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News Briefs: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Save Our Village meeting Feb. 29

Residents opposed to on-street paid parking are invited to an informal gathering on Friday, Feb. 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. at K. Nathan Gallery, 7723 Fay Ave.

“The revenues raised by on-street paid parking will be a high price to pay for the inconvenience and aggravation of having to deal with it on a daily basis,” said gallery owner Keith Kelman.

For more information, visit www.nopaidparking.org or contact Tom Craig at (858) 459-3490.

Bishop’s student wins national French honor

Carlota Salvador, a resident of La Jolla and ninth grade student at The Bishop’s School, has earned National First Place honors in Le Grand Concours 2007. This contest, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, attracted over 104,000 students from 50 states.
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Only five students earned a National First place in Level 1A out of 16,590 entrants. Salvador studies French with Bishop’s faculty member Nadine Haymaker.

Science historian appointed provost of UCSD’s Sixth College

Science historian Naomi Oreskes, whose work has played a critical role in establishing that there is a clear consensus about global warming among scientists, has been appointed to serve as provost of the University of California, San Diego’s Sixth College. Her appointment becomes effective July 1.

“Professor Oreskes’ extensive interdisciplinary research and teaching on issues related to science, technology, and culture, along with her administrative experience and strong commitment to undergraduate education, make her exceptionally well-suited to lead Sixth College,” said Paul Drake, UC San Diego’s Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “I am delighted that she has accepted this important and challenging position.”

Sixth College is the University of California, San Diego’s sixth and youngest college in its unique family of undergraduate colleges. Established in 2002, Sixth College focuses on the intersection of culture, art and technology, and seeks to prepare students to become effective global citizens who engage creatively and ethically with the complex issues facing the world in the 21st century.

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