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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
Triton Powerhouse
First Chancellor
Homecoming: A New Tradition
Learning from Tijuana
Final Frontier
Maven of Marquetry
Making Waves
Seahorse Nursery
Puck for the Peckfish
Finding Genghis
Head Concho
A Life on the Ocean Waves
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Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

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Alumni Weekend

Mark your calendar for the inaugural Alumni Weekend June 4-7.  Visit alumni.ucsd.edu/alumniweekend to learn more .

One-Stop Reunion Tool Kit
Interested in creating your own reunion? Alumni Weekend is a great time for your friends to come back, take a tour of UCSD, visit a favorite professor, tour the new buildings and labs, or your old dorm, grab a beer and a bite to eat at The Pub, or simply reconnect. Contact us at the Alumni Association, tell us what you want your reunion to look like, and we can help you make it a success! For more information, e-mail us at alumnireunions@ucsd.edu.


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 alumnieditor@ucsd.edu so we can build a database of activity.



Bulldogs and Roses
So what’s it like to be up close and personal with a 16-foot-tall floral bulldog riding on a giant skateboard made of bright green Kermit pom-poms and vibrant purple dendrobium orchid florets?

Member Spotlight
Once your career goals spill out of your planner and into the real world, building an alumni network is one of the most strategic entrepreneurial moves you can make. It also feels good. Take it from Matt Sasaki, ERC ’05, who has studied in Japan, helped run a major league baseball team...

The Stats of Summer
A day at the ballpark: beer, pretzels, hotdogs—and a potent dose of statistical analysis? What was that again? Ben Baumer, M.A. ’03, sees the boys of summer through different eyes than the rest of us, at least when he’s on the job as the first statistical analyst for the New York Mets.


Phoning It In
Mike Kirkwood is not a guy to phone it in, although maybe in this case we can forgive the analogy. Polka, a Bay Area start-up making health information applications for cell phones, is one of the first of many companies to be launched by Rady School alumnus.

Gravity Goes Green

Gravity Skateboards was launched by Michael Bream, Marshall ’94, and a few friends in (where else!) a small garage in the North County in 1994. Fifteen years later, the company, now located in San Marcos, produces 32 skateboard models, has 12 employees and found itself doing $2 million in sales last year. MORE

Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life