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Exploring Ancient Mongolia from Your Armchair
Ciitizen scientists explore homeland of Genghis Khan from afar as part of new National Geographic- supported expedition
"Citizen archaeologists" are helping researchers find Bronze Age burial sites and other Mongolian antiquities as part of a new National Geographic-supported expedition that kicked off this summer. The groundbreaking "Field Expedition: Mongolia - Valley of the Khans Project" invites Web users around the world to join a field expedition online in real time as "citizen scientists" from the comfort of their homes.The field expedition is headed by National Geographic Emerging Explorer Albert Yu-Min Lin of UC San Diego. More arrow

UC San Diego Celebrates 50th
Anniversary Founders' Day November 18

Foundersday TritonesThe year was 1960. John F. Kennedy was elected president, To Kill a Mockingbird was published and the U.S. launched satellite Transit I-B into space, ushering in a new era in navigation technology. One other pivotal event happened that year—the University of California, San Diego was established officially Nov. 18 as the seventh campus in the University of California system. More arrow

UC San Diego Campus Members Give Thanks
Through Service at St. Vincent de Paul Village
Vounteer 50“You can’t promote active citizenship without being an active citizen.” And that is exactly why Sixth College’s Coordinator of Student Activities Kati Dickson got involved with UC San Diego’s Volunteer50 initiative. Dickson was one of more than 75 volunteers who lent a helping hand at St. Vincent de Paul Village Nov. 13. Participants pulled weeds, planted flowers, swept sidewalks and spent time in the kitchen preparing lunch for the homeless. More arrow

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Science Is Sexy, National Public Radio Host Says
Public Radio HostBarbie has become a computer engineer, with pink sensible shoes and a pink laptop. One of the most-watched sitcoms on network TV tells the story of three physicists and one engineer working at an institution that resembles Caltech in Pasadena. Last month, the White House hosted its first-ever science fair. “When Barbie gets to be a computer scientist, you know that science has become sexy,” Ira Flatow, host of NPR’s “Science Friday,” said last week during a visit to campus. More arrow

UCSD Researchers Create Autistic Neuron Model
muotriUsing induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with Rett syndrome, scientists at the School of Medicine have created functional neurons that provide the first human cellular model for studying the development of autism spectrum disorder and could be used as a tool for drug screening, diagnosis and personalized treatment.  More arrow

Undergrad Minor in Global Health a First for UC
Forelimb and muslce improvementsA new minor for undergraduates focused on global health launched this fall quarter. The global health minor was developed through the UC San Diego Global Health Initiative in collaboration with Eleanor Roosevelt College and the International Center.  More arrow

Research Uncovers Extensive
Natural Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury

Forelimb and muslce improvementsA study led by researchers in the department of neurosciences at the School of Medicine shows unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates. The findings may one day lead to the development of new treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries. More arrow

City of San Diego Recognizes UC San Diego's
50th Anniversary with Proclamation

city hall Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and King Triton, accompanied by UC San Diego students and staff gathered at City Hall Tuesday to celebrate the City of San Diegos proclamation of UC San Diego's 50th Anniversary Celebration. San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Councilmember Sherri Lightner presented the proclamation to Chancellor Fox who stood alongside King Triton at the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. More arrow

Campus Receives $1 Million Grant from Amgen Foundation to Support Undergraduate Research
Amgen FoundationUC San Diego has received a
$1 million grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experience to approximately 100 undergraduates through the Amgen Scholars program. More arrow

Biologists Identify Genes That
Control Toxic Metal Accumulation in Plants

Photo of Toxic Metals Biologists at UC San Diego and four other institutions have identified a long-sought after family of genes that controls how yeast and plants accumulate toxic heavy metals and arsenic inside their cells. More arrow

Scientists Identify One Cause of Damage in Alzheimer's Disease and Find a Way to Stop It
Drug Candidate Researchers suspect that a protein superstructure called amyloid beta is responsible for much of the neural damage of Alzheimer's disease. A new study at UC San Diego shows that amyloid beta disrupts one of the brain's anti-oxidant proteins and demonstrates a way to protect that protein, and perhaps others, from amyloid's harmful effects. More arrow

TB-drugome Provides New Targets
for Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Discovery

Researchers at the School of Medicine and the University of Leeds have linked hundreds of federally approved drugs to more than 1,000 proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, opening new avenues to repurpose these drugs to treat TB. More arrow


K. C. Nicolaou Receives
2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry

K.C. NicolaouThe Franklin Institute recognized K.C. Nicoloau, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego and professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute "for his achievements in synthetic organic chemistry, particularly for the development of methods for preparing complex substances found in nature, which have potential applications in the field of medicine." More arrow

Biologist Awarded Packard
Fellowship for Science & Engineering

Emily Troemel Emily Troemel, an assistant professor of biology, has been named a recipient of a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, one of 17 faculty members nationwide to have been selected for the honor this year. Each fellow will receive an unrestricted research grant of $875,000 over five years from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation. More arrow

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UC San Diego Biologists Discover
Second Motor Protein That Rewinds DNA

Open Topography Facility Part of $4.4 Million NSF Award to Develop Geographical Information Science Framework

Press Clips

  arrow Revelle's Cathedral, a
Premier Center of Learning, Turns 50
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

  arrow Special Report: UCSD @ 50
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 14

  arrow UCSD's Fox Heads to
White House to Receive Medal
San Diego Union-Tribune, Nov. 15

  arrow Autism Mimicked by Cells in a Dish
MSNBC, Nov. 11

  arrow The GOP's Racial Challenge
The Wall Street Journal, Opinion, Nov. 10


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November 15, 2010

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Q&A Q & A
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Spotlight on Faculty Research - National Medal of Science

Campus Notices

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action & Diversity Award Nomination Deadline Extended

Report of the Task Force on Criteria for Appointment and Advancement in the Adjunct Professor Series

At Work

Staff Association Holiday Pancake Breakfast
Buy your tickets early for this year's Holiday Pancake Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15 in the Price Center West Ballrooms A & B More

Staff Education and Development Courses

Budgeting 101B: Permanent Budgets and Online Transfer of Funds
8:30 a.m. - noon

The Advisor's Toolkit to Study Abroad
10 a.m. - noon

Effective Public Speaking and Presentations
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What's Happening

Founders' Day
3 p.m. Nov. 18
UC San Diego Town Square

International Education Week

International Education Week
Nov. 15 - 19

James Fallows

James Fallows Discusses the Rise of the Pacific Region in World Affairs
5 p.m. Nov. 16
Robinson Building Complex


Founding the Future: Health Sciences' Legacy of Excellence
Noon Nov. 18
Biomedical Library


UCIRA 4th Annual "State of the Arts" Conference
Nov. 19 - 21

Joe Turner

Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Nov. 19 - Dec. 4
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre

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You Do The Math

6430 = number of hours logged by Volunteer50 participants as of Nov. 5

1101 = number of registered users on the Volunteer50 website as of Nov. 5

Faculty Authors

Citizens of the Sea

Nancy Knowlton

The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. "Citizens of the Sea" reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life.
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