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Olympic Surgeon
UCSD Trauma Doctor Treats Injured Athletes at Winter Games
During his second day in Vancouver, UC San Diego surgeon Jay Doucet got word that a horrific accident had taken place on the luge track at Whistler Mountain, the Olympic site where most high-speed events are held. The news hit close to home for Doucet, who came to Canada to work as a volunteer trauma physician at the Olympic Winter Games. He was due to start work the next day in the Medical Mobile Unit where the Georgian luge competitor Nodar Kumaritashvili, 21, was pronounced dead after bouncing off a sidewall of the track and slamming into a steel pole. Doucet’s stint at the Olympics ends today. More arrow

UC Studies Show Marijuana Has
Therapeutic Value, Reports to Legislature

Marijuana Has Therapeutic ValueResearchers from the University of California’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research have found “reasonable evidence that cannabis is a promising treatment” for some specific, pain-related medical conditions.  Their findings, presented today to the California legislature and public, are included in a report available on the center's Web site. More arrow

Genes, Environment, or Chance?
partial penetranceBiologists attribute variations among individual organisms to differences in genes or environment, or both. But a new study of nematode worms with identical genes, raised in identical environments, has revealed another factor: chance. It’s another source of variation for scientists to consider. “Researchers have been exploring whether organisms evolve different ways to cope with genetic and environmental variation,” said author Scott Rifkin, an assistant professor of biology at UC San Diego. More arrow

Defective Signaling Pathway
Sheds Light on Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic FibrosisIn a study that could lead to new therapeutic targets for patients with cystic fibrosis, a research team from the School of Medicine has identified a defective signaling pathway that contributes to disease severity. In the study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, the researchers report that defective signaling for a protein called the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-g accounts for a portion of disease symptoms in cystic fibrosis, and that correction of the defective pathway reduces symptoms of the disease in mice. More arrow

UC San Diego Remains Accessible and Affordable
fafsa-graphicUC San Diego has an important message for students and families who are facing financial difficulties: Help is available through financial aid.  “Perhaps you are worried about paying for school because of job losses, reduction in work hours, or some other financial disaster that has impacted your family,” says Ann Klein, director of the Financial Aid Office. “Our financial aid officers can show you options that will help you, so that you can continue your education at UC San Diego. It is never too late to talk with a financial aid officer.” More arrow

Damage to Threatened Gulf
of California Habitats Can be Reversed

Cystic FibrosisOnce described by Jacques Cousteau as the “world’s aquarium,” the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California are under threat. Destructive new fishing methods are depleting the sea’s habitats, creating areas that are ghosts of their former existences. But, as Octavio Aburto-Oropeza of UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography described yesterday at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting in San Diego, habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems. More arrow

Protein Found to be Key in
Protecting the Gut from Infection

Protein Found to be Key in Protecting the Gut from InfectionA signaling protein that is key in orchestrating the body’s overall immune response has an important localized role in fighting bacterial infection and inflammation in the intestinal tract, according to a study by School of Medicine investigators, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe. More arrow


Schottlaender Named 2010
Melvil Dewey Medal Award Winner

Schottlaender Named 2010 Melvil
Dewey Medal Award WinnerBrian E. C. Schottlaender, The Audrey Geisel University Librarian at UC San Diego, has been chosen to receive the American Library Association’s 2010 Melvil Dewey Medal Award, sponsored by the Online Computer Library Center. This prestigious professional honor, given in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named after Melvil Dewey, who was actively interested in library management, library training, cataloging and classification and the tools and techniques of librarianship. Schottlaender has excelled in each of these areas. More arrow

Obama Administration Trade Counselor Returns
as Dean of International Relations and Pacific Studies

Peter CowheyPeter Cowhey has returned to his position as dean of UC San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies after his yearlong service as co-leader of President Obama’s transition team for U.S. trade policy and, after the inauguration, as senior counselor at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. Cowhey will give a public lecture titled “Reflections on Forging the U.S. Trade Agenda” at 5 p.m. tomorow in the Auditorium of the Robinson Complex at IR/PS. More arrow

Women in Science: UC San Diego Alumnae
Succeed in Male-Dominated Fields

Logo of graduate student associationNot only is UC San Diego a leader in cutting-edge research and academic excellence, it is also a training site for national—and world—leaders.  This winter, President Obama announced the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Initiative, calling for a series of nationwide programs to educate and inspire students to excel in science and math. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Offensive Mockery is Publicly Condemned
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
Feb. 21, 2010
  arrow UCSD to Investigate Ghetto-Themed Party
San Diego Union-Tribune.
Feb. 17, 2010
  arrow Scientists Shed Light on Sleep Through the Ages
Agence France Presse
Feb. 22, 2010
  arrow Drunk Driving on the Rise Among Young Women
ABC News
Feb. 20, 2010
  arrow Biologists Discover How Biological Clock Controls Cell Division in Bacteria
U.S. News & World Report
Feb. 19, 2010

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UCSD Launches Official Battle Against Hate
Racism is not going to happen in our UC San Diego community! At Battle Against Hate, stay informed and get involved. More arrow

UCSD Administrators Condemn Off-Campus Party
Read a message from Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Vice Chancellor Penny Rue condemning an off-campus party and affirming the principles of community. More arrow





Teach-In on Campus Climate with Vice Chancellor Penny Rue
As a community we are all aware that a racially themed party was held, and attended by, UC San Diego students. As a community it is now a time to learn from this racist act, voice concern, take action, and restore our community. Join with fellow UC San Diego community members for a discussion on why racially stereotyped events still occur and the impact of these events in our community. More arrow

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Second Annual Womens Conference
Second Annual Women's Conference
9 a.m. March 22
Price Center Ballroom West
Black history
Black History Month
February 2010
Greenovation Nature and Sustainability
Greenovation Forum: Nature and Sustainability
4 p.m. Feb. 24, 2010
Calit2 Theatre at Atkinson Hall
Revelle Forum: Joel Kotkin
7 p.m. Feb. 23, 2010
The Neurosciences Institute
Bridging Science and Society:
Bridging Science and Society: A Global Challenge for 21st Century Research Universities
5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2010
UCSD Faculty Club
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You Do The Math
= $2.5 million amount of charitable gift from local philanthropist and business owner Pauline Foster to endow MBA student fellowships at UCSD’s Rady School of Management.
Faculty Authors
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Gematria Complete
By Jerome Rothenberg

Jerome Rothenberg is the author of over 70 books of poetry including acclaimed volumes such as Poland/1931, Khurbn, and The Lorca Variations (all from New Directions). Describing his poetry career as "an ongoing attempt to reinterpret the poetic past from the point of view of the present," he has also edited ten major anthologies. More arrow

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