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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

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


Nearly 30,000 alumni have invested in UCSD’s future by giving to The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What’s Next ... gifts that are already transforming the campus, benefiting the community and making a difference in the world:

The UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project provides free healthcare.

Through Doctors Without Borders, UCSD School of Medicine graduate Sarah Carpenter, ’98, has cared for war refugees in the Sudan and Uganda. Her clinical experience with the underserved began at the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project (http://meded.ucsd.edu/freeclinic) when she was a medical student; later, as UCSD’s first Fellow in Underserved Medicine, she helped to direct the free clinic project and teach medical students. Fundraising efforts help the program, in existence since 1997, provide free healthcare to San Diego’s working poor, homeless and others without access to healthcare.

Dan Yankelovich, who has built a 50-year career in
public-opinion polling, recently endowed a faculty chair to support senior social scientists. Although state funds provide basic faculty salaries, endowed faculty chairs (www.campaign.ucsd.edu/

campaignchairs) help UCSD recruit and retain distinguished scholars who will maintain and help build our academic reputation. Today, the University boasts 132 endowed faculty chairs—impressive, but we still need more to keep UCSD competitive.

Now students can play sports into the night on Warren Field.Thanks to Jon Sundt’s gift to the UC San Diego Recreation Department (http://recreation.ucsd.edu), Warren Field now has lights. For the UC San Diego alumnus, surfing and playing intramural sports during his university days balanced the rigorous demands of school. Notes Dave Koch, director of UCSD Recreation, “Students will be enjoying this gift for years to come. We hope others will be inspired by Jon’s generosity to enhance campus life for our students.”

Cymer Inc., the world’s leading supplier of deep ultraviolet light sources used in semiconductor manufacturing, funded an undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship with a gift to the Jacobs School Scholars Program (www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/external). “Our rationale is to give back to the University for everything it provided us during our education, shaping us as adults and giving us the tools we needed to launch Cymer,” says co-founder and UCSD alumnus Bob Akins, ’74, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’83.

The Campaign for UCSD will conclude in June, but the need for scholarships and fellowships, faculty support, new facilities and expanded academic programs will never end. For more information please visit http://campaign.ucsd.edu.



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"Our rationale is to give back to the University for everything it provided us during our education, shaping us as adults and giving us the tools we needed to launch Cymer."