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Campus Currents May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Memories are Made of This

If your college memories are getting a little foggy, an exhibit of materials from the Mandeville Special Collections Library could help revitalize them. “UCSD at 50: A Marvel Inside a Miracle,” on display from October 13, 2010, through January 30, 2011, at Geisel Library highlights milestones in UCSD’s 50-year history, and showcases historic photographs, early maps and plans, press releases, as well as student newspapers, yearbooks, and even hard hats and shovels from campus groundbreakings. 

Photographs range from the quirky—the first-ever watermelon drop from Urey Hall in 1965, the University’s oldest and perhaps geekiest tradition. There are also photos of luminaries from UCSD’s past including movie star Gregory Peck (pictured above with Muir College Provost John Stewart) examining plans for the new La Jolla Playhouse. Also included are images from the tumultuous ’60s, when controversial philosopher Herbert Marcuse was on the UCSD faculty, and activist Angela Davis, M.A. ’69 was a graduate student. 

To help celebrate UCSD’s 50th anniversary, the Mandeville Special Collections Library has developed a new and permanent UCSD history web site.