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Innovators Bring Work to Life at IDEaS Expo
When Kip Fulbeck was born 45 years ago, his parents' marriage was still illegal in some states. For years, Fulbeck, who is of white and Asian descent, could only fill out one box to describe his ethnicity. He felt these boxes were forcing him to pick between his mother and his father, he explained. He struggled to define his identity as he came to UC San Diego, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1988 and a master's of fine arts in 1992. At UCSD, Fulbeck met many mentors who helped him find his voice as an artist. He came back to campus Friday to serve as the keynote speaker for the Innovation Day Expo at RIMAC, part of UCSD's 50th anniversary celebrations. More arrow

Nobel Prize Winners Gather as Part of Series
of Signature Events to Celebrate Innovation
nobel engle One changed the way individuals and corporations invest. Another found a way to forecast volatility in the financial market. Another helped rid the world of harmful chemicals that were destroying the planet’s ozone layer. Yet another helped craft fluorescent proteins that allow scientists to peer into the mechanisms of life itself. Four Nobel Prize laureates associated with UCSD spoke about their breakthroughs Wednesday night at the Price Center as part of the campus’ Innovation Day Expo and Symposia, a series of signature events in this year’s 50th anniversary celebrations. More arrow

Diversity Is Our Future:
UC San Diego in the Next 50 Years

nobel engle Never underestimate the power of an idea. That was the message participants of the noontime IDEaS symposium on “Diversity Is Our Future: UC San Diego in the Next 50 Years” had to share with an audience of more than 150 faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members in attendance. More

Celebrating Diversity Focus of
Student Community Connections Dinner

Chancellor Makes Pickle Creating community, celebrating diversity and breaking down barriers were themes of a student-led, student-initiated event Feb. 18 where members from various campus cultural and spiritual organizations gathered for the Community Connections Dinner. Organized by UC San Diego’s Associated Students Office of the President, the event featured students from the Black Student Union, Jewish Students for Peace, Greek-affiliated groups and other organizations and representatives from UC San Diego’s six college councils. More arrow

UC San Diego Measures Campus Climate
Progress, Success with Diversity Programs
Chancellor Makes Pickle In 2011, UC San Diego continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary and also continues to emphasize programs and policies that will enhance the campus climate and broaden the richness and diversity of the university community and curriculum. A review of program progress, recently updated on the UC San Diego Campus Climate website, outlines the commitment by the university to changing the institutional dynamic among students, faculty and staff. More arrow

Princeton Review Again Names
UC San Diego 'Best Value' College

Chancellor Makes Pickle UC San Diego is again ranked among the nation's top 50 "best value" public colleges for 2011 by The Princeton Review. Last week, the publication, partnering with USA Today, listed its annual ranking of the 50 private and 50 public "best value colleges." Although economic uncertainty in recent years is reflected in changes and fluctuations to The Princeton Review's 100 Best Value Colleges, UC San Diego has consistently remained on the list. More arrow

Higher Vitamin D Intake Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk
Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut the incidence of breast cancer and several other major diseases than had been originally thought. More arrow

Research Sheds Light on Cellular Basis of Depression
Chancellor Makes Pickle Recent studies suggest that neurons in a particular area of the brain called the lateral habenula are activated in models of depression. These neurons are activated by stimuli linked to disappointment or anticipation of a negative outcome, and they modulate dopamine-rich regions of the brain that control reward-seeking behavior and play a part in depressive disorders. More arrow

International Women's Day Celebration
on Campus to Benefit Impoverished Women

UC San Diego invites the community to celebrate 100 years of women's economic, political and social achievements for International Women's Day from 2 to 4 p.m., March 6 at the Great Hall on campus. UC San Diego is partnering with local community service organizations to present the celebration, free and open to the public. The celebration will raise funds for microfinance loans - small loans that extend credit to women, improving their economic and social lives. More arrow

Libraries to Honor Dr. Seuss with Birthday Party
Chancellor Makes Pickle Dr. Seuss fans both on and off the UC San Diego campus will not want to miss the 107th birthday celebration in honor of the late Theodor Geisel—better known as Dr. Seuss. The festivities will begin at 11:50 a.m., March 2 at the foot of Library Walk in front of the Geisel Library building. More arrow

Triton Swimmers Take Championship for Third Year
Time wiseThe UC San Diego swimming and diving teams captured their third conference championship in a row Feb. 19 at the Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference Championships in Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. The Triton men tallied 1548.5 points over the four days, beating second-place Cal Baptist's total of 1386. UCSD scored 1635 points on the women's side while Cal Baptist followed with 1261 points. More arrow


Campus Celebrates Legacy of
African American Scholars with Exhibit, Reception
Time wise The Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society hosted a special reception Thursday at Geisel Library to celebrate the Black History Month exhibit “Edward A. Bouchet: A History of Scholarly Achievement.” Named for the first African-American doctoral recipient in the United States, the society honors graduate students who exemplify a commitment to promoting diversity in doctoral education and supporting groups that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. More arrow

Supercomputer Center Mourns Loss of Phil Andrews
Phil Andrews
Phil Andrews, who for more than a decade served in a variety of leadership positions at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego, died Wednesday evening from an apparent heart attack. More arrow

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Press Clips


Researchers Link Gene Mutation to Schizophrenia
NPR, Feb. 26

  arrow Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 15

  arrow Cardiac Patient Kept Alive With Two Hearts
FOX News, Feb. 24

  arrow Future of Education? Droids Teaching Toddlers
MSNBC, Feb. 22

  arrow Renowned UCSD Alumus Returns to Speak
San Diego Union-Tribune,Feb. 23


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February 28, 2011

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Members of the campus community are encouraged to nominate a staff colleague who is deserving of special acknowledgment as part of the Exemplary Staff Employee of the Year Award Program. The deadline for receipt of nominations is 5 p.m., March 23, 2011.

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What's Happening

Green Open House
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
April 16, 2011


San Diego Science Festival EXPO
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
March 26, 2011

black history month

Silent Witness:
Recent Work by Ken Gonzales - Day

March 31 - May 20, 2011
University Art Gallery

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One Alliance, Two Lenses: U.S.- Korea Relations in a New Era
4 p.m.
March 03, 2011
Robinson Building Complex

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Free Admission for UCSD Community at the Birch Aquarium
March 1 - 31

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UCSD by Design
10 a.m.
March 4, 2011
UCSD International House, Great Hall


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You Do The Math

267,000 = number of square feet in the Village at North Torrey Pines II apartment project

146 = number of units in Village II

Faculty Authors

Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond

By Sherry Seethaler

Why do lizards do pushups? What if the Earth's magnetic field reverses? How do stars die? In her follow-up to Curious Folks Ask, Sherry Seethaler answers 188 new science questions from real people. Drawn from her San Diego Union-Tribune column, these Q&As reveal breakthroughs... demolish myths... present mysteries... rekindle your sense of wonder. More arrow

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