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The Call of the Arctic
Scripps scientists deploy new technology to track changes facing inhabitants of the north
For thousands of years, the native peoples living along the world's northernmost seas have forged an intimate relationship with their environment. The indigenous inhabitants of the Arctic Ocean's Chukchi and Beaufort seas view themselves as tied to the sea, ice and other elements of the natural world—even spiritually connected to the animals they hunt and regard as offerings toward the continued subsistence of their people and way of life. More arrow

Study Recommends Athletics
Program Transition to Division I

athleticsA recent study assessing UC San Diego's Intercollegiate Athletics program recommended the university reclassify from the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division II to Division I. Initiated by the Associated Students, the study also reviewed the potential feasibility of adding a football team and determined the campus does not have the resources to support the sport. More arrow

Next Stop: UC San Diego
Route for trolley project being finalized
Trolley plansPlans to bring a trolley line to UC San Diego are shaping up. After considering several options, the San Diego Association of Governments adopted a route for the project. A group of staff members, faculty and students is working on plans for two on-campus stations. The line could be up and running by 2015 to 2017 and would serve close to 9,000 riders on campus. It will connect UCSD with Old Town, downtown and much of south San Diego County. More arrow

Times Higher Education Ranks UC San Diego
30th Best University in World by Reputation

UC San Diego was ranked 30th in the World Reputation Rankings, a new ranking from the London-based Times Higher Education. The reputation rankings are a subsidiary of the publication's annual World University Rankings released in September 2010, where UC San Diego's overall world ranking was 32nd for its learning environment, ground-breaking research and economic impact. More arrow

UC San Diego Opens New Down Syndrome Center
Doctors and scientists at the School of Medicine will soon open one of the first programs in the United States to combine academic research with the treatment of adults with Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Center for Research and Treatment officially launched yesterday with a reception hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of San Diego. More arrow

UC San Diego Launches Nation's
First Non-Supplement Study on Prostate Cancer, Diet

The vegetables most boys wanted to avoid in childhood—such as kale and broccoli—just may be the answer to staving off prostate cancer growth in adulthood. A new clinical trial at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center will evaluate whether or not a change in diet, reinforced with telephone counseling and exercise, can stop or delay the progression of prostate cancer. More arrow

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Free video game recreates U.S. internment camps
3d videoMore than 100,000 Japanese Americans during WWII were forced from their Pacific Coast homes to "War Relocation centers" in the U.S. interior. Now, two UC San Diego researchers are turning one of the darker chapters of U.S. history into an educational and interactive game, one that not only teaches about the past (lest it be repeated) but also tacitly poses a difficult question that still resonates today: “Is it ever OK to compromise the civil liberties of some for the ‘good’ of the nation as whole?” More arrow

Blogger Marks One-Year Anniversary
of Decision to Attend UC San Diego

Brian BoseAfter almost a year on the UC San Diego campus, freshman Brian Bose has acted on stage, joined a hip-hop dance team and made new friends. Last year, Bose had chronicled his college admissions journey in The New York Times. He is still happy that he chose UCSD over DePaul University and The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he says. More arrow

OptIPortables Bring High-Tech
Collaboration to San Diego Communities

OptIPortablesTwo communities in underserved areas of San Diego County have a new tool to improve education and long-distance collaboration thanks to researchers at UC San Diego who hope the device will help mitigate at least one problem caused by San Diego's 4,500 square miles of urban sprawl—the distance between communities. More arrow


UC San Diego Chapter of Engineers
for a Sustainable World Wins Solar Grant

Joseph OcampoJoseph Ocampo, a UC San Diego sophomore and a member of the campus chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), is leading a team of fellow ESW student volunteers that has won a $10,900 grant to develop a mobile solar-powered station. The team plans to use the grant from the national ESW organization to develop the “solar tree on wheels” that will be used to charge batteries in laptops, cell phones, campus electric utility vehicles and other devices. More arrow

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Digital Cinema Project Honored
for Innovation in Networking

Press Clips


UCSD to Host Clinton Global Initiative Meeting
KPBS, March 10

  arrow Local Scientists Study Japan Quake Data
10News, March 11

  arrow Study: Strong Painkiller OK While Breastfeeding
FOX News, March 11

  arrow Researchers Show How
a Car's Electronics Can Be Taken Over Remotely

The New York Times, March 9

  arrow Study: Using Toenails
to Predict Risk of Lung Cancer

TIME Magazine,March 7


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March 14, 2011

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Looking for Something for the Kids To Do This Summer? Check out the Many Summer Camps Available on Campus
Swimming, science classes, writing and days worth of fun at the Birch Aquarium are some of the activities offered during summer at UC San Diego. Whether you're looking for something for your kindergartner to do, or something to keep your high school student engaged this summer, the campus has something to fit your needs.

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What's Happening

San Diego Science Festival
March 19 - 26


Clinton Global Initiative-University
April 1 - 3


2011 UC San Diego Women's Conference
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
March 23, 2011
Price Center

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De-Stress Fest
March 14 - 18
Price Center

little miss sunshine

St. Patty's Day-Climb for Free in Green
March 17
Outback Climbing Center


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You Do The Math

128,000 = number of square feet in Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center set to open to the public April 3.

27 = number of acute care beds at the center.

22 = number of day beds at the center.

Faculty Authors

What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality

By Patricia Churchland

In "Braintrust," neurophilosophy pioneer Patricia Churchland argues that morality originates in the biology of the brain. The result is a provocative genealogy of morals that asks us to reevaluate the priority given to religion, absolute rules, and pure reason in accounting for the basis of morality. More arrow

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