UCSD Awards First ‘Chancellor’s Medal’

Neil Morgan, an associate editor and senior columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune, received UCSD’s First “”Chancellor’s Medal”” Tuesday night in a ceremony held at Geisel Library. The event was attended by 150 San Diego civic and cultural leaders.

Morgan was honored for his many unique contributions to the city of San Diego during his career. Chancellor Dynes spoke at the event, calling Morgan “”Mr. San Diego,”” who “”has worn many hats”” including those of “”author, civic leader, regional booster and critic of the status quo.””

UCSD Associate Chancellor for Extended Studies Mary Walshok also spoke at the ceremony. She cited Morgan’s role in urging UCSD to “”forge real bonds of trust and mutuality San Diego and Tijuana and highlighted the work and growth of San Diego Dialogue, the Center for U.S./Mexico Relations and the Institute of the Americas in the 1990s.””

An exhibition of the books authored by Morgan and memorabilia of his leadership in San Diego also opened Tuesday in the Special Collections area of the library; it will remain on display through December.

Physics professors join list of most highly cited authors

UCSD physics professosr Ivan K. Schuller and M. Brian Maple have been included in ISI’s newly created “”Highly Cited Researchers,”” a publicly available, Web-based resource of the world’s most cited authors and researchers.

The database is a continuation of the ISI’s efforts to update its Current Contents, essays detailing highly cited authors and their discoveries and publications over the years. The new list will feature new information compiled over the last two decades.

The Web site is currently in the data collection stage and will be completely launched and ready for navigation in 2001.

Schuller and Maple were placed in the group because their peers had honored them with numerous citations throughout the course of their own research. The honor from ISI cited each as “”one of the most highly cited, influential researchers”” in his field. For more information about the database visit

UCSD Summer Program requests student suggestions

The UCSD Summer Session Program is asking for student suggestions for more summer courses in order to expand the number and range of courses offered this summer.

The program needs students’ specific requests by Dec. 8 for their list to be forwarded to the planning committee. Please submit suggestions by e-mail to [email protected]

Career Services announces third career conference

The Career Services Center has announced the date of its third annual parent/student Career Conference, to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2001.

The conference will feature informative presentations, panel discussions and an inside look at the Career Services Center. It also allows students and parents to look at the challenge of finding a career after graduating from college. The program includes development tips and discussions of what becomes of UCSD graduates.

Included on the agenda are sessions on graduate and professional school and their bearing on future employement, Career Services Center resources overview and sessions with graduate and professional school recruiters

The cost is $15 for students and $25 for each parent. Registration is first-come-first served and required for attendance. Students can register Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Career Services Center.