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Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
Searching for Genghis
Victims of War
Interview with the Chancellor
What's In a Name? The Long Saga of Third College
Spanish Archive
Campus Currents
Clarion Call
Plume Assignment
The Transformation of EBU1
Geckos of the Sea
Blue Whale Blues
Swedish Science Prize
The Measure of a Woman
The Mack 'N Biz
Breathe Plant, Breathe!
Hurt Locker Robots

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

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You may remember the anxiety of finals, and the fear and hope of the big world looming beyond. If you graduated after 1982, the Sun God festival was the perfect way to let off steam. This year, the Alumni Association is inviting alumni back as special guests for Sun God: the Alumni Experience on May 14, and two weeks later to celebrate Alumni Weekend, June 3-6. The celebrations will kick off with a fascinating, mid-week lecture featuring “Adventurer of the Year” Albert Lin, ’04, M.S. ’06, Ph.D. ’08, who will deliver an illustrated preview of his second summer expedition to search for the tomb of Genghis Khan. Come back
for one event or all and enjoy the fun and intellectual stimulation as you meet friends and faculty.

Alumni Weekend
June 3-6, 2010
From the annual UCSD Alumni and Family Night at Birch Aquarium, to our inaugural surfing invitational, annual awards celebration, reunions and reception with our esteemed faculty, this year’s Alumni Weekend promises to be a festivity to remember.

Go to alumni.ucsd.edu/alumniweekend.

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.


With Gratitude to Joan and Irwin Jacobs from the Alumni Community
Join the UCSD Alumni Association in expressing our sincere gratitude to Joan and Irwin Jacobs and their family for their gift of $75 million to UCSD Health Sciences. This is the largest gift ever made to UCSD Health Sciences in UC San Diego’s nearly 50 year history and will help transform the landscape of health care and medicine in San Diego, and beyond, for generations to come.

We are continually inspired by their leadership, philanthropy, service and advocacy and we know that this generous gift will be a beacon to motivate our alumni to new levels of participation in this great University.

Member Spotlight
As a teacher at the Preuss School UCSD, Kelly Kovacic, Marshall ’00, lives out her dream every day. On top of that, she was named as one of the five California Teachers of the Year for 2010, and then chosen to represent the state at the National Teacher of the Year competition.


To Save or Shred
We live in an era where online companies can help consumers find the right medical specialist, rent movies or help individuals stay in touch—and all at the click of a button. Independent consulting company, Contoural, Inc., helps organizations decide which emails and documents to save or toss. President and CEO, Mark Diamond, Revelle ’87, describes his company as doing something seemingly simple, but actually complex.

Cancer Self-Testing
When he joined the Rady School of Management’s inaugural M.B.A. class in 2004, Sergey Sikora, M.B.A. ’06, already had a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA, a U.S. patent for a drug target and a clear idea of what he wanted to get out of the Rady M.B.A. program. With UC San Diego’s strengths in science and technology, Sikora was confident that the school’s focus on bringing innovation to the marketplace was the perfect fit.

Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life