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Egyptian Mummies Reveal
Heart Disease as Ancient Affliction

A new study finds that atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries, was common in ancient Egyptians, challenging a belief that vascular disease is a modern affliction caused by current-day risk factors such as stress and sedentary lifestyles. Dr. Michael Miyamoto, assistant clinical professor at the School of Medicine, recently returned to the U.S. following an expedition to Egypt to evaluate the prevalence of cardiovascular disease in 3,500-year-old mummies. Results of his work were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More arrow

Campus Celebrates Opening
of Sustainability Resource Center

Photo of Sustainability Resource CenterHundreds of students, faculty and staff gathered Friday at the Price Center theater for the opening of the Sustainability Resource Center, a one-stop sustainability shop where students can learn about green jobs and courses on sustainability-related topics, how to conserve energy and water, or find eco-friendly products. More arrow

Undergraduate Team Dukes
it Out in ‘BattleBots’ Competition

Photo of Robotics EngineersLast fall, 10 self-professed robotics geeks with very different backgrounds rallied behind a common mission: to create a robot so limber and so destructive that it would take no prisoners. The team, a group of UC San Diego undergraduates named Triton Robotix, competed in the first ever BattleBots college division contest, in which remotely controlled robots try to tear one another apart in the name of glory. More arrow

Alumna Returns to Scripps
to Share Adventures in Space

Photo of Megan McArthurAlmost everyone takes a few pictures when they go on a trip. Almost no one, though, comes back with the kind of material gathered by Megan McArthur. McArthur, who received her doctorate from UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2002, made her first return to campus Nov. 5 since taking part in the historic voyage of Space Shuttle Atlantis in May. More arrow

Board of Overseers Joins with Community Members, Elected Officials, Students to
Strategize on Improving Campus Diversity

BOO Conference (Photo / Roxana Popescu)UC San Diego’s Board of Overseers joined with community members, local elected officials and about two dozen high school students Saturday morning for a conference aimed at improving campus diversity. More arrow

Week of Celebrations Shines
Spotlight on International Education

International Education Week (Photo / Victor W. Chen)They donned the flags of Brazil, China, Palestine, Canada, Sweden, and Chile and marched down Library Walk with the UCSD pep band, all in the name of international education. UCSD’s fifth annual International Education Week kicked off with a flag parade, the first of a series of events dedicated to enhancing international awareness across campus. More arrow

Campus Passes $100 Million
Mark for Federal Stimulus Funds

Image of ARRA logo UC San Diego has received more than $100 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, with numerous proposals for additional support still being evaluated. More arrow

Research Team Wins SC09 ‘Storage Challenge’ Award
Supercomputer Center Storage Team A research team from the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has won the Storage Challenge competition at SC09, the leading international conference on high-performance computing, networking, storage and analysis. More arrow

Museum of Contemporary Art, UCSD Form Partnership
Photo of MCASDThe Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and UC San Diego have formed an innovative new partnership that will expand student and faculty access to more than 8,000 visual art catalogues and related materials, and provide museum curatorial staff with access to the vast holdings of the UC San Diego Libraries. More arrow

Study Finds Bees Can Learn
Differences in Food’s Temperature

Photo of BeesBiologists at UC San Diego have discovered that honeybees can discriminate between food at different temperatures, an ability that may assist bees in locating the warm, sugar-rich nectar or high-protein pollen produced by many flowers. More arrow


New CEO Named at Medical Center
Photo of Thomas Jackiewicz Thomas E. Jackiewicz has been named as the as new CEO of the UC San Diego Medical Center, effective November 23. Jackiewicz joined UC San Diego Health Sciences in 2001, most recently serving as associate vice chancellor and chief financial officer. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Don't Blame Fast Food: Mummy Had Heart Disease
November 17, 2009
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Breast Cancer Survivors Regain Breasts?

ABC News
November 17, 2009
  arrow Forget $100 Oil. $80 Oil is a Problem
CNN Money
November 18, 2009
  arrow New Hospital CEO Welcomes Tough Job: Jackiewicz Hired at UCSD Medical Center San Diego
San Diego Union-Tribune
November 20, 2009

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UC Regents
Approve Fee Increases

Mark Yudof (Photo / UCLA) Faced with a state funding gap of $1.2 billion next year, UC Regents voted Nov. 19 to increase student fees and adopt a financial plan that asks the state to fully fund the university's needs. More arrow

Call for Nominations: UCSD Alumni Association Awards
for Excellence

The 2010 Awards for Excellence will mark the 32nd year the UCSD Alumni Association has recognized the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and faculty. More arrow

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You Do The Math
= 22: number of mummies from the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Egypt examined for cardiovascular disease by Dr. Michael Miyamoto, a graduate of the UC San Diego School of Medicine and an assistant clinical professor there
= 3,500 years: age of those mummies
= 45 years: minimum age, at death, of the mummified individuals with the highest degree of vascular calcification
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Out of Athens
Out of Athens: The New Ancient Greeks
By Page duBois

Think Ancient Greece and its philosophy were all about togas, columns and bearded old dudes? Think it’s the kind of subject you wouldn’t touch with a 10-foot pole? Think again. While juxtaposing the Greeks with Vedic India, the Han dynasty in China, and the empires that survived Alexander the Great, Page duBois examines that Greek civilization through postcolonial, psychoanalytic, and postmodern filters. Her analyses are poised to shake up conventional understandings of both those ancient people and these modern approaches. Socrates, the alpha dog of rabble rousers, would be proud. More arrow
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