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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

The Long Goodbye
Drawing on Tribal      History
Celebrating Our Sun      God
Ask Jeeves

Making Waves

Iran and Nukes
Cover Up
Tough Toucan
Alient Ant Hitchhikers
Pod People
Reef Relief





Capital Campaign May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


More Than $882 MILLION

Local Alliance for Stem Cell Research

In March, UCSD announced plans to partner with three other La Jolla-based research
institutions—the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, The Scripps Research Institute and the Salk Institute—to establish an independent, non-profit consortium to pursue collaborations and seek funding for stem cell research. MORE




School of Medicine: Scholarships Crucial for Future Success

The UCSD School of Medicine has rapidly evolved into a leading academic and research institution, but future success is in jeopardy because of the struggle to compete for the most promising medical students.

The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next


Alumni Leaders at Cymer, Inc. Support UCSD Students

Looking for a unique and meaningful way to commemorate the company’s twentieth anniversary, leaders at Cymer, Inc., pledged $175,000 to the Jacobs School of Engineering Scholars Program. Both Cymer chairman and CEO Bob Akins and Cymer co-founder Richard Sandstrom received their bachelor and doctoral degrees from UCSD’s Jacobs School. For more information on the Jacobs Scholars Program, which supports outstanding undergraduates, graduate students and faculty, please call

(858) 534-4039 or email mfstewart@ucsd.edu. MORE

Recent Gifts
Pauline Foster has funded the University’s first $5 million endowed dean’s chair. Part
of the endowment will help establish the
biennial Stanley Foster Symposium. MORE

Norma and Reuben L. Kershaw have
provided funds through the Kershaw Family Trust to establish the Norma Kershaw Endowed Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands. Professor Thomas Levy is founding chair holder. MORE

Don and Marilyn Short have pledged $360,000 to UCSD’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging to fund two, three-year post-doctoral fellowships focused on finding treatments for Parkinson’s Disease.

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.