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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

Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


Sustainable Suggestions
Not everyone gets involved in business to make a buck. Just ask the ten UCSD undergrads who spent part of their summer donating time and money to a small island community in Panama.


One GRAIN at a Time
Someone in a developing nation has a problem, and half a globe away a researcher at UC San Diego has a discovery that could help. How do you get them together? The answer may be GRAIN.


PRIME Opportunity
There’s a new trend in programs abroad at UCSD. “More and more students, in the sciences and engineering in particular, are asking about internships related to their major or their field,” says Jim Galvin, director of Opportunities Abroad and Global Seminars. And you’d be hard pressed to find a summer internship more exciting than Pacific Rim Undergraduate Experiences program, also known as PRIME.



Thinking Big: Women’s soccer has claimed seven conference titles in the last nine years, and the 2009 squad is hoping to be the one that makes it eight. With just four upperclassmen on the roster, it will be a challenge—but one that the team is ready for, says coach Brian McManus, “Young kids coming in today—they pick it up quick.” Key returnees for the Tritons are senior midfielder Alexia Zatarain, Revelle ’10 (right),  and 2009 All-CCAA selections Lisa Bradley, Sixth ’11, Sara Bolton,
ERC ’12, and Anne Wethe, ERC ’12.

Gold Medal Finish: : Women’s Track and Field won a fifth consecutive
conference championship this year, and then placed third at the NCAA Championships in San Angelo, TX—the highest Division II finish in school history. Putting the icing on the cake at the NCAA meet were three individual national championships: Danielle Thu, Warren ’10, in hammer throwing, Linda Rainwater, Sixth ’10, in high jumping, and Christine Merrill, Sixth ’09 (below) in 400 hurdles. The wins were well deserved, says Coach Darcy Ahner. “There probably aren’t three harder working athletes on our team.”

Best Season Ever: UCSD baseball team (left) posted a 41-15 record this spring, winning the CCAA Cham­pion­ship Tournament, capturing the NCAA West Regional title for the first time, and finishing just one win short of a berth in the national title game at the NCAA Division II College World Series in Cary, NC. “I’m really proud of how far we’ve come,” says Coach Dan O’Brien, Muir ’97, who was named Division II National Coach of the Year, “from Division III to Division II to becoming a perennial national contender.”

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A selection of Spring happenings.

From Riflemen to Freshmen!
October 5–January 3
Geisel Library

This collection of documents illustrates UCSD’s beginnings on lands formerly occupied by the U.S. Military. libraries.ucsd.edu

Dean and Britta
October 9
The Loft

The indie duo puts music and lyrics to the films of Andy Warhol, who settled his cinematic gaze on the likes of Lou Reed, Nico, Dennis Hopper and Edie Sedgwick. artpower.ucsd.edu

Experimental Music Series
October 7
Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

The UCSD Department of Music’s cutting-edge concert series opens with a performance by the University’s resident percussion ensemble Red Fish Blue Fish. music.ucsd.edu

BJM Danse
October 15
Mandeville Auditorium

One of Canada’s foremost contemporary dance companies performs the work of two rising female choreographers—Aszure Barton and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. artpower.ucsd.edu

October 16–18

Celebrate Homecoming Weekend with fellow alumni, students and current athletes. Events include the annual Friday night Triton Men’s Water Polo match, a family-friendly BBQ picnic on Saturday, and a Sunday Brunch honoring Women’s Soccer (’89, ’99), Women’s Water Polo (’90), and Men’s Volleyball (’00). alumni.ucsd.edu/homecoming

The House of Bernarda Alba
November 19–29
Mandel Weiss Forum

Theatre and Dance presents Lorca’s last play, completed mere months before the was assassinated by the Nationalists in 1936.