Renowned economist and Yale University professor Robert Shiller will speak at a UCSD Economics Roundtable breakfast on Oct. 10 at 7:30 a.m. in the Faculty Club. Among the topics of his address will be how to temper risk in national and personal economies.

    Shiller is the author of a recently-published book, “”The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century,”” in which he focuses on the assets of a personal portfolio, such as home ownership and income. He also reviews threats to ordinary well-being from the changing global economy.

    Shiller also published the best-selling “”Irrational Exuburance,”” which predicted the 2000 stock market collapse.

    The talk, as part of the UCSD Department of Economics Roundtable, is sponsored by the UCSD Department of Economics in coordination with UCSD Extended Studies and Public Programs.

    For reservations, contact Edie Munk at (858) 822-0510 or [email protected].

    Sony donates camcorders for Sixth College students

    Thanks to a $12,000 gift from Sony Electronics Inc. to UCSD¹s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, Sixth College students will get everyday access to the latest video camera equipment. Sony will donate twelve DCR-TRV38 MiniDV Handycam camcorders to be used primarily by students and faculty from UCSD¹s newest college, which seeks to make multimedia a core component of its educational program committed to “”Culture/Art/Technology.””

    Sixth College will use the gift in its newly-furnished Digital Playroom, where filmmaking courses for students will take place.

    The gift contributes toward the $1 billion fundraising goal set by “”The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What¹s Next,”” launched in March 2003. The campaign total is $496.5 million as of Sept. 8 and is expected to be concluded by June 2007.

    Dynes gets two leadership awards from UCSD

    Robert C. Dynes, UC president and outgoing UCSD chancellor, was honored before his departure with two major awards from UCSD for his seven years of leadership on campus.

    He was awarded the Revelle Medal by the Academic Senate and the administration. The Revelle Medal is UCSD¹s highest honor and is awarded in recognition of distinguished and sustained service to the university. The medal commemorates Roger Revelle, who played a large role in establishing the UCSD campus.

    Dynes also received the Civis Universitatis award from the UC San Diego Foundation. “”Civis Universitatis”” means “”citizen of the university,”” and the award is given in recognition of those who have made a significant difference in the quality and breadth of university programs.

    Events highlight Disability Awareness Month

    UCSD will be celebrating Disability Awareness Month throughout October with a series of events for faculty, staff and students.

    Throughout the month, the Price Center Theater foyer will host the art display “”Celebration of Abilities.”” On Oct. 14, the artists from the exhibition will be available to meet in the foyer from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    There will also be musical performances by Mark Goffeney and Jack Robertson at Price Center Plaza on Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and in the lawn area between Torrey Pines Centers North and South on Oct. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Mark Goffeney is an Emmy-nominated guitarist and vocalist. Jack Robertson is a trumpet and harmonica player.

    In recognition of the event, Chancellor Marsha A. Chandler has approved one hour of administrative leave with pay, which university employees may apply to their attendance of these events.

    The events are free and open to the general public.

    Festival on the Green to showcase student orgs

    The 20th annual Fall Festival on the Green will take place on Oct. 10. FFOG is a student organization exhibit and registration fair, which will feature over 150 UCSD organizations. Students will be able to register with various organizations at their booths, sample ethnic foods and watch demonstrations and performances that will highlight different organizations¹ activities.

    FFOG will take place on Library Walk beginning at 11 a.m.

    The fair is sponsored by Student Organizations & Leadership Opportunities.

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