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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
Sound Design
Paddle Perfect
Triton Triathlete
Triton Downtown
On The Job: A Nixon Man
On The Job: The Seafarer
Making Waves
Going Green, Green, Greener
Triton Life on Mars
Bye-Bye Wall Warts
Still Happening
Mirror Mirror
In Vino Veritas
Magnetic Mission

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

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Time 100 Most Influential
Craig Venter, Muir ’72, Ph.D. ’75, and Khaled Hosseini, M.D. ’93, were named among the 2008 TIME 100 Most Influential Scientists and Thinkers. Venter, the scientist who conceived the “shotgun” approach to DNA sequencing and won the UCSD Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award in 1999, made TIME’s list this year for building the first synthetic genome. Hosseini, the 2008 Outstanding Alumnus, was recognized by TIME for his two novels, Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, which have touched readers across the globe.

Not-to-Miss Homecomings
You are invited to take the field for Homecoming 2008 (October 17-19). The event kicks off with a beer garden for alumni athletes and commemorates the 20-year anniversary of UCSD’s 1988 NCAA Division III Champion Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball and Tennis teams with a soccer doubleheader against Cal State LA!

Mark your calendar for the Young Alumni Reunion starting with Spirit Night on February 20 and lasting thru the weekend.
For more information on both events and the June 2009 Alumni Awards For Excellence, go to: alumni.ucsd.edu/.

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.


Share a Start-Up Story

Have you founded a company or worked at a company started by a UCSD alum? We want to know - for the stories behind these companies, for networking, for mentoring, and just for war stories about successes and failures. Drop us a note at startups@ucsd.edu so we can build a database of activity.



It IS Rocket Science
In October, Megan McArthur, Ph.D. ’02, will blast off to join the elite group that has flown in space. McArthur will also be one of the last to say goodbye to the Hubble Space Telescope.

A Stimulus To Give Back
Katie Johnson, Marshall ’00, wanted to become a member of the UCSD Alumni Association for years. “It’s important to me to keep my connection with the one place that gave me a true firm footing on who I am and wanted to be,”...


Mice in the Garage
Tom Cantor, Revelle ’73, and his wife, Cheryl, started Scantibodies Laboratory in his garage with $130. They had just graduated three years previously and were determined to put their biochemistry and international studies educations into practical use MORE

All in the Family
“ A mother knows her son,” says Catherine Barry, Revelle ’71, “and her son now knows his mother,” adds Jason, Warren ’94, referring to the secret behind the family’s Rancho Santa Fe-based, real estate company, Barry Estates. MORE

When Surfing Is Not Enough
In 1987, after years as researchers, Sheldon Engelhorn and fellow alumnus Richard Chan, Muir ’74, founded NOVEX. MORE

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