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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


Shellfish Detectives
As shellfish, such as mussels and oysters filter seawater for food, they accumulate tiny marine creatures called dinoflagelattes in their digestive systems.


Smarter Cars
Cars that park themselves.


Greenhouse Gas Network
California and New Mexico are part of a growing number of states and countries creating carbon markets to incentivize reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.


College Chatter
Latest College Chatter.


By the Numbers

  • 12 National ranking in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for “best value” college.

  • 12.1 Percentage increase for freshman applications for fall 2011.

  • 14 National ranking for number of UCSD alumni in the Peace Corps.

  • 17 Percentage increase in students entering certificate programs at UCSD Extension
    in 2010.

  • 19.9 Percentage increase for transfer student applications.

  • 380 Active licenses for UCSD technology, more than half with California companies.

  • 678 UCSD alumni served in the Peace Corps in the past 50 years.

  • 1,500 UCSD active patents, U.S. and foreign.

  • 77,000+ Record number of applicants to UCSD for fall 2011.



Alcohol Abuse and SIDS
David Phillips, a sociology professor, has been scouring death records for clues to the way we live for about four decades now.


Life-Saving Tags
How could a device the size of a business card reduce the toll of human lives in a disaster?



Andrei Both, professor of Theatre & Dance, was named “Artist Emeritus” (Erdemes Muvesz in Hungarian) by the Hungarian government, and received the honor at a ceremony in Budapest in mid-March.

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging and professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at UCSD School of Medicine, has been chosen president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association. 

David Kleinfeld, a professor of Physics, has been selected for the 2011 “Leica Scientific Forum —Advances in Life Science.” This award is based on nomination by a German scientific advisory board. Previous awardees include Roger Tsien and Mark Ellisman, both from UCSD.

Joseph Ocampo, a UCSD sophomore and a member of the campus chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW), won a $10,900 grant to develop a mobile solar-powered station.

Rand Steiger, professor of Music and composer-in-residence at Calit2, was one of 15 composers to receive the Walter Hinrichsen Award, which allows for the publication of one of his works by the C.F. Peters Corporation.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has awarded two-year research fellowships of $50,000 each to seven young faculty members at UCSD, the largest group from a single institution to be recognized this year. They are Philip E. Bourne, Xiang-Dong Fu, Kun-Liang Guan, Yishi Jin, Peter J. Novick, Bernhard Palsson and Kang Zhang.

Eric Van Young, professor of History, won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2011-12, for the project "Lucas Alaman and Mexico: A Life Together, 1792-1853.”