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Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

SPORTS SHORTS

Tritons Maintain No. 1 Ranking
For the fifth consecutive year, UC San Diego is No. 1 in the National Collegiate Scouting Association's (NCSA) NCAA Division II Power Rankings, which rates colleges on athletic prowess, academic strength and student-athlete graduation rates. Additionally, the NCSA ranked UCSD sixth in the three NCAA divisions.

Men's Basketball Now on Air
For the first time this season, the UC San Diego men's basketball team can be heard live on local San Diego radio. ESPN 1700 AM will broadcast 12 Triton home games and four road contests during the regular season. Craig Elsten, Marshall '96 (right)—host of the popular online weekly radio show, Triton Talk—will do the play-by-play alongside commentary by Jack Cronin.

Honors for Women's Soccer Team
Coach Brian McManus was named California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Coach of the Year for the fifth time after leading his squad to the CCAA South Division title. UC San Diego's senior goalkeeper Kristin Armstrong, Muir '12, was chosen as the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. The Triton Soccer team finished the season ranked 12th nationally.

Coaching Carousel
Two veteran head coaches—swimming and diving's Scott McGihon and baseball's Dan O'Brien, Muir '97 (right)—left UC San Diego following their 2011 seasons. McGihon has spent 13 years at Canyonview Pool and saw his 2011 squads finish second (men) and third (women) at the NCAA Division II Championships in San Antonio, TX. He coached 33 Triton individual national champions and his women's teams never finished lower than fourth nationally. McGihon's two assistants, Corrie Falcon and Matt Macedo, will now take the reins. Both Falcon (USC) and Macedo (Cal) were All-American swimmers at Division I powers.

O'Brien is moving up to the Division I ranks at Santa Clara after ending his 14-year coaching stint at UCSD. He leaves as the school's most decorated coach, with 454 victories. Under O'Brien, the Tritons won four CCAA championships and went to the NCAA Division II College World Series twice, finishing second in 2010. Replacing O'Brien is Eric Newman, the pitching coach at University of Nebraska for the past four seasons. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 1994 and played his way up to the AAA level.


COME ON DOWN

January
6 Sushi in Seattle with Dean Seth Lerer
15 UC San Diego Day of Service
Morning community-service activity is followed by an afternoon parade.
mlkday.ucsd.edu
18 DeWitt Higgs Memorial Lecture
6 p.m., Price Center UC San Diego
Stephen Bright, president of the Southern Center for Human Rights, will discuss legal representation for the poor.
21 Brain Tumors: Second Annual Collaborative Care Conference
7:30 a.m. Catamaran Resort Hotel, San Diego
Presented by the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
24 Los Angeles Club: Open Call Meeting
25 Orange County Club: Open Call Meeting
26 Education in Action: Mobilizing in the Next Generation for Social Reform
8 a.m., Cross Cultural Center UC San Diego
28 Boston Club: Ice Skating on Frog Pond

February
3-11 Spring Awakening
Mandell Weiss Theatre
theatre.ucsd.edu/season
9 UC San Diego Inspiring Minds: Silicon Valley
6 p.m., CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point
An insider's look at astronomy, galaxies and dark matter.
15 Making of the Modern World Lecture Series
"The Divine and the Human in Islamic Tradition: A Historical Perspective"
UC San Diego
roosevelt.ucsd.edu/events
22 ArtPower! Cloud Gate 2
8 p.m., Mandeville Center
Dance theatre from Taiwan's up-and-coming choreographers.
23 Making of the Modern World Lecture Series
"Humanity's Greatest Challenge —Food, Fuel and the Future"
UC San Diego
roosevelt.ucsd.edu/events
24 June Moon (thru Mar. 3)
Mandeville Weiss Forum Theatre
theatre.ucsd.edu/season

March
7 Making of the Modern World Lecture Series
"What Makes the Human Brain Human"

UC San Diego
roosevelt.ucsd.edu/events
14 Making of the Modern World Lecture Series
"Political Perspectives on Being Human in the 20th Century: Fascism, Communism and Democracy"

UC San Diego
roosevelt.ucsd.edu/events
21 San Diego Science Festival: Science Speed Round
6 p.m., Neurosciences Institute, La Jolla
23 San Diego Science Festival: "Engineering Is Fun… Converting
Ideas into Reality"

2 p.m., Jacobs Auditorium, Qualcomm
Featuring Irwin Jacobs, Qualcomm founder, and Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering.

April
7 Triton Day
7 a.m. to 4 p.m., All Campus
Admit Day and Open House combine to create Triton Day, for newly-admitted freshmen and their families
12 2012 Fiesta de las Estrellas
6 p.m., International House Great Hall, UC San Diego
A fundraiser and celebration of Hispanic achievement and promise.
12 Research Expo
Jacobs School of Engineering
More than 250 students present their research.
17-28 Baldwin New Play Festival
UC San Diego Theatre District

theatre.ucsd.edu/season
28 31st Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala
8 p.m., Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Fundraiser benefits UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

A complete list of alumni events, including registration information, is available at alumni.ucsd.edu/events. For information about other events, visit calendar.ucsd.edu.