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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
Changing Realities
The Gift of Scholarship
Interview with the Chancellor
Three-Dimensional Career
Comic Community
Campus Currents
Birch Celebrates 20 Years
Waggle-Dance Blues
Burning Man Theatre
Where the Wild Seadragons Are
Bird in the Hand
The Nanowire Forest
Reel ArtPower
Honey, I Shrunk the Computer
Pirates in Print
Cannabis Relief for MS

Cliff Notes May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2


Softball Crown - Close Call

The UC San Diego Softball team, led by Coach Patti Gercken, came tantalizingly close to snatching a second consecutive NCAA Division II Championship before finishing in second place in Louisville, Ky.

After beating Cal State Dominguez Hills, UCSD earned the Tritons a ticket to the Super Regional in Louisville. They stunned first-ranked Valdosta State in the first game of the double elimination tourney, but the team was then defeated by third place Kutztown State in an eight-inning second game—if the Tritons
lost again, they would go home. The team beat St. Joseph’s in 11 innings and second-ranked Central Oklahoma in nine innings, before whipping the Bronchos again, to win their ninth straight post-season elimination game and moving on to the championship final against Valdosta State. However, Valdosta went up early and held off UCSD, 4-1. The Tritons finished 45-23, their sixth consecutive year with 30 or more wins.

Record Eight UCSD Swimmers Participate in U.S. Olympic Trials

Eight swimmers represented UC San Diego at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. For each of the last three quadrennials, UCSD had sent only one swimmer to the trials.

At this year’s event, senior Alex Henley, Warren ’12 (200 backstroke/400 IM), junior Adam Rice, Warren ’13 (200 IM/100 butterfly), and sophomore Nick Korth, Revelle ’14 (100 and 200 breaststroke), qualified in two events each.

The other five who made the trials roster were senior Matt Herman, Muir ’12 (1500 freestyle); juniors Emily Adamczyk, Muir ’13 (200 breaststroke) and Jacob Lammott, Muir ’13 (200 breaststroke), and freshmen Eva Chen, Muir ’15 (200 IM) and Dane Stassi, Sixth ’14 (200 butterfly).

Triton Alumnae Compete in London

Congratulations to Christine Merrill, Sixth ’10 (right), UC San Diego’s first-ever Olympic competitor in track and field. An eight-time All-American at UCSD, Merrill ran under the colors of Sri Lanka (her mother’s native country) in the 400-meter hurdles. She placed eighth in her heat with a time of 57:15, a season best for Merrill.

Carrie Johnson, Revelle ’09, three-time Olympian, competed in two kayak events, the 500- and 200-meter races, reaching the semi-finals in both. Johnson says this is her last Olympic games. She plans to study veterinary medicine at UC Davis in the fall.


14 Structural Engineering Building Dedication
4:30-7:30 p.m. | UCSD

20 - 30 Alumni Travel: Paris
and the Villages and Vineyards of France


21 - 23
School of Medicine Alumni Reunion Weekend

UC San Diego Welcome Convocation and Dinner
5 p.m. | RIMAC Field

1 - 2 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
8 p.m. | Price Center Theater
This two-day fun and fear festival explores what horror author HP Lovecraft said is "the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind."

1 4th Annual Rady Golf Classic
10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. | La Jolla Country Club
Raise funds for Rady School M.B.A. student fellowships.

5 Pacifica Quarter
8 p.m. | Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

7 - 9 Atlantic Meets Pacific
UCSD Campus
Three days of exploration and conversation on the future of energy, health, and technology.

12-14 Homecoming Weekend
UCSD Campus

12 UCSD Alumni Oktoberfest
6 p.m. | UC San Diego Faculty Club

25 Inspiring Minds
6 p.m. | Moores Cancer Center

26-28 Family Weekend 2012
The annual event gives families of students an opportunity to visit San Diego and explore the campus.

8 What I've Learned from Life, Work and UCSD
6 p.m. | Calit2, Atkinson Hall

14 - 18 Lumping in Fargo
Arthur Wagner Theatre*
A romantic tempest in the
Fargo winter of discontent.

14 - 25 Elizabeth I
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre*
A troupe of actors reveal public life of Elizabeth I.

16 Founders Day
UCSD Campus
Annual event includes the investiture of Chancellor Khosla, charter classes luncheon and symposium.

Nov 16 - Dec 1 In the Red and Brown Water
UCSD Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre*
Young athlete choses
between career and family.

18 Downtown with David Sedaris
8 p.m. | Balboa Theatre, San Diego

3 Stravinsky, Bartok, David Lang and Gyorgi Ligeti
7:30 p.m. | Mandeville Center, UCSD
Steven Schick conducts "Les Noces!" choreographed by UCSD's Allyson Green, Bartok's "Cantata Profana" and two local premieres: David Lang's "Grind to a Halt" and Gyorgi Ligeti's "Poeme Symphonique.

January -
February 2013

Jan 9 - Feb 27 Making of the Modern World: To Be Musical
7:00 p.m. | Conrad Prebys Musical Hall

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