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Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Campaign Update: Imagine the Future
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors

On The Job: A
     Soldier's Story

Stem-Cell Revolution
Together We Achieve      the Extraordinary
Piano Playing Provost

Making Waves

Waves of Generosity
Masters of Disguise
The Pohutukawa Spirit
What's In A Name
Geisel in Other Guise
Water Wings
Couch Potato-thon
Cross Purpose


Shelf Life May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


Ever wonder what the students and faculty are reading? Here were the top 12 bestsellers at the UCSD bookstore this past quarter.

1. Bookseller of Kabul, Asne Seierstad, Back Bay Books, 2004, $12.95

2. 9/11 Commission Report, National Commission of Terrorist Attacks, W.W. Norton & Company, 2004. $10.00

3. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Mark Haddon, Vintage Books, 2004 $12.00

4. The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, Villard, 2000 $12.95

5. It’s My Party, Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America, Christine Todd Whitman, Penguin Press HC, 2005 $24.95

6. Coming to Our Senses, John Kabat-Zinn , Hyperion, 2005 $24.95

7. America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, Jon Stewart and the writers of the Daily Show Warner Books, 2004 $24.95

8. Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin Catherine Johnson Scribner, 2005, $25.00

9. A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, Pi Press, 2005, $24.95

10. VDHL for Designers Stefan Sjoholm, Lenart Lindh Prentice Hall PTR, 1997, $70.65

11. Complexity: Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos, Mitchell M. Waldrop, Simon & Schuster, 2002, $14.00

12. Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership, Ken Blanchard and Patricia Zigarmi, William Morrow, 1999, $20.00

UCSD Bookstore

Visit the UCSD Bookstore online to purchase these titles and more. Look out for the monthly Alumni Special.


Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective, Peter H. Smith (political science, professor) Oxford University Press, 2005, $24.95  MORE

Joining the Conversation: Dialogues by Renaissance Women, Janet Levarie Smarr (theatre and dance, professor) University of Michigan Press, 2005, $70.00 MORE

On Broadway: Art and Commerce on the Great White Way, Steven Adler (theatre and dance, professor), Southern Illinois University Press, 2004, $27.00 MORE

Contentious Curricula: Afrocentrism and Creationism in American Public Schools, Amy J. Binder (sociology, associate professor), Princeton University Press, 2004, $19.95 MORE


Provost Cecil Lytle's Booklist

We asked him what books he is currently reading.

London: The Biography—by Peter Ackroyd

Bebop to Cool: Context, Ideology, and Musical Identity— by Eddie S. Meadows

A Love Supreme: The Making of
John Coltrane’s Masterpiece

— by Ashley Kahn

Fruitful and Multiplying: 9 Contemporary Plays from the American Jewish Repertoire
— edited by Ellen Schiff

Memories of a Hyphenated Man
— by Ramon Eduardo Ruiz Urueta

Everything & Nothing
— by Jorge Luis Borges, et al.

The Invention of Solitude
— by Paul Auster

No More Killing Fields: Preventing
Deadly Conflict

— by David A. Hamburg

...and lots of Beethoven Piano sonatas