Four UCSD undergraduates have been awarded scholarships for the upcoming academic year by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

The Goldwater Scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per year for each student.

Paul Lin is a premedical bioengineering major, Michelle G. Soltan is a biology major, Michael R. Tolleth is a chemical physics major and John P. Pascual is a biology major. The four were selected to receive the awards based on their merit within an applicant pool made up of mathematics, science and engineering majors who were nominated by faculty members. A total of 302 students received the scholarships nationwide. Another criterion for selection was the intent to obtain a Ph.D. in the future.

The Goldwater Foundation is a federally endowed agency that awards scholarships in honor of Sen. Goldwater. Since its inception 13 years ago, it has awarded a total of 3,323 scholarships.

Academy of Arts and Sciences Elects Five UCSD Professors

UCSD professors Jeremy Bradford Cook Jackson, Matthew D. McCubbins, John W. Newport, John B. West and Charles Zuker have been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences as part of its class of 2001.

Some 185 new fellows from the United States and 28 foreign honorary members, composed of world leaders in the fields of science, education, art, business and public policy, were inducted as part of this year’s class.

Jackson is a William Emerson and Mary B. Ritter professor of oceanography at UCSD who is an expert in the fields of oceanography, biology, ecology and paleontology.

McCubbins is a political science professor who has written extensively about national institutions.

Newport is a biology professor who has pioneered nuclear membrane assembly analysis.

West is a professor of medicine and physiology who has studied human breathing patterns at different altitudes.

Finally, Zuker is a professor of biology and neurosciences at UCSD who has aided the understanding of G protein-coupled reactors.

‘Crossing Borders’ Symposium Comes to UCSD on May 25

UCSD’s African and African-American Studies Research Project will sponsor “”Borders, Boundaries, and New Frontiers, Part II,”” a symposium examining fluid and dynamic artistic, conceptual and social projects help to form cultural movement across borders.

The symposium will be held May 25 in the Price Center and will tie together the themes of the project’s recent workshops. These workshops include the Blues-and-Border Music Workshop, which took place February 2000; the symposium on Borders, Boundaries, and New Frontiers, Part I, which was held in May 2000; the workshop on the Cultures of Border Crossing, which was held in November of 2000 and the Borderland Beats Music workshop, which was held in February of 2001.

The symposium will also feature discussions led by Dean McCannell of the department of environmental design at UC Davis, Heizer Versus Kroeber and Michelle Gilbert of Trinity College’s department of fine arts.

For more information about the symposium, contact Bennetta Jules-Rosette of AAASRP at (858) 534-4790 or J.R. Osborn at (858) 822-0265.

UCSD to Participate in First Annual Freedom Week

UCSD will participate in the first annual Freedom Week, which starts Monday with “”Freedom From Hate Day.”” Tuesday’s theme will be “”Freedom From Poverty,”” Wednesday’s theme will be “”Freedom Violence”” and the theme for Thursday will be “”Freedom to Peace.””

The Clothesline Project, which is a visual representation of violence using T-shirts, will be on display all week. The weeklong event will culminate with the third annual Multicultural Freedom Seder, to be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Price Center Ballrooms.

The week of events is sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center, Hillel, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Office and the Women’s Center.

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