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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
Looking for the God Particle
Time Capsule: 1960-2010
Student Central
The Cell
Campus Currents
Memories are Made of This
Robot Underwear
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

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Mapping the Sun
As the use of solar power grows in California, it becomes more important to know exactly how much radiation and energy is generated throughout the state. That’s the basis behind an improved California solar map created by UC San Diego environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl and his Ph.D. student, Anders Nottrott.

Better HIV Testing
Community-based HIV testing programs generally use only HIV antibody testing, but nucleic acid testing (NAT) can detect the presence of HIV earlier.


Problems with Reading
A UCSD professor’s new project helps children with reading problems.


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.


From Barracks to Biotech
In the beginning, there were Quonset huts and Marine barracks, remnants of the military bases that first occupied UCSD’s 1200 acres of coastal woodlands.


Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, professor of literature, was chosen by The New Yorker, for its “20 Under 40” list of fiction writers worth watching. 

Sandra Daley, M.D. ’75, UCSD’s Chief Diversity Officer was honored as one of three
2010 Champions of Health Professions Diversity by the California Wellness Foundation in June.

Susan S. Golden and Terrence J. Sejnowski, professors of biology, and Jack K. Wolf,
a professor of electrical and computer engineering, were among the 72 new members elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, in April.

UC San Diego Health Sciences has received a five-year, $37.2 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from an agency of the National Institutes of Health.

UC San Diego was named to the 2009 President’s Community Service Honor Roll with distinction for two exemplary learning programs, Teams in Engineering Service (TIES) and Marshall College’s community service minor, and one outstanding community service program, Alternative Breaks.

Helen Amanda Fricker, a glaciologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Martha T. Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica.

UC San Diego was honored by The International Parking Institute, in May, for an innovative parking and transportation management program.

Byron Washom, UC San Diego’s director of strategic energy initiatives, was recognized in the June issue of Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business 2010.”