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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?

Up Front May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

As I write this, it is tax time again. This annual event always confronts me with the past year’s pattern of saving and spending and reminds me of Mr. Micawber’s advice in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield: “Annual income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 19 pounds 19 and six, result happiness. Annual income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 20 pounds ought and six, result misery.” MORE

“Hello, may I speak with Alex?” And so started the conversation—and one of the most moving experiences I have had in years. I was phoning high school seniors as part of an early admissions calling campaign. The calls are made by University and alumni leadership prior to the admission letters as a way to personally welcome students to UCSD. When I told Alex he had been admitted, I first heard a loud yell followed by even louder ones in the background. This young man, a high-achieving student from modest means, exemplified the hope and promise that is the very soul of what UCSD stands for... MORE

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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.


The date of 1963 on the Ansel Adams photos, (January 2011, pages 34-37) is incorrect— those buildings didn't exist then. When we started in 1964 as the first class, we lived in the married student housing on the cliff, and the only parking lot was in front of Urey Hall. And the last time I was on campus a few years ago, our names were still in the concrete on the west side of the plaza as you approached the undergrad library building.

If you have a copy of the first yearbook, you will see what the campus looked like in '64-'65.
Sally Jo Divis, Revelle '68


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