Politics, STDs Flow in Social Networks
Oct. 8, 2009
  arrow No Fair! Leonardo Got the Good Side of the Room!
The New York Times
Oct. 9, 2009
  arrow UCSD Named One of the Greenest Campuses
Oct. 8, 2009
  arrow Indian-origin Scientist, Two Others
Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Times of India
Oct. 7, 2009

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October 12, 2009

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Chancellor's Corner

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James Fowler


on Research:

At Work

2009 Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Awards Program Announced

Members of the campus community are invited to nominate faculty, staff, students, departments or organizational units who have made an outstanding contribution in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action or diversity at UC San Diego
during the past year. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Introduction to SharePoint
10/20/09 and 10/22/09
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Organizing Content
for Web Sites

9 a.m. to noon

Across Generations
in the Workplace

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

What's Happening
5k Logo
Chancellor's Challenge 5K Run/Walk for Scholars
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Homecoming logo
UCSD Homecoming Weekend
Various Campus locations
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Apocalypse When? Calculating How Long the Human Race Will Survive
11 a.m. to noon
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The UCSD Helen Edison Lecture Series and Thurgood Marshall College present
Nicholas Kristof

7 p.m.
Price Center
Halloween Costume Contest Poster
UC San Diego Halloween Costume Contest
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Price Center

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You Do The Math
= 54,000: Students who enrolled at UCSD Extension courses this past year, a record number.
= more than 4,600: number of courses at UCSD Extension, which offers approximately 100 certificate or special study programs.
= 10: percentage of UCSD Extension Certificate graduates who are UCSD alumni.
Faculty Authors
Book cover of You Can Lose Your Baby Fat
You Can Lose
Your Baby Fat

New Rules To Protect
Kids From Obesity

By Philip R. Nader and
Michelle M. Zive (co-authors)

Consider this provocative juxtaposition: 40 percent of parents of school age children are afraid of their child getting kidnapped, and 30 percent of kids are already overweight by the time they start school. Based on these claims, the authors offer the following commentary: “We need to be as vigilant in protecting kids from marketing as we are about child abduction.” In a practical, thorough and wholely reasonable approach to nutrition, Nader and Zive provide time-tested guidelines, sample menus, grocery shopping strategies, and other concrete tools and tips for combating the pandemic of childhood obesity, one mouth at a time. More arrow
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