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October 2014


The Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club was founded in 1988 to provide a place in a central location for colleagues and the community to socialize and intellectualize over superb food in a casual atmosphere at the University of California San Diego. The Club offers a variety of desirable and inviting accommodations, including two distinct banquet venues, a landscaped courtyard, enclosed patio, and six private meeting rooms. The Faculty Club is able to accommodate various events including weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, birthday celebrations, retirement parties, and more. Let our enthusiastic and obliging staff provide you with expert assistance in all phases of planning, preparing, and servicing your important event.

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Oceanids ~ Sounding Board
Thursday, November 6th, 2014—11:30 AM

“Outside-the-Box Approaches to Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs"

Victor Nizet, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacy
UC San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Victor Nizet is a Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacy at the University of California, San Diego and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Pharmacology & Drug Discovery at University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Nizet received his medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine, completed a Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at Harvard University's Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of  Washington's Children's Hospital in Seattle. Dr. Nizet joined the UCSD faculty in 1997, and leads a large basic and translational research laboratory focused on discovering virulence factors of Gram-positive bacterial pathogens, elucidating mechanisms of host innate immunity, and novel approaches to infectious disease therapy.  

Sounding Board is a series of seven lectures during the academic year, the first Thursday at 12 noon, sponsored by UC San Diego Oceanids and the UC San Diego Faculty Club.  Lunch is $14.00 for guests and $10.00 for
Faculty Club members (purchase required).  Coffee and iced tea are provided in the meeting room.  A parking permit can be obtained at the front desk.  You can be sure of a lively discussion! You do not need to RSVP.  Contact Judy Vacquier, jvacq@sbcglobal.net for more information.

Continental Wine Dinner
Friday, November 14, 2014 6pm-9pm

Wines and Foods of Italy, France and Spain

Savor the date...for another spectacular pairing of food and wine as we select interesting varietals to match Chef Ed's seasonal specialties perfectly seasoned with fresh herbs from our brand new organic garden..

Tray Passed
Josep Masachs Brut Cava Mas Fi , Spain
Roasted Butternut Squash Toasts with Manchego, Sage & Pignolias
Petite Puffs with Sherry Wild Mushrooms

‘13 La Ciboise, Luberon, France
Crepes Aux Fruit de Mer With Scallop, Shrimp & Fresh Fish

French Baguettes & Butter

‘12 Tres Picos Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain, 92 pts Robert Parker Jr.
Vegetarian Roasted Red Bell Pepper Soup

’11 Badia di Morrona Toscana Taneto, Tuscany, Italy, 92 pts Wine Spectator
Apple & Fennel Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Fig Sauce Kale Sauté,
Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Cheese & “Salami” Plate
Chocolate Salami, St. Andre, Stilton. Derby with Port Wine &
Manchego Cheeses, Sliced Baguette & Water Crackers

Faculty Club Members $55.00 Guests $65.00
Vegetarian options available, please request when placing reservation
Email lhuato@ucsd.edu or call (858) 534-0876 to make reservations.
Cancellation Policy: Reservation must be cancelled 24hrs before day of event to avoid charges

Founders Day

Celebrating the Past and Future

Learn the inside story of UC San Diego’s history from four chancellors, listen to Ted-style talks by extraordinary faculty and enjoy a festival in the center of campus. It’s all happening Nov. 13-14 at Founders Celebration—a two-day event jam-packed with food, music, exciting research and historical intrigue—in recognition of the curiosity and passion that have allowed our campus to transform the world.

An annual celebration to commemorate the day UC San Diego was officially founded in November 1960, Founders Celebration events are free and open to the public, including:

Founders Symposium: Wonder how research happening at UC San Diego translates into real-world benefits? Six UC San Diego standout faculty will present interactive Ted talks – Founders style – on two research themes—Understanding and Protecting the Planet and Enriching Human Life and Society. The reception begins at 4 p.m. at The Loft, followed by the symposium at 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 in Price Center East Ballroom.
Through Their Eyes: A Conversation with Our Chancellors: Learn the inside story of UC San Diego’s history from our current and three past chancellors—a candid, wide-ranging discussion with Richard C. Atkinson, Robert C. Dynes, Marye Anne Fox and Pradeep K. Khosla—UC San Diego’s fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth chancellors. The discussion begins at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 in Price Center East Ballroom.
What wonder will you find at the World’s Fair? Entertainers, a food circus and interactive booths will abound in Town Square at Founders Day Festival, this year featuring a World’s Fair theme. Connect with friends and colleagues at the free festival—the fun begins at noon on Nov. 14.

To learn more about Founders Celebration, visit founders.ucsd.edu.

Social Sciences Supper Club
November 20, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Featuring: Bradley Voytek— BIG Data and the Next Ten Years

Assistant professor of computational cognitive science and neuroscience, and director of the Cognitive and Neural Dynamics Laboratory at UC San Diego

Who cares about data? Apparently, we all should.
With data, the rideshare company Uber now knows where you want to go even before you set foot inside a car.  Data tells us the best time to buy airline tickets, suggests products to purchase at the store and movies we may want to watch. It knows us well.  We are experiencing an explosion of data; 90% of all digital data didn’t exist two years ago.  Researchers are leveraging this data deluge to uncover new insights into human behavior, intelligence and culture, with startling findings.  
But what are the future implications for data science?  Soon, we will move beyond targeted ads and product recommendations to profound transformations in business, science, and society.  Bradley Voytek will draw on his experience as a former data scientist in industry and as a current UC San Diego neuroscientist to share insights on the future of data science and its effect on the world around us.
Voytek may be best known for his tongue-in-cheek explanations of why the living dead are so lively. He's capitalized on the public's fascination with zombies by appearing as an expert on the undead at Comic-Con, and he co-produced a TedEd web video that's gotten more than 185,000 views. Voytek is an advisor to the Zombie Research Society.
Voytek has also created several research tools, most notably the neuroscience literature meta-analytic resource brainSCANr.com with his wife, Jessica Bolger Voytek. He runs the blog Oscillatory Thoughts and has a new book about the zombie brain, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? (Princeton University Press).
Brought to you by: Division of Social Sciences & UCSD Alumni Supper Club event will include a tapas and wine reception, Faculty Club parking, and lecture. Event starts at 5pm; for reservations please contact Jenelle Dean 858-246-0232 or by email jmdean@ucsd.edu.


Members' Appreciation Holiday Party

Thursday, December 4, 2014
4:30 pm-7:30 pm

Cocktails in Paris Faculty Club Style

For reservations call 858-534-0876 or email lhuato@ucsd.edu

You do not want to miss one of the best parties of the season!


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