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    The Legends of China Program, a Chinese cultural and educational group, is seeking UCSD students to participate in a one-week goodwill trip to China this summer.

    Participants will travel throughout the country and visit famous sites such as the Great Wall of China, Summer Palace, and Tiananmen Square with students from other U.S. and Chinese universities. Cultural exchanges, educational seminars, teaching and community service opportunities are also features of the trip.

    An information session will be held April 16 at 2 p.m. in Price Center Gallery A. The deadline to register is May 1.

    Fore more information contact Loren Thompson at the Student Educational Advancement office in Student Center B, Rm. 224 or call (858) 534-3544. Information about Legends of China can be found at http://www.legendsofchina.com.

    Physics professor selected as 2002 Searle Scholar

    Doug Smith, assistant professor of physics at UCSD, has been selected as a 2002 Searle Scholar. The physics department will receive a grant of $240,000 to support Smith’s research, $80,000 of which will be received this year. The Searle Scholar Program provides grants for the “”independent research of exceptional young faculty”” in the sciences.

    Debate team finishes strong at national championships

    UCSD debate team members Clint Burr and Danny Cantrell took 17th place at the National Parliamentary Debate Association national championship debate tournament in Denver, Colo., held March 22 through March 25. Some 283 teams participated in the tournament.

    The strong showing marks the end of the debate season. The UCSD debate squad finished 55th in the nation, up from 144th last year. Burr and Cantrell finished 24th in the varsity division, which consisted of over 600 teams.

    SEJ plans rally for National Student Labor Day of Action

    Members of UCSD Students for Economic Justice are planing to march at Westfield Shoppingtown UTC on April 4 at 3 p.m. to support janitors who are seeking better wages and benefits. The event will coincide with National Student Labor Day of Action activities taking place at over 100 campuses across the United States. April 4 also marks the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Beyond the posters: candidates to address students

    Candidates for the A.S. presidency will face off in a debate April 4 at noon in the Price Center Plaza. Students are invited to meet the candidates April 5 at noon at the Stage at Porter’s Pub, where free pizza will be served.

    Revelle college to hold fee referendum

    During next week’s elections being held on-line at StudentLink, Revelle students will vote on a $2.50 fee referendum. If passed, the increased funds will be used for Revelle organizations and committees as well as Student Organizations and Leadership Opportunities. Organizations that request funds form the Revelle College Council. The current student activity fee is $3.

    Commencement ceremonies plans finalized

    The dates and time of the numerous commencement ceremonies at UCSD have been announced. The school of medicine ceremonies will take place on the lawn between the Medical Teaching Facility and the Stein Clinical Research Building at 11 a.m. on June 9.

    Commencement for the Graduate School of International Relations/Pacific Studies will be held on June 15 at the Robinson Building Complex at 10 a.m. A speaker is still to be determined.

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