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Celebrating Culture
Campus holds first annual Native American Powwow
The sights, sounds and tastes of American Indian culture were evident in the fry bread, colorful headdresses and regalia, powwow dancing, bird singing and gourd dancing featured at UC San Diego's powwow Saturday. Hundreds of visitors of all ages from the San Diego and campus community came together for the daylong celebration, hosted by the UC San Diego chapter of Native American Student Alliance. More arrow

Watch a Slideshow of the Powwow

Two Regional Tournaments, One Win,
Make Big Weekend for UC San Diego Athletics

Softball The UC San Diego softball team earned its first-ever spot in the NCAA national finals this weekend, as part of a busy three days for Tritons athletics. The softball team was hosting for the first time the NCAA Division II West Super Regional competition Friday and Saturday here on campus. Also this weekend, UCSD's baseball team hosted its first-ever regional tournament at home. More arrow

UC San Diego First California University to
Achieve ‘Gold’ STARS Sustainability Rating
UC San Diego has been named the first college or university in California and one of only 10 campuses in the United States and Canada to earn a “gold” sustainability-performance rating in a prestigious annual survey. The rating is the outcome of the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) survey, which has been developed with broad participation from the higher education community and administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. More arrow

Campus Again Named to President
Obama Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

Presidents Community Service Honor Roll For the second consecutive year, UC San Diego has been named to the President's Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Based on 2010 data, the campus was recognized for two exemplary learning programs, Teams in Engineering Service and the university's Thurgood Marshall College's community service minor, and one outstanding community service program, Alternative Breaks. More arrow

Academic Senate Honors Diverse Array
of Faculty Members for Distinguished Teaching

UC SealWith a well-attended reception and a formal ceremony, UC San Diego’s Academic Senate presented the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Awards to faculty members representing a diverse array of disciplines.
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, Academic Senate Chair Frank Powell Jr. and Committee on Distinguished Teaching Representative James Nieh co-hosted the event, held Thursday at the faculty club. More arrow

Study Reveals Top Ten Hot Career
Trends For College Graduates

Healthcare case management, financial examination and internal auditing, and mobile media are among some of the hottest career options for college graduates identified in a new study from UC San Diego Extension. In a graduation season of high unemployment rates, the trend study reveals bright spots for college graduates in this recovering economy. More arrow

Teams Put Engineering Know-how to Test
in Race to Determine Fastest Boxcar on Campus

Preuss School 2,000 burgers. 300 participants. 39 teams. And a parking lot full of scrap metal and junk. Some play it safe with simple, clean designs. Some go crazy with paint and costumes. But every year since 2004, UC San Diego students, faculty, alumni and staff have turned out to compete in Junkyard Derby, a race to see which team can combine their skills, engineering know-how and showmanship into the fastest boxcar on campus. More arrow

California Energy Commission Accelerates Renewable Energy Research on Campus Through $1.4 Million Grant
California EnergyThe California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research has awarded $1.4 million in funding for UC San Diego that will accelerate the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies for Californians. The funding will boost solar forecasting research, support the campus' deployment of solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations, solar integrated energy storage systems and improved information technology architecture with grid operators. More arrow

Campus Honors Family of
Pole Vaulter with May 23 Tribute
Nearly 200 volunteers helped create memorial for former Triton teammate
Léon T. Roach IIIUC San Diego paid tribute to Triton parents Léon and MaryAnn Roach today for their generous contributions to the UC San Diego community in memory of their son and former Triton student-athlete Léon T. Roach III. The Roach family coordinated efforts and resources to install new block wall terraces for pole vault spectators at Triton Track and Field Stadium and established the Léon T. Roach Academic Scholarship for Athletes. More arrow

'What's in My Fridge' Hack
Wins Top Prize at Yahoo! Competition

Hack U Most college students wouldn’t need a digital app to tell them what’s in their refrigerators, since the answer is usually “not much.” But a group of graduate students from the Jacobs School of Engineering knew the idea had some merit—and fortunately for them, Yahoo! felt the same way. Their “What’s in My Fridge?” website design for iPhone won the technology company’s Hack U Hack Day competition at UC San Diego. More arrow

Does Eating Give You Pleasure, or Make You Anxious?
Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa—a disorder that tends to occur in young women—is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss. While most people have a great deal of difficulty in dieting and losing weight, particularly if a diet extends over many months or years, individuals with anorexia nervosa can literally diet themselves to death. In fact, this disorder has a very high death rate from starvation. A new study, now online in the journal International Journal of Eating Disorders, sheds light on why these symptoms occur in anorexia nervosa. More arrow

Campus Awarded Grants for Innovative
Sexual Violence Prevention Campaign

Prevention Campaign More than $600,000 in grants have been awarded to UC San Diego's Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Resource Center for the center's innovative and proactive violence prevention programs and comprehensive services. This is the first year the center has received three grants, each from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice and the Healthy Relationship Peer Educator Program sponsored by the Avon Foundation for Women. More arrow

The Preuss School Raises Record
$375,000 at Annual Benefit Celebration

Preuss School "A World of Possibilities" was the theme of this year's benefit celebration for The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students—and record-breaking net proceeds of $375,000 will open the door to that world a little wider for the 820 students at the school. More arrow


Prominent Information Theorist Jack Keil Wolf Dies
Jack Wolf Jack Keil Wolf, a pioneer in information theory and its applications, died May 12 at the age of 76, following a battle with cancer. A member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, Wolf made profound contributions to digital communication and data storage technology. Wolf served as a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UC San Diego since 1984. More arrow

K.C. Nicolaou Elected to American Philosophical Society
Joining the ranks of such American leaders as George Washington, Thomas Paine, Charles Darwin, Robert Frost and Albert Einstein, UC San Diego professor of chemistry and biochemistry K.C. Nicolaou has been elected to the American Philosophical Society—the oldest and one of the most prestigious learned societies in the United States. More arrow

An Artist's Vision: Shiley Eye Center
Helps Local Artist Return to his Canvas

Jerome Walker Jerome Walker was born an artist. From the moment he first learned to hold a pencil, Walker began drawing on everything and with everything he could find—including on walls with his sister's lipstick. Despite being visually impaired, he built a career as a painter, showing in galleries in Chicago, London and Paris. Most recently, one of his paintings was recognized by the Regional Juried Show at the San Diego Art Institute. More arrow

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Commencement Ceremonies to Celebrate
New Generation of Physicians, Pharmacists

Press Clips

  arrow Jack Wolf, Who Did
the Math Behind Computers, Dies at 76

The New York Times, May 20

  arrow Next Up on the Bailout List: The Mailman?
Fortune, Opinion, May 18

  arrow Study Sees Way to Win Spam Fight
The New York Times, May 19

  arrow Peril, Promise in Induced Stem Cells
USA Today, May 16

  arrow Anxiety Disorder May Precede
Diabetes in Latinos, Study Finds

Los Angeles Times, May 20


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May 23, 2011

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Campus Notices

Assembly to Meet May 24

Library Closures
and Consolidations

Wellness Program for Faculty and Staff:
Thrive at UCSD

At Work

Police Alert
UCSD Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred at 8 p.m. May 20 just west of the Geisel Library. If you have any information on this incident, please contact the UCSD Police at (858) 534-4357. Click here for more information.

Volunteer 50

Volunteer50 Participants Surpass Campus Goal
of 50,000 Cumulative Service Hours

56,000 hours and still counting. Congratulations to the Volunteer50 participants who surpassed our goal of reaching 50,000 cumulative service hours this academic year. And we’re not done yet. You can still donate your time, help your community and push our total even higher. Volunteers who reach 50 hours of service will receive special recognition from the chancellor. Learn more at

UC Regents

UC Administrators, Regents Discuss
Strategies for Weathering
Financial Storm
With the state budget still uncertain, the UC Board of Regents discussed last week the short- and long-term options for how UC will cope if state financial support for public higher education continues to wane. Since January, the university has been developing strategies to absorb a $500 million cut in state funding for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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Staff Education and Development Courses

Creative Thinking Power
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Coaching Tools for Leaders
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Diversity Education
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What's Happening

Commencement 2011
June 11 - 12, 2011

Revelle Forum

Alumni Weekend
June 16 - 19, 2011

Revelle Forum

Revelle Forum:
Former Executive Director
Eli Pariser

7 p.m.
May 23, 2011
The Neurosciences Institute


Why Making Elections Trustworthy is a Computer Science Problem
3 p.m.
May 25, 2011
Geisel Library

Political Equator 3

Political Equator 3
June 3 - 4, 2011


Senior Concert:

7:30 p.m.
May 31, 2011
Price Center

Birch Aquarium

Birch Aquarium at Scripps - World Ocean Day Celebration
11 a.m.
June 4, 2011
Birch Aquarium


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You Do The Math

4 = number of Preuss School students who received Gates Millennium scholarships this year to use at the university of their choice for undergraduate through graduate school

21 = number of Preuss students who have won Gates Millennium scholarships over the past five years

Faculty Authors

Historical Biblical
Archaeology and the Future

Edited by Thomas E. Levy

"Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future" reflects the major changes happening today in the historical archaeology of the Holy Land. Whereas traditional Biblical archaeology was a highly descriptive and subjective discipline, this book represents a fundamental paradigm shift brought about by the application of objective science-based dating methods, Geographic Information Systems, anthropological models, and an array of computer-based and digital technology tools. More arrow

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