Tim Barnett and David Pierce, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, have recently pinpointed global warming in the upper 3,000 meters of the ocean to human beings rather than natural causes.

The researchers found that observed global ocean temperature rose along with climate model taken from the U.S. developed Parallel Climate Model, indicating that global warming could be attributed to man-made causes.

This finding applies to all of the world’s oceans and will be published in the April 13 issue of the journal Science.

The study results will also help measure the accuracy of computer climate computer models.

The study was funded by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association Climate Change Data and Detection Program and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Research.

Regents Appoint David Russ as UCSD’s New Treasurer

The UC Regents appointed David H. Russ as their new treasurer and vice president for investments last week.

Russ formerly served as the public markets managing director for the University of Texas Investment Management Company and replaces Patricia A. Small, who resigned in August after serving on the post for five years.

Russ will begin his new position June 1, 2001.

At the University of Texas Investment Management Company, where he has worked since 1997, Russ was responsible for all global publicly traded investments and alternative marketable assets, among other things.

Russ’ other experiences include his tenure both as director of investment management and portfolio manager for Pacific Telesis Group and as a portfolio manager for Stanford Management Company, which is in charge of all of Stanford University’s investments.

UCSD Physicists Verify Snell Law Reversing Material

Physicists at UCSD have verified the first of a set of composite materials that they believe would reverse the behavioral characteristics of fundamental electromagnetic properties.

The scientists discovered that electromagnetic radiation travels through the new material in a manner never witnessed before. The new material could be instrumental in creating new kinds of antennas and also a “”perfect lens”” that could focus light and other radiation in a way that no other lens can.

The researchers findings were published in the April 6 issue of Science.

The composite material differs from ordinary materials in that it bends electromagnetic radiation in the opposite direction while ordinary materials deflect light in the same direction; it possesses a negative index of refraction.

The researchers have filed for a patent for their new material. Their study was supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force Office for Science Research, which are investigating potential applications.

Bingham Scholarships to Help Students Working on Campus

The Darcy and Robert Bingham Endowed Scholarships, “”Helping Students who are Helping Themselves,”” are now open for application and are being offered to students who hold jobs on campus.

Six scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to students in the 2001-2002 academic year.

The Darcy Bingham Recreation Student Employee Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student employed by UCSD Student Recreation.

The Bingham Student Affairs Student Employee Scholarships will be awarded to two undergraduate students employed by Student Affairs.

The Bingham UCSD Student Employee Scholarships will be awarded to three UCSD students employee by any campus department.

Applications for the scholarships can be printed from the UCSD Financial Services Web site at A hard copy of the applications can also be obtained from the Student Financial Services lobby. Questions about the scholarships can be directed to the Scholarship Office at (858) 534-3263.

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