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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

Class Notes


The UCSD Alumni Association is proud to highlight Class Notes as part of the printed publication as well as an online reference. We are thrilled that so many alumni submitted Notes in response to our recent postcard request. While we were able to publish several pages of notes, we included all of them online.

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Alumni from the Bay Area

We still want to hear what you've been up to! Submit a Class Note now to tell us about a new job, recent promotion or award, wedding or family addition.  We'll continue to publish responses as part of the future issues of the magazine.

Emile Smith, ’96
Congratulations to Emile Smith, ’96, who won an Emmy for Best Visual Effects for his work on the Fox television series Firefly at the 55th Annual Emmy Awards in September. The sci-fi series, which is set 500 years in the future, was the brainchild of Joss Whedon the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It lasted only one season. Smith says he is now working on a new CBS series called Century City, set in the year 2054.


Troy Sears ’88 & Ed Novak ’84
Imagine a cast of attractive twenty-somethings and a hard working camera crew sailing across San Diego Bay. An updated version of Mutiny on the Bounty? Not quite. MORE

Paul Pape, M.F.A. ’02
Pape, a graduate of UCSD’s theater design program, is marketing a line of furniture no bigger than a thumb.

Watch out!
These are
not garden-
variety tomatoes!

Hey can someone please pass the ketchup? After 25 years, “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” is back with a special edition anniversary DVD. The recent inductee to the B-Movie Hall of Fame was created by alumni John DeBello (’75) and now California State Senator Steve Peace (’76). DeBello penned the theme song outside Geisel library, a tune that is memorable to anyone who has seen the original, any of the three sequels or the animated series spawned by the mock horror movie. The DVD features six hours of extra features, including deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes featurettes and tomato trivia. Check out the sequel “Return of the Killer Tomatoes” for a few famous faces and facades—George Clooney and the Geisel Library both star in the flick.