University of California, San Diego


October 7, 2004


SUBJECT:    UCSD is Launching a New E-Newsletter for Campus Community

I am pleased to announce our new e-newsletter, This Week @ UCSD. I invite you to subscribe to this weekly update that will provide a snapshot of the latest news, issues and events happening across campus, including at UCSD Healthcare and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This Week @ UCSD will serve the entire UCSD community, including faculty, staff, and students -- and invites all campus groups to participate. To subscribe, please visit:


Here are some of the stories you will find in the premiere issue, scheduled for release Oct. 11.

* Meet UCSD's New Chancellor -- Watch this video Q & A to learn more about my views on the current state of the university and where I hope to lead UCSD in the future.

* Words of Advice for UCSD's New Chancellor -- Check out what advice your fellow co-workers offer me as I begin my new role as chancellor of UCSD.

* UCSD Social Worker Earns More Than Medals at Athens Paralympics -- Meet Melanie Benn, a social worker at the UCSD Medical Center who, after undergoing multiple limb amputations, found the spirit to drive forward and pursue her dreams.

* UCSD's Farmers' Market Serves Up More Than Produce -- Have you checked out the UCSD farmer's market yet? Find out more about why the new market is already a hit.

* Internship Program Opens Door to New Career Pathways -- Have your eye on a dream job but lack the necessary qualifications? Learn how Dawn McDevitt and other UCSD staff members found a solution to this conundrum through this Career Connection internship program.

* Brazilian Dance Company Debuts in San Diego -- Grupo Corpo has been dazzling audiences with its fusion of classical ballet and rhythmic modern dance for more than a quarter of a century. Find out when they will bring their high-energy, stunning dance display to UCSD.

This Week @ UCSD was designed in response to the results of a survey many of you on the faculty and staff responded to on improving campus internal communications. The majority of the more than 1,700 respondents said they would like to receive a weekly e-newsletter that streamlines campus news and information.

Articles featured in This Week @ UCSD will be about the people making things happen on campus: You! Members of the campus community can submit story ideas or news tips to be considered for publication by using an easy online form. This will give you the chance to highlight interesting happenings in many parts of campus. To see a sample e-newsletter, please visit:

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/emailsample.asp This Week @ UCSD will help keep you informed, build bridges between departments and encourage a forum for the UCSD faculty, staff and students to interact. I encourage you to subscribe and participate in helping build a stronger campus community.

Marye Anne Fox