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Going After Green Jobs

Going After Green Jobs
Earth Week job fair among campus initiatives helping students find sustainable opportunities
They want to fight climate change. They want to help boost the production of solar and wind energy. They want to make a difference and make the planet a better place. A growing number of UC San Diego students are looking for—and finding—green jobs after they graduate. The trend doesn’t just affect UCSD, but is national, said Andrew Ceperley, director of the Career Services Center. More arrow

Alumnus Takes Voice to Sacramento
to Fight for Higher Education Funding

Physician one of more than 300 key stakeholders to participate in advocacy day
RoverParkingSpot UC San Diego alum Anthony Jackson,’74, M.D, joined more than 300 advocates in Sacramento Tuesday for the 50th anniversary of the Master Plan for Higher Education to send a message to state lawmakers that they must make California's public universities and colleges a high priority. More arrow

People With Depression
Eat More Chocolate, a Mood Food

RoverParkingSpotResearchers at the School of Medicine have found that women and men eat more chocolate as depressive symptoms increase, suggesting an association between mood and chocolate. Results of this paper, co-authored by Dr. Beatrice Golomb, associate professor of medicine, appeared in the April 26 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine. More arrow

UC San Diego Physicists Locate
Long Lost Soviet Reflector on Moon

RoverParkingSpotA team of physicists led by a professor at UC San Diego has pinpointed the location of a long-lost light reflector left on the lunar surface by the Soviet Union nearly 40 years ago that many scientists had unsuccessfully searched for and never expected would be found. More arrow

UC San Diego Community Celebrates
with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Rae Armantrout

TerrySejnowski "It's ok to laugh!" said Rae Armantrout as she paused from her reading, putting the audience at ease and welcoming them to her poetry.  As she continued to read selections from her Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, “Versed,” the audience relaxed, laughing and smiling as they listened to her carefully crafted words. More arrow

Researchers Awarded $2.6 Million to Help Answer Fundamental Questions in Stem Cell Biology
Two scientists at the School of Medicine have each received $1.3 million grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) for stem cell research. The grants were part of $28 million in new funding announced Friday for awards that will seek answers to fundamental questions about stem cell biology. One leadership award was also announced. More arrow

‘Arts in Action’ to be Held on Campus May 7
AIAposterThe department of theatre and dance presents the UC San Diego “Arts in Action Festival: Real Art for Real Change” from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 7 at multiple locations on campus. In response to the recent racial incidents and protests at UC San Diego, this festival provides a forum for artistic responses featuring student and faculty work created especially for this event. More arrow

Preventing Young Athletes from Striking Out Too Early
The UC San Diego Health System has teamed up with the country’s leading sports medicine organizations and medical societies, along with professional athletes and business leaders, to participate in the STOP Sports Injuries campaign. “Sports injuries at any age should not be taken lightly,” said Dr. Raul Coimbra, chief of trauma, surgical critical care and burns at UCSD. “Any change in a young athlete’s behavior, vision, cognition, speech, or level of consciousness should set off an alarm bell and be addressed by a physician immediately.” More arrow

Wireless Research and Education Network Provides
Vital Link for New Data on Easter Sunday Earthquake

CRTNIn the weeks following the magnitude 7.2 Easter Sunday earthquake that had much of Southern California rocking and rolling, many residents became acutely aware of every aftershock. For seismologists and geophysicists, it meant a wealth of new data — and new clues about whether this temblor could trigger a larger, more deadly earthquake along the densely populated San Andreas Fault. More arrow

Needle Sharing May Play Major
Role in Transmission of Syphilis

A binational team of researchers led by the UC San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that active syphilis infections are significantly greater in female sex workers who inject drugs and share needles than those who don’t. The findings suggest that injection drug use may play as big a role as risky sexual behavior in the transmission of syphilis. It may also exacerbate the spread of both HIV and syphilis, as syphilis is frequently a co-factor for HIV infection. More arrow


Three Professors at UC San Diego
Elected to National Academy of Sciences

TerrySejnowskiTwo biology professors and an engineering professor at UC San Diego have been to membership in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors bestowed on U.S. scientists and engineers. More arrow

Philanthropists and Foodies Unite at Celebrity
Chefs Gala for Moores UCSD Cancer Center

Best ValueGreat food and a great cause will come together May 15 for the 29th annual Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. The black-tie fete, hosted by UC San Diego, will bring award-winning chefs from the region and around the nation to prepare their signature hors d’oeuvres paired with fine wine, all to benefit the Moores UCSD Cancer Center.  More arrow

Press Clips

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April 28, 2010
  arrow Chocolate and Depression Go Hand in Hand
April 27, 2010
  arrow Driving Cars Toward Complexity
April 30, 2010
  arrow Moms Quit Jobs for Their Child's College Dreams
April 27, 2010
  arrow Hospital Design Has Patients in Mind
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 27, 2010

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Q and A With: James Hamilton

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State Budget 'Won't be Signed' Without Proposed Higher Education Funds, Governor Vows
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger committed to restoring funding for California's public colleges and universities at a meeting with higher education leaders April 27, pledging that he won't sign a state budget unless it includes the financial support he has proposed for UC, CSU and the community colleges.
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Master Plan
Legacy Still Relevant

California can't afford to break the promise of the Master Plan for Higher Education even in times of extreme financial crisis, according to higher education experts who participated in a panel in Sacramento April 26.
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50th Anniversary UCSD Day at the Padres
Join UCSD Alumni and invite your group, department or program to attend the Sunday, September 26 Padres game, as they take on the Cincinnati Reds. Get your group tickets by May 14th, 2010. (pdf) More arrow

Staff Education and Development Courses

Introduction to Photoshop CS3
5/12/10, 5/19/10,
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Basic Elements of Filing Systems
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Assisting the Assistants
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

What's Happening
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Public Meeting: Comments on Extension of the San Diego Trolley to UCSD Campus
3 p.m.
May 11, 2010
Price Center East Ballroom
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UCSD Cares
May 1 -- 7, 2010
Greenovation Forum: Knowledge and Sustainability
4 p.m.
May 11, 2010
Calit2 Auditorium at Atkinson Hall
Magnetic Planets & How Mars Lost Its Atmosphere
4 p.m.
May 7, 2010
Natural Sciences Building
Mothers Day
Mother’s Day Photos
May 5 – 6 , 2010
Outside The Loft
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You Do The Math



18,334: number of freshmen who have been admitted to UC San Diego for fall 2010

48,073: number of freshmen applications for fall 2010 UC San Diego received

Faculty Authors
Naomi Oreskes

Merchants of Doubt
by Naomi Oreskes

“Merchants of Doubt” tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades. More arrow

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