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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





Shelf Life May 2004: Volume 1, Number 2


Ever wonder what the students and faculty are reading? Here are a few new and notable medical books at the UCSD Bookstore.

1. Child Neurology, John H. Menkes MD

2. ECG Workout: Exercises in Arrhythmia Interpretation, Jane Huff, RN, CCRN

3. Ethics in Health Administration: A Practical Approach for Decision Makers, Eileen E. Morrison

4. The Science And Fiction Of Autism, Laura Schreibman

5. THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte and Udo  Schumacher

Here are the top 10 bestsellers at the UCSD Bookstore.

1. Reading Lolita in Tehran, Azar Nafisi

2. Night, Elie Weisel

3. Wicked, Gregory Maguire

4. Blink, Malcolm Gladwell

5. La Jolla Pictorial Tour,
Eric Masterman

6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,
Hunter S. Thompson

7. Sudoku Easy, Will Shortz

8. Criss Cross, Lynne Rae Perkins

9. American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century, Kevin Phillips

10. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

UCSD Bookstore

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


Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in
the Age of Revolution
, Martin J.S.
Rudwick (history, professor emeritus) University of Chicago Press,
2005, $45.00.

Stories in the Time of Cholera:
Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare
, Charles L. Briggs (ethnic studies, professor) and Clara Mantini-Briggs, University of California Press, 2004, $21.95.

Soft Cinema Navigating the Database,
Lev Manovich (visual arts, associate
professor) MIT Press, 2005, $30.00

Occupational Ghettos: The Worldwide Segregation of Women and Men, Maria Charles (sociology, professor) and
David Grusky, Stanford University
Press, 2004, $55.00.

A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers, V.S. Ramachandran (psychology, professor) Pi Press, 2005, $10.17.

Man reading


Professor Ross Frank’s work on Native American Ledger Art is profiled here. We asked him what books he is currently reading.

The Location of Culture
— by Homi Bhabha

Native American Picture Books of Change: The Art of Historic Children’s Editions
— by Rebecca C. Benes

The Game of Silence
— by Louise Erdrich (Ojibwa)

Power: A Novel
— by Linda Hogan (Chickasaw)

Spirit Wars: Native North American Religions in the Age of Nation Building
— edited by Ronald Niezen

The Death of Bernadette Lefthand
— by Ron Querry (Choctaw)

Gardens in the Dunes: A Novel
— by Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo)

A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present
— by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak