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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
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
The Fragile Superpower
Chinese Roots
Asia's Brown Cloud
Project Triton: New Sci-Fi Colony
The Golden Age of Shanghai Film
On The Job: The Made-in-China Challenge
Creating Community
Making Waves
Bye Bye Lake Mead
In The Swing
I Am the Walrus
Good Gizmo

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


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Career Curve
For those of us of a certain age, we can remember how much paper it took to conduct a job search and land a suitable position. We poured over binders of categorized job listings in libraries and mass-mailed hundreds of employers at a shot.


Books Without Borders
Physicians in Iraq and Afghanistan are working hard to restore their medical education system. The UC San Diego School of Medicine Alumni Association, with logistical assistance from engineering alumnus Bill Proffer ’76, M.S. ’78, and Khaled Hosseini SOM ’93, are lending a helping hand.

Bridges to China
Chongqing is famous for its hot Sichuan dishes and nearby religious cliff sculptures, but China’s fourth most populous city is also known for the record-breaking scale and sweeping artistry of its new bridges spanning the mighty Yangtze River.


Green Grid
When Peter Meisen, Revelle ’75, was in high school, his father suggested that he attend a lecture by inventor, scientist and mathematician R. Buckminster Fuller. MORE

Low-Impact Footprints
With headlines of environmental destruction flooding the media, it’s hard to see past the smog toward cleaner days. But Jessica Jensen, M.P.I.A. ’98, has a clear vision—she believes in solving macro problems one micro step at a time. MORE

Cooking Up Fuel
Something smells like cafeteria food in San Diego High School’s auto shop class. Surprisingly, it’s not leftover lunch. It is the used cooking oil that students are learning to convert into biofuel. MORE

Manga Madness
There’s more to manga than Pokémon, and Jason Thompson is prepared to prove it. For the uninitiated, manga is a Japanese term for comic and Thompson is an expert on the subject, having read every manga translated into English. MORE

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