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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
Geisel at 40
Growth Spurt
Alumni Leaders
Campus Currents
Are You Being Sniffed?
Neon Snail
Honoring Holocaust Victims Across Time and Space
Blondes Have More Light Scattering
Hotel Antimatter
Global Arc
Jet Lag and Diabetes
Japanese Internment - Press 'Play' to Learn
CloneGrid Cineastes
May I Have the Keys, Dad?

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

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Media Minutes

Jason Boegh, Marshall, ’96, is an actor and recently appeared on NBC’s Parks and Recreation in January 2011 and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland in February 2011. Melody Butiu, M.F.A. ’99, has appeared as “Ms. Varron” in two episodes of the ABC TV series No Ordinary Family, and also appeared as “Nurse #2” in a Desperate Housewives episode. Playwright Alison Tatlock, M.F.A. ’95, co-wrote several episodes of the TV series In Treatment that aired in late 2010 on HBO.

Seth Augustine, M.F.A. ’08, presented his new mixed-media works in a solo exhibition, Mash-Ups, at Los Angeles-based gallery Luis De Jesus earlier this year. Slam poet, artist and professor Kip Fulbeck, ’88, M.F.A. ’92, returned to campus in February as the keynote speaker for the IDEaS Innovation Day Expo and Symposia. Kim MacConnel, Muir ’69, M.F.A. ’72, had his first San Diego presentation of his full-career retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in fall 2010.

Marceline Hugot, M.F.A. ’85, appeared in the movie Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti, released in March 2011, and in 2009 played “Madame Bernhein” in the Meryl Streep movie Julie & Julia. Daoud Heidami, M.F.A. ’02, will appear as a taxi driver in the upcoming production Safe (currently filming). In 2010, he appeared as “Abed” in Sex and the City II.

Violinist/violist Mary Oliver, Ph.D, ’93, flew from her home in Amsterdam to give a special lecture at UCSD in January 2011. She works as a freelance artist, teaches at the Hogeschol voor Kunsten Utrecht and is a member of Instant Composer’s Pool Orchestra, the duo Oliver & Heggen and the duo JOMO.

Jacques Smith, M.F.A. ’98, recently appeared in the Celebration Theatre’s production of Take Me Out in Los Angeles. The play, which received a great review in the Los Angeles Times, had been extended twice before finally closing in February. Lori Petermann, M.F.A. ’08, directed a new play 99 Ways to F@%k a Swan, which had its Los Angeles premiere in January and featured alumni actors Joel J. Gelman, M.F.A. ’09, Jiehae Park, M.F.A. ’09, Evan Powell, M.F.A. ’10, and Hilary Ward, M.F.A. ’07. Quincy Tyler Bernstine, M.F.A. ’99, appeared in the U.S. premiere of Born Bad, which opened in April at New York’s Soho Rep.

Do you work in the arts and entertainment industries? Please share your latest updates with us at mediamin@ucsd.edu.


A Marvel Inside A Miracle
All year long, we’ve been celebrating UCSD’s 50th Anniversary and the achievements of both past and present students. We invite you to recall those achievements and celebrate your alma mater through this new book, A Marvel Inside A Miracle: A Visual History of the University of California, San Diego.

Published by UCSD Alumni, the 128-page book features more than 175 archival photographs, show­casing the dreams and struggles, promises fulfilled and challenges overcome during UCSD’s short, but prolific, 50 years of growth.

Complete your home library with this colorful glimpse into an awesome legacy. Take a peek inside and purchase your copy at alumni.ucsd.edu/book. All proceeds support student scholarships at UCSD so future generations can experience the same world-class education as you.

Global Reach
UCSD Alumni’s network of regional clubs continues to grow across the globe. This year alone, six new clubs were launched in London, Singapore, Boston, Hawaii, Europe and Latin America.

With 22 clubs (and counting) around the world, these regional networks help alumni connect to each other and to the University with opportunities for social and professional networking. Clubs also plan regionally themed events, such as the Central Coast chapter’s winery tour, Seattle’s java explorations to independent coffee houses and New York’s Chelsea Art Walk. At a recent San Francisco career night, Melinda Haag, Muir ’83, spoke about her path to her current position as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California.

Connect with a regional club and find events near you by visiting alumni.ucsd.edu or learn how you can start your own by contacting Lisa Scott Jones at lscottjones@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.


UCSD Impact from Quonsets to Qualcomm
If the garage is the archetypal symbol of Silicon Valley then perhaps the Quonset hut should be the symbol of UC San Diego-generated businesses. MORE

A Thousand Interviews…and Counting
The Alumni Discovery Initiative—an outreach effort connecting alumni with student ambassadors—recently reached a major milestone, completing its 1,000th student-led alumni interview since its launch in February 2009. Through this program, current UCSD student leaders have the opportunity to find out what's new at UCSD. We want to hear from you. If you would like to participate, visit alumni.ucsd.edu/discovery or contact Jason Karavidas at jkaravidas@ucsd.edu.

Save the Date: Alumni Weekend June 17-19
Thursday: Inspiring Minds: A Special Evening with UCSD Faculty Mix and mingle with the world-class faculty members who continue to keep UCSD as one of the top-ranked public institutions in the nation.

Friday: Alumni & Faculty Night at Birch Aquarium Spend a day of fun and learning at the Birch Aquarium. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific with King Triton, family, friends and fellow alumni. An evening reception will include food, drinks, music, docent-led tours and special after-hours access to the Birch Aquarium. Admission is free for all alumni.

Saturday: Beach Party and Alumni Surfing Invitational Soak up the sun and join in the fun at the second annual Alumni Surfing Invitational at Black's Beach. Surf lessons, a picnic lunch and a beach party showcasing alumni-founded surf companies make this a family-friendly event for everyone from beachcombers and sand-castle builders to surf pros.

Alumni Celebration: 50 Years. 50 Leaders In honor of UCSD's 50th Anniversary, all are invited to celebrate the accomplishments of 50 distinguished alumni at this annual awards gala. Proceeds from the dinner and cocktail reception will benefit the Alumni Leadership Scholarship Program. Visit alumni.ucsd.edu/awards to learn more.

Sunday: Alumni Weekend Brunch Celebrate service and leadership at this brunch in recognition of the hundreds of alumni volunteers.

Home Away from Home
Need a place to stay? The Strand—brand new on-campus housing for transfer students—is opening its doors to alumni and their families during Alumni Weekend. These fully furnished, four-bedroom apartments (with an ocean or canyon view) have never been occupied—so they're yours to experience before anyone else!


Teresa Wu, ERC '10
Listen to Mom. "Get a cat. But don't get an [sic] lazy American fatty cat. Get a hungry Chinese cat." MORE

Kip Fulbeck, Warren '88, M.F.A. '92
Shifting Perceptions. Can you name a movie where an Asian-American man kisses someone? MORE

Rupa Marya, Revelle '97, M.D.
Renaissance Woman. If you ask Rupa Marya, Revelle ’97, M.D., whether she’s more left-brained or right-brained, she would answer that she’s both. MORE

Sarah Marquer, Marshall '07
Living History. When the demonstrators first took to the streets in Egypt to protest the dictatorship of then-President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year, few were more surprised than Cairo resident Sarah Marquer, Marshall ’07. MORE



Nano Detectives
Twenty-eight-year-old Raj Krishnan, M.S. '06, Ph.D. '08, isn't trying to cure cancer, but the biotech company he started as a graduate student is working towards accomplishing the next best thing. MORE

Meals on Wheels
Launched in January 2010, Komodo has taken LA’s booming food truck scene by storm, serving up its own inventive brand of “dangerously good food”—street food with a gourmet twist. What started as a side business for five friends/partners, including Eric Tjahyadi, Revelle ’05, has expanded rapidly.

Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life