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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

Provoking Thinkers
Beating the Odds
Welcome to the      Wonder Years at      Calit2
Da Vinci Decoded

Making Waves

(Sea)Horse Whisperer
Argo and the Drifters
Triton Spidermen
Carry On
These Shoes Were      Made for Running





Capital Campaign May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


More Than $784.4 MILLION

The Powerful Impact of Faculty Support

When asked what makes a university rise
to the top, Dean of Biological Sciences Eduardo Macagno unequivocally says, “Quality of the faculty. In any university it’s the quality of the faculty.” MORE


Q&A with Matthew Lehrer, '91



IR/PS: Training Future “Citizens of the World”

For students at UCSD’s Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS), summer-abroad internships offer
an important step toward building their
future career success in business, government, and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. These unpaid internships allow graduate students an opportunity to expand their horizons and gain valuable real-world experience. But, for many, the cost can be difficult to finance.

You can make a huge difference in the lives of these students and their efforts to be “citizens of the world” by becoming a Summer Internship Program sponsor. Gifts from $1,300 to $1,800 help fund international travel expenses and provide a small living stipend for students studying in China, Japan, Korea and Latin America. In addition to internship support, there are many levels of giving within the IR/PS community.

Recently ranked in the top ten among the nation’s best schools for studying foreign
affairs, IR/PS is the only professional school of international relations in the UC system. Established in the mid 1980s, today the school plays a key role in UCSD’s renewed focus on globalization and international activities.

For more information about IR/PS, please visit http://irps.ucsd.edu. To learn how you can sponsor a Summer Internship, call 858-822-5161 or email jecklund@ucsd.edu.

The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next


Innovative Partnership with Mexico Launched
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox recently unveiled plans for a major partnership between UCSD and Mexico—one of the first such collaborations in the UC system. The partnership will focus on four major initiatives to improve the quality of life for citizens of the United States and Mexico. Initial funding was provided by local business and academic leaders, including San Diego Padres owner John Moores and former UCSD Chancellor Richard Atkinson.

Recent Gifts
Donald and Darlene Shiley have provided a recent gift of $5 million in support of a planned expansion of the Shiley Eye Center’s clinical space. The expansion will provide additional examination rooms in response to a steady growth in patients.

Fisher Scientific and its CEO Paul Montrone—long-time sponsors of the Chancellors’ Challenge 5K—honored fellow event sponsor Charlie Robins by endowing the Mary Louise and Charlie Robins Scholarship Fund at UCSD.

Robert Glushko, Ph.D. ’79, donated $250,000 for graduate fellowships in the Cognitive Science Department and committed an additional $250,000 as a one-to-one match to challenge other alumni and friends to support the department. For more information, call 858-822-0805 or email mglenn@ucsd.edu MORE

Learn More

For more information about The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What’s Next:
• Contact the Office of Development at (858) 534-1610 or campaign@ucsd.edu.
• Visit our Web site at campaign.ucsd.edu.
• Sign up to receive the Campaign Report by e-mailing us at campaign@ucsd.edu.