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Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Campus Currents: UCSD Stories
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
Distant Diagnosis
To Play or Not to Play
The Modern Campus
The College Bond
Making Waves
Launch Party Photos
Fish, Fireworks & Fizz
Bye-Bye Bottlenecks
Three Million Volumes
Smart Dust
Geisel Goes Walking

Capital Campaign


Leadership, Action, Involvement

Alumni support reflects a lasting belief and confidence in UCSD, and in the value of a degree from UCSD. A new group of donors, the Alumni Founders, have demonstrated their belief in UCSD through their remarkable leadership and involvement. MORE


Q&A with Erik T. Engelson

Erik T. Engelson, ’82, M.S. ’84, says he doesn’t know what’s next, but based on his past achievements, chances are you or someone you know will benefit from whatever he’s involved in. The 44-year-old alumnus holds patents on more than 45 medical devices, many of them issued while he was with Target Therapeutics, a Bay-area medical device company. MORE


Scripps Collections:
An Invaluable Resource
For Future Generations of Scientists

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the oldest and largest oceanographic institution in the western hemisphere, is guided by its mission to seek, teach and communicate scientific understanding of the global environment. The Campaign for UCSD will help support Scripps’ research projects throughout the world; graduate student recruitment and retention; and outreach and public service efforts.

The Scripps Oceanographic Collections are the world’s foremost compilation of preserved marine specimens, and are vital to environmental research studies conducted by the global scientific community. Ongoing support is essential to maintain the millions of specimens in these important collections. Many alumni have already helped preserve this invaluable resource for future generations of scientists by contributing $1,000 to join Friends of the Collections. For more information, contact John Steinitz at (858) 534-3522 or jsteinitz@ucsd.edu.


The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next

$500M+ Raised
More than $500 million has been raised toward The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What’s Next, a $1 billion fund-raising initiative. The campaign was publicly launched on March 15, 2003 and will continue through June 2007.

Tom Bond Scholarship

Tom Bond

Retired Provost Tom Bond is being honored for his remarkable impact on UCSD students through the Tom Bond Scholarship Fund for Revelle College.

Mr. and Mrs. Vijaya Shankar and family, including daughter Leena Lakshmi Shankar, ’00, made a gift of $25,000, and an additional $25,000 has been donated thus far by alumni, faculty, staff and friends. It is Bond’s hope that the fund will grow to a $100,000 endowment that will provide scholarships to deserving students.

Read the interview with Tom Bond featured in this issue MORE

Recent Gifts
• Leichtag Family Foundation—a $12 million long-term gift for biomedical research focusing on childhood diseases.
• Stuart Foundation—an $8 million gift consisting of nine of the Stuart Collection’s 15 pieces of site-specific, contemporary sculptures displayed throughout the UCSD campus.
• Carol and William Stensrud—a $5 million gift to the recently established School of Management.

Learn More
Want more information about The Campaign for UCSD?

• Contact the Office of Development at (858) 534-1610 or campaign@ucsd.edu
• Visit the campaign Web site at
• Sign up to receive a complementary copy of the Campaign Report by e-mailing us at campaign@ucsd.edu

Have you considered including UCSD in your will or trust? If so, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at (858) 534-2249 or plannedgiving@ucsd.edu.