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    Academic Senate approves change to grading policy

    The Academic Senate voted on an amendment to grading policies that will include all grades from repeated courses in the grade point average of students who have been found guilty of academic dishonesty.

    When a student fails a course for other reasons, the grade obtained for repeating a course will still replace the original grade in the calculation of the transcript’s grade point average.

    For those charged with academic dishonesty, however, both the original grade for the course and the new grade for the repeated course will be calculated.

    UCAB announces 24-hour study areas for finals week

    The finals week hours for student services in Price Center were announced at the University Centers Advisory Board’s last meeting of the quarter on Dec. 1.

    The food court seating and Sun God Lounge, including Gallery A, Gallery B and the Davis/Riverside rooms, will be open 24-hours -a-day from Dec. 7 to Dec. 13.

    Price Center will also provide late-night dining. Subway will be open until 2 a.m. from Dec. 8 to Dec. 11; Espresso Roma will be open until midnight from Dec. 8 to Dec.11; and Wendy’s will be open until midnight from Dec. 8 to Dec. 12.

    UCSD forms partnership with CONNECT in Europe

    UCSD CONNECT, in partnership with CONNECT Sweden and Scotland CONNECT, will launch a new forum for creating partnerships among dynamic science-based economies at its first series of meetings on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5.

    During the meetings, delegates from over 20 of the world’s science and energy clusters will gather to examine the principles enabling quick and effective commercialization of new products and services as well as the importance of international connections to the marketing of new technologies.

    Global CONNECT is composed of firms, regional development organizations, university programs and capital service providers working together to develop international high tech and life science linkages.

    Countries participating in Global CONNECT include Sweden, Scotland, England, France, Israel and Germany.

    The first day’s meetings will take place at Eleanor Roosevelt College’s Great Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    FMLA presents sex experts from Dr. Love’s Sex Shop

    The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance will hold a “”sex expo”” as part of their Third Wave of Feminism event series starting on Dec. 4.

    Emilee Harris of Dr. Love’s Sex Shop, located in Pacific Beach, will speak about the role of gender in all aspects of society, including intimacy and relationships. The talk will also trace the history of sex.

    According to the FMLA, the purpose of the event is to dispel the myth that women do not enjoy sex as much as men, but the event is directed at individuals of all genders and sexual orientations.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to win sex toys.

    The free event will take place at 7 p.m. at Cross-Cultural Center.

    The FMLA is part of a nationwide network of feminist groups that provide educational information and promote activism on campus.

    FCC chairman to discuss telecommunications

    Michael Powell, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will visit UCSD on Dec. 9 to talk about “”charting the future of the telecom industry.””

    Powell will discuss current events in telecommunications in an hour-long conversation with Peter Cowhey, dean of UCSD’s School of International Relations/Pacific Studies, and Larry Smarr, director of the California Institute of Telcommunications and Information Technology.

    Powell was designated FCC chairman by President George W. Bush in January 2001. He is a former chief of staff of the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department, a Washington attorney and a U.S. Court of Appeals judicial clerk. Powell is also a retired U.S. Army officer.

    The event will take place at 11 a.m. at Robinson Auditorium. While the lecture is not open to the general public, it will be broadcast as a live webcast at http://calit2.net or at http://irps.ucsd.edu.

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