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‘Make Your Own Jobs:’ Co-Founder
of Group to Help Youngest Victims of Uganda’s Civil War Urges Graduates

A few weeks ago, Laren Poole stood in the Oval Office and looked on as President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that the former UC San Diego student helped pass. Friday, Poole came back to his alma mater to share his passion for humanitarian work with graduating seniors during UCSD’s All Campus Graduation Celebration.The 26-year-old is the co-founder of “Invisible Children,” a nonprofit organization, which aims to alleviate the plight of victims of Uganda’s civil war. Friday, the former UCSD student urged graduates to take action too. He also said the current economic crisis might present new opportunities. “I’m here to say: If there are no jobs waiting for you, good,” he said. “Make your own jobs. Create new industries. Discover new roads." More arrow

Degrees of Success
Some members of 2010 graduating class overcome hardship in quest to step up to better life
Marshall College Graduates Midway through the Thurgood Marshall College graduation, Professor Sara Kaplan, the keynote speaker, asked the 950 soon-to-be graduates to close their eyes and think about one or two people who helped them make it through college. Then she asked students to voice their gratitude. On cue, 950 voices rose above RIMAC Field, shouting out a big “Thank you!” It’s a safe bet that most students were thanking their parents and perhaps a close friend. But Dawn Monday said she was thinking about Theresa Ford, her former counselor at Grossmont Community College, and Stephanie Muldrow, a staff member in the Marshall College office. More arrow

Service to Community, Abroad
a Focus for Outstanding Seniors
BezaFrom tutoring at the Preuss School, advocating for more funding for higher education, to raising money for the victims of the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, this year’s graduating seniors are true global citizens. Read about some of the outstanding members of the Class of 2010. More arrow

Students Challenged to Recycle, Donate
as Part of Zero Waste Move-out Campaign

EconautsUC San Diego undergraduates turned what could have been a mountain of trash into charitable donations and recyclables as part of a zero waste move-out campaign at the end of the academic year last week. Amid celebrations of the end of the year, the 7,700 undergraduates who live in residence halls and on-campus apartments were challenged by a student-made video to donate or recycle dishes, clothes, appliances and other stuff they don’t want before they moved out for the summer. More arrow

Wireless Sensor Startup Wins
UC San Diego $80K Entrepreneur Challenge

Wireless SensorWireless sensors that monitor your heart even though they do not actually touch your skin are at the center of UC San Diego electrical engineering PhD student Yu Mike Chi’s dissertation. This technology—and the plan for commercializing it—earned Chi and his Cognionics team the top spot in the UC San Diego Entrepreneur Challenge. The prize includes $25K in cash for the startup and $15K in legal services. More arrow

University of California Wins
California Environmental Leadership Award

Global Green USA is honoring the University of California for the environmental commitment the university has demonstrated through its academic, research and sustainability practices. The California Environmental Leadership Award recognizes the UC system for its 32 LEED green-certified buildings, more than any other university in the country, and its leadership in research and educational programs focused on climate change, clean energy and other sustainability issues. More arrow

San Diego County Fair to Showcase
Culinary Gems From UCSD Libraries

Amidst the deep-fried s’mores, macaroni and cheese balls, and giant cinnamon rolls, visitors to this year’s San Diego County Fair in Del Mar will get a birds-eye view of a treasure trove of rare and iconic materials from UC San Diego’s Mandeville Special Collections Library that depict our fascinating culinary history and culture. More arrow

Supercomputer Center, McGill University Win
Awards to Design Ultra-Efficient ‘Green’ Data Center

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego and CLUMEQ, a Canadian high-performance computing consortium led by McGill University in Montreal have been awarded grants from Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network and the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership to design an ultra-efficient data center as part of a program to promote ‘green’ IT initiatives. More arrow


Shankar Subramaniam Named Distinguished
Scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center

Shankar Subramaniam Shankar Subramaniam has been named a distinguished scientist at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to assist in identifying new opportunities and solutions in the area of bioinformatics. More arrow

Press Clips

  arrow Can These Underwear Save Your Life?
CBS News
June 11, 2010
  arrow Could You Be 'Infected' by Friend's Divorce?
June 10, 2010
  arrow Harvey Itano Dies at 89; Researcher Whose Studies Provided a Breakthrough on Sickle Cell Disease
Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2010
  arrow 'Rock Star' Transplant Surgeon
is Leaving Arizona for UC-San Diego

Chronicle of Higher Education
June 10, 2010
  arrow New UCSD Grad keeps his Eyes on the Prize
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 13, 2010

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Staff Education and Development Courses

Organizational Performance Management and Process Improvement
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Web Design Part 1: Introduction to HTML
6/22/10, 6/24/10,
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Introduction to SharePoint
6/23/10, 6/30/10,
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What's Happening
Future Destinations
Future Destinations Job Expo
1:30 p.m.
June 16
Price Center
Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem
June 20 -26
Camp Ronald McDonald/Temecula
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Climate Change
Climate and National Security: Securing Better Forecasts
6 p.m.
June 21, 2010
Scripps Seaside Forum
Supporting Global Disaster Relief
June 22, 2010
AMN Healthcare
Tom Swift
Performance at Tom Swift Centennial
4 p.m.
July 16, 2010
Geisel Library
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You Do The Math


1,170: number of students graduating from Muir College this year

1055: number of Warren graduates

950: number of Thurgood Marshall graduates

950: number of Revelle graduates

910: number of Sixth College graduates

850: number of Eleanor Roosevelt graduates

Faculty Authors
Economic Crisis

Mexican Migration and the U.S. Economic Crisis: A Transnational Perspective
By Edited by Wayne A. Cornelius, David FitzGerald, Pedro Lewin, and Leah Muse-Orlinoff

Based on 1,031 survey interviews and more than 500 hours of in-depth unstructured interviewing, on both sides of the border, this volume is the first fieldwork-based study of how the U.S. economic crisis that erupted in 2007 has affected flows of Mexican migrants to and from the United States. More arrow

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