Cynthia A. Stuenkel, a clinical professor of medicine at UCSD is being honored by the American Heart Association for her role in raising women’s awareness about heart disease.

Stuenkel will receive her award at the First Annual Women’s Legacy Luncheon to be held Feb. 2 at the Bristol Hotel in downtown San Diego.

The luncheon is put on by the American Heart Association in an effort to bring female family members together to emphasize the dangers of heart disease, which is sometimes called a “”silent epidemic.””

San Diego has recently been chosen by the AHA as one of three U.S. cities to launch a major campaign alerting women to the dangers of heart disease.

UCSD Sexual Harassment Office to offer online course

The Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy announced its new online sexual harassment education course titled “”Preventing Sexual Harassment”” Friday.

The course covers legal issues and UCSD’s own policies on sexual harassment, and has been built to suit the UCSD community.

The online course is not intended to replace on-site sexual harassment classes, but can be used as a valuable tool for those who are unable to attend those sessions.

For more information about the online course or any other services offered by the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy, call (858) 534-8298 or visit

Author Matt Ridley to appear at UCSD Bookstore

Matt Ridley, author of “”Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters,”” is scheduled to make a stop at the UCSD Bookstore Feb. 6 as part of his book tour.

Ridley will discuss his book, which explains the human genome and the importance of mapping it. In his book, Ridley also discusses the lineage of modern genetics, how genetic research is helping to treat Alzheimer’s disease, and how genes influence personality.

All Campus College Bowl Tournament coming Jan. 31

The All Campus College Bowl Tournament will take place in the Price Center Theater 7 p.m. Jan. 31.

The event will be sponsored by the University Centers, the five colleges, the vice chancellor of student affairs and Imprints.

All five colleges will compete in the tournament. The winning teams from the individual college tournaments are Atlantis Hall & Larry’s Angels from Revelle, Organic Chemideath & Cap’n Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters from Muir, Off the Heezee Fo’Sheezee & the “”Go”” Team from Marshall, Bushrats & Zoltan from Warren and PRT & Tosch from Roosevelt.

Career Services Center presents corporate showcase

The Career Services Center’s Corporate Showcase is set to take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 31 in the Price Center Ballroom.

Companies including Genentech, Inc., Guidant Corp., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sempra Energy and Sun Microsystems will be on hand to meet with students and offer information about career opportunities and internships.

For more information, call the UCSD Career Services Center at (858) 534-4472.

Grove Gallery to have glass and neon Valentine’s tribute

A glass and neon tribute to Valentine’s Day entitled “”Heart Throb”” will open Feb. 6 at UCSD’s Grove gallery. A reception will also be held at 6 p.m. on Feb. 14; the reception is free and open to all who wish to come.

Artists displaying their work in the tribute include Clay Logan, Buzz Blodgett, Patty Yockey, Frank Varnell, Bret Daniel, Mike Stanley, Rick Umpierre, Brian Ferrin, Mike Letson and Mike Riley.

Among the kinds of art to be displayed are glassblowing, lamp working, functional pieces and wearable art.

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