The National Academy of Sciences has awarded Charles Cox, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography professor emeritus, with the Alexander Agassiz Medal.

Cox will receive the medal and his $15,000 prize during the National Academy of Sciences annual meeting April 3 in Washington, D.C.

Cox is being awarded for his studies of oceanic waves and their microstructure, mixing and electromagnetic fields.

The Agassiz Medal is given every three years for original contributions to the science of oceanography and was established by a gift from John Murray in 1913.

Cox’s research has focused on measuring the fine-scale fluctuations in temperature and salinity within ocean water due to turbulence.

In addition to this most recent honor, Cox has also been a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1996.

Take Back the Night Rally to be Held Thursday Night

The A.S. Women’s Commission, the A.S. Council and the Women’s Center will sponsor the Take Back the Night Rally on Thursday evening in an attempt to draw attention to the problem of domestic violence against women.

The rally will start at 7 p.m. in the Price Center and will be followed by a march. The rally will feature a musical performer, followed by two smaller speakers and a keynote speaker. Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to give testimonials about their own experiences in survival of domestic abuse.

For more information visit or contact Catherine Algeri at [email protected] or Emelyn dela Pena at [email protected].

Muirstock to Descend Upon UCSD Friday, Free to public

Muirstock, an all-day festival sponsored by the Muir College Council, is set to begin in the Muir Quad on Friday, at 2 p.m. Bands come on stage at 4:20 p.m.

The concert will feature seven bands, a free barbecue, vendors and more.

Common Sense, a band embodying the hybridization of rock, reggae, soul, hip-hop, R&B and ska, will headline the concert. Below 34, a rock group that has made the local radio and news station rounds, and Munkafest, a Los Angeles based band that has been featured on Napster and placed under the “”New and Noteworthy”” section of “”Billboard Magazine,”” will also appear.

In addition, NZ Rough, Straight No Chaser, Thrice, Taken and Dueling DJ will all perform at the concert.

The event is free and open to all UCSD students. For more information contact Laura Biery at [email protected].

UCSD Police Department to Offer Self Defense Class

The UCSD Police Department and the Student Safety and Awareness Program are offering Rape Aggression Defense Training.

The R.A.D. system of self defense provides a practical strategy to protect oneself by combining threat avoidance strategies and real-world assault resistance tactics for women.

The course will last three evenings and be taught at the Police Training Room. There is a $10 fee for all three nights. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and footwear and to attend all three nights.

Reservations are required. To make reservations call SSAP at (858) 534-5793.

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