During the Cambodian genocide, everything was taken away from the people, including color. After nearly 4 years under the Khmer Rouge regime, my mother received a green sarong from her mother. Freedom.

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper, April 13, 1973.

I am greeted by a cool morning’s energy

carried in the brisk air breaking on my back.

Refreshed, I approach the towering sanctum.

Its spire rends the sky, providing a lofty perch

for a lone gargoyle.

Physician advocacy on global climate change may be the greatest public health intervention of our lifetime, Dr. Sheri Weiser said at the April 2 event “Confronting the Link Between Climate Change, Migration, and Human Health.”

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on April 7, 1983.

When you promised to make my brain sing color,

I jumped at the chance.

You were a painter of vibrancies,

inking trails to collect on debts for every

sunset stolen from your palette.

Editor's note: Due to a last minute NBC assignment, the Lunch & Learn with Jacob Ward has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 16.

Do you have burning questions or comments about diversity at UCSF? Here’s your chance to learn more and speak your mind to Chancellor Sam Hawgood.

After a long drive, the sight of the city on the Bay Bridge welcomes you home.   

Originally published in Synapse - The UCSF student newspaper on April 4, 2013. In just a couple short weeks, students will have the opportunity to vote on a fee referendum. It is crucial for students to vote in this referendum.