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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

Dr. Watson, I Presume
The Intimidata
Mao's China
Killer Tomatoes
On The Job: Critics

Making Waves
Bullet-Proof Teeth
Optical Origami
800-Eye Superfly
Not So Happy Feet
Wakonda's Dreamcatcher
Methane Monsters

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


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Career Curve
The word is “Outcomes.” It is a powerful word, and those of us who have the privilege to work with UCSD students and alumni live and breathe this word every day. We develop programs, systems, and experiences to guide them toward the fulfillment of their individual professional outcomes. And so it seems appropriate to dedicate some ink here to a man who for over four decades embodied this notion of career outcomes...  MORE


Taking Father to the Oscars
Before Warner Brothers hired Iris Yamashita, ’88, to write the screenplay for Letters from Iwo Jima, she was virtually unknown in the movie business and made her living as a web programmer. Since her breakthrough assignment, she has lived through an array of surreal, Hollywood moments. She teamed with Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Paul Haggis and Ken Watanabe to make Letters and she nabbed a 2007 Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. MORE

Native Daughters
Perse Hooper, ’04, lived on a reservation until she attended college. Then as a transfer student and young mother at UCSD, she bloomed. She double majored in sociology and ethnic studies, became a student activist, and chaired the Native American Student Alliance. MORE


A Jewel of a Business
A couple of years ago, Au-Co Mai, '01, was sleeping in her walk-in closet in order to work out of her bedroom. Now she has eight employees and operates her business from an office in Mission Valley. MORE

Websites Plus
Think the dotcom bubble burst? Not for Kirill Novitchenko, ’00, and his company ElGraph Design Group, Inc. With clients that range from the United Nations to 1-800-DISC JOCKEY (North America’s largest DJ booking network), ElGraph has created a niche, specializing in designing and developing Web sites that focus on back-end programming and usability. MORE

Dance or Die

It started out as a required class at UCSD and led to a life-long passion of West African dance. Now, Nikola Clay, '82, has turned that passion into a business: Dance or Die! an educational and entertainment company that promotes West African music and dance. MORE


Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life
Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life