UCSD graduate David Fabienke was one of four chosen for the Anna Sobol Levy Fellowship Program this year. Winners are selected from applicants planning careers in the U.S. diplomatic corps.

The ASL Fellowship allows candidates to study the subject of their choice at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem with full tuition paid for a year. The winners participate in a special individual tutorial with a selected senior member of the faculty.

Fabienke plans to establish liaison contacts with the Israeli military during his time as a fellow.

Fabienke received his bachelor’s degree in political science at UCSD. He focused his studies on the Middle East as related to the U.S. political agenda. He spent his junior year in the One-Year Program at the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

After completing a master’s degree, Fabienke hopes to join the United States Foreign Service.

Staff members to be honored for contributions to diversity

UCSD’s Human Resources Department has established the 2000-2001 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and Diversity Award Program to recognize employees, departments and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to equal opportunity, affirmative action and diversity in the past year.

The time frame to be reviewed is November 2000 through October 2001.

All are invited to nominate staff members for the awards.

A panel selected by Chancellor Robert C. Dynes and the vice chancellors will evaluate eligible nominees and recommend recipients to the chancellor.

Dynes will present the awards at the annual ceremony, which will be held on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in Price Center Ballroom B.

Nomination forms are available at and must be submitted by Oct. 31 to be considered.

SIO to host workshop on climate prediction

UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography will host the 26th Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop from Oct. 22 to Oct. 26.

Over 200 international scientists are expected to attend the event, according to event coordinator John Roads, director of the Experimental Climate Prediction Center at SIO.

The event will be co-sponsored by Scripps and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

The workshop will include a review of global climate, climate predictions, the 2001 Atlantic hurricane season, the climate and wildfire season, the relationship between El Nino and global climate change, precipitation over the southwest United States, and drought and water monitoring in the West Monsoons.

Registration is $200 for members of the public.

The event’s home page and agenda are available at

Jackiewicz appointed head of UCSD Health Sciences

Thomas Jackiewicz, the current Senior Associate Chair for Finance and Administration in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University, has accepted the Dean of UCSD’s School of Medicine’s offer to become UCSD Health Sciences’ chief of staff.

Jackiewicz will become chief of staff Jan. 7, 2002.

In the newly created position, Jackiewicz will assist Dean Edward W. Holmes in coordinating and realizing the many initiatives underway within the School of Medicine, the School of Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Medical Group.

Jackiewicz has worked in academic administration at the University of Pennsylvania, Oregon Health Sciences University and Stanford University. At these institutions, he gained experience in academic administration and physician practice operations.

He received his master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.

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