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Shelf Life: Books
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Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
Interview with Chancellor Fox
A Call to Action
G.I. Blues and Golds
On Track
Campus Currents
Seahorse Magic
When Fizz Fizzles
Green Bombers
$12 Computers
Wall of Dreams
Cycling for Waves
Secret Scholar
All in a Twitter
Guesstimate or Calculate
Visions in the Desert Kingdom

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


Voyage to the Garbage Patch
“The thing that has shocked me and the rest of the science party is just how much plastic is out there.”


College Chatter
Latest College Chatter.


A Shoe-in - At Last!
The UnOlympics kicked off its 29th year of competition on Sept. 23, 2009, and Marshall finally won the Golden Shoe!


Ice in the Brain
Documenting how the brain computes language.


By the Numbers

  • 2 National ranking among U.S. ­universities for positive impact and contributions to the country by the Washington Monthly.

  • 7 Ranking among best public universities in the  nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • 9 Green ranking among U.S. ­universities by Greenopia environmental guide.

  • 14 Ranking among world universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

  • 23 Ranking among “best college buys” in the ­nation by Forbes.

  • 35 Ranking among all U.S. private and public ­colleges by U.S. News & World Report.


Oceans of Knowledge
UC San Diego will develop ocean-observing cyberinfrastructure.


A Better Battery
Could Carbon Nanotubes lead to better energy storage systems?


The Great Shake Out
How do you test the structure of a retaining wall? Shake it violently by simulating a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.


Lies My Parents Told Me
Parents should consider alternatives before resorting to the expedient lie.



Mathematics professor Efim Zelmanov gave the annual Hamilton Lecture in mathematics at The Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, Ireland, in mid October.

Eric Van Young, distinguished professor of history, was awarded the Medalla 1808, in November. The medal was awarded by the government of the Federal District (Mexico City) in recognition of his scholarly work on Mexican Independence.

Sylvia M. Evans, a professor of pharmacology, received a National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award worth $2.5 million over five years.

Mark A. Talamani, a professor of medicine, has been named ­editor in chief of Surgical Endoscopy, the journal of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.

Poet Rae Armantrout, a professor of literature has been named a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for her book Versed.

Roger Reynolds, a professor of music, has been appointed University Professor by the Board of Regents.

Lei Liang, a professor of music, has won an ASCAP award that supports American composers in the early to midstages of their careers.