Currents May 2011

? Sullivan Solar Power began installing an additional megawatt of solar panels on UCSD rooftops as part of a $3.52-million project. These additional solar panels will up UCSD’s total renewable-energy production to almost five megawatts.

? The UC Board of Regents named Sherry Lansing as the new board chair for a one-year term beginning July 1. Lansing will succeeding Russell Gould, whose term recently expired.

? San Diego native, UC Regent Emeritus and UCSD Foundation Trustee John G. Davies died on May 20 after a battle with cancer. Davies was 76.

? UCSD information theorist Jack Keil Wolf died on May 12 at age 76

from cancer.

? UCSD is the first university in California — and one of only 10 campuses in the United States — to earn a “gold” sustainability-performance rating from Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System.

? Over $600,000 in grants have been awarded to UCSD’s Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Resource Center.

? National Geographic named Scripps postdoctoral researcher Jennifer Burney an emerging explorer.

? Graduate students from UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering created an iPhone app called “What’s in my Fridge?” which won top prize at the Yahoo! “Hack U Hack Day” competition held at UCSD.

? Rice University $10 million and other incentives to draw three of UCSD’s top scientists to their Houston campus, including two physicists and a chemist.

— Compiled by Laira Martin

News Editor

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