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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
Interview with the Chancellor Fox
National Honor
Translational Treatment
Where In The World Is...
A Thousand Words
In the Name of the Law
In the Right
Campus Currents
Fingertip Library
UCSD by Design
Breast Tumor Marker
MoMA Mia
Pacific Gyres and Robotic Gliders
Sunshine in a Suitcase
Signs of Genius
HIV, the Alzheimer's Clue
UCSD Medicine in Mozambique
Lightweight Super Bridge

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


Bye Bye Battery
Ever dreamed you could dump your batteries and pull electricity from the air?


Simulated Shake
A Magnitude 8.0 earthquake has just ruptured the entire southern San Andreas fault.


Podcast Art
Ever wonder who created the big red shoe, or if the Druids really built "Stonehenge" at Revelle?


College Chatter
Latest College Chatter.


By the Numbers

  • 1 National ranking for Commitment to Service, by Washington Monthly.

  • 2 National ranking for doctoral programs, according to the National Research Council.

  • 7 National ranking of UCSD for the number of students who spend an entire year abroad.

  • 7 National ranking in U.S. News & World Report's best public universities.

  • 32 National ranking in Times Higher Education's list of best universities in the world.

  • 1,177 UCSD undergraduates studied abroad last year.

  • 2,375 International students (grad and undergrad) studying at UCSD.

  • 2,560 Tran­sfer students started at UCSD in fall 2010.



The War on Malaria
Malaria is an exotic disease in the United States, perhaps seen only when an infected traveler returns home.


Transfer Village
A record number of new students, 2,560, transferred to UC San Diego this fall.



Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, a postdoctoral researcher at Scripps' Marine Biology Research Division (MBRD), was selected to receive a Kathryn Fuller Fellowship by the World Wildlife Fund.

Phil Bourne, a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy, won the Jim Gray eScience award from Microsoft Research.

Nathan Gianneschi, assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Michael Karin, distinguished professor of Pharmacology and Pathology, was awarded the 2010 Harvey Prize in human health by the Technion, Israel's premier institute of technology.

David Kleinfeld, Ph.D. '84, professor of Physics, received a $2.5 million Director's Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health for his groundbreaking work on the control of blood flow in the brain.

Francesca Malfatti, Ph.D. '09, postdoctoral researcher at Scripps MBRD, was awarded the International Recognition of Professional Excellence Prize
by the International Ecology Institute.

Brian Palenik, Scripps MBRD professor of Marine Biology, was awarded the 2010 Darbaker Prize by the Botanical Society of America for meritorious work on the study of microscopic algae.

UCSD received the 1st Annual Climate Leadership Award for Institutional Excellence in Climate Leadership at the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment Summit in Denver.