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Dr. Watson, I Presume
The Intimidata
Mao's China
Killer Tomatoes
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Making Waves
Bullet-Proof Teeth
Optical Origami
800-Eye Superfly
Not So Happy Feet
Wakonda's Dreamcatcher
Methane Monsters

Capital Campaign May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


More Than $990 MILLION

The Campaign for UCSD:Making a Real-World Impact Today

If you take a walk around campus this fall, you might be surprised to see just how much has changed in the last few years— transformations that were made possible through donations to The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What’s Next. MORE

Josh Billauer, '98 with his brother Jesse.
Q&A with Josh Billauer, ’98



Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Seeking Funds for Seaside Forum

The much-needed Scripps Forum conference facility is sure to become a valuable community resource.

Thanks to the generosity of donors, site preparation has already begun on the Rosbert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Designed to be a modern conference facility, the Forum will allow Scripps to host researchers and decision makers from all over the world, as well as provide a much-needed facility for research symposia, academic classes, public lectures and other educational offerings.

To demonstrate UC San Diego’s commitment to building the Forum, Chancellor Marye Anne Fox issued a $750,000 matching gift challenge last fall for the $13.2 million project. Since the beginning of the multi-year fundraising project, donors have given almost $10 million for construction of this state-of-the-art facility.

UCSD friends have the opportunity to help support completion of what is sure to become a valuable community resource. With a gift of $2,500 or more, your name will be added to the Scripps Forum’s donor recognition wall.

Call (858) 534-7171 for more information, or visit http://supportscripps.ucsd.edu to make your donation online.

The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next


Preparing Teachers for Tomorrow
The Division of Physical Sciences is embarking on an initiative designed to increase the number of K-12 science and mathematics teachers in California through the UC-wide California Teach program. Because each one of these teachers will interact with more than 1,000 students in his or her career, the science and math teachers graduating each year from the UC campuses will have an impact on the minds, aspirations and careers of one million or more California children. If you would like to help, please call (858) 822-3258.

Recent Gifts

• The Mary S. and Joseph W. Watson Endowed Scholarship Fund, established to honor UCSD’s retiring vice chancellor of Student Affairs, was made possible by more than $120,000 in donations from Watson’s friends, family and colleagues. MORE

• A $6 million grant from the Fondation Leducq will help researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine direct an innovative global network of scientists in the study of cardiovascular disease. UCSD Professor of Medicine Joseph Witztum, M.D., is the American coordinator for the five-year study. MORE

• The UCSD Division of Physical Sciences has received a $400,000 gift from the James B. Ax Family Foundation to fund a telescope that will offer a unique look back at the “Big Bang” to better understand how the universe began. MORE


There’s Still Time ...
... to give to The Campaign for UCSD before this fundraising effort concludes at the end of June. Share in the chievement of reaching our $1 billion goal—donate now at www.givetoucsd.ucsd.edu, or call (858) 534-1610 for more information.