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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
The Changing Face of Health Care
The Doctors
Community Medicine
Future Physicians
Campus Currents
Tracing a Tech Trajectory
Baja Hot Spot
River in the Sky
Japanese Radiation
Reengineering Engineers
The NatGeo Connection
Kinect with Archaeology
White House Honor
New 24-Hour Study Space
Are Black Holes Galactic Killers?

Class Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Got News? Submit A Class Note
New job? New baby? Just moved and want to reconnect with friends? Send us a Class Note by email to classnotes@ucsd.edu. Be sure and include your name, college, and class year.


Do your new year's resolutions include any (or all) of the following action items: "Find/Get a new job," "Save money" and "Have more fun"? Well, UCSD Alumni is here to help you achieve those goals in 2012. We know that times are tough, which is why we strive to provide you with resources to ease your job search, strengthen your career development and put some extra change in your pockets.

From access to discounted group rates with our preferred partners to career insider resources and industry-focused professional networks, UCSD Alumni makes it easier to become a better you in this new year. But it's important to balance work with play, which is why we continue to offer you programs and events for social and cultural enrichment (really, just an excuse to have some fun).

Career Insider
Looking for a job or new opportunity to advance your career? In today's tough job market, UCSD Alumni wants to help you secure a competitive advantage. To help you in your search, all Alumni Benefactors and Associates now receive complimentary access to Vault.com's Career Insider, a comprehensive online database for career management and job-search information.

Whether you are just exploring possible career paths or you are ready for an interview, Career Insider can help—from researching employers, industries and career topics to providing advice and discussion opportunities with other users. To get started, log into your UCSD Alumni online account and register for your exclusive access to Career Insider. Go to: alumni.ucsd.edu/careerinsider.

Save the Date: Alumni Weekend May 31-June 3, 2012
Last year, 2,000 alumni came back and partied on campus. Don't miss out on this year's festivities: Mark your calendars for the fourth annual Alumni Weekend! Be inspired, meet old friends and have fun with your fellow alumni and their families.

From Alumni Night at Birch Aquarium to the Surfing Invitational, this year's event promises to be a weekend to remember. Join the party May 31–June 3 and enjoy reunions, receptions and recognition, all in celebration of you—our esteemed alumni! Visit alumni.ucsd.edu/alumniweekend for more information.

Alumni News

Media Minutes
Sara Hunsucker, M.F.A. '08, founded Make Space Arts in Pasadena, which provides art classes for adults and children. Raúl Cardenas, M.F.A. '07, was recently recognized as a Tijuana Walk of Fame inductee for his role in fostering a positive image of the Tijuana-San Diego border region.

Patrick L. Almanza, Muir '93, works on movies and television series, specializing in 2-D to 3-D conversions, and most recently worked on the final Harry Potter movie. Stephanie Morgan, Marshall '06, owner of Seabirds vegan food truck, participated in the Food Network's second season of The Great Food Truck Race. Maribeth Aala, Marshall '96, directed and produced Pool Party, a documentary about the largest abandoned swimming pool in New York City and how it became one of the city's most prominent live music venues.

Soprano Anne-Marie Dicce, M.A. '04, Ph.D. '09, sang in Bach Collegium's season-opening, 9/11 tribute concerts featuring Mozart's "Requiem." Steven Kazuo Takasugi, M.A. '89, Ph.D. '00, co-edited a new book, The Second Century of New Music. Larry Groupé, M.F.A. '81, composed the original score for the Rod Lurie-directed remake of Straw Dogs, which was released in theaters nationwide in September 2011.

Janice Lee, Muir '06, released her second novel, Daughter (Jaded Ibis Press, 2011), and teaches in the critical studies program at CalArts. Kirby Wright, Warren '83, is the 2011 artist in residence at Milkwood International, Czech Republic, and is author of the Hawaiian bestsellers Punahou Blues and Moloka'inui ahina. His poetry manuscript, Hong Kong Man,
has made the Long List for the 2011 Proverse International Literary Prize.

Todd Salovey, M.F.A. '90, directed A Weekend with Picasso, by Herbert Siguenza, which premiered in the San Francisco Bay Area in October 2011. Isis Misdary, M.F.A. '10, directed playwright Enrique Urueta's Learn To Be Latina, which ran November-December 2011, at the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego. Rachel Axler, M.F.A. '04, is a writer/co-producer of the Fox TV show "New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel.

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

Career Tiles

Communication Professionals Network
Calling all communication professionals: Join UCSD Alumni's newest professional network, the Communication Professionals Network (CPN), to meet other alumni professionals working in public and/or media relations, marketing, community relations, journalism, advocacy and nonprofit management. CPN members will receive exclusive updates on special communication industry-focused opportunities such as networking lunches and student mentorship.

UCSD Alumni continues to develop a number of professional networks for alumni working in key industries. These groups offer opportunities for alumni to make important connections with each other, gain unique access to colleagues in their field and give back to their profession and to UC San Diego.

Since 2009, UCSD Alumni has launched the Entertainment Alliance, consisting of alumni who are in television, film, gaming, and/or the arts; the Financial Professionals Network for alumni in New York City working in the financial industry; and the Capitol Tritons network in both Washington, D.C. and Sacramento for alumni in government and public policy.

For questions about the Communication Professionals Network, contact Lexi Killoren, assistant director of alumni programs, at lkilloren@ucsd.edu or (858) 246-0232.


Adolfo Correa, M.S. '70, Ph.D. '74
As leader of the birth defects surveillance team at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) from 1978-2011, Adolfo Correa discovered that Reye's syndrome—a condition where damage is caused to the brain and liver—is, in part, caused by using aspirin to treat the infection.

Dominique Cano-Stocco, Warren '94
Although she majored in political science, Dominique Cano-Stocco never forgot her love of the ocean.

Peter Foo, M.P.I.A. '07
Google "Afghanistan" and you'll find predominantly negative news. But Peter Foo is helping to make positive headlines for the country's home-grown industries.

Jenni Luke, Marshall '94
Ever since college, Jenni Luke has had a love for social justice and giving back. After earning her J.D. from the University of Colorado, she discovered that law wasn't for her. Now Luke serves as the CEO of Step Up Women's Network, an organization dedicated to connecting professional women with underserved teen girls through constructive afterschool programs ranging from mentorship and confidence-building to college-prep and paid internships.


Glass Works
According to Bill Raggio, Warren '82, self-confidence is a key ingredient to financial success. Even though Raggio spent most of his time on academic probation, his talent as a physicist came out in the laboratory. MORE

Genetically Blessed
Only six months after graduation, Charles Dunlop, Warren '98, was already sick of working for his boss. And so he spontaneously decided to start Ambry Genetics (named for his father's pet dog that he never liked), which focuses on specialized genetic testing. In only 10 days, Dunlop had raised $500,000 through donations and devised a business plan. MORE

Diego Takes on Post-Triton Life