The UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering will hold its Research Review, which is themed “”A Blueprint for the Information Infrastructure,”” on Friday, Feb. 23 in the Price Center.

Five industry leaders and various faculty will be at the review to give presentations. Information about current graduate work in the field and technical exhibits from 38 companies will also be on display.

Approximately 600 students, graduates, faculty and alumni are expected to attend the event, which will start at 8 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast and will end at 4:30 p.m.

Some industry leaders participating in the Executive Forum include Paul Horn, senior vice president and director of research for the IBM Corporation; Paul Jacobs, the executive vice president of Qualcomm, Inc.; Greg Papadopoulos, senior vice president and chief technology officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc.; and Larry Smarr, the director of UCSD’s new California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology.

Bank of America president to speak at UCSD

Liam McGee, the president of Bank of America California, is scheduled to visit UCSD on Feb. 13 for the UCSD Economics Roundtable, which will commence at 7:30 a.m. in the Faculty Club with a breakfast for those in attendance.

McGee graduated from UCSD and joined Bank of America in 1990, eventually rising to become the chief executive of California’s largest bank. McGee has also served two terms on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Tickets for the roundtable are $50. The price includes continental breakfast and parking. To purchase tickets for the event contact Edie Munk at (858) 822-0510.

Construction to be completed on campus electrical system

The Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor announced this week that the final phase of construction on the campus electrical system will be completed, alleviating electrical supply and distribution worries on campus.

The work done on the Campus High Voltage Electrical system will take five months and will connect the new Cogeneration plant, enable high voltage cabling to be run underneath Interstate 5 and facilitate the installation of a third transformer at the main campus substation.

Efforts will be made to ensure that the campus power supply will not be affected by the work. Construction alerts will be made prior to any major work. Work on the system will also be done Saturday, Feb. 10 starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m.

Questions can be directed to John Dilliott, the project manager for facilities design and construction at (858) 822-3349, or Mike Griffith, the assistant director of physical plant services at (858) 534-2927.

Electronic music event to take place at Porter’s Pub

The UCSD DJs and Vinylphiles Club, in cooperation with the A.S. Council, will present Heartbreakz, a free evening of electronic music, on Friday, Feb. 9.

The event will showcase the older talent of the DVC and will also introduce several new DJs. There will be two sound areas, one outside and one inside.

Heartbreakz will go from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m., and while tickets are free, early attendance is recommended as the Pub has limited capacity. This event is open only to UCSD students.

Mexican-American singer/songwriter Perla Batalla will perform in Mandeville Auditorium on Feb. 23. at 7:30 p.m.

Perla Batalla to perform at UCSD Feb. 23

Over the years, Batalla has lived and performed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Mexico. Her music has included everything from Gershwin to Mexican lullabies.

Named “”Best Emerging Artist of 1999″” by, Batalla’s music is a mix of Latin-American-gypsy-fospel-folk-pop. Her songs range from traditional Latino melodies to bluesy ballads with a contemporary twist – each with a distinctive voice.

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