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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

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


Features May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2

What's In A Name


A lot, if you’re as beloved as Patrick J. Ledden the late provost of Muir College. An educator, administrator, mathematician and devoted James Joyce scholar, he
inspired and mentored generations of students during
his 36 years of teaching at UCSD.

In February, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Richard
C. Atkinson, president emeritus of the University of California, officially unveiled the signage designating H&SS 2250, the auditorium in the Humanities and
Social Sciences Building, as Ledden Auditorium.

Ledden assumed duties as the second provost of Muir College in 1987 and served for 16 years until his death at age 67 in October 2003. In the words of Marshall Provost Cecil Lytle, “He was a gentleman and a gentle man, but he was a tiger, too.”

Contributors to Making Waves: Jessica Demian, Raymond Hardie, Heather Henter, Evelyn Hsieh, '05, Sue Pondrom.



John Muir College


"He was a gentleman and a gentle man, but he was a tiger, too."