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Homecoming: A New Tradition
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Making Waves
Seahorse Nursery
Puck for the Peckfish
Finding Genghis
Head Concho
A Life on the Ocean Waves
Vote. Vote. Vote.

Features May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Vote. Vote. Vote.


Had enough politics and dueling pundits? Thankfully, “Presidential Fragments”—an exhibition at UCSD’s Geisel Library this fall—added a historical perspective. The many rare items on display included a letter written in 1778 from Valley Forge by the nation’s first president, George Washington, and the original draft of a letter by Albert Einstein to Franklin Roosevelt that led to the creation of the Manhattan Project. The items, which came from the Mandeville Special Collections Library’s rich manuscript and book collections, also included: a broadside address by Thomas Jefferson; Dwight Eisenhower’s commendation to biologist Jonas Salk for his discovery of the polio vaccine; and corres­pondence between John Kennedy and two atomic scientists with strong UCSD connections—Leo Szilard and Harold Urey.

Other UCSD Libraries also held exhibits focused on the U.S. presidency and the elections this fall. “Election 2008: Health Care Issues” at the Biomedical Library tracked the candidates’ positions on a wide range of health-care issues and “Declare Yourself!” at the Social Sciences & Humanities Library in Geisel Library presented a comprehensive and historical look at elections, past and present.

“There is no silver bullet … we have to be thinking about silver buckshot.” —Professor Steve A. Kay, dean of Biological Sciences, in a speech on sustainable biofuel technology.

Contributors to Making Waves: Kim Edwards, Tiffany Fox, Raymond Hardie, Pat JaCoby, Annie Reisewitz