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Dancing With The Stars

Stars for One Night—and Maybe More
UC San Diego’s Dancesport team competes on popular “Dancing With the Stars” TV show
They performed live for an audience of more than 20 million TV viewers. They rubbed elbows with Olympic figure skating champion Evan Lysacek. A Los Angeles Times columnist praised their dance moves. It was quite a week for UC San Diego’s Dancesport team, after they performed May 11 on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” one of network TV’s most-watched shows. The Tritons went head-to-head with Purdue University’s Boilermakers dance squad in the show’s first-ever collegiate “dance off.” Tune in Tuesday night to find out who won. More arrow

Sun God Sells Out with More
than 20,000 Attending Music Festival

Sun God For 28 years in a row, the Sun God Festival has proven to be one of UC San Diego's most enduring traditions. The all-day music festival was celebrated Friday with more than 20,000 students, alumni and friends attending the sold-out event. More arrow

San Diego Trolley
Expansion Plans Include UC San Diego
Trolley could make campus stops as early as 2015-16 academic year
TrolleyIn just five years, UC San Diego commuters may be able to ride the San Diego Trolley to campus from all over the county. But first, the San Diego Association of Governments, known as SANDAG, wants input on three different routes the trolley could take. After public comments, SANDAG’s board of directors will pick a route this summer. If all goes well, the trolley would come to campus during the 2015-16 school year. More arrow

Grab Your Sneakers for First Systemwide UC Walks Day
UC WalksThis Wednesday, as you head out the door for work, remember to grab your sneakers and a water bottle. In celebration of National Employee Health and Fitness Day, UC San Diego will host a health and fitness fair of sorts on the Sun God lawn, including guided walks and a light jog through the campus’ eucalyptus grove. The event is part of a UC-wide celebration billed as UC Walks Day, organized by UC wellness coordinators at all 10 campuses. UC Walks will be the first systemwide health and wellness event targeted specifically for faculty and staff members. More arrow

‘Real Art for Real Change’:
UC San Diego Celebrates Art Activism

Art in action Shouts of “Freedom for all!” and “Votes for women!” rang out on UC San Diego’s Library Walk when students re-created protests from America’s history—as part of the daylong “Arts in Action” festival. Sponsored by the department of theatre and dance, the festival represented an artistic response to the recent racial incidents on campus. More arrow

Tree Planters Unearth UC San Diego’s Military Past
Tree PlantingTwo weeks ago, on an undeveloped hillside on the UC San Diego campus, Aimable Nininahazwe’s shovel struck a metal object while he was planting a tree, unearthing a remnant of the university’s military past. More arrow

Cell Phone Sensors for Toxins
Developed at UC San Diego

NanonoseA tiny silicon chip that works a bit like a nose may one day detect dangerous airborne chemicals and alert emergency responders through the cell phone network. If embedded in many cell phones, its developers say, the new type of sensor could map the location and extent of hazards like gas leaks or the deliberate release of a toxin. More arrow

Gammaglobulin Treatment
May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at UC San Diego's Alzheimer’s program have begun a Phase III clinical trial testing a new approach to slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease using Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIg), also known as gammaglobulin. IVIg has been used to treat primary immunodeficiency disorders for more than 20 years, but is not currently approved for treating Alzheimer’s, one of the leading forms of dementia. More arrow

Suppressing Activity of Common
Intestinal Bacteria Reduces Tumor Growth

A team of School of Medicine researchers has discovered that common intestinal bacteria appear to promote tumor growths in genetically susceptible mice, but that tumorigenesis can be suppressed if the mice are exposed to an inhibiting protein enzyme. More arrow


Scripps Chemistry Professor
Named as Member of IPCC Review Committee

Molina MarioThe InterAcademy Council, an organization of the world’s science academies, has named Nobel Prize-winner Mario Molina to a 12-member committee that will conduct an independent review of the procedures and processes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More arrow

Pathology Professor Harvey Itano Dies
Harvey Itano Dr. Harvey Akio Itano, an emeritus professor of pathology who was the first Japanese-American to become a member of the National Academy of Sciences, died May 8 in La Jolla of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 89. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Cars’ Computer Systems Called at Risk to Hackers
The New York Times
May 13, 2010
  arrow Medical Cure or Medical
Hoax for Spinal Injury Patients?

May 11, 2010
  arrow Underwater Vehicle Can Go Forever
Scientific American
May 12, 2010
  arrow 'Dancing With the Stars' Results: Shake It Off
Los Angeles Times
May 12, 2010
  arrow UCSD Law School Would Be a Boon to Innovation
San Diego Union-Tribune, Opinion
May 9, 2010

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Campus Printers,
Copiers Now Stock
Only Recycled Paper

As part of a larger effort to make UC San Diego’s print operations even greener, the campus in May discontinued using non-recycled paper in its centrally operated 500 multifunctional copier-printer-scanner-fax machines operating at libraries, print centers and other campus locations. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007
5/25/10, 5/27/10
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Introduction to Dreamweaver CS3
5/26/10, 6/01/10, 6/02/10
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Transforming Change Management
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Birch Overview
Alumni Weekend
June 3 - 6
Health Care Reform: A Moving Target
4:30 p.m.
May 19, 2010
Medical Teaching Facility
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Bike to Work
May 21, 2010
Parking Lot 406 next to Gilman Parking Structure
Grove run
Grove Run 5k
8:30 a.m.
May 22, 2010
tea party
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
2 p.m.
May 23, 2010
Moores UCSD Cancer Center
Ocean Day
Celebrate World Oceans Day with Birch Aquarium at Scripps
June 8, 2010
Birch Aquarium
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You Do The Math



4,368 number of first-generation college students admitted to UC San Diego for fall 2010

3,577 number of low-income students admitted

Faculty Authors
Book cover

New Faces, New Voices: The Hispanic Electorate in America
by Marisa A. Abrajano

Examining race, politics, and comparative political behavior, Marisa Abrajano and co-author R. Michael Alvarez counter the preconceived notion of Hispanic voters as one homogenous group. The authors discuss the concept of Hispanic political identity, taking into account the ethnic, generational, and linguistic distinctions within the Hispanic population. More arrow

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