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Helping Haiti
Team of UCSD physicians uses skills to treat earthquake victims despite inadequate conditions
Dr. Colleen Buono had been in Haiti for a week when a 5-year-old boy arrived at the hospital where she and two other UC San Diego physicians had been tending to earthquake victims in a bare-bones emergency room. According to the relative who brought him in, he had been buried in the rubble of his home for almost eight days. More arrow

Campus Awarded First LEED Gold Certification for
'Green' Remodel of Child Development Center Building

Chancellor's Town Hall (Photo / Victor W. Chen)Eighteen preschoolers sang “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Friday morning for their parents, teachers, UC San Diego students, campus officials, architects and contractors gathered at the university’s Mesa Child Development Center for an important environmental milestone for the campus. More arrow

Campus Urban Forest Becomes Living Laboratory
Environmental Science Students Team with Campus Forester to Better Understand Role of Trees in Global Climate Change
UC San Diego Black Student Union (Photo / Victor W. Chen)It’s not every day that UC San Diego students have class outside, with the sound of chainsaws buzzing in the background. But that’s exactly what about 40 undergraduates did on a recent Friday morning. Armed with measuring tape and a bathroom scale, they measured and weighed a tree that UCSD crews were cutting down because it had become unstable. The goal was to calculate how much carbon the tree held. More arrow

Developing a Cyberinfrastructure for
Comparative Effectiveness in Cancer Research

Photo of researchersCancer research is made increasingly difficult by vast amounts of relevant data, which are only increasing as scientists discover new drugs and interventions. Now, researchers from Calit2 and School of Medicine have been awarded $2.6 million over two years from the National Cancer Institute to prototype a cyberinfrastructure that would allow scientists to collect and interpret data from a variety of sources to compare the effectiveness of preventative measures, drugs, treatments and interventions. More arrow

Department of Energy Awards
Supercomputing Time to Campus Researchers

Logo of San Diego Supercomputer Center Scientists from the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other parts of campus were awarded supercomputing processor time by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of its 2010 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment program. More arrow

Symposium to Showcase Innovative Research
from UC San Diego Graduate Students

Logo of graduate student associationCutting-edge research on global warming, the rise of Type 2 diabetes and the emotional foundations of post-traumatic stress syndrome were just a few of the projects presented at the 10th annual All Graduate Research Symposium Friday.
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Campus and Beyond
Nothing says “I love you” like a special outing for two, sweet whispered nothings, or a twilight stroll through a eucalyptus grove. For Valentine’s Day this year, UCSD is offering plenty of options, some close to home and some farther afield. More arrow


Alum Receives Rave Reviews
for Starring Role in Local Production

Logo of graduate student associationUC San Diego alum Steven Lone, ’06, has been garnering rave reviews for his starring role in “Boom,” a play that just finished production after a one-week extension at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. More arrow

San Diego Holocaust Survivors to Share Their
Personal Stories in Holocaust Living Workshop
The Holocaust Living History Workshop, sponsored by the UC San Diego Libraries and the Judaic Studies Program, will host four presentations during winter quarter by local Holocaust survivors. The Holocaust Living History Workshop is an educational outreach program designed to preserve the memory of victims and survivors of the Holocaust. More arrow

Technology Institute Calit2 at
Names Director in Residence

Logo of graduate student associationUnderscoring its interdisciplinary interest in technology and the arts, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) has selected one of the country’s leading theatrical directors to be its first director in residence. Christopher Ashley, 45, has been appointed to the new position. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Q&A: Marye Anne Fox, UCSD Chancellor
San Diego Union-Tribune
Feb. 7, 2010
  arrow Geoffrey Burbidge,
Who Traced Life to Stardust, Is Dead at 84

The New York Times,
Feb. 8, 2010
  arrow Scanners Help Economy
by Warding Off Fear of Flying

Feb. 8, 2010
  arrow Blue Whales Croon a New Tune
Feb. 6, 2010
  arrow Athlete Alert: Is Genetic
Juicing Set to Replace Steroids?

Scientific American
Feb. 4, 2010

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February 8, 2010

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Want to share your views about UC pension and retiree health benefits? You can do so via a short, confidential, online survey. Just go to the Future of UC Retirement Benefits website between February 5 and March 1 and select the survey button. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and all answers are confidential.
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UC Proposes Use of Sick Leave for Baby Bonding
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Parents would be able to take paid leave for baby bonding under a newly proposed policy now available for employee comment. Responding to employee interest, UC Human Resources has proposed allowing employees, including birth parents, adoptive parents and foster parents, to use up to 30 days of accrued sick leave for baby bonding. More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Enhancing Quality Service Skills
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Managing Workplace Conflicts
8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Academic Personnel: Academic Peronnel On-sline (APOL)
8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

What's Happening
Black History Month (Photo / Victor W. Chen)
Black History Month
February 2010
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15th Annual Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action And Diversity Awards
Feb. 9, 2010
2:00 p.m.
Price Center
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Career Night: Tech Jobs
Mar. 23, 2010
5:00 p.m.
UCSD Extension Sorrento Mesa Center
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The Reconstruction of American Journalism
Feb. 12, 2010
5:00 p.m.
UCSD Institute of the Americas
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Communicating Love and Appreciation in Relationships
Feb. 12, 2010
PC West Red Shoe Room

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You Do The Math
= $539,000: amount of a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation received by UCSD; New York University; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Libraries to develop a next-generation archival management tool
Faculty Authors
Book cover of Composing the Citizen

From Settler to Citizen
By Ross Frank

Colonial New Mexico in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was a culturally vibrant region, where currents from the Spanish settlers and Pueblo Indian population dynamically interacted. This history examines how the changes in the Spanish empire affected local populations in this period, particularly by arming the Spanish settlers with tools to exploit and take command of indigenous textile and pottery trades. More arrow

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