USD Magazine, Summer 2000

SUMMER 2000 volume 15 • no. 4 USO 'MAGAZINE features Boys, Meet the Girls by John Titchen 7 This fall , the all-male Maher Hall goes co-ed, signaling the start of a new fresh– man dorm tradition. Swimming with the Sharks by Jon Nelson 8 Graduate student Jon Nelson's diary of

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EDITOR Susan Herold e-mail: CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Michael R. Haskins Timothy McKernan John Titchen DESIGN & PRODUCTION Warner Design Associates, Inc. PHOTOGRAPHERS Pablo Mason Rodney Nakamoto Gary Payne '86 Marshall Williams ADVISORY BOARD Arian E. Collins '87 Laura Hale '92 Thomas Scharf '72 (M.A. '73) Prof. David Sullivan PRESIDENT Alice Bourke Hayes VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY RELATIONS John G. McNamara DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI USD Magazine is published quarterly by the Universiry ofSan Diego for its alumni, parents and friends. Editorial offices: USD Magazine, Publications Office, Un iversity ofSan Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92 1I0-2492. Third-class postage paid at San Diego, CA 92 110. USO phone num– ber (6 I9) 260-4600; emergency security (6 19) 260-2222; disaster (619) 260-4534. Postmaster: Send address changes to USD Magazine, PublicationsOffice, Universiry of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92 1I0-2492. RELATIONS John Trifiletti '78 University of San Diego

whale shark research in Mexico, which someday may lead to the threatened species' protection.

Setting the Moral Compass 10 by Timothy McKernan

As antisocial and violent behavior among children perplexes the nation, two USD professors say a partnership between parents and schools can help.


Alcala Almanac 4 Alumni Online Community debuts .. . Engineering students build a world from blocks ... New biology endowment honors retiring professor ... Hughes Career Achievement Award recipients ... Teaching under the big top. Alumni Gallery 23 Charles Gibb '71 becomes a novelist at age 73 ... Chris Gualtieri '83 has a life– changing vision ... Sheila McCann '90 lays down the law for dough. Calendar 31 San Diego Asian Film Festival ... Salute to Women's Athletics ... Craig Pavilion Dedication Events ... Homecoming Weekend ... Freshman Family Weekend.

The Gender Gap

by Susan Herold 14 Nationwide, the proportion of men

attending college is declining, leaving universities to ponder a delicate ques– tion: How to maintain a gender balance on their campuses?

Doing the Dot-Com 18 by Michael R. Haskins

In rhe mad, mad, mad world of e-commerce, Hawaiian shirrs, 18-hour days and wads of IPO cash are the new way USD grads get business done. To rake students to the next level, the School of Business launches a new master's degree in electronic commerce.


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