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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
Interview with Chancellor Fox
In Celebration
The Angry Years
The Animated Physicist
Over There
Making Waves
Julia and Us
The Incredible (Green) Hull
Going Down in History
Peace of the Gods

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

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Mark your calendar for the inaugural Alumni Weekend June 4-6. 

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.


UC San Diego juniors Wesley Chan, Ted Fu and Phillip Wang met in a 2004 visual arts class and started making videos just for fun. “Our first movies were silly lip syncing videos that we put online,” says Wang. “Then we started getting thousands of hits and it just started snowballing from there.” As seniors, the team created “Yellow Fever,” which has been viewed on YouTube more than five million times.

Member Spotlight
We all know the importance of social networking, but few know it quite as well as Geraldine “Gerry” McAllister, the very first dues-paying member of the UCSD Alumni Association.


From Petro to Bio
Christophe Schilling, PhD. ’00, launched Genomatica along with Bernhard Palsson, the Galetti Professor of Bioengineering at UCSD, in 2000. Their aim was to enable the chemical industry, through Genomatica’s novel bio-manufacturing processes, to transform its feedstock base and take the “petro” out of the “petro-chemicals” business.

Mimic Technologies
What is the connection between a flight simulator and a robotic surgical system? Seattle-based Mimic Technologies' new dV-Trainer, created for the robotic da Vinci Surgical System is designed to teach basic ­robotic skills, such as instrument manipulation, camera control, clutching and suturing.

Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life