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Memories are Made of This
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Scripps Ship Comes In
Here Comes the Sun
Sniffing Out Trouble
I Wanna Be In Pictures
Rug-Rat Race
Lunokhod Phone Home
Dancing with the Stars
Scripps Goes Google

Up Front May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

The Hump! Now that brings back a lot of memories, doesn’t it? If, like me, you used to celebrate Friday afternoons at the Hump, listening to live music on the adjacent gym steps and hanging out with friends while sipping on free beverages, I am certain you remember the spot.

And do you recall the scent of eucalyptus trees or the briny smell of the Pacific or being hugged by the morning fog as it soothingly swirled around us? The natural scents, the Hump, the underground tunnels, and the pit in Mandeville are still here, and so are a bunch of new places that are creating memories and moments for this generation of students. We really enjoy reading and hearing about your memories as we get ready to celebrate UCSD’s 50th anniversary. Just last week, I had the pleasure of touring the campus with my classmate Jordana Pestrong Engler, Revelle ’90, and her two sons Eli and Joshua. She lives in New York where she attended graduate school and never left.

It was the first time I had seen her in over a decade. We walked around campus with her family, talking about life and she told me how so much of who she had become had been defined by her experience at UCSD. She is right. Whether we are fully involved with UCSD, or watch it from afar, it is a part of us and will be forever.

I invite you to celebrate UCSD’s 50th birthday with us, reminisce about the old days, and let this majestic place surprise you with all that it has become. Whether you remember an old friend, a place, a moment in time, or recall a sense-memory of fog and eucalyptus, I promise you one thing—any or all will prompt you to realize how you and UCSD remain world-class.

Your friends and the Alumni Association await you—so does the Hump!

Armin Afsahi, Publisher
Revelle ’90, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Executive Director, UCSD Alumni Association

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A c c o l a d e s

Excuse this brief interruption while we take a moment to congratulate ourselves. The UCSD Alumni Association was recognized in three different categories by the Council for the Advance­ment and Support of Education (CASE) at the CASE District VII conference in San Francisco, in November.

The Association won three Awards of Excellence for its creative use of technology, new programs and general interest magazine. It received a gold medal award for its innovative “AlumnIdea” crowdsourcing microsite that allows alumni to give interactive feedback; a gold medal award for the “Discovery Ambassador Initiative,” a program that reconnects alumni with the University; and a silver medal award for the magazine, which we hope you are happily perusing.