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Campus Secures $15 Million
in Clean Renewable Energy Bonds

Financing part of $154 million allocated throughout San Diego region
UC San Diego will receive $15 million for 15 renewable energy projects under the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds program. The federally-backed program allocated $154 million for financing renewable energy projects at 192 public facilities throughout the San Diego region. Four UCSD students were instrumental in securing these grants. More arrow

Talks at UCSD Between Officials from North Korea, U.S. and Other Countries Described as ‘Frank but Friendly’
Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (Photo / Victor W. Chen) Representatives from North Korea and the United States held talks last week at an unofficial forum sponsored by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation at UC San Diego. The meetings were attended by military and diplomatic officials from four other countries. More arrow

A Prize Fit for a Prince
Prince Albert II of Monaco awarded the Roger Revelle Prize
Price Albert of Monaco (Photo / Bob Ross)UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography rolled out the “green” carpet for an environmentally conscious royal visitor October 23. His Serene Highness Prince Albert, Head of State and Sovereign Prince of Monaco, was at Scripps to receive the Roger Revelle Prize for his efforts to support and communicate scientific research and protection of the environment on a global scale. More arrow

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Columnist:
Transforming Women from Victims to Engaged Participants Key to Abating Global Poverty

Nicholas Kristof (Photo / Roxana Popescu)Calling gender inequity the “central moral challenge” of this day, comparable with totalitarianism in the twentieth century and slavery in the nineteenth, Nicholas Kristof, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The New York Times, painted a picture of ferocious persecution and fantastic promise for the world’s more than 3 billion women. Kristoff spoke to an audience of about 800 people in a packed Price Center ballroom Wednesday night as part of the Helen Edison Lecture Series. More arrow

Moores UCSD Cancer Center Team Awarded $20 Million by CIRM to Develop Drugs Against Leukemia Stem Cells
Researchers led by Dr. Dennis A. Carson, director of the Cancer Center, and Dr. Catriona Jamieson, director of the Cancer Stem Cell Research Program, have been awarded $20 million over four years to develop novel drugs against leukemia stem cells. More arrow

Regeneration Can be Achieved
after Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

Photo of Mark TuszynskiScientists at the School of Medicine report that regeneration of central nervous system axons can be achieved in rats even when treatment is delayed more than a year after the original spinal cord injury. More arrow

UC San Diego Ranks 6th in Nation for R&D Dollars
Photo of U.C. San DiegoUC San Diego again ranks sixth among top U.S. universities in federal research and development expenditures for fiscal year 2008, with $491 million in federal R&D money and $842 million in total R&D expenditures. The numbers were announced by the National Science Foundation. More arrow

Companies Show Up in Force for
Science and Tech Job Fair Despite Weak Economy

Technology Job Fair (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Qualcomm, Cisco, Amazon, Intuit Inc., Microsoft and Yahoo were just a few of the companies at the Career Services Center Science and Technology Job Fair Thursday afternoon. Almost a 1,000 students and alums crowded the Price Center to explore job opportunities and network with industry professionals. More arrow

Students and Staff Compete for
Prizes in Halloween Costume Contest
Halloween Costume Contest (Photo / Victor W. Chen)The audience cheered in the spirit of All Hallow's Eve as students and staff members competed in the annual Halloween Costume Contest, sponsored by the UC San Diego Bookstore. Competitors exhilarated the crowd in hopes of vying for either the most creative, funniest, scariest or best group costume. They danced, joked and frightened their way to win the judges' votes on Oct. 30 at the Price Center. The festivities were followed by the annual Pumpkin Drop. View Slideshow arrow

Medical Student on Forefront of 'Apps' Business
Being a full-time, third-year medical student is tough enough but Michael “Fuj” Fujinaka is also busy helping his fellow students learn. He answered his own questions about identifying heart murmurs by inventing a practical, high-tech learning tool. More arrow

Electrical Engineers Go Head to Head
with Genius on Music Playlists

Electrical engineers recently pitted Genius – the music recommendation system in Apple’s iTunes – against two experimental music recommender systems. Genius appears to capture acoustic similarities among songs within the same playlist, the researchers found. More arrow

Previously Unknown Volcanic
Eruption Helped Trigger Cold Decade

A team of chemists from the U.S. and France has found compelling evidence of a previously undocumented large volcanic eruption that occurred exactly 200 years ago, in 1809. More arrow


Decades of Support: Mac Kenzie Foundation
Gives $1.7 Million in Medical Scholarships

Photo of Julie Huber in a hospital in KenyaSince 1977, a small foundation based in Los Angeles has made a big impact on nearly 800 medical students at UC San Diego. The Mac Kenzie Foundation has given $1.7 million in total donations for students in the UC San Diego School of Medicine. This year, the foundation gave $85,000, benefiting 24 students. More arrow

Surgical Pioneer to Launch Groundbreaking
Treatment Center for Liver Disease at UC San Diego

Photo of Alan Hemming Distinguished transplant and cancer surgeon Dr. Alan Hemming has been recruited to the School of Medicine to launch a multidisciplinary center for the treatment of advanced liver disease. . This innovative program is designed to offer adult and pediatric patients in the western United States a single destination for the treatment of complex liver disease. More arrow

Press Clips

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San Diego Union-Tribune
October 29, 2009
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All the Great Female Choreographers?

Guardian (U.K.)
October 27, 2009
  arrow A Virtual Voyage Through the Brain of a Mouse
The New York Times
October 27, 2009
  arrow How to Keep Track of Climate Change
Christian Science Monitor
October 26, 2009
  arrow The Da Vinci Clue
San Diego Union-Tribune
October 26, 2009

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November 2, 2009

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Speakers at Academic Senate Paint Grim Fiscal Picture for Campus
In his first session as chair of UCSD’s Academic Senate, William Hogdkiss opened Tuesday’s meeting by acknowledging that he and his colleagues likely faced a “difficult year.” The assembly’s three guest speakers then supported that characterization.
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UC Commission on the Future to Hold ‘Listening Tour’ on Campus
Representatives from the five working groups of the UC Commission on the Future will conduct a listening tour at UC San Diego from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Price Center East Ballroom. More arrow

UC San Diego and Soroptimist International Launch November Foster Youth Donation Drive
San Diego area teens who turn 18 and have to leave foster care will find help setting up their first home or college residence through donations collected by a UC San Diego staff group in partnership with Soroptimist International of La Jolla. The campus-wide donation drive will be held Nov. 9-20, 2009. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Understanding UC Plans
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Excel 2007
Pivot Tables

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

CPR: Heartsaver
Cardiac Life Support

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

What's Happening
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Bonnie & Clyde
11/10/2009 - 12/20/2009
Mandell Weiss Theatre
Realities of War: Testimonies from the Frontline
11 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
Student Services Center
Wise Logo
Visual Arts Department Presents: Robert Becraft
Visual Arts Center
Sax & Violins with Hutchins Consort
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Neurosciences Institute
The Binder Lectureship: Almudena Grandes: Literature and Memory, a Writers Journey
6 p.m.
Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club

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You Do The Math
= $85,000: Donation by the Mac Kenzie Foundation—established by Sophia Mac Kenzie to alleviate the financial burden of medical school for California students – which will benefit 24 students. That brings the foundation’s total donations to students at the UC San Diego School of Medicine to $1.7 million
= $15 million: Grants given to UC San Diego for 15 renewable energy projects through the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) program
= $20 million: Funding over four years from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to researchers at the Moores UCSD Cancer Center for developing novel drugs against leukemia stem cells
Faculty Authors
Book cover of
The Burden
of Excellence

By Cecil Lytle

In this book Lytle, a retired provost of Thurgood Marshall College and an accomplished musician, describes the challenges he faced in establishing the Preuss School UCSD, a college-preparatory public charter school for children from underrepresented backgrounds. His efforts were a reaction to the anti-affirmative action policies that dramatically altered the landscape of California’s higher educational institutions starting in 1996, and the results have been nothing less than astounding. More arrow
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